Category: Compensation Planning

Planning compensation packages, strategies, and frequencies require the latest information in compensation trends and practices. That is what this topic is all about.

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9th Circuit Adopts Workweek as Proper Measure for Minimum Wage Compliance

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—recently concluded that minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is determined by dividing the […]


Pay Implications of Government Shutdowns

With government shutdowns periodically looming, hundreds of thousands of federal employees face losing work time and pay. When Congress fails to appropriate funds during the budget process, nonessential federal programs and agencies close and many workers are furloughed. In such a situation, there are a number of different pay scenarios and categories of employees.


10 Tips for Managing Salary Expectations

A recent Glassdoor survey revealed that more employees are expected to quit in the coming year, citing salary as the main reason why. To get ahead of the turnover, Glassdoor offers 10 tips you can use to help manage your employees’ salary expectations.


How the New Workforce Is Changing Incentive Compensation

Millennials employees are no longer a novel concept. As Scott T. Rollin notes in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, they’ve begun to move into middle management and other key employee roles. Coupled with employers’ worries about hiring and retaining qualified workers, the result is a mounting concern about how to compensate key Millennials.

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A Practical Guide to Market Pricing

Compensation planning can be a very time consuming task. It’s vital to attracting and retaining qualified talent, but can be a bit less cumbersome when managed with a practical approach.


2018 Pay Budget Increases Remain Flat—with Notable Exceptions

A new Mercer survey has found that pay budget increases  remain about the same as last year—at 2.8%.  However, according to a press release on the findings of its 2017/2018 US Compensation Planning Survey, base pay for certain jobs with in-demand skillsets is advancing at a far greater pace, Mercer has found.


What Is the Biggest Challenge to the CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule?

One half of U.S. companies say their biggest challenge in complying with the forthcoming pay ratio disclosure rule is forecasting how their employees will react, according to a poll by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company. The poll also found nearly half of respondents haven’t considered how, or if, they […]