Four Steps to a High-Octane Pay-for-Performance Culture

The complexity of compensation programs has increased dramatically, as companies work to strengthen the link between variable pay and performance and introduce new forms of equity compensation. Thanks...
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Top 10 Ways to Achieve a Successful Wellness Program

In the not too distant past, the term “wellness” began to make its way into the vernacular of workplaces everywhere. At first, its definition (and implementation) was narrow in scope, and revolved...
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DOL Proposals Rule to Protect Federal Contractor Employees Right to Discuss Pay

If you’re a federal contractor and are tempted to clamp down on your employees’ talking among each other about their pay, don’t. That’s forbidden under Executive Order 13665 signed...
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Beware: New DOL action makes using independent contractors even riskier

To all those using independent contractors: The Department of Labor (DOL) is no longer looking to just strengthen its own enforcement of employee classification rules, it’s now strengthening states’...
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California passes mandatory sick leave law — is your state next?

It’s said that in matters of employment law, California is often indicates what the future holds for the rest of the country. That’s why HR pros everywhere probably should become familiar with a new...
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Employers pumping the brakes on dependent health coverage

To either help you decide how to adjust your benefit offerings this open enrollment season or justify some of the decisions you’ve already made, here’s a look at what other employers are doing...
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Employee Wellness and the Next Generation of Workplace Benefits

The estimated cost to employers of absence and performance loss from physical health issues is $225.8 billion per year, and each year it continues to increase. Wellness programs undeniably benefit both...
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Human Resources Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition — eBook (usually $22.99) FREE for a limited time!

A company's ability to grow and stay on top of customer demand has always depended heavily on the quality of its people. Now, more than ever, businesses recognize that finding (and keeping) a highly skilled...
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EEOC Sues Employer for GINA Violations

File this one under “What Were They Thinking”? The one area you never want to go with your employees is asking them about family medical history, yet that’s what the EEOC says that a...
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DOJ,Philly School Dist. Settle Religious Bias Suit Over Length of Muslim Employee’s Beard

Employers take note. You cannot out-of-hand turn down an employee’s request for a reasonable accommodation allowing an employee to wear a beard more than the prescribed length under the your rules...
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