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 U.S. Labor Department has filed suit against White Bear Lake-based Northwest Title, alleging the company failed to pay prevailing wages when it handled real estate closings for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The company held the HUD contract from April 2010 to April 2012.
Public employers have greater constitutional obligations to their employees than private employers do. Public employers have to give employees some sort of due process before termination because a job is a protected property interest. Now a court is considering whether changing the terms of a PTO bank is also protected.
Since Apple promoted a former retail executive to its top HR position in February, the company has added a slew of employee benefits.
The Court of Appeal of California has held that an employer cannot compel arbitration of a wage claim when the language in the parties’ arbitration agreement excluded wage-and-hour claims.
Brooklyn Park may become the first city in Minnesota to offer paid parental leave to its employees.
Use of paid time off leave banks has increased almost 50% in the last dozen years.
On their first day of work, employees of PEP Housing in South Petaluma, Calif., are greeted by a “welcome” sign on their office doors—the boss’s first effort to show the new staff member that he or she “belongs.”
Simply put, immigration status isn’t relevant to whether an employer violated the FLSA by paying less than minimum wage or failed to pay proper overtime. However, if the worker is cooperating with the DOL in an FLSA case, the employer may demand to know whether the worker may receive something of value for his testimony.
Walmart has announced it will stop offering health insurance benefits next year to part-time employees working less than 30 hours per week—about 5% of the retail giant’s workers.
Possibly the greatest perk you’ve never heard of: paid vacation that new hires can take before reporting for work at their new organizations.