Category Archives: Employee Benefits / Employment Law

Work segmentation? The new .01 percent?

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Recently Walt Disney World started offering special access to visitors to avoid the crowds. For the elite traveler, cruise ships have premier packages with separate pools and lounge decks visible through glass partitions from the common deck. Airlines have stratified … Continue reading →

Rethinking Reputational and Talent Risk — Where Say on Pay Fits In

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The balance of reputational and talent risk is playing out in unexpected ways and is something that more companies will want to take into account when determining their own say-on-pay approach. Continue reading →

Your workforce is modernizing — now how about your benefit delivery process?

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Employers are now hiring multiple generations, all of which have diverse needs. The one-size-fits-all benefits of the past (or even two or three options) no longer works for these distinctly different employee groups. If you expect to keep up, how … Continue reading →

Q&A Guide to the Final FLSA Overtime Pay Exemption Regulations

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued final regulations updating the overtime pay rules that govern the so-called “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees and for certain highly compensated employees (HCEs). These new rules update … Continue reading →

How to measure workforce productivity for better business results

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The first step to unlocking the secrets of workforce productivity is measurement. Continue reading →

Winding down the business of the U.S. independent contractor

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The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has been busy issuing new guidance on the entire independent contractor classification system. Continue reading →

Pay trends: Where we’ve been, what we’ve learned and what’s next

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When I compare the economic climate during the 2008 financial crisis to now, I consider how each period of time had an impact on employee retention and pay. Eight years ago, U.S. unemployment rose significantly, and talent retention wasn’t an … Continue reading →

Which Bathroom Do I Use?

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If an employee comes to you and asks this question, how would you respond? The debate over bathrooms has been all over the media. Continue reading →

Creating a Cyber-Smart Workforce Starts with Culture

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Organizations experiencing data breaches are judged by their employees as lacking in two key areas of workforce culture: employee training and pay for performance. Continue reading →

New U.S. Overtime Regulations – The Wait is Over!

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The DOL's final regulations updating the overtime pay rules, released May 18, primarily focus on updating the salary thresholds needed to qualify as exempt employees, although certain other important changes were also included. Continue reading →