COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Is it double-dipping to receive both workers' comp and Social Security benefits?

03/03/2015
Q. Can an injured worker obtain both workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security disability benefits at the same time?

Can missed quotas add up to docked pay?

03/03/2015
Q. Can an employee’s pay be docked for failing to meet a production quota?

Philadelphia mayor signs paid sick leave bill

03/03/2015
Effective May 13, Philadelphia em­­ployers of 10 or more must provide one hour of paid leave for every 40 hours an employee works. Mayor Michael Nutter had twice vetoed similar legislation, fearing that the mandate would burden city employers still emerging from the recession.

What to do if your health plan was affected by Anthem's data breach

03/02/2015

In February, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the largest health insurers in the country, announced it had been targeted by a cyber attack that compromised the confidentiality of medical and other personal information maintained on its computer systems. If your organization provides benefits through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, your employees have probably been affected.

Compensation is probably a mystery to your employees

03/02/2015
Chances are, less than half of your employees have any idea how your compensation system works. Polled by the nonprofit total-rewards organization WorldatWork, large numbers of HR pros confessed that they have generally done a poor job of explaining how their organizations decide how much to pay people.

How to handle unclaimed paychecks

03/02/2015
A recent lawsuit in Delaware serves as a good reminder for employers to make sure they handle unclaimed paychecks the correct way.

March 2015: Employer's business tax calendar

02/28/2015
Here's your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Auditors get new marching orders for payroll audits

02/27/2015
Outsourcing your payroll operations to a third party doesn’t get you off the hook for your undeposited payroll taxes, if your third party drops the ball.

27 biweekly pay periods in 2015? Can that be correct?

02/26/2015
Q: I’m new to payroll. I just noticed that we will have 27 biweekly pay periods in 2015. How do we deal with this? How should we communicate this to employees?

Texas homebuilder brings employees on 'mission trips'

02/26/2015
After a year on the job at Beten­­bough Homes in Lubbock, Texas, employees may accompany execs and colleagues on an all-expense-paid “mission trip.”

Put your slackers to shame with this amazing example of dedication

02/25/2015
On Jan. 30, Ron Kline, an employee of toilet manufacturer Mansfield Plumbing, reached a career milestone most people would never dream of: 50 years of perfect attendance.

What's the current mileage reimbursement rate?

02/24/2015
Q. Some of my construction employees must drive their personal cars to and from various work sites during work hours. Am I required to reimburse these employees for the miles they drive during this travel? If so, what is the amount per mile?

California Supreme Court rules on pay for on-call and sleep time

02/24/2015
The California Supreme Court has held that the on-call hours for security guards who work 24-hour shifts constituted compensable hours worked. The court also ruled that the guards’ employer could not exclude “sleep time” from the guards’ 24-hour shifts.

Federal judge strikes raises for home health workers

02/24/2015
One of President Obama’s attempts to stimulate the economy has been nixed by a federal court.

New California law requires pay for rest or recovery periods

02/24/2015
SB 1360, passed late in 2014, requires employers to pay employees for recovery periods taken during hot weather.
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