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Business - state laws that impact pay and benefits plans

1. Discuss some state laws that impact pay plans and benefits plans in the private-sector.

2. How do these state laws relate to federal laws on the same topic?

3. What are some ways in which state laws might enable and/or constrain the potential of total rewards programs?

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1. Discuss some state laws that impact pay plans and benefits plans in the private-sector. How do these state laws relate to federal laws on the same topic? What are some ways in which state laws might enable and/or constrain the potential of total rewards programs?

States have passed a wide range of laws that affect employee benefit plans in the private sector. For example, there are minimum wages set by state some of which are overpaid by federal minimum wage when lower. However, it is more complex as minimum wages differ by state and occupation type and it applies differently, where only for some states and occupations the federal wage overrides the state law when it is lower than the federal minimum wage rate (see chart at http://jobsearchtech.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=jobsearchtech&cdn=careers&tm=21&f=20&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm)

There are also laws mandating provisions in health insurance plans have been enacted since 1965. There are more recent ...

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By addressing the questions, this solution addresses the relationship between state and federal laws and reward systems in the private-sector. References and an infromative resource are also provided.

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