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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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Living Wage Backers Storm City Hall in New York

May 13, 2011
The bill, which would compel employers at projects that receive $100,000 or more in city subsidies to pay workers $10 an hour plus benefits or $11.50 without benefits, was expected to draw passionate testimony from supporters and opponents.
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Appeals Court Ruling on OT Pay to Sales Reps Stands

March 2, 2011
The 2nd Circuit Court’s July 2010 ruling stands because the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case. It affects about 2,500 current and former sales representatives employed by Novartis who are suing for unpaid overtime.
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