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.

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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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 declined to hear an appeal of a class-action lawsuit alleging that Walmart underpaid almost 200,000 Pennsylvania employees between 1998 and 2006.
Governors of California and New York both sign legislation Monday mandating the wage hikes.
Ahead of the soon-to-be released white-collar overtime rule overhaul, the Department of Labor has begun pursuing employers that abuse the exempt classification system.
The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a judgment against a San Jose construction firm after an investigation revealed that employee contributions to the company’s retirement plan were never deposited.
For employers with tipped employees, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal Department of Labor regulation on tip pools.
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