Comp & Benefits: Page 2


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    Building, facilities workers mobilize nationwide for better wages, benefits

    From New York City to Los Angeles, workers are rallying for higher wages and improved conditions, threatening strikes if demands aren’t met. 

    By Nish Amarnath • May 10, 2024
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    Garden leave could add value as noncompete alternative

    Paying outgoing employees to remain as a resource while a replacement gets up to speed could gain currency as companies seek new ways to protect their interests.

    By Robert Freedman • May 9, 2024
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    A deep dive into pay equity

    How can HR address pay equity with all stakeholders in mind?

    By HR Dive staff
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    Meijer expands military leave benefits

    The company’s new offerings mirror steps other employers have taken to specialize benefits for military personnel and veterans.

    By May 9, 2024
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    More companies are tying ESG metrics to executive compensation: WTW

    Despite political blowback in the U.S., companies are increasingly incorporating ESG metrics into performance measures, according to the insurance services provider.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • May 9, 2024
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    Employees say they expect employers to invest in their well-being

    But as employee well-being rates stagnate, employers may need a new approach to boost productivity and retention, The Conference Board said.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 6, 2024
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    3 benefits driving ‘material change’ in workers’ finances this year

    Workplace financial benefits evolve in 2024, expanding beyond education to meet employees' demands for greater support.

    May 6, 2024
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    Identity of HR 2024

    Why ‘nontraditional’ benefits are on the rise and how HR can make them work

    Finding perks employees value is a top priority, sources said, but HR teams have to rely on several parts of the organization to find what sticks.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Companies cut salary budget increases to 3.6%, trim promotions: Mercer

    Employers’ plans to reduce salary increases align with data showing economic growth slowed to just 1.6% last quarter, far less than expected.

    By Jim Tyson • April 29, 2024
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    Offering housing assistance is more than a benefit, employers say

    Housing assistance programs not only help strengthen the community around the workplace, but can also serve as an attraction and retention tool.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Delta Air Lines raises starting wage to $19 per hour, increases pay by 5%

    The pay raise comes amid a union-organizing campaign among the company’s flight attendants.

    By April 24, 2024
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    DOL’s ‘unprecedented,’ two-pronged overtime rule adds new HR wrinkles

    Employers must decide whether to incrementally comply with the rule’s salary threshold updates or move straight to compliance with the higher 2025 threshold, attorneys told HR Dive.

    By April 24, 2024
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    New retirement security final rule will protect workers from improper advice and investments, DOL says

    The rule updates the definition of investment advice fiduciary that was adopted in 1975 and will go into effect Sept. 23.

    By April 23, 2024
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    DOL will raise overtime salary threshold to $44K in July, $59K next year

    The final rule expands overtime pay eligibility to millions of U.S. workers, the department said.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Employer groups ask court to vacate DOL independent contractor rule

    The department’s rule “injects new inconsistencies and incoherence into the analysis of independent contractor status,” the groups said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Most workers not confident they’ll retire by their mid-60s, survey finds

    The spectrum of research on retirement benefits has revealed growing financial anxiety in recent years that is felt unevenly across demographic groups.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Chipotle agrees to nearly $3M settlement over alleged paid leave and scheduling violations in Seattle

    The settlement is the largest since the Secure Scheduling Ordinance went into effect in July 2017, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards said.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Earned wage access providers seek to steer state legislation

    Payactiv, DailyPay and other earned wage access providers teamed up in calling on the governor of Kansas to pass legislation similar to laws recently enacted in three other states.

    By Lynne Marek • April 15, 2024
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    Employers take ‘wait-and-see’ approach on expanding GLP-1 drug coverage

    Drugs like Zepbound and Wegovy have demonstrated some health benefits, but plans are unsure about employee interest and long-term benefit, experts said.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Final overtime rule clears White House review

    DOL’s proposed rule, if adopted, would increase the minimum annual salary threshold that determines overtime pay eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act from $35,568 to $55,068.

    By Updated April 11, 2024
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    Cybersecurity jobs pay well, ISC2 says, but gender disparities persist

    Apart from the pay gap, women remain vastly underrepresented in cybersecurity, other reports show.

    By Matt Kapko • April 11, 2024
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    Job flexibility, security may promote work-related mental health, study says

    Certain workplace changes may reduce work stress and encourage workers to seek services when needed.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 9, 2024
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    Virginia governor vetoes state’s paid family, medical leave bill

    SB 373 would have covered 80% of eligible employees’ weekly wages for up to eight weeks over a 12-month period.

    By April 8, 2024
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    When employees are financially unstable, quality and safety suffer

    Extensive financial hardships are even impacting workers at work, which should alarm employers.

    April 8, 2024
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    Fuel Transport rolls out 35-hour workweek for some employees

    Shortened workweeks may have once been a fringe idea in the U.S., but they’re gaining traction — even in the political world.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Why more than 50 environmental justice organizations are conducting pay audits

    National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club and World Wildlife Fund are among the big names who have signed onto the Green 2.0 pledge.

    By April 3, 2024