Posts tagged with 'compensation'
Labor Department Schedules Webinars to Explain New Overtime RulesRead the rest of this entry »
Beginning New Year's Day, employers will have to start paying overtime to an estimated 1.3 million more workers.
Under rules announced last month by the Department of Labor, employees earning less than $684 a week will be entitled to time-and-a-half after 40 hours in a workweek. Some workers who are paid above the threshold may also be eligible for overtime pay, depending on their specific duties.
Applying the salary ...
1 Million More Workers Will Soon Be Entitled to OTRead the rest of this entry »
Now that the Department of Labor has finalized its new rules on overtime, employers have only until January 1, 2020 to decide how to comply.
Tuesday's long anticipated action by the DOL raises the minimum salary threshold for overtime pay from $455 to $684 a week. Employees earning less than the minimum, which works out to $35,568 per year, must be paid time and half for time worked in ...
Unfilled Jobs Helping to Push Wages UpRead the rest of this entry »
Friday's employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed employers created 130,000 new jobs last month, the lowest number since May. The private sector's share was 96,000; the balance reflected government hiring.
There's little doubt the numbers reflect a substantial slowdown from a year ago. Since January, all new job hiring has averaged 158,000 a month. Last year the average was 234,000. Whether that's due to the cooling global ...
Starting Pay For Grads Little Changed Since 2015Read the rest of this entry »
Last year's college graduates earned an average starting salary of $50,944.
That's a healthy bump above the average personal income for all workers, which was $46,550 when last measured in 2016. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers says starting pay for college grads has barely budged over the last three years,. The 1.4% increase from 2015 to 2018 is a "further illustration of the sluggish growth in overall ...
What Do You Need to Earn to Rent?Read the rest of this entry »
To afford a two-bedroom rental in New York City's fashionable Chelsea neighborhood you'd need to earn at least $49 an hour. Drive north 80 miles to Poughkeepsie, and you can get two-bedrooms for little more than half that.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition has compiled HUD data from across the U.S. on the fair market rent for one and two-bedroom rentals by state and right down to individual zip ...
Employers Scrambling to Comply With New Jersey Pay LawRead the rest of this entry »
In the year since New Jersey passed one of the toughest -- if not the toughest -- equal pay laws in the nation, employers have scrambled to comply.
The New Jersey Law Journal calls the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, "Unprecedented in breadth and scope in pay disparity claims." It makes it unlawful to pay members of a protected class (as defined by New Jersey, which is substantially ...
Pharma's Incentive Compensation Plans Growing More ComplexRead the rest of this entry »
As pharmaceutical companies shift their sales talent focus from recruitment to retention, they are adjusting their compensation programs to better align those goals with their most important business objectives.
An article on PharmExec.com discusses the tinkering companies have been doing with their variable pay to make it a larger percentage of compensation.
Partha S. Anbil , cognitive enterprise transformation leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences practice at IBM Global Business Services, ...
Pay Day Could Someday Be Any DayRead the rest of this entry »
When it comes to paying workers, not much has changed since the days the boss came around handing out envelopes. Direct deposit, which is how most companies pay employees, is more than 40 years old. Pay cards are a more recent innovation, but they're not common and mostly used by companies with casual workers and those without a bank account.
Changes, though, are on the horizon.
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Survey: 2018 Raises Were 3% Or LessRead the rest of this entry »
Retention's a big problem. Turnover is on the rise. And attracting talent -- any skilled, qualified applicant, let alone top tier talent -- tops most employers' list of workforce challenges.
Despite all that, the latest report from PayScale two-thirds of employers gave raises last year of 3% or less. In fact, says the survey from PayScale, just over a quarter gave less than 2.5%. Considering that the Consumer Price Index ...
No Raise For Most Workers This YearRead the rest of this entry »
Didn't get a raise this year? You've got plenty of company. A survey by the personal finance site Bankrate found 62% of workers did not get a raise or better paying job in the last 12 months.
That's a big jump from the 2017 survey when 52% of full- and part-time workers got no raise.
It's not entirely clear why so many workers are seeing their wages flatline. Greg McBride, ...