Most employees think of compensation primarily in salary terms, but how aware are they of the total cost of their compensation package? And are employers properly communicating the value of benefits?
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.
So much has been volatile for the American worker since the Great Recession—but one constant has been the size of annual merit increases. For many years, merit increase budgets have continued to hover just under 3%, despite an improving economy, low unemployment, tax reform savings, and fierce competition for talent. Employers face competing cost pressures: […]
We’ve been talking for some time about the tight job market faced by employers across the company. With the unemployment rate at a historic low, many jobseekers are having an easier-than-usual time finding a new job, or a first job, as employers struggle to find qualified employees.
Each year we conduct a nationwide survey to learn about pay practices throughout the country. We are pleased to release the results of our 2018 survey.
Changes in Massachusetts’ minimum wage and the “blue law” affecting premium pay for certain employees working on Sundays will go into effect on January 1, 2019.
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019.
Most employers know that any employee who qualifies as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must be paid on a salaried basis. Being paid on a salaried basis means that at least the minimum agreed salary for the week is paid, even if the number of hours worked may fluctuate. And […]
You may have seen the recent Department of Labor (DOL) announcement that the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program has been extended by an additional 6 months. If you saw that and hadn’t already heard of this program, it may have you wondering what it is and whether it might be something your organization would […]
Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the payroll industry in the next few years, but there is still a lot to learn about how it can and should be used. Paychex’s Frank Fiorille breaks down the basics of blockchain, its uses in the payroll industry, as well as benefits and risks.
Payscale released their Q3 2018 PayScale Index yesterday. The aim of the research is to identify and track quarterly and annual compensation trends (as well as forecast the next quarter).