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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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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.
This confidential form should be the basis for a meaningful, two-way discussion with the employee. The ensuing performance discussion can be most successful when the report is thoughtfully and accurately completed.
Guidance:
Brief definitions of the most commonly used compensation administration terms.
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.
Use this on-demand webinar to learn how recent developments related to paid sick leave could affect your daily operations and workplace policies, best practices for administering PTO—from accurately accounting for partial day absences to instituting vacation time caps, and how to identify other policies that could be affected by mandatory paid sick leave.
Use this on-demand webinar to learn how recent developments related to paid sick leave could affect your daily operations and workplace policies, best practices for administering PTO—from accurately accounting for partial day absences to instituting vacation time caps, and how to identify other policies that could be affected by mandatory paid sick leave.
Job Descriptions:
Develop usable, tangible products, using knowledge of biology, chemistry, or engineering. Solve problems related to materials, systems, or processes that interact with humans, plants, animals, microorganisms, or biological materials.
Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.
Design, evaluate, modify, or construct fuel cell components or systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications.
Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
Provide therapy to patients with visual impairments to improve their functioning in daily life activities. May train patients in activities such as computer use, communication skills, or home management skills.
Apply knowledge of manufacturing engineering systems and tools to set up, test, and adjust manufacturing machinery or equipment, using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or computer technologies.
Research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.
Diagnose and treat visual system disorders such as binocular vision and eye movement impairments.
Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.
Design or oversee projects involving provision of potable water, disposal of wastewater and sewage, or prevention of flood-related damage. Prepare environmental documentation for water resources, regulatory program compliance, data management and analysis, and field-work. Perform hydraulic modeling and pipeline design.
Surveys:
How much of a pay increase are your employees receiving in 2017? What will they receive in 2018? Does your organization offer variable pay plans?
Our 2017 Strategic Onboarding Survey was taken by 401 people from diverse locations, company sizes, industries, and job titles.
Our 2017 Retention, Engagement, and Branding Survey was taken by 467 people from diverse locations, company sizes, industries, and job titles.
White Papers:
Did you end last year’s open enrollment with a list of things you wanted to improve? One prominent item on HR’s list of open enrollment enhancements is often the use of video communication. If it’s on your list, read on. In fact, if video isn’t on your list (or even your radar), read on anyway. You may find reasons to add it before we’re through.
Does your compensation program have a solid foundation? It does if you took the time and made the effort to develop a compensation philosophy.
For many Americans, Medicare may seem like a beacon of light that will rescue them from financial shipwreck once they reach age 65. As an HR professional, perhaps you understand that the beacon isn’t as bright as many believe it to be; in truth, retirement may be only the beginning of the troubles.
Ladies and gentlemen in the payroll department, buckle your seatbelts. The ride may get bumpy. The reason for the turbulence is the existence of various rules across different jurisdictions. If you’re paying people in different states, cities, or perhaps even counties, you need to pay close attention to the latest leave rules.
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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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