If I Refuse a 20 Percent Pay Cut, Is it a Resignation or Termination?

Evil HR Lady

But, keep in mind that the federal subsidy is gone and so your unemployment check will be less than your current salary minus 20 percent, plus you’ll have to pay for COBRA. Now, if you were actually thinking if you just stay quiet, will they forget to lower your salary?

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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. Harvard Economics Professor Claudia Goldman found that women preferred flexibility over salary ; security over high risk and high reward. The United States Senior Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) is a crowd pleaser and they won last year’s World Cup Title.

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

Ms. Career Girl

In addition to budgeting for expenses like salaries and benefit contributions, you’ll also need to budget for employment taxes. Businesses need to withhold federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes from employees’ paychecks.

2020 146

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 119

The Unintended Consequences of Federal Unemployment in a COVID World.(Best Boss Ever Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

As I write this, the Federal Unemployment Benefit of $600 per month as part of the COVID stimulus package expired on 7/31, and with the Democrats and GOP deadlocked related to a new stimulus package, President Trump stepped in with an executive order to serve as a bridge until congress could negotiate a deal in the same area. was the fact that a lot of companies felt that the $600 per month federal unemployment benefit was preventing capable people from re-entering the workforce.

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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. Pay : The average annual salary for a physical therapist assistant is estimated to be $48,090. Pay : The BLS states that the average annual salary for a nurse practitioner is $113,930. Statisticians can work for a variety of industries, including federal government and research companies.

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I ask candidates their salary expectations and don’t feel bad about it

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: You regularly talk about how inappropriate it is for employers to ask candidates about their salary expectations without giving any salary information out themselves. I became a small business owner/employer having received no training in that aspect of things, but learned early on when I am hiring to ALWAYS ask the candidate their salary expectations before giving any information out about the range I am willing to offer. hiring salary

2020 43

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. Essentially, an exempt employee is one who is salaried and therefore exempt from certain benefits. In order to qualify as an exempt employee, an individual must be salaried and maintain a weekly salary of at least $684. Exempt employees are generally salaried and receive minimum wages of $684 per week.

2020 40

my boss commented on my work with a puke emoji, coworker is upset I’m pregnant, and more

Ask a Manager

This opportunity would allow one applicant from my organization study at a certain school for a number of years while simultaneously earning a salary – a pretty sweet deal. Last week a colleague told me Alan has moved on to a new position and my salary would not be paid if I attended.

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FLSA Games: Exempt Salary Threshold Moves from 23K to 35K.

The HR Capitalist

1, 2020. To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount and meet certain duties tests. The new rule will raise the salary threshold to $684 a week ($35,568 annualized) from $455 a week ($23,660 annualized). A blocked Obama-era rule would have doubled the threshold, but a federal judge held that the DOL exceeded its authority by raising the rate too high.

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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. law + order salary

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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. Working for the government also offers a structured path towards a promotion and higher salaries. If interested, be sure to check out our guide on federal resumes. Top Careers for Social Science PhDs.

2020 40

Best Public Speaking Jobs

The Corporate Con/noisseur

However, with experience and hard work, these agents can get promoted to higher positions and management, where their salaries will top $70,000 per year. Police officers are tasked with enforcing local, state, and federal laws. Politicians salaries range and are highly dependent on the position. Best Public Speaking Jobs. Public speaking definitely isn’t everyone’s forte.

2020 40

employee talks about people’s weight, asking about salary before interviewing, and more

Ask a Manager

I intern over the summers with a federal agency in rural areas, so while I work out of an office, about every other day I shadow a coworker out in the field (literally, sometimes, a crop field). Can I ask about salary up-front? I loved the job and the people, but they couldn’t afford to pay me a salary that would cover my student loans. Do you have any scripts to bring up salary earlier in the hiring process / explain the bare minimum I would require?

2020 26

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

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

Ask a Manager

I’ve started collecting my coworkers’ salaries in anonymous survey — am I good? Our company has repeatedly shot down requests for more transparency around salary/salary bands.) No law prevents you from organizing employees to share this kind of salary info.

2020 37

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. . The federal government has laws expressly forbidding discrimination on national or ethnic origin, sex, age, religion, disability, gender preference, and retaliation.

2020 40

the new overtime law is here — if you earn less than $35,568, read this

Ask a Manager

The new federal overtime law went into effect last week on January 1. Some background: T he federal government divides all workers into two categories: exempt workers, who are not required to receive overtime pay, and non-exempt workers, who must receive overtime pay. To be considered exempt, you have to meet that duties test, be paid on a salary basis (i.e., Are there any professions that don’t have to meet the salary test to be exempt? salary

2020 31

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. – I receive an additional $600 per week via the federal government package.

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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. I received a great review, a salary increase, and large bonus after my first year. My new manager is great, they fought to hire me and raised the position’s salary range to meet my requirements even though others pointed out that I had been out of work for a year. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

2020 29

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

Ask a Manager

My position (and salary) is middling/low, so it’s not like I’m a CEO flaunting an expansive yard and pool oasis. 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). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I Zoom from my patio?

2020 32

the end of open offices, I keep missing meetings, and more

Ask a Manager

We’ve been paying her full salary and benefits for over a month now while she stays home since before our local stay at home order came through. As long as we’re both still getting our full salaries, we can afford to keep paying her just as we would in normal times. No matter what, we’ll make sure she’s covered, but is it reasonable to look into options where the local and federal government help out? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 29

updates: friends at work, the higher-earning male coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

I was doing work way above my title/pay grade (think director-level responsibilities on an entry-level salary). His startup has been growing like crazy bringing in new clients over the past six months, and in response to the pandemic they built — in a matter of days — a new software product to help our clients streamline delivery of a big part of the federal relief funds. Here are three updates from past letter-writers.

2020 26

can my company make me stay home with a cold, leaving a job for grad school, and more

Ask a Manager

The thing is, I’m pretty much the only employee who isn’t salaried. We also get a decision about a federal grant we previously applied for next week. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can my company make me stay home with a cold? I’m panicking a little bit because I woke up this morning with a little bit of a scratchy throat.

2020 32

HR won’t let me see job descriptions for my staff, standing my ground on social distancing, and more

Ask a Manager

This week, the federal government issued new guidance on exactly this issue, saying it will issue an interim final rule “excluding laid-off employees whom the borrower offered to rehire (for the same salary/wages and same number of hours) from the CARES Act’s loan forgiveness reduction calculation. It’s five answers to five questions, plus a sixth thing. Here we go…. HR won’t let me see job descriptions for the people I manage.

2020 29

should I move in with coworkers, should managers not use a “busy” status, and more

Ask a Manager

You could say the same sort of thing to your boss, although there’s potentially an argument there for saying more to her — you don’t want her to assume you’re fine because you’ve been able to save lots of money on the low salary she pays you, which could indeed make any argument for a raise later less compelling (not that it should, but it might not even be a conscious thing). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I move in with coworkers?

2020 28

work happy hours without the boss, I was told to cover up my scars at work, and more

Ask a Manager

Not only is it not unprofessional to talk about your management without them there, your right to do that is protected by federal law. After reducing everyone’s salary (or hours) by 20%, my employer of 10 years furloughed 20-25% of its workforce due to loss of business resulting from COVID-19. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Work happy hours without the boss – AITA? I work at a small (fewer than 20 staff) nonprofit.

2020 28

I was hired as the expert but no one will listen, I accidentally shared a list of my personal debts with my team, and more

Ask a Manager

A different option you could think about: If you could choose between not proceeding with the restructure at all right now or doing it with these two employees in the new roles (presumably keeping them at their current salaries), which option would you prefer? My goal would be to make myself eligible for the extra two weeks of federally-funded sick leave that’s being offered to those who live in quarantined areas. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 24

Steak ‘N Shake Makes a $7.7 Million Error. (You’re Probably Making the Same Error.)

Evil HR Lady

Managers are always salary exempt and are not eligible for overtime pay. ” People who manage two or more employees, earn at least $23,660 ( set to jump to $35,308 in January 2020 ) and have hire/fire/discipline power generally meet the conditions for exemption from overtime pay and can be paid a straight salary–regardless of how many hours they actually work. Some states have additional rules, but these are the federal minimums.).

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the new overtime pay law is here (for real this time)

Ask a Manager

Department of Labor issued a final ruling today on the question of what salary level should make workers exempt from overtime pay, and here it is: If you earn less than $35,568, then starting on January 1, 2020 you must be paid overtime (time and a half) when you work more than 40 hours in a week. That was a huge change, and companies were scrambling to adjust, many of them raising workers’ salaries to get them over that threshold. salaryThe U.S.

2019 40

Centuries of Contribution: Social Service Careers in the Field of Criminal Justice

Career Alley

Statistics from the United States Department of Justice indicate that 650,000 people are released from federal and state prisons each year. Median Salary: $47,200. Job Outlook: 18% growth by 2020. Median Salary: $38,100. Job Outlook: 27% growth by 2020. Median Salary: $42,500. Job Outlook: 25% growth by 2020.

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How Do I Get an Accounting Job?

Resume Bear

It’s also a good idea to take a class in accounting laws and rules and regulations so you will up to date on federal and local laws. percent growth for accountants between 2010 and 2020, which is much faster than the average growth for most other professions. Salaries are quite good, too, ranging from around $40,000 to upwards of $80,000. Jobs are trendy just like anything else; they come and go.

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Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes

Workology

Just to give everyone some background, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015 ( 80 FR 38515 ) and invited interested parties to submit written comments on the proposed rule by September 4, 2015. Employment lawyer, Casey Sipe breaks down some of the changes happening with the FLSA update and helps us understand their impact, including: Minimum salary requirements changing to $47,476 annually for a full time worker.

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4 Highest Paying Careers As A Librarian

Career Realism

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the median salary today for librarians in $55,000. Also, note that librarians who work at universities tend to earn a higher salary – around $62,000 per year. If you are fortunate enough to get a librarian job with the federal government, you can earn $80,000 per year. Federal Government Librarian. Most of the higher paying federal librarian positions require an MLS to be considered.

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