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Cassandra Faurote | President and Founder

Cassandra Faurote is a seasoned human resources consultant with 25+ years in human resources and is the Founder and President of Total Reward Solutions, started in 2005.  Total Reward Solutions is a consulting company focused on helping clients in the areas of compensation benefits, performance management, and reward/recognition programs.  TRS has worked with companies from 30 to 4,000 employees and in well over 20 industries and is WBE Certified.  Born in Dayton, Ohio, Cassandra has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and holds three certifications to include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Professional affiliations include being a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, World at Work, Indy SHRM and NAWBO. She has taught in the human resources certificate program at IUPUI and has also authored an article in Workspan, a World at Work publication, on 10 Ways to Use Your Merit Dollars.  Cassandra is a frequent speaker at conferences and for various human resources and compensation groups.  Cassandra currently serves on the Board for the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about Cassandra, her speaking topics, and upcoming speaking engagements


Death, Taxes and the New FLSA Overtime Regulations: Resistance is Futile

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that nothing is certain "except death and taxes." For modern-day corporate employers, however, compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act's new overtime regulations is just as mandatory - and perhaps just as difficult to comprehend. With an eye toward the December 1, 2016 effective date for these new Department of Labor rules, many business owners across the nation are scrambling to first figure out what's included in the regulations, and then how to comply and reduce the likelihood of a federal audit. They might also discover unforeseen opportunities.

16 Nov 2016

Compensation Expert Says, Despite “Clawbacks”, Wells Fargo Scandal Could Have Been Avoided

Employee Compensation and Benefits consultant Cassandra Faurote has advice for executives at Wells Fargo and other corporations: look beyond the bottom line to make sure your compensation plans don’t put your company and its customers at risk. "In hindsight," Faurote says, “this was a perfect storm that made disaster inevitable – but it could have been avoided.”

04 Oct 2016

Compensation Sense: New Department of Labor Overtime Rules Extend Protections to Millions More Workers

The United States Department of Labor released final regulatory changes to overtime rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Those changes – which become effective December 1, 2016 – extend overtime compensation to more than 4 million U.S. workers who were not previously eligible for overtime pay.

19 May 2016

Total Reward Solutions Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Indianapolis based company, Total Reward Solutions, consults with companies on their compensation, benefits, and performance management systems and helps them understand, analyze and plan how to handle changes in compensation laws. According to the Small Business Administration, only one-third of small businesses–classified as 500 employees or less–last more than 10 years.

31 Aug 2015

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