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Compensation & Benefits

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Blasé millennials require a different mix of employee benefits


Millennial employees grew used to taking “just for now” jobs with little hope of long-term stability. Their experience should inform your benefits strategy.

Retirement benefits get Senate boost


Senate legislation introduced March 8 would help employees save more for retirement and encourage employers to offer retirement benefits.

Snapshot: 5 fastest-growing benefits


More employers added these benefits offerings than any others between 2016 and 2017.

Working side hustle doesn’t stop eligibility for unemployment benefits


In a recent unemployment compensation benefit decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has concluded that participating in the “gig-economy” doesn’t necessarily constitute self-employment.

Court puts EEOC wellness incentive on life support


A federal court has vacated a portion of the EEOC’s wellness program regulations, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Accident during mandatory trip deserves workers’ comp


A worker who was seriously injured while driving to mandatory training is eligible for workers’ compensation.

Costco offers USA’s best comp & benefits package


The 10,000 employees of Costco Wholesale, the discount warehouse retailer, enjoy the nation’s most generous pay and benefits, according to a survey by Indeed.com.

Account-based health plans drive biggest cost savings


The companies that do the best job of managing health care costs and improving plan efficiency rely on account-based health plans, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson.

Bonuses or pay raises: Which works best?


In December, some high-profile businesses announced they planned to give bonuses to their employees. Other companies said they would raise the minimum wage entry-level employees receive, with corresponding increases for higher-paid staff. Both strategies recognize a tightening job market. Which one is right for your organization?

Regardless of prior leave, prepare to offer more time off as a reasonable accommodation


Under the disability discrimination provisions of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, employers are required to offer extended leave as a reasonable accommodation for disabled employees—as long as the employee provides an estimated return date.

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