Here is my question. I run a small but profitable business. I have two employees and myself. Will probably need a third this season. My foreman, who has been with me for 4 seasons is now getting married. So we all know what that means, mortgage, kids and everything else. He has always been paid by the hour, at a decent wage. He had asked me about going on salary this season for budget reasons. I have big plans for him in the company as it grows and don't want him to start looking. The only problem is that he had thrown out that he would be interested in salary plus OT. He did say that he would not want a raise in pay (which I give evry season). Well wouldn't we all. I went back through payroll from last season. For the most part he put in his 40 (with the exception of rainy days) and had 35 hours of OT for the season. Here is what I am thinking. Give him a little raise, pay him salary for 40 hrs a week. Put his OT in the "bank". At the end of the month give him an extra check for HALF of the OT hours. That way he gets a little extra check every month and he will still be motivated to put in the hours. I will also get a little back for the weeks where he does not put in 40 but still gets paid for 40. Any other thoughts or suggestions?