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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For employers with tipped employees, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal Department of Labor regulation on tip pools.
Science, technology, engineering and math lead to highest starting salaries.
A much-anticipated courtroom showdown between the National Labor Relations Board and fast-food colossus McDonald’s began last week before an administrative law judge in a Manhattan courtroom.
The shift from pensions to 401(k)plans has failed most American workers and disproportionately harmed disadvantaged groups, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute think tank.

Two states, Oklahoma and Texas, let employers opt-out of the traditional workers’ compensation system if they establish credible, alternative arrangements.

Today, gender equality in the workplace is top of mind for politicians, activists, business leaders—and your employees.
According to U.S. Department of Labor officials, the final version of the revisions to the white-collar exemption rules will be released in July. Employers will have only 60 days before the final rules take effect.
Technology and new ways of doing things sometimes clash with old laws and regulations. Take, for example, the Fair Labor Standards Act rules on who is an exempt employee.
Have some of your employees been promoted without getting raises? That could be dangerous if those workers can show that other employees outside their protected class did get higher pay.
Seeking to make it easier for employees to understand their health insurance benefits, the Obama administration has proposed a new  summary of  benefits and coverage (SBC) that employers could be required to begin using in 2017.