Category: Compensation Administration

gender gap

Will Outlawing Questions About Pay History Narrow the Gender Pay Gap?

New York City is the most recent addition to the list of jurisdictions that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.  The restriction on pay history inquiries is intended to shift an employer’s focus from a history-based offer to a market-based offer. 

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Court Holds Missouri TV Station to Oral Agreement Despite Unclear Bonus Terms

In Missouri, it has long been settled that for a contract to be valid and enforceable, the essential terms must be definite and mutually agreed upon by both contracting parties. Without certainty in the crucial terms, there can be no mutual understanding between the parties and, therefore, no valid contract. However, a recent decision from […]

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Proposed Comp Time Law and Overtime Regs: What’s the Connection?

You’ve probably heard by now that the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a new law that allows private employers to offer employees comp time in lieu of overtime pay. That law has not yet been passed in the U.S. Senate but what if it is? How will it impact your compensation plan? Will […]

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Buddy Punching Costs Employers $373 Million Annually, Tips to Combat This Trend

New research published in 2017 suggests that a simple payroll loophole could cost U.S. employers more than $373 million every year. The loophole is well-known and widespread. It’s called buddy punching. Recently, TSheets—a cloud-based time tracking app—released new insights into buddy punching, and ways employers can curtail this trend.

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gender gap

Are Your Variable Pay Practices Factoring into the Gender Pay Gap?

Pay equity isn’t just a matter of “fairness” and doing the right thing—it’s also a compliance issue and a business issue.  A number of states—including California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and New York—have laws prohibiting pay disparity based on gender, and more states are likely to follow.

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Public vs. Private Sector: The Compensation Gap Widens

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on April 25, 2017 discussing the compensation gap between private sector workers and those employed by the federal government. Since the last such CBO study in 2012, the gap appears to have widened.

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