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.

Use our advice to craft independent contractor agreements that keep independent contractors – and your bosses – happy.

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Do you have a program that allows some employees to take additional leave after they have exhausted FMLA leave and their earned sick and vacation time off? That’s fine, as long as you set reasonable parameters for taking leave and enforce the rules fairly.
In an about-face, the Texas Supreme Court has decided to hear a case challenging the city of Houston’s policy of providing benefits to same-sex spouses that are equal to those available to opposite-sex spouses.
Can employees who perform work that may be related to a public works contract, but not the public work directly, be paid less?
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Agency has filed suit against the now defunct Wind Turbine Solutions.
Patterned after a first of its kind Massachusetts law, the ordinance bars employers from asking an employee’s salary history.
Pressure for attorney generals in several states has caused several large retailers to stop requiring employees to call work before a scheduled shift to find out if they have to work that day.
ACA rollbacks could affect the benefits employers can or must offer.
Q. What are California employers’ obligations with regard to workers who get called on for jury duty?
Know the new rules regarding financial inducements in employer-sponsored wellness programs.
The state of New York may be about to consider legislation that would create a system of “portable” benefits that would give independent contractors some of the advantages employees have.
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