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US Compensation and Employee Benefits

Payroll Advice for Small Businesses
April 26 2017 - Payroll management is not straightforward, and if you are a small business without any payroll experts, it can be a minefield trying to work through all of the legalities and setting up systems and processes.

Why CEO Pay Keeps Going UP
October 12 2010 - Unjustified increases for a few CEOs can lead to "legitimate" salary increases for others.

Executive Perks
October 8 2008 - A recent report from Compdata Surveys shows that cell phones are the most popular executive perks in the United States.

Financial Incentives May Not Motivate
September 26 2007 - Jeffrey Pfeffer said organizations can be misguided if they use incentive pay based on the belief "that if employees were just compensated appropriately, virtually every organizational and management problem could be solved."

Competition For Top Employees Increasing
August 27 2007 - The Compensation Data 2007 survey shows that competition for top employees is increasing with 96.1 per cent of organizations actively recruiting, voluntary turnover at 12.3 per cent for all industries, and total turnover at 18.3 per cent.

International Executive Equity Awards
August 27 2007 - A recent survey has shown that many US companies are seeking to remain globally competitive by significantly decreasing the size of their equity awards to non-US executives, a significant change in compensation strategy.

Employee Benefit Survey
June 29 2007 - The Society for Human Resources Management's annual benefit survey found little difference between the employee benefits on offer in 2007 and the previous year with only a slight reduction in the percentage of organizations offering some financial and compensation benefits.

Vacation Entitlement Survey
June 29 2007 - The summer vacation season is here and a new survey shows that there has been little change in the number of vacation days offered to exempt employees since 2005.

Paid Leave Comparisons
February 12 2007 - A comparison of public policies for working families in 173 countries shows that while the US performs well in protecting individual employees from workplace discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, and disability it is less effective in supporting family life.

Utility Salaries Standing Still
January 23 2007 - The Compensation Data 2006 survey of more than 5300 employers reveals that salaries within utilities have largely stood still over the last three years. The survey found that education and experience are responsible for large disparities. For example, electrical engineering managers with eight years relevant experience and a bachelor's degree earned an average of US$99 148; 51.8 per cent more than a senior-level, cable construction technician with one year's experience and a high school degree.

Managers Prefer Long Weekends Over Vacations
January 12 2007 - A recent survey found that workers below management grade are more likely to make full use of their holiday entitlement compared to executive and middle-level employees, who tend to take long weekend vacations. While employees value time away many feel obliged to work and stay in touch with their organizations on their days off.

Forget the Company Car - Laptops Are the Best Perk
May 19 2005 - A survey of 994 outplaced employees and managers by global career services company Lee Hecht Harrison found that far more of today's job hunters want to receive a laptop than a company car from their next employer.

Pelosi - Equal Pay as a Family Issue
April 20 2005 - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day symbolizes the day each year that women's wages catch up to men's wages from the previous year:

Women Ask For Less
July 7 2003 - A study by Lisa A. Barron, assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine's Graduate School of Management, indicates that women who negotiate job offers generally ask for lower initial salaries than do men.

Overtime Pay Regulations
July 3 2003 - The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today said the Department of Labor's efforts to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will clarify the extremely complicated regulations, and also open the door for nearly 1.3 million more American workers to receive overtime pay.

California Wage Gap Between Whites and African Americans Worsens
May 9 2003 - African Americans and Latinos in California still earn less per hour than whites, according to a recent study by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).