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Turnover is an important metric for human resource professionals. Tracking turnover helps provides information that can be used to address issues before key employees leave the organization.
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the final regulations with the long-awaited changes to the overtime rules. The new regulation does not include changes to the duties tests used to determine if a position is exempt from the minimum wage and overtime rules. There are, however, major changes, effective December 1, 2016, to the minimum salary threshold for the "white collar" administrative, professional and executive exemptions, and for the highly compensated employee exemptions. Use this calculator to determine and understand the impact of the new salary threshold for OT exemptions and to calculate the impact of the new salary threshold for highly compensated employees (HCEs).
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Recently the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a ruling in which the court suggested that a policy with a strict limit on medical leaves of absence might be enforceable. This ruling leads to many questions.
The DOL’s final rule on overtime exemptions has been released and it’s imperative for HR professionals to prepare on how they’ll communicate the practical impact on the workforce ahead of the rule’s December 1, 2016 effective date.
The DOL’s final rule on overtime exemptions has been released and it’s imperative for HR professionals to prepare on how they’ll communicate the practical impact on the workforce ahead of the rule’s December 1, 2016 effective date.
Recently the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a ruling in which the court suggested that a policy with a strict limit on medical leaves of absence might be enforceable. This ruling leads to many questions.
Attorney Marc Jacuzzi reveals the action plan California employers must set into motion now to ensure that they are in compliance by the DOL’s final rule December 1 effective date.
Attorney Marc Jacuzzi reveals the action plan California employers must set into motion now to ensure that they are in compliance by the DOL’s final rule December 1 effective date.
Whether you want to reward performance, time, knowledge, skills, or competencies, determining pay grades is the first step to creating an equitable, competitive compensation system.
Whether you want to reward performance, time, knowledge, skills, or competencies, determining pay grades is the first step to creating an equitable, competitive compensation system.
Minimum wage rates vary from state to state. This chart identifies the 2016 minimum wage for all 50 states as well as the federal minimum wage and selected cities.
Discover the exact action plan you need to set into motion now to ensure that you’re in compliance by the December 1, 2016 effective date of the DOL’s final rule.
Discover the exact action plan you need to set into motion now to ensure that you’re in compliance by the December 1, 2016 effective date of the DOL’s final rule.
Right now there are four generations in the workplace—baby boomers, gen X, gen, Y, and millennials. The challenge for HR lies in finding a way to manage a workforce with varying needs and desires.
Right now there are four generations in the workplace—baby boomers, gen X, gen, Y, and millennials. The challenge for HR lies in finding a way to manage a workforce with varying needs and desires.
Setting up your salary budget to cover an employee’s improved or high-quality performance can be challenging. Clearly there has to be enough to cover expected raises, or you can expect to lose your talent to a competitor—but merit raises can’t break the bank.
Setting up your salary budget to cover an employee’s improved or high-quality performance can be challenging. Clearly there has to be enough to cover expected raises, or you can expect to lose your talent to a competitor—but merit raises can’t break the bank.
With the May 2016 publication of the DOL’s overtime exemption rule in the Federal Register looming, now is the time to secure your seat at THE hottest wage and hour ticket in town.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently reviewing the rule, a process which usually takes between 30 and 60 days. That means this is the “final stretch” of regulatory red tape before the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) overtime rules become final.
Do we have to pay employees for unauthorized time worked? When is travel time compensable? Is the commute ever part of the work day? Is our on-call policy too restrictive? What are the rules for meals and breaks? Must we pay for training time? What happens when employees check work email at home?
Do we have to pay employees for unauthorized time worked? When is travel time compensable? Is the commute ever part of the work day? Is our on-call policy too restrictive? What are the rules for meals and breaks? Must we pay for training time? What happens when employees check work email at home?
It’s a common refrain in so many businesses and industries today: Do more with less. As a result, HR professionals are being asked to do a little of everything—from hiring, management, recruiting, employment law compliance, and, of course, compensation.
It’s a common refrain in so many businesses and industries today: Do more with less. As a result, HR professionals are being asked to do a little of everything—from hiring, management, recruiting, employment law compliance, and, of course, compensation.
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How big of a pay bump are your employees receiving in 2016? What will they get in 2017? Are your organization’s pay increases tied to market or are they internally driven?
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Any employer that offers nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements needs to be familiar with recently issued proposed regulations related to Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, because all such plans will be impacted by the new guidance, according to an employee benefits and tax attorney.
Have you given your employees every opportunity to reach a secure retirement? There is one simple strategy you may not be using that could make a real difference: the Roth account.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been handling payroll for years, Joe Sharpe (of Sharp Payroll, Inc.) urges you to heed this warning: Be careful. It isn’t that Sharpe doesn’t trust your abilities, your education, or your dedication to the job. Rather, it’s just that people handle payroll—and people make mistakes. Here we’ll discuss a few of the biggest potential mistakes that may be adversely affecting your organization.
Until cancer touches your life, you just don’t realize it’s potential to impact you in unanticipated ways. In this article, we’re going to try to get you and your employees to anticipate some of them, with a focus on the piece that may be less obvious than the impact of cancer on one's health: the financial impact of cancer.
Small companies may not have the same focus on cyber security as do their larger counterparts. After all, they may reason, why would anyone target such small potatoes? Because they are easy, according to experts and current research on cyberattacks.
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