The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank


Why the final changes to wage and hour law may have you crying 'uncle'

After much anticipation and speculation, the final regulations changing the salary basis test for determining exemption status have arrived. Among other changes, the final regulations have more than doubled the amount that employees must minimally be paid in order to be considered exempt. This is no small matter, as it is anticipated that millions of currently exempt employees will be affected.

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Four essential HR technology trends for 2016 and beyond

Many employers are operating with legacy HR technology systems that have not been revised in several years. This can be a disastrous oversight in the war for talent, especially with the time- and cost-saving technologies that are readily available.

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How to hire employees who will succeed

You may not have heard of a 19th century Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto, but you have heard of the theory that made him (semi) famous: the 80/20 rule. His studies of the distribution of wealth in a variety of countries around the turn of the last century led him to conclude that 80% of the world’s wealth is controlled by 20% of its people.

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Harassment training: Is it really necessary?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), approximately 30% of all EEOC charges filed contain an allegation of “harassment.” Tens of millions of dollars are spent each year settling harassment claims at the EEOC. In 2014 alone, the agency reports approximately $35 million was spent resolving sexual harassment claims and more than $68 million was spent resolving non-sexual harassment claims.

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How your PTO policy can help create a culture of health and wellbeing

Employee health and wellbeing is a hot topic these days in workplaces across the nation. Ultimately, employers want their employees to be healthy, engaged, and productive. Not only does this make the workplace more pleasant, but it helps keep health care and employer costs down.

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