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Compensation & Benefits

Camps, religious and nonprofit educational centers get FLSA break

During the pandemic, many seasonal businesses have unexpectedly found themselves forced to comply with the FLSA. Now the Department of Labor is cutting those employers a much-needed break.

Audit duties, pay scales to ensure EPA compliance

Ensure Equal Pay Act compliance by routinely reviewing all job descriptions for similarities between positions. Then check similar positions’ salary ranges for consistency and the sex of job incumbents.

Anticipate resentment of covid parental leave

Employees who do not have children may grumble about the flexibility granted to co-workers who do. Conversely, working parents may worry that their performance is being harshly judged against that of co-workers without childcare responsibilities.

Covid forces changes to employer sick leave policies

Nearly half of employers—49%—are altering how they handle sick leave in response to coronavirus-related absences, according to the Mercer consulting firm.

Time, time again: Fall back on Nov. 1

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour to standard time at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1.

DOL revises regulations covering FFCRA paid sick, FMLA leave

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on Sept. 11 issued revised regulations affecting the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Prepare to pay for employee misclassification

If you use independent contractors as part of your workforce, be sure to do it correctly. Erroneously classifying an employee as an independent contractor is likely to trigger an investigation by a state or federal agency.

Be ready to reimburse teleworker expenses

Employers may need to pay employees back for some infrastructure improvements they had to make so they could work remotely.

Presidential campaign: Where Trump, Biden differ on HR issues

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden disagree on most issues affecting America’s workplaces. Here is a breakdown of where they stand.

Pandemic wreaks havoc on salesperson compensation

New research from the WorldatWork total-rewards association suggests that professionals who sell for a living will come up short on meeting their 2020 sales goals.