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Compensation & Benefits

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Economy is booming, but when will wages rise?

07/17/2018
With low unemployment and a growing GDP, Americans are feeling much more comfortable about the economy. Yet a concerning trend lurks underneath an otherwise booming economy: slow wage growth.

Snapshot: Almost all employers offer retirement benefits

07/17/2018
95% of employers offer one or more retirement plans. For most, those are defined-contribution plans such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s.

Retirement savings are significant source of wealth

07/17/2018
Retirement plan investments are the most valuable assets many Americans own, excluding the value of homes, according to research by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Employee passed on second-chance offer? That may rule out unemployment benefits

07/10/2018
Sending an employee home following a dispute or workplace error with instructions to think about the event doesn’t count as a discharge—it’s a second chance. Failing to return to work afterward then becomes a resignation, thus disqualifying the employee from receiving unemployment benefits.

Snapshot: Uninsured rate is rising again

07/10/2018
The percentage of working age Americans without health insurance is the highest it has been since 2013.

3 states require individual mandate reporting

07/10/2018
Some states have initiated their own individual mandates—which require most residents to have health coverage—in an effort to stabilize shaky state insurance markets.

Recruiting: Attract millennials by helping pay their student loans

07/03/2018
Smart employers know it pays to appeal to millennial employees. For many millennials, one constant has defined their financial status for the entirety of their adult lives: The burden of student loan debt.

Supreme Court: Public sector workers can’t be forced to pay union fees

06/27/2018
Expect the decision to substantially weaken public-sector unions—which traditionally support Democratic candidates—as this ruling likely means the unions will likely see a large drop in funding.

Texas Supreme Court: FMLA leave doesn’t bar unemployment

06/27/2018
The Texas Supreme Court has decided someone on unpaid FMLA leave may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Cash is still king for performance incentives

06/26/2018
Short-term, cash incentives continue to dominate the incentive-pay landscape among American employers, according to new research released last month by the WorldatWork total rewards association.
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