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Overtime Rule Could Wreak Havoc
The Department of Labor's long-anticipated overtime proposed rule will be released shortly, Tammy McCutchen, attorney at Littler in Washington, D.C., said at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference. Some of what she's hearing about the proposal is alarming.

Remote Work and the FLSA: Reduce Your Risks
In the age of 24/7 connectivity, it's vital for employers to establish control over employees' worktime so as to reduce the risk of noncompliance with the FLSA and the huge settlements that courts often impose for FLSA violations, advised Christine D. Hanley, J.D., during the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference.

Keep Incentive Pay Plans Simple but Challenging
The age of base pay as the most important compensation component is over, and the era of variable comp is at hand, said Stacey R. Carroll, SHRM-SCP, at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference.

Rewards Management: One Size Doesn't Fit All
Rewards that are not believed to be equitable, competitive and appropriate can damage your organization's value proposition and make attraction and retention more difficult, Robert J. Greene explained at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference.

Forecasters See a 2.7% Increase in U.S. Salary Budgets
When developing salary increase budgets, consider not only the market movement of salaries but also inflation, unemployment and other factors, a preliminary 2016 salary forecast advises.

They'd Rather Find a New Job than Ask for a Raise
Many employees are stewing over their pay but lack the confidence to ask for a raise, and that is taking a toll on their engagement—and making it more likely that they’ll seek new employment elsewhere.

CEO Pay Mix Emphasizes Long-Term Incentives
In determining the recipe for CEO compensation at top U.S. public companies, market enthusiasm driving pay levels higher was tempered by the impact of active shareholders on compensation committees.

Uber Appeals Ruling that Driver was Employee
The debate over whether ride-sharing company Uber’s drivers are employees or independent contractors is revving up, with implications for others working in the "sharing economy."

Changes on Tap for Pay-for-Performance Disclosures
Public companies are rethinking how they tell their pay-for-performance story to shareholders in light of proposed pay disclsoure regulations.


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