Category Archives: Compensation

Global trends in pay: Does inflation still act as the key driver for salary increase?

There’s a view among many Western economists that inflation is yesterday’s issue; that we’re embedded in a low-inflation environment, and will remain so. Continue reading →

The new HR paradigm: Breaking down traditional silos of risk and human capital

There would need to be a perfect storm or a revolution of sorts. That is the type of answer I would expect if I asked what would be needed to marry workers compensation, safety and health benefits on a large … Continue reading →

The increasing trend toward pay transparency: EEOC announces changes to EEO-1 report

On September 29, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual EEO-1 report. Beginning in 2018, not only will applicable employers have to submit demographic information, but employee W-2 wages and hours worked data … Continue reading →

Getting ready to report your gender pay gap in the U.K.

April 2018 may sound a long way off. But from that date, it’s proposed that all companies with over 250 employees in the U.K. will have to report their ‘gender pay gap’—aka, the difference in pay between all male and … Continue reading →

The fourth industrial revolution and being fair by design

As we move through the fourth industrial revolution, a few things stand out. Among them, that the ongoing discrimination against women — a shameful cultural and historical legacy — has no place in this century. I find it scandalous that … Continue reading →

Adjusting career-stage jobs and rewards

Today one in five the employees in the U.S. are 55 years old or older. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this number will rise to one in four by 2022, outpacing employment growth by 500%. This is not … Continue reading →

The CEO pay ratio: Time for a first look?

Will it be a snore to which no one pays attention or a bombshell that shakes the foundations of corporate America? Either way, the CEO pay ratio seems certain to cause at least some discomfort in the board rooms of … Continue reading →

Living up to U.S. pay equity

It requires a deeper level of analysis to ensure your pay practices are truly equitable across your employee population. Continue reading →

Q&A guide to the final FLSA overtime pay exemption regulations

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 →

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

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