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

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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).
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.
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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.
Our presenter, a skilled compensation consultant, will teach you how to gain a working knowledge of the math and statistics commonly used in compensation analysis, so you can ask for and get what you want from the data and compensation experts.
Our presenter, a skilled compensation consultant, will teach you how to gain a working knowledge of the math and statistics commonly used in compensation analysis, so you can ask for and get what you want from the data and compensation experts.
When establishing benchmarks for your organization’s base pay levels, you’re comparing your levels to others in your same industry and location. If what you’re offering isn’t stacking up to your competitors, you’re more likely to lose talent to other organizations.
When establishing benchmarks for your organization’s base pay levels, you’re comparing your levels to others in your same industry and location. If what you’re offering isn’t stacking up to your competitors, you’re more likely to lose talent to other organizations.
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.
California has its own set of rules when it comes to FLSA exemptions that are different than federal rules—specifically, how white-collar workers are classified—and it’s important to understand the distinct differences when it comes to your compliance obligations.
California has its own set of rules when it comes to FLSA exemptions that are different than federal rules—specifically, how white-collar workers are classified—and it’s important to understand the distinct differences when it comes to your compliance obligations.
Math and statistics may not have been your favorite subjects in school, but if you’re an HR professional trying to make wise decisions for your organization’s compensation structure, it is vital you understand how to extract the right information from the numbers and apply them correctly.
Math and statistics may not have been your favorite subjects in school, but if you’re an HR professional trying to make wise decisions for your organization’s compensation structure, it is vital you understand how to extract the right information from the numbers and apply them correctly.
Outsourcing custom salary surveys is a nice luxury, but not one you can afford to do every year. Sometimes, you need to dig in and survey your own landscape in order to update and refresh your salary structure.
Outsourcing custom salary surveys is a nice luxury, but not one you can afford to do every year. Sometimes, you need to dig in and survey your own landscape in order to update and refresh your salary structure.
White Papers:
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.
Loan defaults cause up to $10 billion of plan leakage per year, according to a Wharton/Vanguard study. So why not just eliminate the ability for participants to borrow from the plan? Because some employees would simply not join the plan at all if they did not feel a degree of comfort that they could access their accounts in an emergency. What can employers do?
Middle children, prepare yourselves. The following information may dredge up some painful emotions for you. As the forgotten, the overlooked—the Jan Bradys, if you will—you may particularly appreciate the following, especially if you were born between 1965 and 1980. That’s right, Generation X is another forgotten middle child.
One key to solving the widespread problem of student loan debt may be in the boss’s hand. Traditional tuition reimbursement can help avoid debt in the first place. Meanwhile, some companies are utilizing a new benefit, student loan repayment. And now, evidence of ROI for such programs is becoming available.
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