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Wanted: Better Approaches to Pay for Performance
Employers say their pay programs aren’t effectively rewarding individual performance. That’s led them to adjust their merit pay and annual bonus tactics, and even to go ratings-less.

EEOC to Require Pay Equity Data
Equal pay for women and men is  a worthy cause. But some management attorneys say that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s newly proposed pay disclosure requirement is not the way to level the two genders’ salaries.

Point/Counterpoint: Do Merit Increases Promote Sustained Performance Improvement?
What should be the relationship between merit awards and base pay aligned internally or with the broader job market? Two experts share their insights.

Court Report: No Overtime Pay for Picking Up Gear
Work-related actions that take place before or after an employee’s principal activities need not be compensated under the Fair Labor Standards Act if they are not integral and indispensable parts of the employee’s main job.

Study: Wage Growth Outpaces Official Numbers
Tracking wage changes separately for full-time job holders and for job switchers suggests that U.S. wage growth for 2015 was higher than reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Salaries, Bonuses Jump for Tech Pros and Newbies
Sixty-two percent of U.S. tech professionals reported earning higher salaries in 2015, and almost half did so as a result of upward mobility at the same company.

IT, Cybersecurity Salaries Rise
High salaries may hinder some companies from getting the senior-level technology talent they need. But IT professionals consider more than salary when accepting a job.

Higher Pay Ahead? Wage Growth Perks Up
Taking inflation into account, average wages for typical workers buy less today than in 2006. But recently there have been signs that “real” wages are heading up—assuming the economy doesn’t encounter unexpected shocks.


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