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A Currency Exchange: Don't Get Tripped Up by International Compensation Practices

July 28, 2014
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India’s 2014 salary budget, for example, increased at more than triple the rate of the United States’—what does this mean for the U.S. workforce?
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How Do We Set Improvement Priorities?

May 30, 2014
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In our recent employee opinion survey, staff in the finance department identified rewards, recognition and career advancement as their top three concerns. Which area should we focus on improving first?

— Priority Setter, Utilities, South Carolina


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Revisiting the Misnamed and Misunderstood Term 'Wage Theft'

April 24, 2014
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Most wage and hour mistakes are honest ones born out of a misunderstanding of the law, not a desire to cheat or steal from employees.
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It's Illegal to Ask Employees to Give Up Overtime Payments

April 14, 2014
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If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay them overtime. Period. No exceptions.
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By the Numbers, April 2014

April 7, 2014
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Here comes the sun; overlooked concerns; civilian jobs for vets; global Gen Y.
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Flex Work’s Potential Role in Gender Pay Gap

March 9, 2014
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One Harvard University economist suggests greater flex-work opportunities could aid women's cause in their pursuit of equal pay.
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Shedding Tiers: Auto Union Looks to Change Pay Gears

March 9, 2014
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United Auto Workers wants to eliminate the wage system that pays less-tenured workers at a significantly reduced rate for the same work, but challenges abound.
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When are Preliminary and Postliminary Compensable? Supremes to let us Know (Maybe).

March 4, 2014
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There are lots of preliminary of postliminary activities that could be occurring in your workplaces. I am hopeful that this case will provide employers needed guidance on the compensability of these activities.
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Another One Bites the Dust: NLRB Invalidates Confidentiality Policy

February 11, 2014
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Limiting discussion of trade secrets and other confidential, proprietary information is fine. Wages and other terms and conditions of employment, however, are off limits.
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Long-Term Care Providers Earn a Little Respect — and Minimum Wages

February 10, 2014
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The demand for long-term care providers makes pay and benefits critical factors in recruitment and retention, experts say.
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