Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities: New Data On the Gender Wage Gap
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
A new study by Payscale adds depth to the gender wage gap discussion. Pascale Family Wage Gap. So what does that mean?
Men’s Height and Women’s Weight Impact Wages
MARCH 15, 2016
But in all cases, shorter men and fatter women experience, on average, wage and advancement discrimination. Now researchers at Exeter University have shown a clear connection between wages and height for men, and wages and BMI for women. Men’s wages dropped $2125 US with every 2.5 inches in height below the average.
What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?
JANUARY 12, 2016
Wage growth is a thornier subject than it first appears. Since the 2008 crash wage growth has been slow in America. ” Another 2.5%
Why the New York Times Endorsed a $0 Minimum Wage (and You Should Too)
Evil HR Lady
JANUARY 4, 2016
The minimum wage is almost always a matter of controversy. Right now, people are pushing for a $15 per hour minimum wage.
Transparent Wage Policies: Honest or Chaos Provoking?
DECEMBER 31, 2014
A common policy found in many businesses is a prohibition against the disclosure of wage information. Is compensation an equal rights issue?
Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers
APRIL 6, 2015
Those who work in low-wage jobs are often left out of the conversation. Why Low-Wage Workers Matter. Although the service industry makes up for a large number of people in low-wage jobs, these workers also include those in warehouse, production, agriculture, customer service and a number of other jobs. Working Economics.
Low Wages: 13 College Majors To Avoid Like The Plague
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Employers needed an educated workforce, and many of them didn’t care what degree you had, just as long as you had one. Not anymore.
Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show
JUNE 26, 2011
Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Be our Friend. Local. Blogs. Advertise.
Disability Employment Statistics: How Is Your State Doing?
MARCH 30, 2016
Are you curious where your home state lands in the disability employment conversation? The Disability Employment Gap. employed.
It’s Tougher at the Bottom: Why All Students Should Work Minimum Wage (at Least Once)
Corn on the Job
MARCH 6, 2014
Interview Skills. I’m not sure why, but entry level and minimum wage jobs seem to have more difficult and unpredictable interviewing techniques.
I don’t want a minimum wage job
Ask A Manager
AUGUST 26, 2012
A reader writes: I’m job-searching, and many people have suggested I get a minimum wage job. because I don’t want to work for minimum wage. – I have worked minimum wage/low skill jobs, and it is difficult to break out of the pattern. Minimum wage brings, at most, $1160. And I was never called back.
How to Ask for a Pay Rise: 10 Steps
Catherines Career Corner
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Need a pay increase and wondering how to ask for a pay rise at work? These are 10 steps for you to explore. For most employees, asking for a pay rise is a nerve-wracking experience. In general, asking your manager for more money is often a stressful and awkward experience. Companies cultural values aside, regrettably, for inexperienced [.]
“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”
Sklover Working Wisdom
MARCH 12, 2014
LESSON TO LEARN : As it is with every other aspect of the employment relation, it pays to know “the rules” of your workplace related to vacation rights and vacation pay, so that you don’t unknowingly violate them, but instead follow them, and make sure others follow them, as well, to your best advantage. . owed you by former employer?
The U.S. has waged a war on jobs
JULY 13, 2011
has waged a war on jobs. » Reference and Background Checking - Get better results Legally Reference CheckingSince past performance is often the best predictor of future performance, the best way to verify an applicant’s background and job suitability is to conduct a thorough reference check.Today, employers are hesitant to give.
What Did the UK Employment Landscape in 2013 Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Undercover Recruiter
DECEMBER 30, 2013
In 2013, what did the UK’s employment landscape look like? What Did the UK Employment Landscape in 2013 Look Like? INFOGRAPHIC].
Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You
Ms. Career Girl
MAY 14, 2015
The post Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You appeared first on Ms. And the base overtime pay is 1 and 1/2 of their normal wage.
What Is a Work Perk Worth?
JANUARY 21, 2016
And that can be both good or bad – how the balance of wages and perks plays out for employers and employees depends so much on context.
Is Employment Branding Bullshit?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
You may have noticed a recurring theme this week on Bonus Track. It’s part of life. Does that mean mine is wrong? Or that yours is invalid?
6 Ways to Advance Gender Equality in the C-Suite
AUGUST 4, 2016
Google has empowered its leaders to offer tours of duty (limited employment tenures) to the most promising hires. What to do?
He Got FIRED! Posting His Resume on LinkedIn, while Employed.
JANUARY 6, 2012
On his return to work he was handed a list of disciplinary charges and told he could be sacked, Reading Employment Tribunal heard.
Friday Five: Job Growth and Inflation in 2016
JANUARY 15, 2016
Each month since coming to write for B4J, I combed through the Jobs Friday responses, searching for deep analysis of the employment data and screening out market speculation. is concerned about “an inflationary spiral between wages and prices, pushed ahead by rising inflation expectations.” On the other hand, R.A.,
The Trouble with Off-the-Clock Work
MAY 11, 2015
Off-the-clock work is a big problem for employers. Failure to do so could result in you paying back wages as well as penalties.
Employers: Avoiding Age Discrimination In The Workplace
AUGUST 27, 2013
For instance, you could have a wage schedule that indicates when employees qualify for raises and how much they can be or a range.
The Most Messed Up Chart You'll Ever See Related to Wage Increase History in America.
MARCH 11, 2013
This chart shows the percent change year over year of wages for hourly and non-supervisory employees. You want to see some #@**? Unrelated?
Company Branding: The McDonald’s Vs. Disney Effect #WorkplaceWednesday
The Undercover Recruiter
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Employer Company Culture Employee employer brand marketing minimum wageTo quote Will Ferrell from Zoolander; branding is so hot right now. Well maybe he didn’t say that exactly, but it’s close enough. It still doesn’t take away from the fact that branding is a hot topic currently. View Article.
Friday Five: Election 2016, Entrepreneurs and Verizon’s Yahoo Purchase
JULY 29, 2016
This is your Friday Five: Why Even Donald Trump Wants to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Wednesday that he “would like to raise the minimum wage to $10/hour.” HR diversity in tech election 2016 entrepreneurs minimum wage mobile advertising wage inequality women in tech Yahoo
New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know
JANUARY 9, 2014
If you are short on time, read the Introduction and the Occupational Employment section (the PDF versions are easier to read). The U.S.
“Can I be forced to repay commissions I never received?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Question : Can my employer take commissions away from me that were paid to another sales representative prior to me even working for the company? This is the situation: my employer is clearing up old debts, and writing them off before the end of the year. Overtime, Commissions and Unpaid Wages Q & A Repayment Obligations
Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival
AUGUST 19, 2015
Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? California employment law getting you down? Michael G.
Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary
AUGUST 3, 2016
The law forbids employers from: Screening applicants based on previous or current salary. HR equal pay gender pay gap gender wage gap
Seasonal Employment Is a Staple for Some Workers
OCTOBER 3, 2016
Seasonal employment is a staple for many workers in beautiful landscapes. Normally Employers have a huge challenge in this area. Employees
Why Minimum Wage Is A Women’s Issue
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Why is the minimum wage a women’s issue? million adult women (age 20 or older) who only earn the minimum wage. Phillip N.
Employment References in Retail
MAY 13, 2013
And sometimes is very cut and dry – especially if the applicant blatantly falsifies their salary or employment history. Lets dig deeper.
The “Survival Clause” in Employment Agreements – Ignore It, and It Can “Kill” You
Sklover Working Wisdom
JUNE 21, 2011
To retain their six key employees – including David – each was offered the security of a written employment agreement that guaranteed very attractive benefits, significant bonuses, grants of ownership interests in any new company, and a “success payment” if a sale of the company took place. Cavett Robert. Louis, Missouri. What happened?
“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It
Sklover Working Wisdom
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
Most of the companies his employer sought to acquire were family-owned, and in recent years struggling to survive in a more consolidated, competitive and complex world of music publishing. Is it possible that one party to the employment relation can be solely and absolutely in charge of determining the outcome of issues between them?
Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes
JUNE 23, 2016
Employers must begin following the new changes starting on December 1, 2016. Episode 85: What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes with Casey Sipe ( @CLSEMPLOYERLAW ). They can’t answer emails or work from home unless the employer wants to pay overtime. The feedback the Department received helped shape the Final Rule.
should our office stop cake collections, disclosing a wage garnishment, and more
Ask A Manager
DECEMBER 23, 2015
When should I disclose a wage garnishment? I’ve been at my current job for a little less than six months now. My employer has been more than accommodating, and all things considered, he is generally a great boss. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Is it appropriate? Don’t let it be funded by employees. 2.
Careers Advice: Why Won't my Employer Help Further my Career?
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Your employer, however, doesn't really seem to care. You do things for the company and it pays you for it. At Work Issues Careers Advice
Is Your Industry Prepared for a Labor Shortage?
APRIL 25, 2016
employers are going to be demanding more labor. With ongoing low wage growth perhaps there is not enough incentive to join the workforce.
Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day. Here are some the methods that labor unions have been using recently.