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Court Issues Ruling to Reinstate EEOC’s Collection of Pay Data as Part of EEO-1 Report Filing

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. District for the District of Columbia issued a ruling (Civil Action No. 17-cv-2458 (TSC)) reinstating the EEOC’s collection of pay data as part of … Continued

Multiemployer Pension Financing Bill Introduced

The Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans (JSC) was formed in early 2018 with the objective of developing legislative solutions to improve the solvency of multiemployer pension … Continued

Potential Trap for Tobacco Surcharge

We often are asked about ways for employers to assist in addressing certain non-healthy employee behaviors by providing incentives to have an employee attempt to alter their lifestyle and address … Continued

Highlights of IRS Release of Interim Guidance on Excise Tax of Executive Compensation for Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 31, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-09 (Notice), which provides interim guidance on the new excise tax applicable to certain compensation paid by tax-exempt organizations … Continued

The Business Case For Completing A Compensation Audit

We all agree that there is a basic requirement in business to have in place a solid performance management, reward strategies and system capabilities to be successful. Although, all too … Continued

Recent Jobs Growth Report and Hourly Wage Rate Increases Create an Urgency to Review Base Compensation Structures, Merit Pay Structures, and Career Ladders

Background  If you are in the midst of setting compensation rates for 2019, including salary budgets, you may want to consider the following facts:The results of the October jobs report … Continued

Administration Announces Big Changes for Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

On October 23, 2018, the Trump Administration released a proposed rule that would expand the use of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), starting in 2020, by effectively rolling back Obama era … Continued

Average Hourly Earnings Increase Is Reducing Profits: Why It Is a Better Time than Ever to Focus on a Total Compensation Approach to Controlling Overall Labor Costs

Background: Average hourly earnings increased 2.7% in June from a year earlier, according to the Labor Department’s monthly jobs data released last Friday. That is good news for U.S. workers … Continued

Can A Struggling Multiemployer Plan Override A Collective Bargaining Agreement?

Background: After bargaining to impasse, Just Born implemented its last, best and final offer, which included a soft-freeze type provision, where contributions would be made to the Multiemployer Pension Fund … Continued

To Ask or Not to Ask About Prior Compensation - That is the Question

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a recent ruling that wage disparity based on “prior salary alone or in combination with other factors” violated the Equal Pay Act (Rizo … Continued