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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Working people who are injured on the job risk falling into poverty because many state workers’ compensation systems don’t provide adequate benefits.
Many companies provide fun employee outings to boost morale or show gratitude to their workforce. But what if an employee gets hurt during one of these events?
Starting in 2018, large employers and federal contractors will have to submit information about their pay practices to the EEOC.
As the economy has improved, hiring has increased and so have promotions.
Government contractors must provide up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year to employees working on federal contracts.
Employees who elect to continue their health insurance coverage after a work separation get to maintain that coverage even if the employer switches plans.
The minimum wage goes up to $10.20 per hour on Jan. 1 for employees working on federal contracts.
The Office of Management and Budget has signed off on a Labor Department rule requiring federal contractors to grant employees at least seven days of paid sick leave per year.
The Securities and Exchange Com­mission recently issued two decisions rejecting severance agreement language that would require employees to waive their rights to additional monetary recovery.
The correlation between available time off and lower flu rates in locations that mandate sick leave are dramatic.
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