“Can an employer change a compensation plan retroactively?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My compensation plan includes a base salary plus commissions in multiple “tiers” of commission rate. My offer letter states that my employment is “at will” and that the company can change the compensation at any time, but can the company go back and rewrite the plan in this way? A compensation or commission “plan” is a kind of contract, and must be carefully reviewed. I say this because of my experience with compensation and commission plans. Welcome to the “Family.”.

Long Term Incentive Compensation: 10 Basic Concepts

Sklover Working Wisdom

Frankly, we expected that Kathy, as a Human Resources professional, would have – or should have – known about the basic mechanisms of her long-term incentive compensation. Nor are the problems derived from Benefits and Compensation failing to provide our clients with all necessary calculations. Let’s take a few minutes to make sure you understand the basic concepts of long-term incentive compensation: 1. 2011, Alan L. “Gold without wisdom is but clay.” .

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“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It

Sklover Working Wisdom

Most of the companies his employer sought to acquire were family-owned, and in recent years struggling to survive in a more consolidated, competitive and complex world of music publishing. Brandon’s two previous employers were just that kind of company: family-owned and increasingly shut out of the international music rights publication business. On this basis, Brandon felt confident he would achieve an overall increase in compensation. 2011, Alan L.

What’s The Dermatologist Salary And Compensation Today?

Career Realism

Most dermatologists in private practices earned the highest annual salary, reporting the average compensation of $300,000 or higher. This is according to the Medscape Dermatology Compensation Report for 2011 in regards to the dermatologist salary and compensation. Dermatologist Salary and Compensations increase depending on factors such as: Years In Practice. A 2011 reviews of salary found that the average dermatologist salary reaches up to $440,092.

The Disability Denial Process

Resume Bear

Yet for veterans who are in dire need of disability compensation, the process is distorted by unforgivable delays and denials. This article reveals the reality of the process for filing and securing disability benefits for veterans and their families. It should be a simple task to file a claim for disability benefits. We also identify reasons for claim denial, and actions you can take to help yourself as much as possible.

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Career Profile: Human Resources Manager

Careers Done Write

This involves management of staffing strategies, recruitment, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee welfare, regulatory compliance (such as EEO), and labor relations. It was reported in May 2011 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the top 10% of human resource managers earn $166,000+. The increase is expected because of new legislation that impacts various aspects of human resources, including benefits, healthcare plans, and family leave requirements.

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“Can I trust Human Resources to keep things confidential?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We asked him if he would then keep the details of what we said confidential, and he agreed to do so, and to transmit only in general terms our thoughts and concerns to the Compensation Committee. It seems that the Vice President of Human Resources told the Compensation Committee that my Manager instructed us to make “demands” and “fight” the new commission structure. 2011 Alan L. Question: I’m a technical recruiter who is paid salary and commission.

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“Charity Participation – A Powerful, Yet Unknown, Career Booster”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Time spent giving support to, or even fundraising for, paralyzed veterans, cancer-stricken children, or homeless families, broadens and strengthens your “bigger picture.&# And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. 2011, Alan L. “Don’t trust people whose God is green.&#. - Herbert Tenzer, Former U.S. Congressman. And Trustee or Chairman of Several Charitable Organizations. [to to Alan Sklover, then a law student].

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“What should I expect after ‘re-badging?’”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Third, many re-badging efforts involve – sooner or later – reduced compensation and benefits. Keeping in mind that a primary motivation for re-badging is to save money, don’t be surprised to see – sooner or later – lowered compensation, lowered benefits and lowered number of days off, vacation and sick time. including what we call COBRA, Family Medical Leave Act, and even unemployment benefits. 2011 Alan L. Question: Hi, Alan.

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Salary Negotiating - Earn What You Are Worth

Careers Done Write

What are your compensation goals? Even if this isn’t quite the level you are targeting in terms of a compensation package, this doesn’t mean you need to settle for less than you are worth. Your salary negotiating strategy is critical to ensuring you are compensated in a manner in accordance with your level of expertise. Of course you want to be compensated for the work you do; you want to make sure that the salary is competitive with the market.

45 Tips To Live a Healthier Life in 2011!

Personal Excellence Blog

When you don’t rest well, you compensate by eating more. Bottom line – if you’re a smoker, quit for better health of not just yourself, but also your family and friends. Share these health tips with your family and friends too to help them stay healthy – use your Twitter and Facebook via the buttons below. “Live a Healthier Life in 21 Days&# Challenge in Jan 2011! Get ready everyone – 2011 is going to rock!! ?

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“Now doing two jobs for one salary; any suggestions?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am now doing the accounting for both dealerships without any extra compensation. For me, having a job and earning a decent living to support my family is “icing on the cake.” 2011 Alan L. Question: I work for a publicly owned automotive dealership. When I was hired about two years ago, I was given my job duties. Later the same owners acquired a second auto dealership down the street and moved me there.

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“‘Positional Leverage’ in Workplace Negotiating”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Second, part of the compensation package discussed was a significant number of stock options. Discussions of her compensation and responsibilities had gone well. 6) Be bold and audacious in this regard, not timid, hesitant or fearful: Leverage is what makes your negotiating counterpart take steps that are good for you, your finances, your career and your family. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. 2011 Alan L.

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Despite Economic Challenges, the Trends of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Make Them Viable

Telecommuting Journal

5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Despite the economic challenges of the last few years, 68 percent of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For applicants still managed to increase their employee base compensation in 2010, according to Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO of the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), the organization that sponsors the annual competition in several Midwest regions. Nominations Open for 2012. WARREN, Mich.,

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Should You Work for Free?

Water Cooler Wisdom

  What is your family’s financial situation, and are you gainfully employed in another role?    Best Practices Blogging Career Change Compensation Entrepreneurship Negotiation Personal DevelopmentShould I Work for Free? In a still-uncertain economy, this is a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds, especially those who are looking to enhance their skills and network. 

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Five Negotiation Lessons From the Movie “The Social Network”

Sklover Working Wisdom

What happened in the movie is what happens every day to so many people: being taken advantage of in your attempts to gain fair treatment and compensation at work. . And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. 2011, Alan L. “Do well the little things now. So shall great things come to thee asking to be done.”. - Persian Proverb. .

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you would like to obtain a Model Letter to assist you in your demand for unpaid compensation, simply [ click here ]. I believe they want to bring in their own family member. 2011 Alan L. Question 1: How can I respond to a completely false Performance Improvement Plan? I have worked for this company for 25 years.

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Robbery by Repurchase Rights – A Private Equity Story

Sklover Working Wisdom

That also included eliminating health care contributions, cutting paid vacations in half, and slashing everyone’s compensation. A critical part of the common game plan is to cut employee compensation and benefits severely, but at the same time to promise “grand opportunities” as owners. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. 2011, Alan L. “Once you give up integrity, the rest is a piece of cake.” .

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I have been compensated with a lesser salary than two similarly situated males, both of whom reported to me. 2011 Alan L. Question 1: If my employer changed its name, is my non-compete void? I signed a covenant not to compete (sometimes called a “non-compete”) with my current employer. If the owner changed the legal name of the business, is the non-compete still valid? Wilmington, Delaware. The Short Answer is “Yes, it is still valid.”

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“Can you suggest my next career step and the next ‘hot’ industry?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I will never say that compensation is not an important part of the reasons to take or not take a job, but I do know that money, alone, is not usually the reason my clients are happy or not happy with their jobs and careers. What you believe is important in your life – family, good deeds, honesty, health, the environment, or otherwise – is what should guide you. Best, Al Sklover. © 2011 Alan L. Question: Hi, Alan. I have a question about my career.

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Shirt Wearers Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

Here’s how IWYS describes what shirt wearing will be like, and compensation you can expect: We will be working a 6-day per week schedule in 2012 with every Saturday off (this is a big deal as there haven’t been weekly days off ever). The annual income for 2012 shirt wearers is not being disclosed, but in 2011 the shirt wearers annual income ranged from $30,000-35,000 with potential bonuses. Okay, shirt-wearing isn’t exactly a highly trained skill.

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When Pizza Isn’t Enough

Workology

In other words, “I do this so I can pay my bills, buy what I want, support my family, etc., Many experts are disagreeing with the ingrained belief that we work for reward, work so we can receive compensation for what performing tasks in a successful way. It should come as no surprise that many people are not happy at work. And secondly, that pizza recognition might not be the end all be all answer to retain and reward your company’s workforce.

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BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Job Search or Life Search

Competitive Resumes

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Attend This Job Interview Sick As A Dog Or… Sunday, May 29, 2011 10 Attributes Showing Men as The Most Hard-Headed Job Seekers In The Universe Wednesday, May 25, 2011 You can chat with me here at times. Try to compensate for a lack of confidence by being arrogant. It is tragic when families grieve when work has replaced them. The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. Feed List Posts RSS 2.0

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BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Weiner's Wrong Remind Job Seekers To.

Competitive Resumes

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Attend This Job Interview Sick As A Dog Or… Sunday, May 29, 2011 10 Attributes Showing Men as The Most Hard-Headed Job Seekers In The Universe Wednesday, May 25, 2011 You can chat with me here at times. No matter how eloquent, smooth, or articulate a job seeker can speak, nothing compensates for looks and appearance. At any point of the interview process, personal questions about age, family, religion, orientation are off limits.

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We’re All (HR) Vendors

Workology

And that interest is to generate revenue, be successful, and make a living for our children, our families, and ourselves to be comfortable and content. So while you may be in the business of human resources research and analytics like John, a corporate compensation analyst, or a boutique consultant like me, we’re all vendors. And at the end of the day I answer to not thousands of stock holders or a board of directions but me, my family, and the clients and friends I work with.

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The Secret to Networking? It May Surprise You. | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

Share | March 18, 2011 By Guest Expert 7 Comments You have heard over and over again that the key to a successful job search and long-term career advancement is networking. The Law of Compensation – Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them. Reply Matthew Levy says: March 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm Bob, How cool that my article made its way to you! >) Matt Reply Bob Burg says: March 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm I appreciate that a LOT, Matthew.

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Job Search or Life Search

Competitive Resumes

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Attend This Job Interview Sick As A Dog Or… Sunday, May 29, 2011 10 Attributes Showing Men as The Most Hard-Headed Job Seekers In The Universe Wednesday, May 25, 2011 You can chat with me here at times. Try to compensate for a lack of confidence by being arrogant. It is tragic when families grieve when work has replaced them. The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. Feed List Posts RSS 2.0

3 Most Important Things To Consider Before You Quit the Job

JobMob

In the meantime, your company may go through its own turmoil, and maybe you’ll be one of declared redundant, awarding you with get extra compensation, plus unemployment benefits. If your job is frustrating you, or if you think the mindless work will kill more brain cells than the aging process, then of course, send out feelers to friends/family/headhunters and maybe, some very discreet colleagues. How to know if you’re ready to leave. This is a guest post by Nettie Feldman.

4 Key Factors to Consider Before Starting Your Job Search

JobMob

Tthe truth is most people nowadays prefer to just work from home due to various benefits like flexibility, less expenses and being close to the family. I know lots of people who have taken marginal pay cuts on their usual compensation but still accepted the job just because of how they think its fun to them. Before you start looking for a job, make sure to choose the right direction first. This is a guest post by Melvin Dichoso.

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Weiner’s Wrong Remind Job Seekers To React To Re-Employment Responsibly

Competitive Resumes

No matter how eloquent, smooth, or articulate a job seeker can speak, nothing compensates for looks and appearance. At any point of the interview process, personal questions about age, family, religion, orientation are off limits. I said I wasn’t going to chime in with Weiner (pronounced like the Oscar Meyer hot dog) gate anecdotes but the career and job search lessons are just to overwhelming to overlook.

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10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing

HireCentrix

Monday, 11 July 2011 23:00. The idea that one can have a single-earner family, get a good job, keep it for life and have a comfortable living is all but gone,” says Kevin Hallock, professor of labor economics and director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell University. December, 2011. November, 2011. October, 2011. September, 2011. August, 2011. July, 2011. June, 2011. May, 2011. April, 2011.

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Wednesday, 06 July 2011 23:00. The suit, filed on July 5, 2011, in the U.S. It defies belief that, in 2011, any institution would discriminate against a mother for legally and properly taking leave after the birth of a child,” said U.S. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and mortgage lending based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status. December, 2011. November, 2011. October, 2011.

‘Tis the Time of the Season for Faith

Career Rocketeer

In addition, his injuries meant that he could never run smoothly or efficiently; he compensated with endurance and strength. With a positive and realistic outlook, the help of one’s family and friends, and lots of perseverance and perspiration no goal is out of reach, no matter how hard it may seem today. The holiday season is here; a time of great joy for many Americans but not for all.

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book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager book review, other people’s families, and mango sticky rice April 5, 2011 There’s a very nice review of my e-book over at YouShouldOnlyKnow , a blog I have long adored, run by Erica Manney. In addition to reading every word of the review — obviously — you should also check out these, which are some of my [.] "> { 10 comments… read them below or add one } Lexy April 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm I love mango sticky rice!

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Nurse Practitioner

Job Shoe

Compensation. $0. This is a great opportunity for a Family Nurse Practitioner to provide quality care to the community of El Paso, TX. Company. Aston Parker. Location. El Paso, TX 79901. Education. Master of Arts. FullTime. Experience. Experienced. Posted On. 4/14/2011 9:57:45 AM. Clinical Provider will be providing care in an outpatient clinic which serves employees and their dependents.

Nurse Manager/ Head Nurse

Job Shoe

Compensation. $0. Work closely with physicians, clinical staff, pharmacies, patients, families, surgical center staff, and other duties as they arrive. Company. Advanced Medical Recources. Location. Hartford, CT 06101. Education. Experience. Posted On. 5/26/2011 8:00:23 AM. Nurse Manager/ Head Nurse – Connecticut – Private practice seeks an experienced RN with managerial experience to head up the clinical side of their busy practice.

Nurse Manager – ICU, Surgical, Telemetry Units Near Sacramento (SRS13)

Job Shoe

Compensation. Promotes and maintains satisfaction and safety of patients, staff, physicians, families, and other departments, other hospital and community organizations. Company. Aston Parker. Location. Rocklin, CA 95677. 120000. Education. Bachelor of Science. FullTime. Experience. Manager. Posted On. 5/18/2011 3:01:15 PM. Description.

6 Workplace Realities Women Will Face In 2040

Water Cooler Wisdom

Serena was born in 2011, the year the U.S. A 2014 Babson College study showed that, on average, just 60 female CEOs got VC funding in the years 2011–2013. A recent study by VitalSmarts researchers Joseph Grenny and David Maxwell found that women’s perceived competency drops by 35% and their perceived deserved compensation by $15,000 when they're seen to be assertive or forceful—violating ingrained cultural expectations for women to be caring and nurturing.

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is my employer plotting against me?

Ask A Manager

March 10, 2011 A reader writes: I’m in a living nightmare at work right now. The I’ve been with this small, family owned, business for 5 years (passed down from a father to his daughter and son when he passed away) and I’ve seen a lot of unfair behaviour on their behalf. Reply Sara March 11, 2011 at 5:51 am One thing I learned about sketchy bosses, is that how they treat others indicates very clearly how they will treat you.

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I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

March 29, 2011 Update: Due to the overwhelming response to this, this offer expired at midnight (EST) on Thursday, March 31. I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. But here’s something historic: For one [.] "> { 4 comments… read them below or add one } Kelly O March 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm Thanks for the discount code AAM!

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things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Don’t do this. "> { 58 comments… read them below or add one } Kate March 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm Yes, this breaks my heart. Reply Shayna March 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm OY. Reply Caitie F March 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm Exactly!

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. I haven’t had a moment [.] "> { 35 comments… read them below or add one } BennettPlusTwo April 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm Good advice! Reply Anonymous April 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm You are right on the money! Reply Sarah G April 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm Awesome advice. Reply Liza April 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm Awesome!

Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader January 24, 2011 Here’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a while — and it has a moral too, about how social media can help you get a job! January 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm I’d laugh at the imitations, if it weren’t so horrific. Reply Gold January 26, 2011 at 11:36 am Applicants never cease to amaze, glad you found your gem.