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.

Should a Nonexempt Employee Be Salaried?

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 […]

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What Is the Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program?

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 […]

The Future of Blockchain in the Payroll Industry

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.

Engagement and Retention Crisis: 46% of Workers Feel Underpaid

We all know that unemployment has reached record lows. Employees might be wondering when they will start getting paid more, given that competition for talent should be severe. Research shows that is not happening. How do employees feel about this discrepancy? New research shows that nearly half of all employees think they are not being […]

What Would Employees Give Up for a Raise?

There are many factors that influence employee satisfaction. Obviously, one of the first to come to mind is compensation. Whether it’s a salary or bonus, you’d be hard-pressed to find an employee who wouldn’t like a little extra in his or her paycheck.

New Survey Shows Salary Increase to Remain Flat

Salary increases have been fairly stagnant lately. That has been a surprise to many analysts due to typically strong correlations between low unemployment and wage growth. A new study shows that stagnation is likely to continue.

Still No Equal Pay for Equal Work Says CareerBuilder Survey

A recent survey by CareerBuilder shows that nearly a third of women do not believe that they are making as much as their male counterparts, even though they have similar experience and qualifications. The same study shows that 12% of men feel that way.