AG Healey Issues Guidance for Employers on Equal Pay Law

AG Healey Issues Guidance for Employers on Equal Pay Law

Important information: Updated Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2018; AG’s Office launching new website, webinar series to educate employers. Below is the news release from March 1, 2018: BOSTON – To ensure that employers are prepared for the updated Massachusetts Equal...

Don’t Confuse the Cost of LIVING with the Cost of LABOR

In working with clients in the development and management of base pay programs, we may hear about or receive questions about geographic cost of living being used to determine or justify pay rates. For example, “our Stanford, CT location has a much higher cost of...

Compensation Philosophy – A Foundation for Decisions

What is a Compensation Philosophy?  Does your company have a compensation philosophy? What does that even mean?! A compensation philosophy is a description of the objectives, guidelines and principles on which compensation policies, programs, systems and practices are...

Top 10 Mistakes Made with Incentive Plans – by Susan Malanowski

Too many measures “Less is more” when determining the criteria or metrics to use in the plan. Plans with 3 to 5 measures can provide balance and focus. Too many measures dilute a participant’s attention and motivation. Metrics with a weight less than 10% of the total...

New England Companies Paying More for Talent in 2017

According to a recent study by Wilson Group, Concord, MA, and Bose Corporation, New England companies are expecting modest growth in their business. Sixty-two percent (62%) of companies recently surveyed expected growth exceeding 4% in 2017; this compares to only 44%...