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Compensation & Benefits

Snapshot: 5 fastest-growing benefits

03/13/2018

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

Working side hustle doesn’t stop eligibility for unemployment benefits

03/13/2018

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

03/13/2018

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

03/13/2018

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

Costco offers USA’s best comp & benefits package

03/06/2018

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

03/06/2018

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?

02/22/2018

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

02/21/2018

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.

Tax reform fueling changes to benefits and comp programs

02/21/2018

Tax reform legislation enacted late last year is already fueling changes to corporate America’s employee compensation and benefits programs, according to a new survey by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

DOL launches internal probe: Was tip pool data suppressed?

02/13/2018

The Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General is investigating allegations that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta ordered DOL staffers to quash internal research showing that a proposed rule allowing tip pooling in the hospitality industry would cost employees $5.8 billion per year.