A.B. 138: An Emerging Compensation Trend Around Pay Transparency & Equality

By Melissa Cueto at Vivient Consulting Effective January 1, 2018, California joined a handful of other cities and states to pass A.B. 138, a law barring employers from seeking previous salary information from prospective employees, or relying on previous salary information when making an offer. […]

The Top Five Elements of a Strong Severance Pay Policy

By Tom Wilson and Susan Malanowski at the Wilson Group The below article highlighting the five key elements of a strong employee and/or executive severance policy is a summary of the compensation data compiled in the Wilson group's compensation survey: 2017 Severance and Paid-Time Off: Results from the Special Survey. Forty-five companies from a variety of [...]

Don’t Confuse the “Cost of Living” with the “Cost of Labor” in Salary & Pay Planning

By Susan Malanowski of Wilson Group In working with compensation consulting clients in the development and management of base pay programs, at Wilson Group, we frequently hear about or receive questions about the geographic "cost of living" being used to determine or justify salary and pay rates. For example, “our Stanford, CT location has a [...]