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.

Medical marijuana in prescription drug plans: Is it inevitable?

According to some experts in the healthcare industry, it’s not a question of if medical marijuana will be reimbursed through employer prescription drug plans, it’s a question of when.

What do they want? Paid family leave! When do they want it? Now!

Paid family leave is quickly becoming one of the most sought after employee benefits, and only about 14% of working parents are currently getting that perk. But that number is about to change. 

Amazon bans salary history questions during interviews: Why HR should care

If your interview process still involves asking questions about candidates’ previous salary history, you may want to consider making some changes to that process.

Court voids key parts of EEOC’s wellness regs: Here’s what happens next

When a federal court asked the EEOC to reconsider its rules on wellness incentives under the ADA and GINA, it expected the agency to move swiftly with its response.

Court: Here’s when you don’t have to pay workers’ comp for at-work injuries

Just because a tragic event happens while an employee is doing their job doesn’t mean the company is on the hook for workers’ comp benefits.

This may be the key to increasing employee productivity: Financial education at work

Many companies do not realize this, but many of their employees struggle with an escalating epidemic that is affecting today’s workforce. 

Will companies really shower workers with tax law bonuses, or is it all hype?

The President said companies are giving big bonuses to their workers because of the “Tax Cut Bill,” and the national media is offering a number of examples to back up this claim, but will the new law actually benefit most employees?

IRS changes course with 2018 mileage rate: What’s different this year?

The IRS just issued the standard mileage rates for 2018, and the latest figures are a departure from what HR pros are probably used to seeing from the feds.

Paid leave policies: How does your company stack up to the competition?

Forward-thinking employers are finding a number of creative ways to tweak their paid leave policies to give employees the most from the benefit.

Court dismisses Google’s equal pay lawsuit, but company’s not off the hook yet

After a series of blows against its pay practices, a judge finally granted Google some good news. But the ruling also made it clear the tech juggernaut’s legal saga wasn’t over yet.