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Compensation & Benefits

What are the rules for paying an employee who cannot be located?

10/03/2018
Q. One of our workers has gone missing. Could we still have to pay him for the time he worked before he disappeared?

California appeals court upholds clock-in/clock-out rounding

10/03/2018
The decision reaffirms a 2016 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the subject and expands on the criteria used to determine whether a rounding policy is neutral in practice, and thus lawful.

Lower Rx cost growth rate projected in 2019

10/02/2018
Prescription drug costs are projected to grow more slowly in 2019, according to findings of the 2019 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey.

Benefits to attract & retain women: Go beyond the obvious

09/27/2018
The path to attracting and retaining top women employees in a hot job market is clear.

General Mills unveils improved paid time off policy

09/25/2018
Beginning Jan. 1, new parents will receive 12 weeks of paid time off at full pay. New mothers can get an additional six to eight weeks paid time off to recover from childbirth.

Out on medical leave? Don’t automatically reject bid for promotion

09/25/2018
You might assume that if an employee is out on medical leave and applies for a promotion or a different position, you can reject her application because she can’t currently work. But that could turn out to be a big mistake.

Employees who resign aren’t usually eligible for unemployment compensation benefits

09/25/2018
Generally, an employee who voluntarily resigns is ineligible for unemployment compensation benefits. However, there are some exceptions.

Where does the time go? On Nov. 4, back one hour

09/24/2018
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, to standard time, at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.

SSA reinstates employer no-match letters

09/24/2018
The Social Security Administration is again sending no-match letters, called Educational Correspondence Announcements, to employers that file W-2s on which employees’ names and Social Security numbers don’t match its records. Warning: W-2s with these mismatches may also garner penalties from the IRS.

Wage report spurs worries about retention

09/20/2018
With the economy humming along nicely, employers know they need to retain workers or face the task of trying to find new hires. That’s increasingly difficult to do.