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Some CEOs Say Rising Employee Wages are Already Impacting Profits

While politicians and analysts continue to debate the unemployment rate, many CEOs report that wages are already on the rise. And whether due to market demands and economic forces or to local lifts in the minimum wage, rising pay is starting to take a bigger bite out of profits.

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Is Now the Time for CEOs to Increase Employee Pay?

As American workers continue to voice growing discontent about income inequality and stagnant wages, some CEOs are voluntarily raising employee pay on principle. They say doing so not only improves morale and employee satisfaction but also serves as a long-term investment to better their workforce.

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How to Prepare Now for the Overtime Final Rule this Winter

A new Labor Department regulation known as the Overtime Final Rule will effectively double minimum salary requirements for hourly workers, starting December 1. Employers should start now to properly classify workers in advance of the new regulations to avoid unnecessary salary increases and ensure workers are doing their jobs effectively.

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How to Respond to and Mitigate the Risks of the New Overtime Rules


President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced recently the Final Rule on regulations which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to more than 4 million workers by the end of 2017. While the rule could provide an income boost for many workers, it may also present some challenges and a higher cost of labor for many employers.

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Mid-Market Execs Cool Hiring Plans, but Expect to Pay Workers More

A new study by Deloitte shows that hiring in the mid-market has cooled off since fall 2014. While 55% of mid-market executives reported increases in their domestic, full-time workforce over the past 12 months, the number of mid-market executives who plan to hire in the coming year fell to 58% from 63% in fall 2014.

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