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Women in Business: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining

March is Women’s History Month. Let’s face it, the business world has been dominated by men for too long. Episodes of Mad Men come to mind, where just 50 years ago the majority of women served as assistants or secretaries. Sure, we’ve made progress, but has it been fast enough?

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Smartphones Policy—Steps to Take

Yesterday’s Advisor discussed the wage and hour dangers of employee cell phone use; today, help with cell phone policies.

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Smartphones—Don’t Be Stupid About Wage/Hour Pitfalls

Ever wonder if your nonexempt employees are sneaking a peek at work e-mail off the clock? asks Tammy Binford, writing on HrHero.com®. Wage/hour danger ahead.

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Pay Deductions—What About Exempt Employees?

In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Ted Boehm explained the rules governing deductions in pay for nonexempt employees (and how to avoid the pitfalls); today, he presents the facts regarding deductions and exempt workers.

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Employee Pay Deductions Can Cost You—Be Careful!

Some employers believe that deducting from an employee’s pay can be done at their own discretion. However, the law scrutinizes pay deductions very closely, and the scope of acceptable situations for them may be far narrower than you think. Attorney Ted Boehm shares what you need to know.

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Benefits: Perks & Insurance Survey—It’s Not Too Late!

There’s still time to take our Benefits: Perks & Insurance survey and shape the conversation—as well as get a look at what your competitors might be up to!

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Silence Isn’t Always Golden—Communicate Your Total Reward Statements

In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant John Rubino described total reward statements and what employers should include in them to maximize their effectiveness; today, Rubino’s thoughts on how to communicate these statements to employees.

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Put It All on Paper—Total Reward Statements

If you want to retain employees, they need to feel valued. Employers can show workers just how much they’re being compensated for their efforts—beyond just their base pay—through total reward statements. Consultant John Rubino has some tips for crafting and communicating these overarching compensation reports.

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Fostering Mental Wellness—More Tips for Employers

Yesterday’s Advisor presented the first five of author Graeme Cowan’s eight tips for employers seeking to improve the mental health of their workforce; today, we present the final three of Cowan’s tips to promote wellness.

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8 Tips for Promoting Employee Mental Health

Mental illness is a prominent issue in today’s society, and employers should do all they can to address this in the workplace. After all, many people spend most of their time at work—and author Graeme Cowan says that employers are in a prime position to make a difference with America’s collective mental health.

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