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Recent News Releases

July 23, 2015
WorldatWork and Compensation Leaders Express Concern Over Proposed Federal Rules Changing Overtime Pay Eligibility

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority, comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life and total rewards professionals, continues to keep its membership informed of potential changes to the nation's current overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).


July 15, 2015
WorldatWork Survey Measures Popularity of Total Rewards Programs

Total rewards strategies that empower organizations to attract, motivate, retain and engage employees remain a popular business model in today's workplace, according to a new survey, "Total Rewards Programs and Practices." by WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority.


July 9, 2015
WorldatWork Compensation Expert Examines New FLSA Overtime Regulations Issued by U.S. Department of Labor

Kerry Chou, senior practice leader at WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, reviews the proposed regulations released by the Department of Labor aimed at updating our nation's current overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).


July 9, 2015
WorldatWork Awards Scholarships to Human Resources Practitioners
WorldatWork Scholarship Program Promotes Advancement for HR industry

As a recognized educator that values certification and professional development, WorldatWork, a nonprofit, human resources association and leading compensation authority is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 WorldatWork Scholarship Program.


June 30, 2015
WorldatWork Response to U.S. Department of Labor FLSA Overtime Changes

Cara Woodson Welch, vice president of external affairs and practice leadership at WorldatWork, issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposed regulations aimed at updating the nation's current overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).


June 10, 2015
Workplace Well-being: A Key to Healthy and Motivated Employees

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority is proud to announce its contribution to a special Mediaplanet publication titled, "Employee Well-Being."


June 8, 2015
WorldatWork Compensation Experts Examine Proposed Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor plans to change the rules that govern overtime wages. WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, has been advocating on behalf of HR and compensation professionals to determine how the proposed regulations will affect wage structures and businesses nationwide.


June 2, 2015
WorldatWork Contributes Industry Expertise to "The Compensation Handbook, Sixth Edition"
"The Compensation Handbook" has been a mainstay on the desks of HR and compensation professionals for more than 40 years. And now the revised sixth edition continues the tradition with new material and focus on developing a sustainable competitive advantage.
May 19, 2015
WorldatWork Introduces Revised Total Rewards Model
WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, unveiled its new Total Rewards Model today at the WorldatWork Total Rewards 2015 Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis.
May 12, 2015
Employee Recognition Programs Continue Upward Trend to Achieve

Recognition programs can be the key to motivating employees and driving organizational results according to a new survey, "Trends in Employee Recognition" by WorldatWork and underwritten by ITA Group. WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, conducted the February 2015 survey of its membership to measure specific types of recognition programs and the impact on the workforce.


April 7, 2015
Retirement Planning Can Lead to a Financially Secure Future

Each day, about 10,000 Baby Boomers enter their retirement years. WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading national compensation authority, knows that retirement income planning is a key element of an effective total rewards strategy in today's workforce.


March 27, 2015
WorldatWork Announces Total Rewards 2015 Conference & Exhibition May 18-20 in Minneapolis, MN

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, is proud to announce the Total Rewards 2015 Conference & Exhibition, May 18-20, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


March 19, 2015
WorldatWork Announces Application Process for Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) has announced the guidelines for this year's Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award. The call for applications is open March 17-June 30, 2015.


March 12, 2015
WorldatWork Survey Reports 96% of Organizations Support Employee Well-Being Initiatives to Promote Healthy Living and Curb Rising Health-Care Costs

Workplace wellness programs and well-being initiatives are key components to improving employee health and containing rising health-care costs, according to a new survey, "Total Rewards and Well-Being" conducted by WorldatWork with underwriting support from HealthMine.


March 6, 2015
What Will the American Workplace of 2025 Look Like?

WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority, contributed to a special USA TODAY edition titled: "Employee Benefits." The special weekend edition will be on newsstands Friday, March 6-8, 2015.


February 17, 2015
WorldatWork Survey Reports Employee Promotion on the Rise
The percentage of employees receiving a promotion on an annual basis has increased from 7% to 9% since 2010 according to a new, "Promotional Guidelines" survey released today by WorldatWork.
February 10, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Future of Work Forum in Nashville March 17-18

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress is proud to announce the 2015 Future of Work Forum, March 17 and 18 at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University.


February 3, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Seal of Distinction Award Recipients

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2015. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness.


January 29, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Work-Life Rising Star Award

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce Audrey Adelson of Emory University has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 AWLP Work-Life Rising Star Award.


January 27, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress Announces 2015 Innovative Excellence Award Winners

WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce the winners of this year 's AWLP Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award: Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Health System and MVP Health Care.


Public Statements

June 30, 2015
WorldatWork Response to U.S. Department of Labor FLSA Overtime Changes

Cara Woodson Welch, vice president of external affairs and practice leadership at WorldatWork, issued a statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposed regulations aimed at updating the nation's current overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).


June 26, 2015
WorldatWork Benefits Experts Comment on Supreme Court Ruling for Same-Sex Marriage

WorldatWork responds to the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same sex marriage, which ends the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and will allow these couples and their family access to the same economic opportunities that opposite-sex couples have legally enjoyed for decades.


June 10, 2015
WorldatWork Compensation Experts Available for Comment on Anticipated Department of Labor FLSA Overtime Proposed Changes

WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, has actively monitored the progress by the Department of Labor (DOL) to revise our nation's current overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).


January 21, 2015
WorldatWork State of the Union Statement

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's "State of the Union" address:


November 5, 2014
WorldatWork Statement on Election 2014

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications, issued the following statement in response to the results of the Nov. 5, 2014, general election:


June 23, 2014
Business Innovation Key to Improving Lives of Working Families

WorldatWork President and CEO and Executive Director of the Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) Anne Ruddy issued the following statement on the White House Summit on Working Families. Ruddy is attending the Summit representing WorldatWork and AWLP:


April 4, 2014
Paycheck Fairness Act Threatens Viability of Legitimate Pay Practices

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications, issued the following statement urging senators to vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199, originally introduced as S. 84) as currently drafted....


January 29, 2014
WorldatWork Statement on President's State of the Union Address

Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, public policy, news & publications issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address: