How Much of a Raise Should You Give?

  If you run a business with employees, you have at some point wondered how you should compensate them for good work. It’s actually a much trickier task than people realize. You have to take into account employee morale, employee performance and market...

How to Calculate Severance Pay

Although there is no legal requirement to offer severance, many companies provide it to employees after their employment is terminated. In general, severance pay is based on length of employment. You may decide to offer a week’s pay for every year of service, or a flat amount based on six weeks’ pay. When provided, it’s given either as a lump sum or paid over a number of weeks.