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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. Our wage payment deadline falls on the first Monday of September this year, which is Labor Day. By when must a company make payments to meet its deadline and avoid penalties when its payment date falls on a holiday?
Minnesota employers are required to provide their employees with a dizzying array of information about their workplace rights. If you haven’t recently reviewed the posters hanging in your break room or above the time clock, now is a good time to make sure you’re in compliance with all posting requirements.
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate would grant a 25% tax credit to companies that offer between two and 12 weeks of paid family leave.
Public employees have constitutional property rights in employment and are entitled to advance notice before their salaries are cut.
Q. This is our busiest time of the year, and we really can’t afford to give our employees Labor Day off. Is it illegal to have employees work on Labor Day?
Q. I have chosen to keep my business open on Labor Day. Must I pay employees who work on Labor Day (and other holidays) premium holiday pay?
If you terminate an employee who may have been moonlighting or running a side hustle, she may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. You may be able to oppose benefits because she has another source of income.
Former employees claiming Equal Pay Act violations may force employers to produce not just past payroll information, but also after-the-fact pay data.
While we wait for final regulations implementing New York’s new law mandating paid family leave, here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about it.
The Texas Supreme Court on June 30 threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized same-sex marriage benefits.
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