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.

compensation

Payroll Problems Affect 82 Million American Workers, Says Survey

As Americans file their Form 1040 U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) income taxes ahead of the April 18 deadline, a new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated reveals an estimated 82 million Americans—more than half of the U.S. workforce—have experienced a problem with their paycheck during their career. The survey also finds payroll […]

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Taxes

What HR Needs to Consider About their Business Vehicle Program During Tax Season

While there is still a short window of time for individuals to file and close out on last year’s taxes, for most companies, tax season is already in the rearview mirror. An often overlooked way to reduce employer taxes is within the business vehicle programs. By using this year’s tax season as a time to reevaluate, businesses can implement sound policies and programs to ensure the organization and the employee are in the best position come tax time next year.

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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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Comp Time vs. Overtime—What’s the Big Deal?

Are you accurately paying your employees in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? According to a recent survey, released by TSheets, one-third of employers say they have paid their employees compensation time, or comp time, instead of overtime, a common violation of the FLSA.

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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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Ask the Expert: Sunday/Holiday Rate Calculation for Commissioned Employees

Question: We have some employees that are exempt and are on salary being paid a commission. If these employees work on a Sunday that is a holiday how should they be paid for that time? Are we in compliance if we calculate a flat amount based on the salary they are being paid in the […]

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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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