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Compensaton and Benefits

This section covers topics relating to the methods and practices of maintaining balance between interests of operating the company within the fiscal budget and attracting, developing, retaining, and rewarding high quality staff through wages and salaries which are competitive with the prevailing rates for similar employment in the labor markets.
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'Tis the Season for Holiday Workplace Issues. Day 4 - Holiday Pay and How Not to Get Scrooged by the FLSA

saraJodka.pngMany employees believe they are entitled to holiday pay, even if they do not work on the holiday. This is not the case. In fact, neither the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") nor most state laws, including Ohio, require a private employer to pay hourly employees for working or not working on holidays (federal or otherwise).  (For employers in Massachusetts, however, be sure to check your Blue laws.)

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How Your Business Can Support Family Involvement In Education -- and Benefit

worklife3Give employees a "flextime" option

Twenty-nine percent of employees in the U.S. are now offered this option. Employers often mandate core hours in which employees must work, such as 10 a.m.-3 p.m., but give workers flexibility to determine which early morning or late afternoon hours they will work.

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Artificially Lowering Payroll to Avoid Premium Fails

barryzalmaAre Per Diem Payments Payroll?

 No one likes to pay insurance premiums. Businesses and individuals continue to try methods to avoid paying high premiums if there is a facially honorable way to reduce premium costs just as they use similar methods to pay as little tax as facially within the law. In Readylink Healthcare, Inc v. Dave Jones, As Insurance Commissioner, Etc, No. B234509 (Cal.App. Dist.2 11/06/2012),

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Exempt or Nonexempt -THAT is the question!

pattischiapaAre you prepared to pay the price for making the wrong choice? One FLSA violation could cost YOU $10,000. The cost could also have devastating consequences to your organization.

 

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Lost wages: What records does your union need to keep; what policies should you develop?

puzzleSuppose you’ve just been audited by Office of Labor-Management Standards and your closing letter says your local union “did not retain adequate documentation for lost wage reimbursement payments to the Treasurer and Vice President totaling at least 53 times.” 

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HCX Facts

US investment in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2010 was nine times more than US investment in China during the same period. US investment in the UK was more than seven times more, and in Ireland nearly three times more, than in China. (Source: Transatlantic Economy 2011

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