Category: Compensation

This topic provides 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.

Hockey

Women’s Hockey Team Threatens to Boycott Championships Over Pay, Benefits

UPDATED: an agreement between the U.S. women’s national hockey team and USA Hockey has been reached. Citing pay and benefits concerns, members of the U.S. women’s national hockey team have threatened to boycott the sport’s world championship this year. The tournament starts this Friday (March 31) and is being hosted by the United States.

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Arizona

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Wage, Paid Leave Law

In a three-sentence order entered just before the close of business March 14, the Arizona Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, commonly known as Proposition 206. The unanimous ruling dashed the last remaining hope of business groups trying to block the voter initiative, which raised the state’s minimum wage to $10 per hour on January 1 and mandates paid sick leave for most employees beginning July 1, 2017.

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Different Locations, Different Pay: Getting Pay Differentials Right

The goal for a compensation program is to set a competitive wage range for a given position, and pay the people who perform that job within the salary range. Complications arise, though, when your workforce is spread from city to city, state to state, or country to country. How can you determine what is competitive pay if you have employees doing the same job in Manhattan and in Kansas City?

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83% of Women Over 25 are Postponing Starting a Family to Focus on Careers, Says Survey

First comes love, second comes marriage, then comes … delayed family plans? Eighty-three percent of women over the age of 25 who plan to have children are postponing starting a family to focus on their career, compared to 79% of men, found a recent CareerBuilder survey. Wanting to earn and save enough money to provide […]

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New Benchmarking Analysis Identifies Recent Trends in Balancing Benefit Costs and Attracting Top Talent

When employers have a sense of how their peers’ benefits and compensation approaches measure up to their own, they can more confidently identify opportunities for improvement. The Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis produced by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) examines the strategies and tactics used by high-performing organizations to control healthcare cost spending while competing for […]

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Attention Hiring Managers: Too Little Pay Could Cost You Top Talent

The low unemployment rate, coupled with a looming labor shortage, has resulted in organizations having to work much harder to attract and retain top talent. In its annual 2017 Salary Guides, Randstad US, an HR service and staffing company, provides job seekers with insight into how their compensation stacks up with others and helps employers […]

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