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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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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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Honest Mistake or Risky Decision
After the recent announcement of a multi-million-dollar settlement involving the misclassification of workers, experts say HR needs to create effective processes to help ensure workers are appropriately classified.
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Talent Management Column

Efforts to improve job outcomes for felons released back into society have been mixed, and current legislative fixes seem to just create new problems.
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