Winter turns up heat on pay compliance

  • December 09, 2015

The Fair Labor Standards Act is generally a fairly straightforward law—for most of the year. But winter weather—and the delays and closures that sometimes...

COBRA: Employer Obligations

  • December 13, 2014

HR Law 101: Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985, employers are required to continue offering health insurance benefits to employees...

IKEA announces 17% boost in its minimum wage

  • November 13, 2014

Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture maker IKEA will soon give a pay raise averaging $1.59 per hour to its lowest-paid U.S. employees. The move, affecting about half...

Most executives back higher minimum wage

  • October 23, 2014

With state, local and midterm elections approaching, the minimum wage remains one of the nation’s top socioeconomic and political issues. Recent national polls...