wages

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth About Payroll Services

For many small businesses, a payroll service can ease the burden of managing wages and taxes. But services aren't free and they aren't without risk.

What Every Employer Needs to Know about Garnishment

You've just received notice that a court has garnished one of your employee's wages. Now what?

Wage slave, debt slave

This article has its roots in an article I wrote some time ago that used the terms wage slave and debt peonage—terms that some people objected to. Those making free choices aren't

Did I Choose the Wrong Profession?

I remember being just a tad bit smug when auntie Margie exclaimed that her favorite grandson was apprenticing to fix toilets at the age of seventeen instead of getting ready for co

8 Good Reasons to Become a Contractor

There was a time, not that long ago, in which Americans would graduate from college, get a job, and stick with that job until retirement. For those of us who can risk a little more