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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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The Twentieth Century Fox production lot in Los Angeles includes many conveniences, including a commissary, store and automatic teller machine. However, Les Jankey ...
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is putting action behind its talk of cracking down on unequal pay. A new internal task force ...
Find out which employees can sue you (and for what reasons) in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new compliance manual on thresholds for ...
Whether you call them consultants, free-lancers or gurus, independent contractors can add experience and flexibility to your team while saving you money. By using ...
In 1991, Perdue Farms Inc. changed the status of the chicken catchers at its poultry plants from employees to independent contractors, which made them ineligible ...
If your pension plan can be misinterpreted, make sure you tell beneficiaries how you interpret it.
A federal appeals court let a worker sue who says he lost out on ...
Michael Martini voluntarily quit his job as a driver, but he still may be able to collect unemployment benefits. Why? The company violated the law, in this case, not guaranteeing ...
Nothing about COBRA is simple. Even the name of the law is not straightforward. It comes from the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act under ...
You must protect contractors from hostile environments. A Mexican-American owner of a company hired to clean parking lots at Wal-Mart claimed that ...
Don't look for any major new employment laws this year. Instead, look for President Clinton's appointees in regulatory agencies to try to pack some punch into their final months. Here's what ...
Beware of new Labor Department scrutiny.
San Jose, Calif., has the highest minimum wage in the United States, thanks in large part to Amy Dean. At age 36, Dean is the dynamo who combines intelligence and people smarts to run the South Bay office of the AFL-CIO in San Jose. Dean spoke with us about her approach to negotiation and diplomacy in her rough-and-tumble world.
Many sexual harassment claims boil down to one employee’s word against the other’s. Without witnesses, you may not know how to proceed.
You’ve tried talking to a worker about poor performance. But all your coaching, prodding and follow-up hasn’t accomplished much. Now’s the time for a one-page “pre-probationary” memo.
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