Benefits and Compensation

The Top 10 Blogs in Compensation and Benefits

We’ve scoured the blogosphere to find the best resources in Compensation and Benefits. Below are the top 10 blogs that we’re following. Although some offer a wealth of information on general compensation topics, others are more niche, offering tips and news on executive compensation or FLSA. If you haven’t checked out the blogs below, take a look … and if you have your own favorite compensation blog not listed here, leave a comment and let us know about it!

Compensation Café
Featuring posts from eight prominent compensation professionals, Compensation Café delivers on its promise of “straight talk, original thinking and caffeinated discussion on everything compensation.” Founder Ann Bares also heads up “Compensation Force,” another one of our favorite compensation resources.

Compensation Force
Unlike Compensation Café, this blog is written exclusively by Ann Bares, managing partner of Altura Consulting Group. The content focuses on both employee performance and compensation, and features interesting tips, news, and opinion pieces about such topics as sign-on and referral bonuses, perks and benefits, internship and co-op pay, the wage gap, and more.

Verrill Dana Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group Blog
Employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements are discussed in this informative blog, maintained primarily by Eric Altholz, Ken Ginder and Misti Munster of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group of the Verrill Dana law firm.Check out the site for regular posts about retirement, executive compensation, health care benefits, and more.

Compensation and Benefits Consulting Insight
Skoda Minotti’s Ted Ginsburg, CPA, JD, blogs about compensation and benefits issues such as executive pay, incentive pay, and pay-for-performance. Updates are posted about once a month, and are definitely worth a look.

Employee Benefits Blog: Insights on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Managed by the McDermott Will & Emery Law Firm, this blog offers comprehensive and practical updates on legislative, regulatory, and court developments affecting employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.

Wage and Hour Defense Blog
Written and managed by the EpsteinBeckerGreen Firm, this blog is a great resource for California wage-hour law, FLSA coverage, off-the-clock work, and more. The firm’s archives go back to 2006, and the posts are always informative and well-written. 

The Benefit Blog
Maintained by Eric Kaufman, Vice President at Lockton Insurance Brokers in California, this blog is a good resource for health and welfare benefits, retirement plans, and executive benefits.

Winston & Strawn LLP: Executive Compensation Blog
This blog features updates and discussion on executive compensation issues and developments as covered by Michael S. Melbinger, a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP. The posts are updated frequently and offer valuable insights for those of us  primarily concerned with executive compensation.

The HR Capitali$t
Kris Dunn is a Chief Human Resources Officer who blogs about benefits, 401(k)s, leadership, legal affairs, and much more. Though his posts are not always specific to compensation, he has a good selection of resources easily accessible in the right-hand column of his blog.

Fair Labor Standards Act Law Blog
Managed by the Womble Carlyle law firm, this blog follows FLSA developments particularly in the Southeast U.S., but nationally as well. Developing headlines, recent publications, and important court cases are periodically posted with links back to longer news articles published elsewhere.