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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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People Moves, September 2013

September 16, 2013
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Elizabeth Brown to Trulia, Nicole Gardner to McLennan Cos. and Steve Cohen to BenefitMall
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Bathroom Breaks Do Not Equal Breaks in Pay

September 12, 2013
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Treating your employees like tagged wildlife — tracking and recording their every move within the workplace — will create an work environment of distrust and apathy. Instead, you should treat all employees like professionals, and address performance-based issues as they arise.
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Employers Miss the Mark on Bonuses: Survey

August 20, 2013
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For the third straight year, employers do not expect to fully fund their annual employee bonus pools, according to a new survey.
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Survey: Salary Forecast for U.S. Workers a Bit Brighter Than Overseas Counterparts

August 6, 2013
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The improving U.S. economy is good news for the strength of salary increases in the near term.
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Best Practices in Compensation (July 2013)

July 9, 2013
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Pay-for-performance programs are a great way to help low-performing employees improve their contribution levels. But implementing such a program is no simple matter. Published in July 2013, our new Best Practices in Compensation white paper explores four important considerations-and how today's organizations can get make a pay-for-performance strategy work for them.
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A Reminder About Holiday Pay

July 3, 2013
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Tomorrow's July 4th holiday is a paid day off for many American workers. Last year, I wrote a post titled, '8 Things You Need to Know About Holiday Pay.' In light of tomorrow's holiday, I thought it was a good idea to revisit that list.
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#SHRM13: Opening Day at SHRM Book It

June 17, 2013
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As Hillary Clinton chatted about whatever she chatted about, other SHRM attendees opted to spend their time in pursuit of their profession.
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Paying Employees for Accrued Vacation Upon Termination—Yay or Nay?

March 18, 2013
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According to the court, the employee handbook clearly stated that accrued vacation is forfeited to an employee upon termination. To me, however, such as policy is draconian and overbearing. Instead, consider limiting vacation and other paid time off forfeitures to “for cause” terminations.
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Average Salary for Technology Professional Rises 5.3 Percent: Survey

January 29, 2013
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The average salary for technology professionals rose 5.3 percent in 2012—the largest increase in a decade, according to a Dice Holdings Inc. salary survey.
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