State And Federal Employment Laws: Know Your Rights When You Work Across States

Career Alley

One of the biggest employment scuffles of our time is the introduction of AB5, a Californian law that hopes to stabilize the gig economy. The hope […]. Discover Career Opportunities Moving for a job

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15 Summer Releases for your TBR List

Ms. Career Girl

When elite teacher Elena Fairchild’s daughter bombs her test and is shipped away to a federal institution, Elena will do the unthinkable to get her back. It’s finally summertime!

2020 282

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Your Employees May (Ahem) Be Doing Something Other than Work

Evil HR Lady

The Washington Examiner reported: Online porn viewing in Washington [DC], dormant since most offices closed in March, has started to spike as more workers have returned to their cubicles in the federal city. I’m 100 percent sure this isn’t only a federal employee problem.

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US Women’s National Soccer Team Loses Pay Dispute in Court

Evil HR Lady

The United States Soccer Federation offered the WNT the same contract as the men, but they rejected it for one with less risk. The United States Senior Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) is a crowd pleaser and they won last year’s World Cup Title.

2020 269

Relocating For Your Job During COVID-19

Ms. Career Girl

The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits a landlord or lender from discriminating against race , religion, gender, family status, religion, or disability. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy nationwide, leaving many unemployed or furloughed — even those in senior positions.

2020 167

HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

The theory, which many of you know, goes like this - once a potential candidate adds up the state and federal unemployment and is earning the equivalent of 40-55K annualized (depends on your state benefit level), it's hard to get them to come back to a $15-20 an hour job.

2020 113

Why You Should Require Employees Take Vacation

Evil HR Lady

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has a longstanding recommendation that banks have a two-consecutive-week vacation policy: To keep reading, click here: Why You Should Require Employees Take Vacation. When you launch a business , you tend to know everyone in the office.

2020 157

Swiss Saturday: Quarantine Version

Evil HR Lady

The latter amuses me and I wonder about the tattoos on the federal council. It’s day 4640 of quarantine here in the beautiful city of Basel. And, I do mean beautiful.

2020 225

COVID Economy: There's Probably Some Big WARN Notices On The Way.

The HR Capitalist

We're in a recession, and while the layoffs and furloughs have occurred, the federal government acted quickly and provided job-saving stimulus in the way of the Payroll Protection Act (for small businesses) and stimulus for entire industries like Airlines, Healthcare and more.

2020 112

Swiss Sunday: Coronavirus Version

Evil HR Lady

The federal government prohibited all gatherings of more than 1000 people and recommended no more than 200. Usually, I’d be at church on a Sunday morning, but today I’m home because church meetings have been canceled.

2020 230

You Don’t Need a Job Candidate’s Social Security Number at the Application Stage

Evil HR Lady

We also may provide information we collect about you from online employment applications to federal, state, and local agencies to check on any violations of the law or for other legal purposes. You need your employes’ social security numbers.

2020 221

Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Businesses need to withhold federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes from employees’ paychecks. Additionally, your business will need to pay Federal Unemployment Tax out of its own funds.

2020 147

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e12 - Getting Paid to Not Work

The HR Capitalist

35:15 - The team talks about how fast everything has been moving, even for federal government - but with speed comes some issues and misses.

2020 125

Chipotle Fined for More than 13,000 Alleged Labor Violations

Evil HR Lady

These fines are from the state, not the federal government, because each has different rules regarding minor employment. Chipotle Restaurants in Massachusetts got struck by fines that after all the penalties are assessed are closer to $2 million than the official $1.3 million. Child labor law violations. What’s perfectly legal in one state may be illegal across state borders.

2020 154

10 Fast-Growing Careers To Watch In 2020

Career Realism

If you want to switch careers, or still aren't sure which career you want to pursue, check out this list of fast-growing careers to keep tabs on in 2020. Statisticians can work for a variety of industries, including federal government and research companies.

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6.8 Million People Got a Raise Yesterday. Were You One?

Evil HR Lady

The federal minimum wage stays put at $7.25, but states are free to create their own minimum wage–whichever is higher (federal or state) is the legal lower limit for salaries. Twenty-one states use the federal minimum wage, but the rest have higher minimum wages. Twenty-one states had minimum wage increases go into effect yesterday –and Delaware had one go into effect in October. Overall, an estimated 6.8

2020 122

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Time Off Requests

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the law creates a right to a federal minimum wage rate and a time-and-a-half overtime pay for specific employees. Non-exempt employees are guaranteed a federal minimum wage and receive time-and-a-half pay for any work completed over the 40-hour workweek.

2020 52

CDC Guidelines For Re-Opening Your Business

Evil HR Lady

Operated the business in violation of federal, state, and local orders regarding the operation of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 225

can we ask our roommate not to take a job, my boss says I can’t quit if she gets a federal loan, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Do I have a right to ask a roommate to NOT take a job right now? My husband and I moved about five hours from our hometown just over a year ago, and while we’re loving it, we’re really missing our friends and family.

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Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

2020 kicked off with over 7 million job openings across America. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25, many states have successfully drafted and passed their own legislation on acceptable minimum wages. At the beginning of 2020, 21 states raised their minimum wages.

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Best Resume Books on Amazon

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Federal Resume Guidebook: Federal Resume Writing. The Federal Resume Guidebook , written by Kathryn Troutman, focuses resume writing on the federal level. However, Kathryn does an amazing job of providing depth and clarity into thee federal hiring process.

2020 52

Work It Daily’s Starbucks Card B2B Giveaway

Career Realism

All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Include the hashtags #WorkItDaily & #StarbucksGiftCards Contest starts Monday, March 2nd , 2020 at 12PM, Eastern Standard Time, and ends at midnight , Eastern Standard Time, on March 6th, 2020. What Is This Contest?

2020 67

Top Careers for Social Science PhDs

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Federal or State Government. Federal and state governments look for highly qualified, skilled, and educated applicants to help them with a myriad of issues and process implementations. If interested, be sure to check out our guide on federal resumes.

2020 52

Best Public Speaking Jobs

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Police officers are tasked with enforcing local, state, and federal laws. Best Public Speaking Jobs. Public speaking definitely isn’t everyone’s forte. In fact, according to one recent study , nearly 75% of the population has some form of public speaking fear.

2020 52

How to Find a Job in a Small Town

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Whatever idea you may have, you may be able to take advantage of local, state, and federal assistance to help you get started. How to Find a Job in a Small Town. Small cities and towns can be the perfect place to live and raise a family.

2020 52

ask the readers: how to unionize your workplace

Ask a Manager

It’s illegal under federal law to fire you for organizing your coworkers or unionizing, but it does happen — so advice on minimizing that risk would be especially helpful.).

2020 54

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

It is home to most federal agencies, including all three branches of the U.S. federal government. Best Career Coaches in Your City. Career coaches have become more and more common in recent years.

2020 52

my employees don’t want to return to work because they’re making more from unemployment

Ask a Manager

Here’s the problem — most of my furloughed employees are making more on unemployment than they did when they were at work (because of the $600/week supplement from the federal government on top of regular benefits) , and now don’t want to come back to work before their unemployment runs out.

2020 57

5 Most Common Legal Problems at Work

Corn on the Job

If you are employed at any workplace, whether it be a fast-food restaurant or a corporate office, you are entitled to certain rights and treatments that fall within the guidelines of federal and state law, as well as your human resources employee handbook. .

2020 52

my new boss is an elder in a sexist church

Ask a Manager

I think you’re going to have to go to HR on this — because what your boss is doing is sex discrimination, it’s illegal under federal law, and if your company has any sense it’s going to want to put a stop to it because of the legal liability he’s creating for them.

2020 37

is it OK to ask a coworker to swap pants, teachers at my child’s school aren’t social distancing, and more

Ask a Manager

That’s a federal law that covers the whole country, but it’s possible your state has additional protections , and they could kick in at a lower number of employees. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Is it OK to ask a coworker to swap pants with me?

2020 37

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I had found some major issues in this department before joining the group which broke federal law and this angered them. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 37

can I breastfeed my baby on video calls, credit checks in job interviews, and more

Ask a Manager

At the federal level, pre-employment credit checks are legal with some restrictions (they need your consent before pulling the report, must give you a copy of the report if they plan to reject you because of it, and need to send you an official notice if they don’t hire you as a result).

2020 36

how do I respond to colleagues who are jealous of my furlough?

Ask a Manager

When the corporate furloughs came, one of the “reassuring” points leadership widely circulated was that, at some compensation levels, with unemployment plus the federal stimulus and our company paying our insurance premiums, an employee stands to make more money while unemployed.

2020 43

was this networking or a date request, coworker is secretly traveling, and more

Ask a Manager

The federal law that protects you — the National Labor Relations Act — only protects non-supervisory employees.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Was this networking or a date request?

2020 37

playing “never have I ever” at work, child care stipends for employees, and more

Ask a Manager

As for the legality, there’s no federal law that prohibits you from treating people differently based on parental status. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Playing “never have I ever” at work.

employee is vaping on video calls, my speaking style seems all wrong for the South, and more

Ask a Manager

And under federal law, it’s the employer’s responsibility to keep a record of the hours people work; they can rely on employees’ assistance via timesheets, etc. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employee is vaping during video calls.

2020 41

if the job that laid me off wants to bring me back, can I decline and still collect unemployment?

Ask a Manager

I’m getting this same question from people who got laid off, began collecting UI, and have now been offered their old job back at their old salary — which is less than what they’re making through UI because of the new $600/week federal supplement.

2020 45

my boss is discriminating against my pregnant employee

Ask a Manager

He needs to hear about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the federal law that forbids treating an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of pregnancy or childbirth. A reader writes: We have a colleague who has just left to spend a year working remotely (well, we’re all working remotely now!) so he and his wife can live near her family for a year.

2020 34

can I Zoom from my patio, coworker is violating shelter-in-place, and more

Ask a Manager

This disqualifies us for the additional unemployment stimulation (the extra $600/week from the federal supplement to unemployment payments, which ends in July), which would have been far more helpful to us who were laid off (none of the six-figure-making higher-ups were laid off).

2020 42

my employer doesn’t pay us for time spent waiting for assignments

Ask a Manager

Federal law says that if you are “engaged to wait” — meaning you’ve been scheduled for work and have to be at your work site (which right now is your home), at your computer, waiting for work to come in — you need to be paid for that time.

2020 39

Human Nature: We Hate Good Ideas From People We Don't Like (The HR Famous Podcast).

The HR Capitalist

In episode 25 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss Jlee and KD’s return to the office, Apple’s paid time off for employees to vote, and President Trump’s new plan for skill-based hiring in the federal government.

2020 113

updates: the mooching boss, the self-sabotaging friend, and more

Ask a Manager

On Friday afternoon, I got a phone call from my boss telling me that the federal money finally came in, but she won’t be able to keep me on after it runs out in June. It’s a special “where are you now?”

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