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.

payroll

Payroll Problems May Undermine Employee Experience, Says Survey

Payroll problems may be the fastest way to send top talent to the exits. According to a new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, about half of the American workforce (49%) will begin searching for a new job after experiencing just two issues with their paycheck, an alarming rate that highlights the fragility […]

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Pros and Cons of Surprise Raises

With low unemployment comes an increasing risk of turnover—and this makes employers weary in times when the economy is growing but not skyrocketing. Employers today are facing these risks and trying to determine how to keep employees happy and motivated—and keep them from job searching in their spare time. Some employers are opting to provide […]

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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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Ask the Expert: How Should Gift Cards Be Recorded, Handled by Payroll?

Question: We have a point system for our employees in which we award gift cards. These amounts are updated on the payroll for each employee that is a recipient of these awards. Our question is how we need to file these documents for proper recordkeeping. Can we keep one file with a spreadsheet of names […]

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overtime

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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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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