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From benefits administration to wage and salary levels, HR Daily Advisor gives you specific guidance on how to handle compensation issues in a way that attracts and retains the best talent and advances the strategic goals of your business. You get news and tips on what’s going on nationally and in the states, and updates on changes in regulations, possible governmental action and emerging compensation trends.

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Supervisors’ Most Common PA Mistakes (2014 Performance Management Survey)

In yesterday’s Advisor, we shared the results of our 2014 Performance Management survey; today, the rest of the results.


2014 Performance Management Survey Results Are In—How Do You Compare?

Results are in from the 2014 Performance Management Survey. How does what you do compare with what the 1,481 survey participants do? Highlights:


Using Comparative Compensation Scorecards to Evaluate Your Program

In yesterday’s Advisor, we offered consultant David Insler’s take on compensation scorecards; today, his comparative charts for unit-to-unit and comp-to-business data.


What Can Be Deducted From Employee Wages?

Making wage deductions isn’t always as simple as it may seem. The problem lies in whether a particular deduction is legally allowed for a particular employee. In short, allowable pay deductions are highly case-specific. That is, a deduction that is allowed for one person may not be allowed for another, even in the same company. It deends on several factors, including:


Do You Have an Employee Wellness Plan?

Employee wellness plans have been gaining popularity in recent years, and with good reason: they can benefit both employees and employers.
An employee wellness program is simply a program that intends to promote the health and well-being of employees. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, but the key is that the program has a goal of improving employee health.


Telecommuting and Dress Codes (Survey of 2,000 HR Pros)

In yesterday’s Advisor, we featured survey results (from 2032 participants) on standard and nonstandard perks. Today, data on telecommuting and dress codes, plus demographic data concerning survey participants.


Benefits and Perks Survey Says … How Do You Compare?

Benefits often make a real difference in attraction and retention. Here’s how you compare on perks from health insurance to stock options to paid vacation.


Is Vacation Time Required by Law?

Vacation time and paid holidays may be a relatively standard benefit to offer to full-time employees, but in the United States, it’s not actually legally mandated. While many employers are well aware of this, it’s important to make a note of, since employees often treat it as a right. In fact, vacation time is typically seen as a nonnegotiable benefit that is expected with a full-time job.


Workers’ Comp Basics

Workers’ compensation laws have come about as a way to establish a means of compensation for injured employees while simultaneously reducing the amount of litigation against employers when employees are injured on the job. The workers’ compensation laws are administered on the state level, and the federal government has its own separate program. Workers’ compensation laws exist in all U.S. states and cover most employers, but most states have exclusions and limits that exclude some smaller employers. Check your local laws for details.


Are You Required to Provide Health Insurance Under the ACA?

As most employers know, many of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions have already started to go into effect. Others, like penalties for employers, have been delayed. But in general, do you know whether you’re required to provide health insurance to employees? The answer may surprise you.