What is the role of a C-Level in the sales compensation design process? To poke his head into a conference room and ask a few questions, or to become involved at certain key points? After all, sales compensation the single biggest expense for most companies with the motivational power to move financial mountains, but many executives squander this opportunity to connect the business strategy to the sales organization. Based on the new book What Your CEO Needs to Know About Sales Compensation, author and managing partner of SalesGlobe Mark Donnolo outlines when and why highly successful companies involve the C-level in the design and implementation of their comp plans.
In this program, Tammy McCutchen, a former Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, will discuss common reward programs for non-exempt employees and how they impact overtime pay. Often, when considering the cost of incentive pay, employers fail to consider the related cost of the increased overtime pay. For example, a non-exempt employee who worked 150 regular hours and 25 overtime hours during a month in which he received a $200 production bonus is also owed an additional $14.29 in overtime. Although this seems a modest amount by itself, over time and for many employees, the overtime costs quickly mount up – as does the risk of class action litigation if the employer fails to pay this overtime.
In addition to providing training on how to calculate additional overtime due on bonuses, incentive pay, prizes and awards, Tammy will also cover reward programs that do not require the employer to calculate and pay additional overtime to non-exempt employees.