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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Days before a scheduled strike vote in late February, St. Paul teachers reached a tentative deal on a new contract. Overall, teachers will receive an 8.6% increase in pay and benefits over two years.
Employees are taking more responsibility for financial planning, according to Financial Finesse, a company that helps workers learn to manage their money.
The CEOs of the 100 largest U.S. companies had median incomes of $13.9 million last year, an increase of 9% over figures reported in 2013 by the Equilar executive pay consulting firm.
Not having enough money for retirement tops the list of money woes that have Americans “very” or “moderately worried,” according to a new poll.
In the wake of some high-profile lawsuits, here's a rundown of the problems that can arise when interns work for free.
Federal law sets the ground rules for employing teens, but state law controls the age at which they must obtain age certificates, working papers or parental consent letters and how long you must retain those documents. Here's a chart that lists requirements.
The Equal Pay Act makes it illegal to set separate rates of pay for men and women doing the same work. But some employers don’t understand that job titles and job descriptions don’t matter much when it comes to comparing jobs.
It’s not too early for the Newark, N.J., office of the Patton Boggs law firm to start planning its annual holiday celebrations—because it throws two separate parties every December.
Q. May I dock an employee’s pay as a penalty for disciplinary infractions?
Boston University management professor David Weil has been confirmed as the next administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). Nominated in September 2013, the Senate confirmed Weil on a party-line vote: 51 Democrats yea, 42 Republicans nay.
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