Comp & Benefits

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    MLB takes a swing at back-up child care, elder care benefits

    A key driver of employee turnover during the pandemic, caregiving has been the subject of numerous employer benefits initiatives in recent months.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Paid leave is needed, but is it enough?

    Concerted efforts around long-term flexible work options may be just as important, writes one exec from Financial Health Network.

    By Matt Bahl • Nov. 29, 2021
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    Inside the rapidly changing world of benefits

    When employers look for innovative ways to attract and retain workers while simultaneously cutting costs, benefits tend to emerge as the answer.

    By HR Dive staff
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    Workers doubt employers' commitments to closing pay gaps

    Pay equity has come into the spotlight in recent years, prompting more organizations to say they conduct pay parity reviews.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    DOL finalizes Jan. 30 deadline for $15 federal contractor minimum wage

    It has been nearly four months since DOL published its proposed rule.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    US tech salaries down slightly, but the market favors candidates

    A 1.1% decrease in average salaries comes down to demand, as companies need to hire junior candidates to fill senior roles. 

    By Brian Eastwood • Nov. 22, 2021
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    Cutting through the noise: 3 ways to make a big impact on employee wellbeing in 2022

    With burnout at an all-time high, how can HR leaders find the right solutions for their workforce?

    By Aimee Gindin, Head of Marketing and Strategy at Torchlight • Nov. 22, 2021
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    Mailbag: How do I handle salary ranges in job postings across state lines?

    Several states now require certain forms of pay range disclosure, but broader concerns about transparency need to be considered, attorneys told HR Dive.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Mental health at work: How to turn awareness into action

    Business leaders have an obligation to prioritize mental health, writes Yahoo's head of global business partnering, talent and people operations.

    By Lisa Moore • Nov. 19, 2021
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    Employers predict 3% increase for 2022 salary budgets

    The projection demonstrates a business-as-usual approach to salary budgeting despite employee demands for greater compensation.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    What do employees say would reduce burnout? Less work

    "Both employers and employees are near the breaking point," according to Eagle Hill Consulting's CEO.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    KPMG swaps 401(k) match for automatic, firm-funded contributions

    Employers — particularly large, visible employers — are showing more interest in employees' financial health.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    IRS bumps up workers' 401(k) contribution limit to $20,500

    Employers may be more interested in worker financial health, but they still struggle to encourage workers to save for retirement.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    To woo workers, Macy's boosts hourly pay to $15, introduces education benefits

    The retailer is investing in efforts to attract and retain talent as it accelerates its Polaris growth strategy, which was delayed by the pandemic.

    By Kaarin Vembar • Nov. 9, 2021
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    Mailbag: Do salary history bans apply across state lines?

    Remote work, hybrid work and other pandemic-driven models have added new wrinkles to this long-standing compliance question, attorneys told HR Dive.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    As vaccine mandates loom, small employers offer workers a unique perk: No shots required

    Despite a temporary stay to a new federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, small construction companies are emphasizing an enticement that bigger competitors can't match.

    By Joe Bousquin • Nov. 8, 2021
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    The culture war comes for paternity leave

    Experts explained to HR Dive why the benefit is growing in popularity as conversation around it heats up on Twitter.

    By Nov. 5, 2021
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    SHRM: Pay equity reviews inspire trust

    Research shows workers often find out about pay disparities through workplace gossip, driving them to job hunt.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Early wage payments draw scrutiny

    Companies that offer earned wage access, aka on-demand pay, have proliferated in the U.S. Now, legislators and regulators are targeting the industry for more oversight.

    By Lynne Marek • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Back to Basics: What the FLSA has to say about lunch

    Unpaid meal breaks can land employers in legal trouble if not handled properly.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    DOL 80/20 tip rule takes effect Dec. 28

    The updated regulation may raise timekeeping concerns for employers.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    Female CHROs at top public companies outnumber, outearn male counterparts

    HR executives have played an enhanced role during the pandemic.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    Employer's bonus structure didn't bar use of fluctuating workweek pay method

    A technician sued the company, alleging it failed to pay him what he was owed for his overtime hours.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    Starbucks will raise hourly wage floor to $15 a year ahead of schedule

    The coffee chain's U.S. workers will be paid $15 to $23 an hour next summer, with an average of nearly $17. 

    By Emma Liem Beckett • Oct. 28, 2021
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    Large purchaser coalition PBGH forms new venture to lower employer health costs, starting with PBM launch

    PBGH is forming Emsana due to concerns from U.S. employers that the healthcare services they buy may not be good quality.

    By Rebecca Pifer • Oct. 25, 2021
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    7 steps to get hybrid compensation planning right

    Employers must aim for clarity in compensation communications, writes Thanh Nguyen, CEO and co-founder of OpenComp.

    By Thanh Nguyen • Oct. 21, 2021