Category Archives: Compensation

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

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 →

Creating a cyber-smart workforce starts with culture

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!

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 →

Paid family leave: A U.S. culture shift?

There is growing support in the U.S. for more substantial paid family leave beyond the unpaid weeks required under the FMLA. What should companies consider? Continue reading →

U.K. pay equity passes another milestone–With implications this year

The countdown to the proposed introduction of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 (the ‘Regulations’) in October has passed another milestone. On 12 February, the government published its response to the feedback from last year’s consultation … Continue reading →

Pay transparency and gender equality

Actress Jennifer Lawrence reignited a national debate on equal pay last year when she criticized Hollywood’s gender wage gap after learning she was paid millions less than her male co-stars in the 2013 film “American Hustle”—a truth revealed in a 2015 … Continue reading →

2016: The year of pay equity discrimination claims

The employment practices liability (EPL) landscape never disappoints when it comes to keeping employers on their toes. 2015 was no different. Continue reading →

What Will the Overtime Changes Mean for US Employers?

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Employers across the US have been anxiously (albeit nervously) awaiting specifics on updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as directed by President Obama in early 2014. The FLSA (also known as the Wage and Hour Law) regulates minimum … Continue reading →

Is the End Nigh for UK Salary Sacrifice Schemes? And Why Does it Matter?

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The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, recently released his autumn statement which calls to assess the relevance and future of salary sacrifice schemes. Continue reading →

Employers Be Prepared – Updates to the Overtime Exemptions are Changing

UPDATE:  Employers across the country are still holding their breath, particularly as salary budgeting for 2016 is coming due. Continue reading →