Human Resources News & Insights

Pay & Benefits

For decades, U.S. employers have offered competitive salaries and employee benefits in order
to attract top performers – and keep them. In the post-recession economy, the world of salaries
and benefits has shifted, and the changes have raised serious new challenges in maintaining
compensation levels and top-level retirement and health benefits.

New overtime rule and more: DOL’s to-do list includes some surprising news

  When the DOL released its 2018 Spring Regulatory Agenda, it not only offered some insight on its progress in creating a new salary threshold for overtime eligibility, it also suggested it may alter the methods in which employees’ pay is calculated altogether.

The $600 payroll mistake that cost this company almost $45K

Here’s a cautionary tale about the importance of double-checking for minor mistakes in your company’s overtime calculations.

15 crazy sacrifices workers will make for 10% raise

After years of paltry wage increases that barely keep pace with inflation, it looks like employees would be willing to take some desperate steps to achieve a significant pay bump.

Health costs: How to combat the sneaky increases of generic drugs

While the spotlight is on the skyrocketing cost of specialty drugs right now, the price tag on generics is quietly trending upward. And if employers don’t take some necessary precautions right now, it could lead to some major headaches down the road.

Court: This common pay practice equals discrimination

One of the most common pay-determining techniques could now put your company in legal danger.

Ex-DOL admin’s warning about new OT rule: ‘Don’t throw away your old pay plans’

While the majority of industry experts expect the DOL to create a new overtime rule that sets the salary threshold somewhere in the $33K ballpark, there’s at least one person who sees a scenario where employers will have to comply with the originally proposed $47K threshold. And there’s good reason to take what she says […] [MORE]

Workflex in the 21st Century Act: Paid leave on the federal level … with a catch

Following an array of state and local paid leave laws and loud calls from employers and prominent business groups, Congress has introduced a bill to make paid leave on a federal level a reality. But the legislation probably isn’t what HR pros were expecting.

Nearly a third of companies will pass tax law savings to staffers: Here’s how

HR pros have seen plenty of news stories about giant corporations that are passing along the savings from the new tax law to their employees. But until now, it’s been tough to get a picture of just how many employers, percentage wise, are actually going to make such a move.

DOL’s latest move makes it easier for you to offer unpaid internships

  Good news: The feds just gave employers more incentive to offer internship programs.

Brace yourself: Your employees want raises, or they’re leaving

If you want to keep employees from jumping ship, you may have to loosen the purse strings a little.