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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Q. My wife and I run our own business. Are we required to obtain workers’ compensation coverage even though we have no employees?
If you have a policy on terminating employees who are out on leave, be sure to issue reminders about the rule and the timeline.
Q. Is our business required to continue to offer health benefits to our employees while they are out on family leave?
Less than four months after adopting a paid leave policy, Minneapolis has amended it to conform more closely with St. Paul’s paid leave statute.
A new survey found that employees with student loans can continue to feel the strain into their retirement years.
Yogurt producer Chobani is now offering six weeks of paid parental leave to all of its employees.
How you set up bonus programs can have a big impact on your overtime budget.
If you use an outside plan administrator to take care of sending COBRA notices to terminated employees, it is liable for any delay penalties.
Cities and states that require employers to offer paid sick leave benefits experience less severe seasonal influenza outbreaks.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Admini­stration has charged Keares Electrical Contracting in Exton, Pa., with failing to make required contributions to the company’s 401(k) retirement plan.
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