Category: Compensation Administration

How the New Workforce Is Changing Incentive Compensation

Millennials employees are no longer a novel concept. As Scott T. Rollin notes in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, they’ve begun to move into middle management and other key employee roles. Coupled with employers’ worries about hiring and retaining qualified workers, the result is a mounting concern about how to compensate key Millennials.

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Mistakes in Wage Statements Can Cost California Employers Under PAGA

In an unfavorable opinion for California employers, a California Court of Appeal recently ruled that (1) employees seeking damages in an action arising under Section 226(a) of the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) needn’t sustain any injury to bring the action, (2) the employer’s violations need not be “knowing and intentional” to subject it […]

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What Is the Biggest Challenge to the CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule?

One half of U.S. companies say their biggest challenge in complying with the forthcoming pay ratio disclosure rule is forecasting how their employees will react, according to a poll by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company. The poll also found nearly half of respondents haven’t considered how, or if, they […]

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HR Professionals: Got a Compensation Question?

For me, one of the neat things about being an editor here at BLR® is the opportunity to interact with HR and compensation professionals on a regular basis. As the comp editor, I’m asked about managing the compensation process and, for the most part, they’re pretty routine queries about things like how to market price […]

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Are Contingencies in Commission Agreements Worth the Paper They’re Written On?

Late last year, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that commissions are “due and payable” under the Massachusetts Wage Act at the time an employee resigns or is terminated, even if the employee might not be eligible to receive the payments under the terms of the company’s commission agreement or plan. (See, Commission Structure Doesn’t Justify […]

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payroll

Payroll Problems May Undermine Employee Experience, Says Survey

Payroll problems may be the fastest way to send top talent to the exits. According to a new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, about half of the American workforce (49%) will begin searching for a new job after experiencing just two issues with their paycheck, an alarming rate that highlights the fragility […]

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The Ins and Outs of Deductions From Pay

The federal law on deductions from pay contains few restrictions when compared to the laws in many states. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), almost any deduction is permitted, even, in some cases, if it reduces the employee’s pay below the minimum wage. Certain deductions may specifically reduce pay below the minimum.

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