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This course examines compensation and benefits programs – often referred to as total rewards programs – and their importance and impact on organizational objectives. It provides instruction on the applicable federal laws and regulations related to compensation and benefits programs as well as applicable tax regulations. This course also provides instruction on how to budget and account for compensation and benefits programs. Instruction is also provided on common compensation and benefits strategies and how to perform compensation and benefits needs assessments in order to better understand what type of approach is best suited for the organization in question. This course helps prepare individuals for the Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) PHR and SPHR certification examinations.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe federal laws and regulations related to compensation
  • Identify key provisions in the FLSA
  • Identify FLSA record-keeping requirements
  • Recognize federal laws and regulations related to benefits
  • Recognize key components of benefits regulations
  • Recognize key benefits components of tax regulations
  • Describe accounting practices for tracking and reporting on compensation policies and programs
  • Identify the steps in the strategic compensation process
  • Identify the steps in a benefits program needs assessment
  • Identify common tools and methods used to gather data for a benefits program needs assessment
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