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Corporate Director Pay Rose 4%, But Cash Was Flat
Annual pay for outside directors hit new highs last year, with a larger share of directors’ compensation  tied to company performance.

Calif. Fair Pay Law Is Toughest in Nation
California’s new Fair Pay Law seeks to close the wage gap between men and women by requiring comparable pay for “substantially similar” work—not equal pay for equal work.

How Employers Can Negotiate the ‘Money Talk’ and Win
The “money talk” with job candidates can leave the employer excited about a new hire, or regretful over a lost candidate.

Some Positive Income Growth Has Emerged in 2015
While the days of sizable annual salary increases are likely over,  research by the Society for Human Resource Management shows that base pay has slowly improved for some members of the workforce in 2015.

Bonuses Often Awarded to Subpar Performers
Thirty percent of U.S. companies plan to give bonuses to employees who fail to meet performance expectations. Also, many employers are having difficulty retaining critical-skill employees. These two findings are not unrelated.

Pay Transparency Rule Won't Protect HR
The U.S. Department of Labor clarified that its new rule expanding the right of federal contract workers to discuss pay inequality does not protect HR professionals from disclosing what others earn.

CEO Pay Ratio Isn’t So Simple
While the Securities and Exchange Commission's new CEO pay ratio disclosure may seem relatively straightforward to determine, digging into the data—and considering the complexity of factors that influence the numbers—reveals it may be difficult to calculate and interpret.

Overtime Rule Change Bad for Business?
Under proposed regulations, faced with the difficult recalculation of overtime rates, employers may forgo incentive payments to nonexempt employees.

Proposed Overtime Rule Puts Focus on Compliance
The proposed rule to limit white-collar overtime exemptions is likely, when finalized, to add to the explosion of class-action litigation under the wage and hour statute.


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