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 U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division settled Fair Labor Standards Act violations with two New York City nail salons.
It pays to understand your different retirement options.
For all the talk of the Affordable Care Act’s effect on the health insurance marketplace, employer-provided benefits remain the backbone of the American health insurance system, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office.
Telling workers to eat lunch while driving doesn’t convert that travel time into an unpaid lunch break.
Employers facing Equal Pay Act claims have a basic defense: That pay differentials an employee says are based on sex are actually the result of other factors.
The World Champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team filed an EEOC complaint March 31 demanding to be paid the same as members of the U.S. Men’s National Team and drawing mainstream attention to the Equal Pay Act.
American workers want more cash from their employers, and they would be willing to accept fewer benefits in exchange, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
The equal pay movement gained significant ground in 2015, with new equal pay legislation enacted in two large states, new pay equity rules issued for federal contractors and equal pay legislation introduced in several states.
Unlimited vacation has become a popular benefits trend. The idea is simple: Employees take as much vacation as they want so long as they get their work done.
A big class-action lawsuit against the Dave & Buster’s restaurant chain has cleared an initial hurdle in federal court.
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