Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and benefits topics – whether it’s minimum wage, workers’ compensation laws, or employee pay – if properly handled, can help you retain workers and recruit new ones.

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Employees say they’re willing to trade off other benefits in exchange for more vacation time—but consistently decline to take time off to which they are entitled, according to a new survey by the HR software development firm Namely.
More of your youngest employees probably live with their moms and dads than have a place of their own, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
The Department of Labor has rolled out a website full of resources for employers that want to help employees set up retirement savings accounts through Uncle Sam’s myRA program.
If you have provided a reasonable accommodation for an employee who has a disability, make sure you document any subsequent changes to that accommodation.
In March, the California legislature approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Admin­istration has asked a federal court to appoint a fiduciary for the 401(k) plan at Astro Communications, a Bronx telecommunications firm.
The Department of Labor’s May 18 announcement of final rules on white-collar overtime eligibility drew swift reaction.
Employers can offer incentives worth up to 30% of premium costs to encourage employees and their spouses to provide health information as part of an employer-sponsored wellness program.
At some point, providing more leave interferes with performance of the job’s essential functions. That point is easily reached when the employee demands unlimited sick days as an accommodation.
If employees have disabilities that flare up periodically, be prepared to provide reasonable accommodations—within limits.