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It’s a Benefits Bonanza at Principal Financial’s 10 Best List

December 19, 2013
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Competitive salaries with specialty perks translate into low turnover rates, according to Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
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The Honor of Public Service and the Need for Civility

December 9, 2013
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The honor of public service comes from performing in line with each organization’s mission, values, and standards.
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Protesters Enlist the Grinch to Get Some More Green

December 5, 2013
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In Chicago and across the nation fast-food workers protested on Dec. 5 seeking $15 an hour wages.
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Delivering Holiday Bonuses? Remember These Rules

November 14, 2013
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As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit abounds, employers can anticipate reviewing year-end figures to determine who goes on the naughty or nice list.
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The Fluctuating Rules for the Fluctuating Workweek

November 13, 2013
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There is a clear advantage to paying your salaried non-exempt employees via the fluctuating workweek. Just make sure you meet the FLSA’s four-pronged test.


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SpongeBob SquarePants, Employment Law Professor

November 12, 2013
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Bravo to Eugene Krabs for bringing the plight of the unpaid intern to the forefront of pop culture. Employees are not allowed to volunteer their time or work for free.
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Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

November 11, 2013
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Look for the Court to craft a rule that any gear, whether typically worn as clothing or not, is compensable 'protective gear' if it’s intended use is for protection for the specific needs of the job in question.
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Superman’s Origins and Why You Should Supercharge Those Who Do Superwork

November 4, 2013
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As your company soars to new heights thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of your team members, the organization should let the workers come along for the ride.
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A Nation of Wage Stagnation

October 14, 2013
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After a decade of flat wages, two economists say major changes are needed — and employers aren’t going to like them: Raise the minimum wage and create opportunities for workers to join unions.
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Must You Pay Your Employees for Civic and Charitable Work?

October 2, 2013
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Before you send that next email or memo requiring employees’ presence at a charitable event, don’t, unless you want to pay employees for their time.
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