Category: Compensation Administration

This topic provides guidance on how to best apply an agreed upon compensation strategy. There are a lot of tasks involved, from tracking existing compensation packages, to setting up compensation frequencies.


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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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.


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.


What are the Best Cities for Education Jobs?

Whether you’re seeking a Montessori teacher, a college professor with tenure, or a librarian, they need a place to live. And if they’re renting, some cities are better than others.  How do the job opportunities and salaries in the education industry in your area measure up against housing costs?


Judge Blocks Philly’s Salary History Ban

With the city’s endorsement, a federal judge has issued a stay of Philadelphia’s ban on questions about job applicants’ salary history. The new law was set to take effect May 23.