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Compensation & Benefits

Half of employees have 3-month rainy-day cushion

Only 20% of American families had liquid savings of more than three months of their family income.

Drywall company can’t paper over wage violations

Rice Drywall has agreed to pay 558 employees $354,763 in back wages after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the company misclassified employees as independent contractors.

Automatic timekeeping system? Make sure it truly records all hours worked

A group of about 100 customer service representatives have won class-action status for their lawsuit alleging overtime and underpayment violations. The case highlights how crucial it is for timekeeping systems to capture all hours worked.

San Antonio delays paid sick leave, Dallas moves ahead

By now, San Antonio’s paid sick leave ordinance was supposed to have gone into effect. But thanks to a compromise between city government and a group of local employers, affected employers won’t have to begin providing paid leave until at least Dec. 1, 2019.

What education benefits do employers offer?

Tuition assistance to help employees take undergraduate and graduate college courses remains the most common education-related benefit.

October 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Owners must pay millions to restore retirement plan

Two former owners of a media company will pay $7.8 million to settle federal charges that highly speculative investments cost their employees’ pension fund tens of millions of dollars.

Out-of-pocket costs rising twice as fast as pay

Employer strategies to shift more health care costs to employees are working.

California: Prepare for expanded paid leave benefit starting next July

Effective July 1, 2020, California workers who receive paid family leave benefits under the California State Disability Insurance Program will be able to receive eight weeks of time off instead of the current six.

Security company zapped for overtime violations

Star Pro Security Patrol of Costa Mesa, California, has agreed to settle charges it failed to pay proper overtime to 63 employees.