Compensation

This is FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center's collection of free articles on Compensation. Issues involving base salary, bonus, discretionary payment, contingent payments, and other types of compensation are an integral part of running a law practice. Learn about the different ways to structure compensation. Start your research with FindLaw.
Compensation Articles
    • Tax Rules of Employee Gifts and Company Parties

      Businesses considering a small gift for employees a turkey or ham or throwing a Christmas party should know if they are taxable. Because a “gift” is often considered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be compensation, it’s important to note the rules so that your employees are not responsible for paying taxes on their gifts.

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    • Compensation for the Attorney "Of Counsel" to Your Law Firm

      Assuming a lawyer is properly designated "Of Counsel," are there any restrictions on methods of compensating him or her?

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    • The Role of Benefits in Your Law Practice

      It's readily apparent to every law firm HR manager. The American workplace is changing. Downsizing and outsourcing have strained the once solid relationship between employers and employees, and created a more mobile, more fluid workforce.

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    • Pricing Legal Services
      Setting fees for legal services is obviously a major issue to consider, not only when establishing your practice, but throughout the life of your law firm. There are various ways to price your fees. Some methods require heavy calculations, while others simply require you to survey the market to help determine your fees.

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    • NuView Systems Enables Employee Compensation Management
      Latest Module in HRMS Suite Makes Strategic Impact on Companies - Significantly Improves the Effectiveness of the Compensation and Budget Planning Process

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    • Podcast Highlights Hildebrandt Law Department Survey
      The newest Westcast podcast from Thomson West highlights the latest trends in corporate law department spending, staffing and compensation. The podcast features Jonathan Bellis, director and co-head of the Law Department Consulting Practice at Hildebrandt International, who discusses the results of the 2006 Hildebrandt Law Department Survey.

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    • Exemption for Administrative Employees Under the FLSA
      This fact sheet provides general information on the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay provided by Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act as defined by Regulations, 29 CFR Part 541.

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    • Exemption for Professional Employees Under the FLSA
      This fact sheet provides general information on the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay provided by Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act as defined by Regulations, 29 CFR Part 541.

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    • Types of Pricing for Legal Services: Hourly Billing
      After calculating how much your small law practice needs to make a profit and your reasonable hourly rate, you are ready to consider the available pricing options. There are various ways to price your legal services. This article discusses hourly pricing.

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