HRSBT roundup: Sharknadoes and minimum wage fees

This week we covered the Sharknadoes, minimum wage fees, and your own strange but true stories!

My Name Is Sam Sung; I Work for Apple—It may seem like a joke, but believe it or not Apple® hired a man named Sam Sung. It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung (the company) are bitter enemies; they’ve been fighting over copyrighted designs for the last 3 years.  But ironically, Sam Sung is the one getting the last laugh.

Is Your Workplace Prepared for a Sharknado?—Federal rules require employers to ensure that employees know what to do in an emergency such as fires, hazardous spills, power outages, and other workplace threats, including severe weather. However, your workers may be buzzing about something you may never have considered—a sharknado!


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Hey Waiter, There’s a Minimum Wage Fee Included in My Bill!—How many times have you been at a restaurant and noticed the hidden fees, like tips and gratuity, tacked onto your bill? Most restaurants usually post a disclaimer at the bottom of their menus—in tiny print—or on a sign by the hostess stand, but not too many people pay attention to these things. But there may soon be something new on your bill.

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