The White House showed clear intent that they are committed to stem sexual assaults on campuses across the country by releasing a set of guidelines and proposals today. A White House task force admonished the role of colleges and universities administration in tackling sexual assault, with a response that shows ...
April 29, 2014Philip Gordon
1) Companies are shifting towards long term, multi-year goals, and executive compensation is following suit, often setting compensation based upon long term success metrics. 2) Executive Compensation is varied. It often consists of a combination of salary, bonuses, equity, benefits, and other perks, and it typically based on company performance, length ...
April 27, 2014Philip Gordon
Last Wednesday April 9th, saw the House Republicans vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act—a bill proposed to achieve equal pay. This was the third time the bill had been blocked. The bill specifically intends to shorten the number of reasons a company can cite for paying women less than men. As ...
April 16, 2014Philip Gordon
Starting today, the New York City Sick Leave Law states that employees working more than 80 hours per calendar year are entitled to receive sick leave for the care of themselves or family members. The law includes domestic workers, which are individuals who work inside their employer's home caring for children, or ...
April 1, 2014Philip Gordon
A case spanning seven years that sought to end discrimination in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), will be settled for $98 million. A black firefighters’ group alleged that the FDNY’s hiring practices were biased against minorities. As a result of the settlement, over 1,500 FDNY applicants will share ...
March 19, 2014Philip Gordon
A new CareerBuilder survey asked 2,201 hiring managers and HR professionals to identify the best and worst resume terms. Here’s what they found: The Worst The following terms were selected as uninviting resume terms: Best of breed: 38 percent Go-getter: 27 percent Think outside of the box: 26 percent Synergy: 22 percent Go-to person: 22 percent Thought ...
March 14, 2014Philip Gordon
Hot on the heels of his proposal to raise minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10, President Obama is planning new overtime laws that will force businesses to pay overtime to more workers. The new regulations will make employees who are wrongly classified as “executive” or “professional” eligible for overtime. ...
March 12, 2014Philip Gordon
A recent survey found that 80% of employers will Google job seekers before inviting them to an interview. Your resume and references alone are no longer enough. Now a quick name search has become routine, and current employers are keeping tabs, too. Although not everyone will have a glowing newspaper article ...
March 5, 2014Philip Gordon
Know your value — Start by gathering data. What are other executives paid, in your own industry and your own company? How has your company performed, compared to your industry peers as well as you own benchmarks? How have you performed? Are their particular compensation trends impacting your position? If ...
February 20, 2014Philip Gordon
President Obama recently signed an Executive Order creating a new minimum wage for over two million Federal Contractors. The new minimum wage is $10.10 per hour and will take effect on January 1, 2015. In general, the Executive Order covers those who provide a “service” to the federal government, but ...
February 18, 2014Philip Gordon
Employees in New York City cannot be fired for taking a day off because of sickness. From April 1, 2014, employees working in New York City for a company that employs five or more people are entitled to paid sick leave. Employees who work for a company that employs fewer ...
February 16, 2014Philip Gordon
Five years since the Fair Pay Act, women still make just seventy-seven cents for every dollar a man earns for performing the same job according to the Department of Labor. In 2009, President Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act promising equal pay for equal work. However, women are ...
February 10, 2014Philip Gordon
ISS (International Shareholder Services Inc.) has released its 2014 U.S. Policy updates, with a modification to the executive compensation section, changing the methodology of how they calculate the Relative Degree of Alignment (RDA). The RDA evaluates executive pay and performance relative to peers. Under the revised methodology, ISS will calculate ...
February 8, 2014Philip Gordon
A court ruling suggests there will be little tolerance if an employer in any way retaliates against an employee filing a lawsuit. The court confirmed that employees may not be fired for filing a lawsuit – even if the firing takes place three years later and with no direct ...
December 19, 2013Philip Gordon
Great news for delivery workers who should be classified as employees and not independent contractors. In a swift decision last week, the Massachusetts Superior Court enforced the Independent Contractor law and decided that it was not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAA) of 1994. In ...
December 10, 2013Philip Gordon
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) protects individuals who are associated with a disabled individual from employment discrimination. However, the ADA only applies to employers with 15 or more workers. The Massachusetts employment discrimination statute is a little more inclusive, covering employers with six or more workers. Under the ruling ...
October 23, 2013Philip Gordon
Payroll cards are seemingly ever-growing in popularity. They act just like a debit card and give you quick and easy access to your money. The employee doesn't need a bank account, and the employer doesn't have to pay check-cashing fees. The employer gives you a card, dumps ...
October 20, 2013Philip Gordon
Contractors working on public works projects must pay their workers prevailing wages, even when the Department of Labor fails to set a prevailing wage rate for a particular job. In George et al v. National Water Main Cleaning Company et al, the contractor hired "catch basin cleaning" employees to clean state ...
September 23, 2013Philip Gordon