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Bathroom Breaks Do Not Equal Breaks in Pay

September 12, 2013
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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July 9, 2013
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
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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Paying Employees for Accrued Vacation Upon Termination—Yay or Nay?

March 18, 2013
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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