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Income Subject to FICA Payroll Tax Increases in 2015
High-earners will pay more in Social Security taxes. Also, taxable income ranges adjusted for next year.

Severance Calculations Weigh Many Factors
Most organizations’ severance plans differentiate according to experience level, job title or position within the organization.

Salary Gripes Are Top Reason Employees Quit
Chief financial officers say the top reason good employees quit is inadequate pay and benefits; workers agree.

After-Inflation Wages Accelerating
The wages of job holders, not new hires, have become the primary contributor to overall wage growth, indicating a focus on retaining talent.

Guidance Expected on Stock Awards
The Financial Accounting Standards Board launches projects to simplify and improve accounting for stock awarded to employees and contractors.

Wal-Mart, Starbucks Will Raise Pay
Companies are getting out ahead of federal minimum wage requirements in some recently reported instances.

Court Affirms $5.8M Award in Wage-Hour Case
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a multi-million dollar wage and hour jury verdict in favor of a class of Tysons Foods employees.

In M&As, Financial Awards Target Key Talent
When considering retention budgets, most companies aim to retain key employees, not the maximum number of employees.

High Court Weighs Overtime for Screenings
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether workers must be paid overtime for going through a post-shift security check.

HR Managers OK with Minimum Wage Raise
A majority of hiring and HR managers think the minimum wage should be increased, just not to as much as labor activists would like.

New-Hire Pay Rates Up
The rate of increase for new-hire compensation rose in manufacturing and services in September, compared with a year ago, and half of all employers had difficulty recruiting for key positions in the past 12 months.

Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Rule
Union-organized campaigns and protests to raise the minimum wage are bearing fruit, at least for federal government contractors.

Job Descriptions Trigger Liability
Employee job descriptions often fail to withstand scrutiny when claims are brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other statutes.

Child Support Drives Wage Garnishment
Workers during their mid-adult years are most prone to garnished wages; divorce and child support are top reasons why.

Corporate Directors Get Pay Raise
Total pay for outside directors at the largest U.S. corporations increased by 6 percent last year, fueled by higher stock-based compensation.

Student Athletes’ Pay Stokes Controversy
A federal court ruled that the NCAA’s prohibiting student-athletes from being paid for the use of their names and images violated federal antitrust laws.

Starting Salaries Up for Class of 2014
Engineering graduates lead the way, while humanities and social science majors trail others.

DOL Touts Pay Transparency Rule
A Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rule to encourage pay transparency among federal contractors would not protect HR employees who improperly disclose compensation information.

Grocery Chain Bagged in Pay Discrimination Suit
A grocery chain will pay $6.5 million to settle a claim it underpaid clerks at low-end stores with predominantly Hispanic employees.

Top Performers’ Pay Differentiation Narrows
Rewards for high achievers will outpace those of others, but the extent of differentiation between the best and the rest has declined.

Silicon Valley’s Racial Pay Disparity
If you are a black or Latino resident in the ethnically diverse Silicon Valley, there’s probably a job for you. But it isn’t likely to be one of the better-paying positions.

Making Pay Public
Employees want to know, but should they be told? The pros and cons of salary transparency and managing    pay-related questions.

Who’s Responsible for Gender Pay Gap?
The ongoing challenge is to pay all employees fairly. Here are a few suggestions.

Pay Protests Seek Higher Minimum Wage
Politically tinged protests across the country called for more businesses to pay a $15 minimum wage.

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.


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