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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The IRS has delivered a holiday “present” to employers and tax professionals: new guidance on reporting and withholding requirements for deferred compensation plans.

The following sample policies were excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © Edit for your organization’s purposes. _____________________   Sample Nondisclosure Agreement: “The Employee understands and agrees that all books, records, documents and information, whether written or not, pertaining to the Company’s business activities, including but not limited to, customers, [...]
Sadly, about half of all managers say they don’t trust their leaders. Luckily, you can create and even rebuild trust. These 10 factors help people decide whether to trust you:
Lee Roy “Monk” Davis epitomized the word “striver.” An African-American honors student who became a star on the 1971 high school football team mythologized in the movie “Remember the Titans,” Davis earned his place as a starter more through hard work than talent.

You might think outsourcing jobs to an independent contractor saves money. But if you insist on exercising any significant control over how, when and where independent contractors do their job, you may end up paying dearly in the end if your organization is deemed the true employer ...

You’ve spent years building up your C corporation business into a successful operation. But how can you take more cash out of the company now without facing a tax disaster?
Wondering about restrictions on claiming tax deductions for work performed by foreigners?
It’s been going on for years: Business owners frequently clash with the IRS over worker classifications.
Business owners frequently clash with the IRS over whether workers should be considered employees or independent contractors. You face a higher tax burden when workers are considered employees. To help you determine a worker’s classification,use this 20-question test, which has evolved from various court cases and IRS rulings over the years. Most questions relate to the degree of control that you exert over the worker.
Issue: Employers often set new hires' wages, in part, based on salaries at previous jobs.
Risk: A new court ruling says you could run afoul of the Equal Pay Act ...
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