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Compensation Plan Helps Insurance Firm Cash In

June 7, 2012
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The practices can be time-consuming and arduous to implement, but the time taken to focus on talent management has paid off in ConnectiCare's overall success, an executive says.
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Aon CEO Greg Case Took Home $12 Million in 2011

April 18, 2012
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The company's board said Case was being rewarded for the financial performance of the commercial insurance brokerage and corporate consultant.
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Median Salary for Grads Climbs 4.5 Percent

April 11, 2012
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Graduates earning math and science degree received a median salary of $40,939, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. Computer sciences grads' starting salaries rose to $56,383, up 2.4 percent.
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Workers' Comp Assessments 5 Times Higher for N.Y. State Employers: Analysis

February 23, 2012
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The average premium assessment among 32 states that impose the taxes is 4.2 percent. In contrast, New York state employers pay assessments totaling 20.2 percent of their premiums.
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Study: Wage Bill Would Benefit 1M New Yorkers

February 17, 2012
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The study found that 880,100 New York employees earn less than $8.50 an hour. About 352,000 of those are in New York City, about 40 percent of the state total. In the city, 92 percent of those workers are at least 20 years of age.
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Golden Parachutes Appear to Be Losing Their Luster

February 3, 2012
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A new report suggests that corporate boards of directors are becoming increasingly wary of so-called ‘golden parachute,' that is, change in control severance agreements.
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Selling Cars Online Is More than a Typical Sales Job

February 2, 2012
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Moving from the showroom to the Internet desk can be a tough transition for a salesperson. Internet car sales require a different skill set from showroom car sales. But if a salesperson succeeds, the payoff is sizable.
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'The Business Buffett Rule'

January 27, 2012
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For a company paying the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour (about $15,000 a year for a full-time worker), what if the total compensation for the CEO was capped at 100 times that? That means a CEO's annual income would be about $1.5 million. As pay goes, that's not peanuts. But it also is a far cry from packages that have ballooned for many execs into the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Novartis Agrees to $99M Settlement in Sales Rep Wage Dispute

January 25, 2012
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The $99 million settlement resolves the wage-and-hour claims brought in 2006, as well as additional wage-and-hour claims covering a more recent time period, according to the joint announcement by Novartis and Sanford Wittels.
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Average Tech Pay in Silicon Valley Tops $100,000

January 24, 2012
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For the U.S. as a whole, technology workers reported their average annual wage rose to $81,327 in 2011 from $79,384 in 2010, according to a survey by Dice.
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