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Avoid Holiday Wage and Hour Traps
The holiday season can trip up employers in many ways, from end-of-year shutdowns to off-the-clock work requests.


Security Screening Time Not Compensable, Supreme Court Rules
Warehouse workers are not entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act for time they spend going through a security check, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled.

Time to Fix Deferred Comp Errors
Resolve early, missed and erroneous payments in nonqualified deferred compensation plans before the year ends—or risk incurring Section 409A penalties.

Severance Policy Benchmarks
Make sure that corporate severance and change-in-control plans are on sound footing, with the right elements in place.

Millennials Closing Pay Gap, Up to a Point
The good news is that U.S. Millennials appear to be closing what has been a frustratingly persistent gender pay gap. The not-so-good news is that the higher the corporate ladder Millennial women climb, the more that pay gap widens.

Raise and Promotion Requests Rising
If managers are not already fielding requests for raises and promotions, they soon may be; CFOs report that the number of requests is increasing.

Factory Wages Stagnate, Study Finds
Real wages for manufacturing workers declined by 4.4 percent from 2003 to 2013—almost three times faster than for U.S. workers as a whole, a new study shows.

The Future of the Minimum Wage—2015 and Beyond
Monitor developments to address the flurry of minimum wage activity, which can impact overtime-exempt employees.

Small Employers’ Wage/Hour Errors
Large employers may be getting the message on wage and hour compliance, but common issues persist among small employers.

Monitor Migration from Exempt to Nonexempt
Exempt positions can migrate to nonexempt for a variety of reasons, which raises the question of whether exempt employees should be required to fill out timesheets.

Income Subject to FICA Payroll Tax Increases in 2015
High-earners will pay more in Social Security taxes. Also, taxable income ranges adjusted for next year.

More Expect to Pay Higher Bonuses
Most U.S. executives plan to give year-end bonuses, with those expecting to increase their annual payouts handily outpacing those who don’t.

Companies Analyze Pay-for-Performance
Using multiple definitions of pay and performance can reveal how well programs are working.


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