Compensation & Benefits

If You Pay Minimum Wage, You Can Keep the Tips

A few years back, some restaurants around the country made headlines by paying their waitstaff more than minimum wage and putting the kibosh on customer tips. This broke with the traditional way of paying customarily-tipped employees. That is, most employers…

Court Strikes Down Overtime Pay Rule

The Department of Labor rule that would have compelled employers to pay overtime to millions of more workers has been struck down by a federal court in Texas. Agreeing with business groups and the 21 states that had challenged the…

Is Your Unlimited PTO For Real?

I’m part of the 2 percent. I work for the tiny fraction of U.S. companies that offer unlimited paid time off (PTO). That’s right, I get to watch The Price Is Right live as much as I want! Or something like that. Are you…

Why Pay Transparency Is Becoming a Best Practice

Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation: Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impact of different levels of transparency in the workplace – from…

4 Ways to Deal With an Employee’s Social Anxiety

It’s relatively easy to manage the charismatic, sociable employee who gets along with her co-workers and clients. But what about the perpetually uncomfortable, quiet worker who clashes with colleagues and keeps to himself? Many employers might consider cutting their losses…

How Silent Meditation Helped Me Succeed at Work

In this opinion piece published on the Wharton school website, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people. ∼∼∼∼ Yes, you…