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Lawmakers Eye Employer Use of Hedge Funds

March 30, 2007
Congress’ recent calls for increased scrutiny of how defined-benefit plans utilize hedge funds may give some employers pause before they invest in such vehicles. But experts say as long as employers diversify their hedge fund investments, they shouldn’t run into trouble.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Is Standard Practice for Paying Out Commissions to Terminated Salespeople

July 15, 2005
We have salespeople who earn two kinds of commission: one on the sale of products and services, and another for subscription services billed monthly. What should we do when a salesperson is terminated involuntarily or the company is sold/acquired? Is there a standard practice regarding how commission is paid? We have salespeople who earn two kinds of commission: one on the sale of products and services, and another for subscription services billed monthly. What should we do when a salesperson is terminated involuntarily or the company is sold/acquired? Is there a standard practice regarding how commission is paid? -- New Start in Sales, controller, software/systems, Costa Mesa, California
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Should We Divvy Up a $10,000 Project Bonus

July 15, 2005
We have a group project being done. How do we divide a $10,000 bonus among a diverse team? The team consists of: Project manager with a salary of $90,000 Director--$125,000 Mechanical Engineer--$80,000 Mechanical Engineer--$75,000 Chemical Engineer--$95,000 Accountant--$50,000 Technician 1--$40,000 Technician 2--$38,000 Technician 3--$35,000 Administrative Support--$32,000 I am charged with making an equitable distribution of the $10,000 bonus and have to list my reasoning.
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