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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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Car-shopping website Edmunds.com “can’t perform well without finding innovative ways to attract and retain top talent,” notes Avi Steinlauf, CEO of the Santa Monica, Calif., organization. To that end, the company has added a slew of employee perks over the past year.

Staff at 32% of large employers will have just one health insurance option in the coming year—a high-deductible plan.
The Senate voted Sept. 15 to table the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have promoted pay equity between men and women.
As Americans work longer hours, some organizations have become tolerant of sleeping on the job. Here's the real headline: Naps work.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has announced a settlement with federal contractor MDG Design & Construction, the prime contractor on the Grand Street Guild public housing construction project on New York’s Lower East Side.
On June 19, 2014, New York Assembly and Senate passed legislation eliminating a Wage Theft Prevention Act requirement that employers must provide wage notices to all employees by Feb. 1 each year.
Imagine you’re a star NFL halfback making $10 million a year. One day you find out that your team’s star fullback, who produces at the same level, makes $5,000 a year more than you—that’s just .0005% more. It’s an absurdly small drop in the bucket, yet you would want to know why he’s making more, wouldn’t you?
Employers contemplating simply giving employees tax-free cash to purchase health insurance on public exchanges will have to rethink that plan in light of new IRS regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act.
Here’s something to consider before you choose not to be a part of the Texas workers’ compensation system. Employers that forego coverage—as they are permitted to do—leave open the possibility of unlimited liability and have few defenses available.
Three employees of FTSS Joint Ven­­ture will receive $105,000 in back pay and damages after the NLRB ruled the company violated the National Labor Relations Act when it unilaterally eliminated one job and created new, lower-paying positions to replace those held by the employees.
Hospitality giant Carlson Res­­tau­­rants, headquartered in Caroll­­ton, faces a class-action suit alleging numerous Fair Labor Standards Act violations at TGI Fridays restaurants nationwide.

Employees of DaVita HealthCare Partners have a tough job, says Director Danny Shapiro: treating ­kidney patients with dialysis. So execs at the practice “believe nurturing each other better equips us to nurture our patients,” Shapiro says.

U.S. workers can expect pay raises averaging 3.1% in 2015, according to the 41st annual WorldatWork Salary Budget Survey. The nonprofit organization found that U.S. employers’ budgets for pay increases have risen slightly from 2.9% in 2013.
Employees who are fired for misconduct aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. But an unintentional mistake doesn’t block benefits.
Q. Our business has been booming and we are short-staffed. We have brought on a number of temporary workers from a staffing agency. Is it acceptable to have the temporary workers use the same punch clock system that our regular employees use?
Looking at a broad swath of U.S. corporations—not just large, publicly traded ones—it turns out that only a handful of CEOs crack the $1 million mark in annual cash compensation.
Some employers are encouraging workers to sleep on the job. The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 poll of HR pros says 6% of workplaces have nap rooms where employees can catch up on their Z’s.
Spending on health care rose less than 0.3% this summer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a strong sign that the health-cost curve may be flattening over the long term.
Over a third of all Americans (36%) have not saved any money for retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com survey.
Most Americans are unaware that the stock market is booming, according to a new Gallup poll. The S&P 500 gained 30% in 2013, yet only 7% of those polled knew that, and only 52% believe now is a good time to invest in stocks.
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