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Variable Pay Spending Spikes to Record High
Variable pay as a percent of payroll spending hits a new record in 2014.

Making Pay Public
The pros and cons of salary transparency, and how HR can best manage pay transparency issues.

Six Ways to Modernize FLSA
Some changes that business advocates would like to see in upcoming revisions to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.

How Much Pay to Feel Successful?
While most Americans are unsatisfied with their salaries, there appears to be a tipping point.

Pay Raises Spotlight Top Performers
Raises for high-achievers -- roughly 8 percent of the workforce -- trend higher as pay differentiation increases.

Salary Budget Increases Broadly Consistent
Despite a wide consensus on salary increase budgets averaging around 3 percent for this year and next, in eight U.S. cities pay raise budgets have declined.

Base Salary Rise of 3% Forecast for 2015
U.S. workers can expect a median base salary increase of 3 percent in 2015, still below pre-recession levels, new research shows.

Canadian Salaries to Rise Slightly
Canadian employers expect salaries to rise by an average of 2.8 percent in 2015, up slightly from the average 2.6 percent raise expected for 2014.

Rule Details Contractors’ Equal Pay Reports
A proposed rule calls on federal contractors to report on equal pay by race, ethnicity and sex.

Workweek Need Not Maximize Overtime Pay
An employer doesn’t violate the Fair Labor Standards Act simply because its workweek doesn’t maximize overtime pay, the 5th Circuit ruled.

LinkedIn Agrees to Pay Millions in Back Wages
The social media giant’s settlement shows that not training managers on FLSA duties may be much costlier than providing the training in the first place.

CEO Pay Up But Bonuses, Stock Options Shrink
In place of discretionary bonuses, CEOs are more likely to receive short-term incentive plan payouts, whose performance linkage are more readily apparent to shareholders.

Hiring Pace Pressures New-Hire Pay
Increased hiring is starting to affect employers’ ability to maintain flat new-hire compensation rates.

Best-Performing Companies Pay Executives Differently
The highest performers in the S&P 1500 don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to executive pay.

Administration Targets ‘Wage Theft’
The Obama administration and congressional Democrats take steps to ramp up FLSA enforcement.

Order Requires Contractors to Disclose Violations
Prospective federal contractors now must disclose violations of wage and hour, family and medical leave, and other labor laws.

Proximity to CEO Drives Chief Marketers’ Pay
Chief marketers who report directly to CEOs are likely to earn more than their peers.

Say-on-Pay Support Hits Record High

Pay Is Millennials’ Top Job Concern

Discussing Pay During Recruitment

Got Stock? Employees Want Their Share

Bonuses Show Upswing


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