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Dems Looking to Reverse Justices’ Limits on Pay Claims

September 16, 2011
In a controversial pay discrimination case handed down last month, the Supreme Court majority asserted that Congress intended to strictly limit the time period in which a claim could be filed. Democrats in the House and Senate are poised to advance bills to overturn the ruling,
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Dear Workforce How Do We Reward Engineers Working Long Hours

September 7, 2011
We want to compensate and recognize engineers who work long hours and shift work due to the commissioning and start-up of new plants. We don’t pay overtime at their level, so we want to devise a formal measure of recognition. What kind of recognition scheme is appropriate or is used most often in such cases? And how do we go about developing it?
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Dear Workforce How Do We Decide Whether to Outsource Payroll or Bring It In-House

September 7, 2011
Our company has 300 employees, including 100 sales staff in 39 states. We outsource payroll processing to a firm that is not able to keep up with our growth. We are considering a larger payroll provider or bringing payroll in-house. What factors should be considered in this evaluation, and what have other companies our size found to be the most economical and efficient solution?
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