A scientist who worked for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in Los Alamos discovered that a male coworker was making more money than she was for substantially equal work. Accordingly, she filed suit in Albuquerque federal district court, alleging discrimination on the basis of sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and violations of the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA).
Category: Compensation Administration
This topic provides guidance on how to best apply an agreed upon compensation strategy. There are a lot of tasks involved, from tracking existing compensation packages, to setting up compensation frequencies.
Would your employees say they are paid fairly? A perception of fair pay is imperative in employee retention. On the flip side, a perception of unfair pay can be a powerful motivator for employees to leave the company.
by Lisa Higgins, Contributing Editor Is pay transparency right for your organization? Many believe in a more-is-better approach to transparency in compensation, and there are some great reasons to explore the idea. But not everyone is on board.
At some point along the way, you’ve probably heard a comment about, talking the talk vs. walking the walk, with the implication being that action is more important than words. In a lot of ways that might be true. When it comes to compensation, however, talking the talk is pretty important, too.
by John Ristuccia, vice president, Professional Services, Optymyze An incentive compensation plan, in which salespeople are compensated based on their ability to meet established performance goals, is key to building an engaged sales force aligned with the overall goals of the organization. Done well, these plans are highly effective, in terms of driving positive selling […]
More than half of employers provide employees with premium pay when they work holidays, a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey found.
Question: We are currently evaluating a number of exempt positions with our company in respect to forthcoming FLSA overtime exemption changes. Their salaries range below the new salary threshold and above (all depends on tenure and experience). We are looking at bumping everyone to the minimum amount. How are most companies handling the individuals who […]
Even though most payroll administrators at small and medium businesses (SMBs) indicate they are satisfied with their current provider, nearly 40% of those same managers say they are likely to switch payroll solutions within the next 12 months, according to a recent survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site. Although 85% of […]
Pay surveys are an important tool for developing and maintaining pay plans that fairly reward employees without breaking the bank. But where should the information come from? Should it be gathered by someone in-house? Or paid for from a consultant? What are the options?
Can You Ask About Retirement Plans? Can you ask older employees about their retirement plans? Yes, if you are careful, says BLR® Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell. But push too hard and it starts to look like age discrimination. If an employer has a legitimate reason, like workforce planning or succession planning, it’s not a […]