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Are Graduate Assistants Employees or Students?

November 21, 2013
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The status of a graduate assistant must be analyzed based on the 'economic realities' of each individual.


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The Email Curfew for Wage-and-Hour Compliance

November 20, 2013
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How do you prevent employees from claiming overtime wages for the off-the-clock time they spend receiving, reading, and sending work-related emails? Maybe an email curfew is the answer.


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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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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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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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Differences Between SUB-pay and Traditional Severance Pay

August 13, 2013
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The plan is a tax-exempt trust account set up by employers to offset state unemployment insurance.
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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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Paid Sick Leave: Solving a Health Issue or Another Burden on Employers?

June 4, 2013
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New York is the latest to approve a paid-sick-leave measure, although opponents say such laws raise business costs, which could prevent them from hiring new workers or even trigger layoffs.
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CEOs See More Green, but 2012 Bump Only 1.2%: Survey

April 25, 2013
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Boards appear to be taking a more cautious approach to total chief executive compensation, though the pay gap between worker and boss continues to grow.
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A Call for Standards as At-Home Senior Care Workforce Rapidly Expands

February 27, 2013
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Some 6 million seniors employ in-home caregivers for daily assistance, and that number is expected to double by 2030. Yet many in-home caregivers struggle to make ends meet. More than 90 percent are women, nearly half are minorities, and 40 percent rely on Medicaid and food stamps.
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