A Full Guide to Compensation and Benefits

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Compensation and benefits refer to the benefits a firm provides to its employees in exchange for their labor. Compensation and benefits are thus a key part of Human Resource Management. In this article, we will provide you with a full guide about compensation and benefits.

What’s the Definition of a Highly Compensated Employee?

Zenefits

There are several differences between highly compensated employees (HCEs) and non-highly compensated employees (NHCEs). It’s important for HR professionals to understand the definition of a highly compensated employee for tax reasons, benefits, and legal purposes. The definition states that it’s an employee who meets one of the following scenarios: He or she owns 5 percent of the company providing the benefits plan.

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Is “overqualified” code for age discrimination?

The Employer Handbook

“Overqualified” Is Just Another Word For Age Discrimination. His post from last Friday, “ ‘Overqualified’ Is Just Another Word For Age Discriminationdefinitely caught my attention. Image Credit: Pixabay.com ([link].

Iowa Court Decision Blurs Definition of Disability in Workers’ Comp Cases

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from the Iowa Court of Appeals should cause Iowa employers to hit pause on routine decisions relating to workers’ compensation claimants. The jury returned a verdict in excess of $600,000, finding illegal disability discrimination.

Auto Dealer to Pay $125,000 for Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Pollack Peacebuilding

Titus-Will’s actions are in definite violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits an employee’s disability being a reason they are discriminated against, or perceived to be discriminated against, in any way. .

Which Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Zenefits

They also make it easier for you and your management team to prevent discrimination and the complaints that may result. Written non-discrimination rules might also limit your liability in the event of a complaint, as you will have a record of your efforts to prevent discrimination. If you’re wondering which non-discrimination policies to include in an employee handbook, we’ve got you covered. Types of Non-discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook.

Two Compliance Issues every HR professional should know and teach to managers

OmegaHR Solutions

Anti-discrimination. We know that discrimination is a “bad” thing, but unfortunately discrimination, both intended and unintended, still occurs. These include: Race- Race was the defining discrimination in the Civil Rights Act and it remains a major point in the US.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination.

What is EEO?

Workable

The basic EEO definition (or equal employment opportunity) is the idea that everyone should be treated fairly when they’re considered for various employment decisions (including hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, etc.). These exceptions of the EEO definition are bona fide qualifications (or “genuine occupational qualifications” in the UK) for a specific job. And, consider taking actions to combat overlooked types of discrimination, like age discrimination.

What Non-Discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook

Zenefits

They also make it easier for you and your management team to prevent discrimination and the complaints that may result. Written non-discrimination rules might also limit your liability in the event of a complaint, as you will have a record of your efforts to prevent discrimination. If you’re wondering which non-discrimination policies to include in an employee handbook, we’ve got you covered. Types of Non-discrimination Policies to Include in an Employee Handbook.

Protect Your Business: How to Avoid the Most Common Discrimination Charge

Insperity

In 2014, nearly 43 percent of all discrimination complaints filed nationwide with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused employers of retaliation. And according to the EEOC, the number of findings based on a retaliation claim is outpacing other types of discrimination. Among the reasons people accuse their employer of discrimination, retaliation is the easiest for them to allege and the most challenging for a company to defend.

Extreme Pay Transparency

Compensation Cafe

This is a difficult question that is further complicated by a fluid definition of "transparency". To others, transparency means pay process transparency - communicating to employees how compensation decisions are made and providing them with enough information to really understand those decisions. It's only natural that they comfortably and willingly share all of the details of their compensation packages with one another.

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Hostile Work Environment Guide: What you can do as an employer

HR Digest

Definition of Hostile Work Environment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1966, and Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, protects employees who are discriminated against based on their gender, race, color, ethnicity and religion.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Determining exactly what constitutes hours worked is essential in determining an employee’s compensation and compliance with both minimum wage and overtime requirements of the act. This broad definition of hours worked may require that an employee be compensated for time the employer does not otherwise consider working time, such as travel time, waiting time and certain meal, rest and sleep periods, and time the employee is required to spend in training, at seminars, or in meetings.

Cafe Classic: Women Kick at the Wage Ball

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: With this week's renovation of the EEOC charge filed a few years back and a refreshed lawsuit about "institutionalized gender discrimination" in compensation by the U.S. Gender wage discrimination in American hit the headlines again yesterday.

All Employee Medical Information Isn’t Protected by HIPAA

HR Bartender

The fact you have TMI can be used by an employee to make out the elements of a discrimination claim. Under this definition, Covered Entities are health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers.

Offering Retirement Benefits to Employees: Pros and Cons

HR Digest

Offering retirement benefits to employees is a remarkable way of increasing the profits the compensation package of a company. These plans are usually designed to give deferred compensation for single or more executives in an organization.

Managing Pay Equity in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) – prohibits discrimination with respect to compensation because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The laws may also have different definitions for what constitutes “substantially similar” work.

Watch out for these 8 workplace bully personality types

HR Morning

To compensate, these bullies spend a majority of their time watching more competent workers and looking for areas of skilled workers’ performance to complain about. Discrimination & Harassment Management Special Report bullying workplace bullying

Missing Participants Errors Now Top DOL, IRS Audit Focus, Nudging Out Late Payroll Deposits, Winston & Strawn Says

HR Daily Advisor

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Cafe Classic: The Age-Earnings Relationship Is Not What You Think

Compensation Cafe

The Towers Perrin research found that cash compensation (including bonuses) for older workers were typical for the positions held. Terrence Clauretie argues that while earnings decline, total compensation (including benefits) declines much later and much less.

How ‘Matchmaking’ Brought in a New Classification of Worker

HR Daily Advisor

Fewer ongoing employer expenses, such as Social Security contributions, paid vacation, workers compensation, limited or no benefit obligations, training, on-and off-boarding, and performance management. definitions, the contingent worker is a square peg trying to fit into round holes.

Fishing for Facts about Pay Inequity

Compensation Cafe

Friday brought another bombshell about pay to gladden the hearts of compensation people looking for more work. President Obama announced a widened executive action initiative to gather facts about pay discrimination based on gender, race and ethnicity.

Women Kick at the Wage Ball

Compensation Cafe

Gender wage discrimination in American hit the headlines again yesterday. The term has no legal definition binding on parties in court trials. James (Jim) Brennan is an independent compensation advisor with extensive total rewards experience, specializing in job evaluation, market pricing and pay budget distribution. An EEOC complaint was filed by female football players.

Best Practices for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Your Business

Synergy

The pressure is on for businesses to move beyond a simple definition of diversity and reach a level of inclusion. Some priorities like compensation or succession planning may be more obvious, but others may not be as clear.

Are You Ready for True Workforce Fluidity?

Ultimate Software

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 further protects these choices in the workplace, disallowing discrimination in job hiring, termination, and promotions based on a person’s race, color, creed, and gender.

How Unequal Pay Can Affect Your Business

Reflektive

In response, many states and municipalities are passing updated pay inequity laws, which sometimes do more to muddy the definition of pay equity than address it. The majority of the US workforce–67 percent–report being unwilling to apply for jobs at any company they believe practices wage discrimination. Regularly reviewing employee compensation helps identify and fix pay equity issues. Remember gender discrimination goes beyond unequal pay.

Plan Sponsors Must Now Analyze 401(k) Plan Administration (Part 2)

HR Daily Advisor

Today we will continue to explore the topic, including the definition of compensation and hardship distributions. Compensation Definition. Compensation definitions specify remuneration elements that are either included or excluded when making contribution calculations.

Cultural Change: An Update on Workforce Diversity

Inpower Coaching

As I’ve begun to explore the interpersonal dynamics of workplace discrimination more closely, I have gone back to update my own understanding of workforce diversity data and what it tells us about the the demographic makeup of the modern workforce.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Determining exactly what constitutes hours worked is essential in determining an employee’s compensation and compliance with both minimum wage and overtime requirements of the act. This broad definition of hours worked may require that an employee be compensated for time the employer does not otherwise consider working time, such as travel time, waiting time and certain meal, rest and sleep periods, and time the employee is required to spend in training, at seminars, or in meetings.

The EEOC has a new Acting Chair. And employers should be doing a happy dance.

The Employer Handbook

According to this EEOC press release , Acting Chair Lipnic’s prior experience includes service as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards, which oversaw the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Office of Labor Management Standards and the Office of Workers Compensation Programs. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

The deficits in coaching definitely made me stronger. When I asked my manager if my compensation would be reevaluated, she said that performance reviews and compensation are only reviewed at the end of the year. At this point, it isn’t about compensation.

NJ is about to pass a HUUUUUUUUUUUGE gender pay equity bill. Are you ready for it?

The Employer Handbook

Forget about requiring employees or prospective employees to consent to a shortened statute of limitations or to waive any of the protections provided by the “Law Against Discrimination.” Instead, our compensation model is entirely transparent, upfront, and objective.

Nike bolsters wages of 7K staffers to close pay gap: Will other firms follow its lead?

HR Morning

Moving forward, Nike says it will conduct deeper analyses of all roles in the company to ensure everyone is compensated fairly.

From Marijuana To #MeToo—Top Employment Law Updates For 2019

PlanSource

We’re only a quarter through 2019 and employment law is already changing at a rapid pace, with an increasingly widespread commitment to greater pay equity, access to paid leave, and protection from harassment and discrimination.