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HR Questions and Answers on Compensation
Benefits: Domestic Partner: If we provide health insurance benefits to the domestic partners of employees, must we calculate a value of those health benefits and charge that to the employee?
Bonus: Must an employer pay out a bonus to a terminating or already terminated employee?
Bonus: We want to celebrate employees’ anniversaries by giving them awards for their length of service with the company. Is that taxable income to them?
Bonus: What is the difference between a discretionary and a nondiscretionary bonus?
Commission Based Pay: PTO: We have full time employees who are paid 100% commission. How do I calculate the rate of pay they are paid when they take paid time off?
Commission-based Pay: An employee who earns commission is leaving the company. How do we handle commission payments that are still outstanding? What are our obligations?
Commission-Based Pay: Sales Draw: What are “draws” under a sales compensation plan, and how do they work?
Commission-Based Pay: What are the components of a commission-only sales plan? Can we pay employees commissions only?
Communication: What should be included in a total compensation statement?
Compensable Hours: General: Do we have to pay employees for their time spent going to mandatory drug testing?
Compensable Hours: General: What must be included as "hours worked" when calculating weekly overtime?
Differential Pay: What are some common types of differential/premium pay, and in what instances would an employer consider offering this type of pay to its employees?
Effective Practices: How do we establish pay for an employee in an acting or interim role?
Effective Practices: Pay Freeze: We want to lift a pay freeze we implemented. How do we do it so that it is fair?
Expenses: Travel: Do we have to reimburse personal auto mileage for business-related trips?