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Measuring the Minimum-Wage Effect
New research from the University of Washington looks at the effects of Seattle's minimum-wage increase, and early results show that local prices have not risen as previously feared. Experts discuss how raising the minimum wage could affect businesses in other ways.
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New OT Rule Poses Challenges
The new rule will boost the number of workers who qualify for overtime pay. But experts say its effects on employers remain uncertain.
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Alternative Approaches
While competitive base pay may play an important role in recruiting candidates, a new survey shows more companies are planning to boost their reliance on alternative rewards to bolster their offers.
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Preparing for New Overtime Rules
HR professionals need to be on top of the developments surrounding an overhaul to current white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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A Deeper Dive into the Pay Gap
Many HR professionals are trying to figure out if the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's newly proposed revisions to its EEO-1 form are really justified or if they will simply turn out to be one gigantic administrative burden.
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The End of Pay Secrecy?
Employers are under pressure to divulge salary information. Could one of the last workplace taboos be going by the wayside?
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Taking the Pulse on Pay
As predictions for next year's compensation levels roll out, experts say all signs are pointing to an employee-driven market with an increased employer emphasis on variable pay.
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Should Hiring Be Based on Gut -- or Data?
It's a question a lot of companies would like better answers to, considering the critical importance of people to a business' success and the high costs associated with recruiting, onboarding, hiring and firing.
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HR and the CEO-Pay Ratio Rule
After two years in development with extensive input from both critics and supporters, the CEO pay-ratio rule is set to go into effect in January 2017. Here's what HR leaders need to know beforehand.
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Putting More Pay at Risk
New proposed rules from the SEC will require companies to adopt "clawback" policies for incentive-based executive compensation.
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Talent Management Column

A "fundamental attribution error" often leads HR leaders to assume that poor performers are just bad apples, because it is difficult to consider that circumstances might be contributing to their subpar performances.
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