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The Future of the Minimum Wage—2015 and Beyond
Monitor developments to address the flurry of minimum wage activity, which can impact overtime-exempt employees.

Monitor Migration from Exempt to Nonexempt
Exempt positions can migrate to nonexempt for a variety of reasons, which raises the question of whether exempt employees should be required to fill out timesheets.

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.

More Expect to Pay Higher Bonuses
Most U.S. executives plan to give year-end bonuses, with those expecting to increase their annual payouts handily outpacing those who don’t.

FLSA Rule Change Expected in Q1
Prepare company budgets now for a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) proposed rule, currently expected in the first quarter of 2015.

Companies Analyze Pay-for-Performance
Using multiple definitions of pay and performance can reveal how well programs are working.

Settlement May Restrain Unpaid Internships
Lawsuits such as the one just settled by NBCUniversal for $6.4 million show the risk of maintaining unpaid internship programs.

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.


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