Why Women Need to Start Talking About Their Salary

Ms. Career Girl

Yet studies have shown that people can only guess their coworker’s salaries half of the time. If you avoid money topics at work because you feel talking about salary with your coworkers is taboo, you may miss out on some valuable information. Money News Work talking about salary

2020 159

7 Ways to Start a Discussion on Pay Rise

The Undercover Recruiter

In 2019, UK wages saw the fastest rise in just over a decade, increasing by 3.9% With wages increasing at a faster rate than inflation since 2018, statistics released by the Office of National Statistics show the average weekly income for full-time workers has seen […].

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How the New NLRB Rulings on Joint Employer Standard & Investigations will Impact You

Evil HR Lady

Okay, that’s probably a bit of a shock to you if you’re a non-union organization, because you generally think of the NLRB as focusing on union stuff and basic things like, your employees’ right to discuss their salaries (and other working conditions).

2020 181

How to Prepare for a Pre-Employment Test 

Ms. Career Girl

After all, the cost to replace a worker is often around one-third to one-half the employee’s former salary. Replacing managers can even cost one to two times the prior worker’s wages. Are you getting ready for a pre-employment test in an interview process?

2020 168

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. Good salaries and comprehensive health insurance are important, but there are other ways to encourage employees to stay.

2020 143

Living on a Lower Income? 4 Money Management Strategies

Catherines Career Corner

All about Jobs Career Tips Infographic Jobs Pay increase at work Pay rise Salary Salary increase Tips how to cope on a low pay How to live on a lower income. Struggling on a lower income? These are 4 money management strategies that you could utilise.

2020 81

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: e17 – Crocs and Compensation Strategy in a COVID World.

The HR Capitalist

In episode 17 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett come together to discuss Crocs, compensation strategy, Facebook’s new location based salary adjustments, and the return of the MLB.

2020 100

Pros and Cons of Florida Voting in the $15 Minimum Wage - It's Complicated.

The HR Capitalist

By now, most of us have reached a steady state conceptually related to raising the minimum wage. Reasonable people can agree that we should pay people as close to a living wage as we possible can, right? 2--The big hidden cost here is wage compression in any organization.

4 Things To Know About Negotiating Salary In 2021 (And Beyond)

Career Realism

Salary negotiations can be tricky, but there's no escaping them. At some point in your career, whether you're applying for a job or angling for a promotion, you'll find yourself in the middle of a salary negotiation.

2021 70

company said they’d base my job offer on my current salary

Ask a Manager

Everything sounded great, but then they said that HR would reach out to ask for a proof of my current salary and that their offer would essentially be based on my that plus a little extra, implying that this was just their normal process. salary

2020 43

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

Understanding the nuances of the law is also important in ensuring that you provide an accurate and fair wage model to your employees and staff. 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.

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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Time Off Requests

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Understanding the nuances of the law is also important in ensuring that you provide an accurate and fair wage model to your employees and staff. 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.

2020 52

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. Financial Remuneration Laws Including Minimum Wage. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25, many states have successfully drafted and passed their own legislation on acceptable minimum wages.

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How To Get Your Boss To Pay For Your Move

Ms. Career Girl

Research has shown that women are less likely to negotiate their salary when accepting a new position, whereas men more frequently counter a starting offer — a difference that contributes significantly to the still-pervasive gender wage gap in the United States.

2020 130

How To Build A Team Of Recruiters?

Recruit CRM

start-up cannot afford higher salaries. If you can double your earning say from $20,000 a month to $40,000 (as you can work on twice the number of positions) by paying a new hire $4000 – $5000 (or whatever is the entry-level salary) you are making good progress.

2020 52

Top Careers for Social Science PhDs

The Corporate Con/noisseur

The sky really is the limit, as successful consultants can garner higher wages and rates. Working for the government also offers a structured path towards a promotion and higher salaries. Top Careers for Social Science PhDs.

2020 52

employer wants us to help with loan fraud, offering to talk about salaries with coworkers, and more

Ask a Manager

It might also be a violation of your state’s wage and hour laws, but you’d need a lawyer to tell you for sure.). How can I offer to discuss my salary with coworkers? You could say, “I have the sense we might have some salary inequities here, potentially along race or gender lines.

2020 35

when you can’t get a raise but might get the whole business

Ask a Manager

She truly loves what she does, but is beginning to feel burned out and underappreciated because she hasn’t seen an increase in her hourly wage ($10) since she started six years ago. salaryA reader writes: I’m writing on behalf of my cousin.

2020 43

How the Paycheck Protection Plan Can Help Save Your Business

Evil HR Lady

“Your Schedule C profit would put you in a similar position (slightly better maybe) as an S corporation owner who paid himself a reasonable salary. An S corporation owner that did not pay himself salary might be worse off.”

2020 243

I earn more than my peers, and they’re not happy

Ask a Manager

During the initial employment offer, the company offered their base salary for a starting amount. Since I did my homework on the average salary of the role in this area, I countered with a number closer to the average. salary

2020 37

we’re supposed to forfeit all our vacation days if we’ve worked from home

Ask a Manager

The management team told me today that they want to have anyone who worked from home during our state shutdown forfeit their remaining vacation days for 2020. So you might point out that the company could be in violation of state wage and hour laws if they do this.

2020 45

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

Until 2020, I’ve really loved it. This is especially a big deal for me as I’ll be recieving a 20% increase from my current salary for a role that is far more focused and less stressful, with a known path to promotions and raises.

2020 43

The Pros And Cons Of Being A Doctor

Corn on the Job

Finding the perfect career path in 2020 can be more challenging than you think, and going into a whole new field after losing a job can be more than intimidating. The salary . As a doctor you’ll have the ability to make a very healthy wage to provide you with a comfortable way of life. . After the pandemic hit at the start of 2020 it became apparent which roles were essential and which were not, and it is safe to say that doctors will always have a solid place in our world.

2020 40

you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

Ask a Manager

Excerpt from Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen, 2020. Part of the problem was misaligned expectations: when she was getting her master’s, her professors told her that she would graduate and find a full-time position, with a $45,000 minimum salary, benefits, and the ability to immediately enroll in a public service loan forgiveness program.

2020 43

after I asked for a raise, my boss told me I buy too much coffee

Ask a Manager

I understand she is unhappy that I made mention about being displeased about my salary, but I don’t think that warrants being subjected to rude comments about my personal spending habits. The salary you should get paid — and the salary you should feel entitled to ask for — is based on the market value of your work in your field and in your geographic area. And your budget certainly isn’t up for her approval or part of your wage negotiations. salary

2020 35

applying for jobs from work, using a work name and a social name, and more

Ask a Manager

Mostly minimum wage jobs while completing my BA and MA. (I stop putting your salary history on your resume how much do typos matter when applying for a job? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Does it look bad to send a job application during work hours?

2020 43

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

Ask a Manager

To be considered exempt, you have to meet that duties test, be paid on a salary basis (i.e., increasing your salary to the new threshold of $35,568 in order to keep you exempt and avoid having to pay you overtime. reducing your base hourly wage in order to account for the overtime pay you’ll receive, thus keeping your overall annual compensation the same. Are there any professions that don’t have to meet the salary test to be exempt? salary

2020 31

I’m pregnant and my new boss is the dad, coworker wants to keep us all connected in cutesy ways, and more

Ask a Manager

Since the right to discuss wages excludes supervisors, how does the law define supervisors? I know that law grants employees rights to talk to each other about workplace conditions and salaries (among other things), but it is only applicable to employees who are not supervisors.

2020 44

our employer wants to cut our pay — retroactively

Ask a Manager

The pay cuts can’t go into effect until they tell you what the new pay is, so you have an opportunity to decide whether or not to continue working for that salary. Wage and hour laws don’t permit us to do it retroactively.”.

2020 43

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 39

my employer wants me to come back at half my pay, coworker posts awful things on Facebook, and more

Ask a Manager

They’ve asked me to return to a 40/hour work week at a reduced rate of $13.50/hour (nearly half my prior wage), stating I’ll lose unemployment benefits if I turn them down. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employer wants to bring me back to work — at half my old pay.

2020 38

can my employer lay me off and ask me to volunteer?

Ask a Manager

Aside from the general ickiness I feel about this proposal, which is not yet a certainty (unemployment won’t equal my salary; will they still provide healthcare coverage?), It’s not a way to get the government to fund your employees’ salaries while you have them continue to work. Plus, as you point out, unemployment benefits are a portion of your salary, not the entire thing.

2020 37

I saw my coworkers’ private messages mocking my weight, my coworker has permanently borrowed my laptop, and more

Ask a Manager

The company is struggling now and has just cut our salaries 25%, so that is not going to be an option. I am now considering leaving the company due to the salary cuts, or the possibility of being laid off. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 38

my coworker is breaking her paid quarantine, company expects people to keep working after they quit, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s illegal for you to permit them to work if you’re not paying them, and you could get in trouble for wage law violations. Found a new job right after a layoff — at a higher salary. It’s five answers to five questions and a sixth thing. Here we go….

2020 38

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

Ask a Manager

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. I am a new manager and am about to get a current employee reassigned to work under me.

2020 37

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

Ask a Manager

The National Labor Relations Act protects your right to talk with coworkers about wages and working conditions without your management present. 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 36

updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more

Ask a Manager

I was anticipating having to take a salary cut due to teaching wages in my home country being lower than where I currently work but I actually got a small increase compared to what I’m earning now – and with shorter working hours! It’s a special “where are you now?”

2020 33

it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

I finally got a position in a school essentially working as a teacher but at an assistant’s salary. They have been EXCELLENT about covid from the start – during the full lockdown they paid us all full wage but told us they understood that if we’re stuck at home with children/other responsibilities we can’t be fully effective, and we’re just to do what we can and not worry about taking time off or trying to make up the hours.

2020 26

employer offered me a job, then made me interview again, then made a new offer, then yanked it — what’s going on?

Ask a Manager

At the end of the day, the director offered me the job, said they would have no problem matching my current salary, confirmed a schedule that might work, etc.

2020 30

I’ve been accused of abusing sick leave when I have coronavirus symptoms, joking about age and weight, and more

Ask a Manager

Can my employer switch me from salaried to hourly during coronavirus? Today they decided to move me from salaried to hourly so they can pay me half my regular salary. When the crisis ends, they intend to move me back to being salaried. It’s five answers to five questions.

2020 32

update: I’m in trouble for re-sorting a coworker’s trash — and I’m enraged

Ask a Manager

They offered us a bunch of useless stock options instead of a market rate salary. Remember the letter-writer who was angry that he’d gotten in trouble for re-sorting a coworker’s trash because the coworker wasn’t recycling? Here’s the update. Unfortunately not much has changed, other than the fact that I now have a lot more anxiety at the office since I no longer trust my coworkers and don’t know which one of them went behind my back to HR.

2020 29

I don’t want to hear about my coworkers’ pricey lifestyles

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I moved to the west coast a year ago for family reasons, and looked for six months for a job before finally landing a temp job at an internet behemoth known for its ridiculous salaries and generous benefits. The savings I brought with me were almost exhausted, so I took it even though the hourly rate is barely more than the minimum wage in this expensive city. It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question.

2020 31