Category Archives: Compensation Administration

Establishing an effective compensation administration program requires job analysis, job evaluation, and job pricing. A successful program will help attract top talent, retain core employees, and encourage longevity while efficiently using financial resources. Our articles and tips on Compensation Administration will provide you with How to information on compensation challenges including software, payroll, tax, and communication.

In the Market for an HRIS? Don’t Forget These Factors

Yesterday’s Advisor looked at trends in technology and HRIS for HR. Today, for guidance on what to look for, we again turn to BLR’s recently-published HR Playbook: HR’s Gameplan for the Future.

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Tech Taking Over? HRIS Trends

Most every company is looking at the HRIS. What should your system be doing? For some guidance on this trend, we turned to BLR’s recently published HR Playbook: HR’s Gameplan for the Future.

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Hotlines—You Find Out Before the Attorneys or the Feds Do

In yesterday’s Advisor, we covered a variety of types of communications with employees; today, we’ll look at employee hotlines.

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Communication—Critical in Comp and Everywhere Else

In many national employee attitude surveys, participating organizations were rated lowest on questions related to communication. On the flip side, employees who took the survey said communication was very important to them.

In many national employee attitude surveys, participating organizations were rated lowest on questions related to communication. On the flip side, employees who took the survey said communication was very important to them.

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Tricky Call—Order of Priority for Wage Garnishments

Yesterday’s Advisor featured basic guidance concerning wage garnishments. Today, the rules of priority: Which one do you pay first?

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Wage Garnishment? Not Quite as Easy as It Appears

You’ve got no choice but to honor a garnishment order, but the issues of how much of disposable income to pay and which order to honor first are trickier than they appear on the surface.

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Tips for Combating the Pitfalls of Outsourcing

In yesterday’s Advisor, we pondered the pitfalls of outsourcing; today, what you can do to avoid them.

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Outsourcing—Sometimes Your Best Alternative … But …

From payroll to benefits, employers face complex compliance and management challenges. Is outsourcing a best-practice solution?

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Expense Reimbursements: Don’t Get Tripped Up by the Taxes

Yesterday’s Advisor presented basics of expense reimbursement (courtesy of Compensation.BLR.com); today, details of processing and taxation.

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IRS and Expense Reimbursements—Don’t Get Stuck with the Taxes


"IRS guidelines for expense reimbursement are relatively clear, as long as you don’t pay beyond the agency’s limits. However, reimburse beyond the guidelines without sufficient documentation, and the employee could be taxed on the whole amount of the reimbursement."

Automobile Reimbursements

The IRS sets the rate it allows employers to deduct per mile for the reimbursement of employees who use their own cars (including vans and pickup or panel trucks) for company business. (The IRS decreased the rate for 2014 to 56 cents per mile, a .5-cent decrease over the 2013 rate.)

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