Compensation & Benefits

DOL Pulls Back Policies on Worker Classification, Joint Employers

The Department of Labor this morning announced it was pulling back from two Obama-era policies regarding the classification of independent contractors and joint employer liability. The three sentence DOL statement simply said two guidance letters issued in 2015 and 2016…

Here’s What to do When You Can’t Ask About Salary

New employment laws in Massachusetts, New York City, Philadelphia and elsewhere will soon prohibit employers from asking job candidates for their past or current salary details. That’s a big shift, and a rude awakening for recruiters who learned that you…

The Case For Scrapping Your Long Term Incentives

If you’re like most companies, you provide stock options, restricted stock grants, and other long-term-incentives to your senior executives. But do you know why you provide those incentive packages? Are those packages working? Conventional thinking (and economic theory) tells us that…

3 Steps You Can Take to Close the Gender Pay and Opportunity Gaps

Gender pay data can be examined in a number of different ways, but no matter how you slice it, the pay gap still exists. The most recent research by compensation data and software company PayScale, where I work, shows that…