EverythingPeople gives valuable insight into the developments both inside and outside the HR position.
5 December 2023
While we were all enjoying the Friday after Thanksgiving the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued a set of rules that could benefit a small (probably) number of employees by making them eligible to participate in an employer’s 401K defined contribution plan.
The use of forfeitures to offset employer contributions is well established and is explicitly permitted under treasury regulations and is consistent with Department of Labor guidance. So why is this approach an issue now?
28 November 2023
Shaun Fain, UAW President, is not only taking a victory lap around the recent contract settlements with the Detroit Three, but he has also repeatedly vowed to organize the other non-union auto manufacturers and their suppliers so that in 2028 he will be bargaining against the Big Five or Six.
21 November 2023
7 November 2023
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is looking at an employer’s delivery driver expense plan. Under federal law a business can reimburse delivery drivers through a reasonable approximation of their expenses rather than using a mileage expense method, as long as the total reimbursement, along with any wages does not reduce the driver’s take home pay below minimum wage.
In short, yes, employees who telework are eligible for Family Medical Leave Act/ FMLA leave on the same basis as employees who report to any other worksite to perform their job. An employee who has worked for an employer for at least 12 months, has at least 1,250 hours of service for the employer during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave, and works at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within 75 miles is eligible for FMLA leave.
17 October 2023
Research from Payscale revealed that the health of an organization in terms of its prospects has emerged as the foremost motivator driving employees to seek new job opportunities. Payscale’s Retention Report delves into the primary reasons behind employee attrition and the influence of pay transparency. The research findings reveal intriguing insights into the dynamics of the modern workforce.
26 September 2023
Striking a balance between work and personal life has become increasingly challenging. As employers strive to be more inclusive and flexible, the concept of floating holidays has emerged as a valuable tool to help employees maintain a balance.
5 September 2023
As reported last week, on August 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it is proposing a revised rule that will increase its Salary Level Test by revising part of the Exemption Tests in its regulations. To be classified as an exempt employee under the DOL regulations, the job must meet three tests as outlined by the FLSA regulations:
15 August 2023
Paid parental leave is a critical policy that provides employees with the opportunity to take time off work to care for their newborn or newly adopted child while receiving a portion of their regular pay. While many countries around the world have implemented paid parental leave policies, the United States has been slow to catch up.
25 July 2023
Growing inflation has been the source of much conversation in the past three years. Much of the conversation revolves around how inflation impacts wages. A recent article in Forbes provides some good analysis around why salary increases do not always align with inflation.
18 July 2023
30 June 2023
As organizations plan for the future, one important aspect that requires careful consideration is salary budgets. Anticipating and forecasting salary trends is essential for attracting and retaining top talent, maintaining competitiveness in the job market, and ensuring the financial health of businesses.
13 June 2023
Earlier this month, ASE released the results of the 2023 Compensation Survey. What makes our survey unique is the employer-reported benchmarked data – with a 65% constant sample (companies who report year after year.) This year’s results show larger than normal wage growth due to inflation and other economic factors.
7 June 2023
ASE, Michigan’s largest employer association supporting its members with Everything HR, has released the findings of its 2023 ASE Compensation Survey. The full results were presented at the Michigan Pay & Economic Briefing that took place June 6th in Troy.
5 June 2023
Voluntary benefits are services or products offered by employers, often at discounted rates, as a perk of employment. Employers can provide benefits that employees want, while employees will have a variety of insurance options available in one convenient place and as the name implies, it is optional to purchase.
23 May 2023
In recent years, the concept of unlimited time off has gained attention as a progressive approach to employee vacation policies. This innovative policy grants employees the flexibility to take as much time off as they need, without strict limitations. While it may sound appealing, it is essential to examine the advantages and disadvantages of unlimited time off to understand its potential impact on employees and organizations alike.
9 May 2023
25 April 2023
Remote work offers companies and employees more flexibility. We’re no longer limited by geography. Technology makes it easy to collaborate across the entire country. However, the complex issues that arise with out-of-state employees can be a barrier to nationwide hiring practices—and failure to comply can result in large fines and fees.
18 April 2023
Employee compensation is a critical factor in employee retention. When employees feel that they are being fairly compensated for their work, they are more likely to stay with their current employer. However, compensation is not just about salary, but also includes benefits, incentives, and other forms of rewards.
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