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Regulatory Analysis
We continually update our state and national regulatory analysis to help you stay current with changing regulations.

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New Documents
Calculators:
A valuable metric for human resources and management alike, turnover provides information that can be used to identify retention issues before key employees seek other employment.
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.
Checklists:
Under the FLSA overtime regulations, in order to prove that an employee qualifies for an executive exemption, you must be able to check off all of these items.
In order to prove that an employee qualifies for an administrative exemption under the FLSA, you must be able to check off all the following items.
This sample Bonus Payments checklist. Bonuses Checklist can be used to audit compensation issues in the workplace. Download this Bonus Payments sample checklist to your computer.
This Employee Classification Checklist can be used to audit compensation issues in the workplace. Download this Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sample checklist to your computer.
This sample Compensation Administration checklist, “Federal Laws on Compensation Checklist,” can be used to audit compensation issues in the workplace. Download this Compensation Administration sample checklist to your computer.
Overtime exemption checklist for computer professionals.
Forms:
In order to classify any individual as exempt from overtime, the employee completes this survey.
Use this sample form letter to notify an employee when reclassifying his/her position from nonexempt to exempt.
Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form)
Employment Eligibility Verification
Guidance:
Don’t get caught unprepared. Use this webinar on demand to learn how to make sure all your 2017 payroll tax administration practices and forms comply with current requirements.
Don’t get caught unprepared. Use this webinar on demand to learn how to make sure all your 2017 payroll tax administration practices and forms comply with current requirements.
Use this on-demand webinar to learn how nixing performance appraisals will impact your compensation program. Global certified compensation consultant Sam Reeve will offer insights and valuable tips to help you navigate these somewhat uncharted seas.
Use this on-demand webinar to learn how nixing performance appraisals will impact your compensation program. Global certified compensation consultant Sam Reeve will offer insights and valuable tips to help you navigate these somewhat uncharted seas.
Through examples and case studies, seasoned compensation consultant John Rubino will walk you through the concept of a merit-based performance matrix and explain how to put the matrix into practice right away to get your compensation efforts headed in the right direction.
Use this in-depth webinar on-demand led by expert HR consultant Kate Bischoff, who will answer your specific questions regarding tricky holiday pay issues.
Through examples and case studies, seasoned compensation consultant John Rubino will walk you through the concept of a merit-based performance matrix and explain how to put the matrix into practice right away to get your compensation efforts headed in the right direction.
Use this in-depth webinar on-demand led by expert HR consultant Kate Bischoff, who will answer your specific questions regarding tricky holiday pay issues.
If you are considering building a job grade structure to streamline compensation budgeting and allow ease of administration, don’t miss this webinar on-demand! Experienced compensation consultant John Rubino will walk you through the process from start to finish.
If you are considering building a job grade structure to streamline compensation budgeting and allow ease of administration, don’t miss this webinar on-demand! Experienced compensation consultant John Rubino will walk you through the process from start to finish.
It may feel like you just got finished with your 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, but the deadlines for 2016 are just around the corner. And the reporting requirements are burdensome, stressful, and confusing.
It may feel like you just got finished with your 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, but the deadlines for 2016 are just around the corner. And the reporting requirements are burdensome, stressful, and confusing.
Discover how to determine a method of sales compensation that works best for your organization, how to assemble a top-performing sales team, and so much more.
Discover how to determine a method of sales compensation that works best for your organization, how to assemble a top-performing sales team, and so much more.
Minimum wage rates vary from state to state. This chart identifies the 2017 minimum wage for all 50 states as well as the federal minimum wage.
Policies:
Bonus Payments
Sample policy for Hours of Work.
White Papers:
Estate planning is a relatively painless process that many people think doesn’t apply to them. As an employer, you're in a unique position, because it’s likely that the majority of your employees’ time is spent in the workplace. You can help them reach both a conclusion and a plan: the conclusion that they need to make an estate plan, no matter how modest their means.
The goal for a compensation program is to set a competitive wage range for a given position, and pay the people who perform that job within the salary range. Complications arise, though, when your workforce is spread from city to city, state to state, or country to country. How can you determine what is competitive pay if you have employees doing the same job in Manhattan and in Kansas City?
The 2016 Guardian Workplace Benefits Study included a quiz of 10 questions about benefits coverage and terminology. One in five workers who participated scored an “F.” On its face this information seems discouraging. However, a deeper look at the study reveals opportunity.
A perception of fair pay is imperative in employee retention. On the flip side, a perception of unfair pay can be a powerful motivator for employees to leave the company. Today’s nearly unfettered access to pay data could lead employees to inaccurate conclusions about how their own pay stacks up against that of their counterparts.
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How much should you be paying to attract and retain the best employees, based on your industry and location?


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