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Recent News Releases

July 14, 2016
WorldatWork Supports Legislative Efforts to Eliminate the Automatic-Update Provision of the Overtime Rule
Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president of external affairs and practice leadership, issued the following statement in support of legislation that would eliminate the most harmful provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor's recently finalized overtime regulation:
July 14, 2016
Referral, Sign-On, Spot and Retention Bonus Programs Continue to Rise
The use of referral, sign-on, spot and retention bonus programs continues to rise as organizations seek other forms of cash compensation to reward employees, according to a new survey released by WorldatWork.
June 23, 2016
WorldatWork: New Overtime Regulations Particularly Harmful for Small Business Workplace Flexibility Programs
Melissa Sharp Murdock, Esq., WorldatWork senior manager of external affairs, issued the following statement applauding the House Small Business Committee
June 14, 2016
Competitive Labor Markets and Employee Expectations Continue to Push Paid Leave Benefits at U.S. Organizations, According to New Survey by WorldatWork
According to a new survey, "Paid Time Off Programs and Practices" by WorldatWork, 88% of organizations believe it is necessary to offer some type of paid time off program to attract top talent and drive organizational success.
June 9, 2016
New WorldatWork Data Predicts Overtime Salary Test Will Rise To $70,966 By 2020
The number of employees who are currently exempt from overtime regulations will drop dramatically in 2020, according to new figures released today by WorldatWork,
June 6, 2016
WorldatWork Hosts the 2016 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition June 6-8 in San Diego
WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and leading compensation authority is proud to host the 2016 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition.
June 6, 2016
"Understanding Executive Compensation & Governance: A Practical Guide" New 3rd Edition to be Published by WorldatWork in June
WorldatWork a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority announced the release of its new book, Understanding Executive Compensation & Governance: A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition by Irving S. Becker....
June 1, 2016
WorldatWork Sponsors Eighth Annual Employee Wellbeing Month
WorldatWork is proud to announce its participation in the eighth annual Employee Wellbeing Month (Twitter hashtag #EWM16), June 1 - 30.
May 25, 2016
WorldatWork Q2 Journal Spotlights Effective Performance Management Trends
Researchers present new multi-company study at the WorldatWork 2016 Total Rewards Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, June 6 - 8
May 18, 2016
WorldatWork Response to the U.S. Department of Labor's FLSA Overtime Rule

Cara Woodson Welch, Esq., WorldatWork vice president of external affairs and practice leadership, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule imposing significant changes to the nation's overtime regulations:


May 4, 2016
WorldatWork Sponsors Eighth Annual Employee Well-being Month
WorldatWork is proud to announce its participation in the eighth annual Employee Well-being Month (Twitter hashtag #EWM16), June 1 - 30. Employee Well-being Month is a nationwide initiative designed to help business leaders learn new ways to engage employees in healthy habits and lifestyles to boost results.
April 25, 2016
WorldatWork Celebrates 25,000th LinkedIn Group Member
WorldatWork is proud to announce that the WorldatWork Association LinkedIn group has hit 25,000 members and counting!
April 4, 2016
WorldatWork Hosts the 2016 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition June 6-8 in San Diego
WorldatWork is proud to host the 2016 Total Rewards Conference and Exhibition. The total rewards conference — the largest of its kind — is in San Diego June 6-8 and will feature more than 100 exhibitors and over 160 speakers, and welcome more than 1,000 attendees from across the country, Europe and Asia.
March 21, 2016
WorldatWork Hosts Tweet Chat to Discuss Employee Incentive Programs
To motivate and retain top talent in today's competitive labor markets, short-term cash incentives continue to increase for nonprofits and government agencies, but according to new research, "Incentive Pay Practices," the trend is shrinking for privately held companies.
March 18, 2016
WorldatWork Supports New Legislation Halting the U.S. Department of Labor's Anticipated Overtime Rule Changes
Cara Woodson Welch, WorldatWork vice president, external affairs & practice leadership issued the following statement in support of the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act...
March 1, 2016
Short-Term Cash Incentives Popular with Companies to Motivate and Reward Employees
Short-term cash incentives and bonus programs continue to dominate the incentive-pay landscape as a vast majority of organizations use and rely on incentive-based pay practices to recruit, motivate and reward employees..
February 16, 2016
Student Loan Reimbursement Programs: A Desired Employee Benefit

To recruit and retain top talent in today's competitive labor market, student loan reimbursement programs are emerging as a highly desired employee benefit as companies look to distinguish themselves among job seekers.


January 29, 2016
WorldatWork Responds to Obama Administration's Proposed Rule to Impose New Gender-Pay Data-Collection Requirements
Leading compensation authority expresses concern about changes to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) and whether there is a need for additional requirements for compensation data collection.
January 11, 2016
20 Washington, D.C. & Baltimore-Based Employers Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Employee Engagement and Work-Life Effectiveness

WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction Award.


January 11, 2016
WorldatWork Announces the Recipients of the Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction Award

The award is designed to identify organizations leading the change in today's workplace by creating and implementing successful work-life programs and policies.


Public Statements

January 29, 2016
WorldatWork Responds to Obama Administration's Proposed Rule to Impose New Gender-Pay Data-Collection Requirements
Leading compensation authority expresses concern about changes to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) and whether there is a need for additional requirements for compensation data collection.
December 2, 2015
WorldatWork Supports Alliance to Fight the 40, Urging Congress to Repeal the Cadillac Tax

WorldatWork a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority, comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life and total rewards professionals, continues to work with the Alliance to Fight the 40 and bipartisan members of Congress to repeal the 40% tax...


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: