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College Administrators' Pay Bump Bigger than Faculty's

(from The Chronicle of Higher Education) A recent annual survey of higher-education administrators found that administrators got bigger pay raises than faculty members did in 2018-19. Salaries for administrators increased by 2.7 percent, a full percentage point above the overall median salary...

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More on Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulations

The Department of Labor has, once again, issued new proposed overtime regulations that would increase the salary level threshold for exempt employees to $35,308 per year ($679 per week). While this is an increase to the current salary threshold of $23,660 per year ($455 per week), the proposed...

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Risk & Compliance: Wage and Hour Laws Don’t Go on Summer Vacation

Human Resources | Are summer camps exempt from FLSA requirements? A closer look at the recreational establishment exemption. Article by Grace H. Lee From the March/April 2019 Net Assets magazine Summer camps can be an excellent source of auxiliary income, but schools may not be...

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Female Faculty Paid Less at College Level

(from CUPA-HR) College faculty members between ages 30 and 50 are nearly 50 percent women, but only 39 percent of department heads are female, and the median summer salary of female faculty is $4,500 less than that of male faculty. From new assistant to full professors, female faculty are paid...

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Teacher Pay and Turnover: an Analysis

(from ERS) Declining or relatively stagnant salaries in most states are making it increasingly difficult for school districts to attract and retain good teachers, according to a new analysis by ERS, a national nonprofit that partners with public school leaders. Inflation-adjusted compensation...

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Department of Labor PAID Program: Amnesty Provision or Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Human Resources | A careful self-audit of your wage-and-hour program may be a better step than inviting the DOL into your school for this program. By James E. Fagan, Offit Kurman James E. Fagan Principal, Offit Kurman In March, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department...

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Overtime Pay and Higher Ed: Who's Impacted?

(from CUPA HR) The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has issued a fact sheet clarifying certain issues with respect to how the "white collar" exemptions to federal overtime pay requirements apply to teaching and other common jobs in higher education. A notable finding in "Fact Sheet ...

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Pay Equity Gains Momentum

(from the Washington Post) A ruling Monday that employers cannot justify paying a woman less than a man doing similar work because of her salary history. The decision could further narrow the wage gap between the sexes. The ruling, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, sided with a...

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Justices Signal Liberal Interpretation of Overtime Exemption

(from Venable) A ruling this week by the Supreme Court provides a bit more clarity on the long-running dilemma involving whether to adjust salaries and schedules in the event of changes to the federal overtime rule. Specifically, Justice Clarence Thomas rejected the notion that exemptions under...

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Gender Paygaps Persist in Academic Administration

(from the Chronicle of Higher Education — subscriber-only content) Equal-pay laws have been on the books for decades, but women at nearly every level of the academic workplace, including administration, earn less than their male counterparts. This is especially well-documented in higher...