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Comp 101: Introduction to Compensation and Benefits

Comp 101: Introduction to Compensation and Benefits

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Master employee pay and benefits with BLR’s new special report, Compensation 101

Avoid expensive wage and hour mistakes… Develop and implement a pay policy that drives results… Win the battle for top talent without overpaying… Craft job descriptions that protect your organization while clarifying duties… Build a rational structure for pay grades that can withstand the closest scrutiny… and so much more when you have BLR’s new plain English report within easy reach.

Employee compensation has become increasingly complicated, challenging HR professionals and benefits managers to get more "bang for the buck."  Starting with base pay and determining the appropriate pay range for each position, all the way through rules for final paychecks, there are hundreds of ways for things to go wrong.

For plain English advice on doing comp right, and avoiding violation of a confusing array of laws, add BLR’s brand-new report Compensation 101 to your reference library. Packed with practical guidance for the HR manager who wears multiple hats, this report will help you meet the demands of employees, management, and state and federal regulators:

  • Wage and hour basics from Fair Labor Standards Act requirements to new equal pay initiatives
  • Guidance for day-to-day compensation administration, including: salary increases, market position, attendance, performance appraisals, recordkeeping, and executive comp.
  • Rules for designing base pay using job analysis, job descriptions, position evaluations, legal considerations, and more
  • Incentive comp considerations, including: bonuses, awards, and legal challenges of the FLSA and FMLA
  • Benefit plan considerations, including: cafeteria plans, flex benefits, relocation, tuition, child care, domestic partner benefits, and protected leave
  • Retirement plan challenges such as early-retirement, defined-benefit & contribution plans, and more
  • Payroll administration advice on managing withholding, garnishments, new hire reporting, taxes, record-keeping requirements, paychecks, and much more
  • Termination and separation issues for HR including COBRA, severance pay, unemployment comp, ERISA, and notice requirements