How the Paycheck Protection Plan Can Help Save Your Business

Evil HR Lady

You just need to certify that due to the “uncertain” times you need help with payroll and/or utilities and rent–and prove that you were in business as of February 15, 2020. (So,

2020 216

A year in reflection: International Women’s Day 

Ms. Career Girl

For International Women’s Day 2020, while we need to celebrate the great strides that have been made, we must also discuss the room for improvement that remains. This number has continued to rise into early 2020, with a new record already established at 15.61

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How To Support Employee Mental Health and Wellness

Ms. Career Girl

Many people stigmatize low-wage workers as having the most mental health needs, and long-term financial insecurity can indeed cause PTSD in some individuals. Mental health can impact employee productivity every bit as much as physical well-being.

2020 153

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Hiring a Cleaning Lady–Or Any Other Kind of Employee

Evil HR Lady

There’s plenty of things to say about how some people treat their house cleaners and nannies to argue that all these people (usually women) deserve to be paid fair wages, and treated with respect. Everyone is worthy of a fair market wage.

2020 189

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

Ms. Career Girl

Make sure that you understand the details of your state’s employment law, including the minimum wage that you need to pay, how to avoid any potential discrimination in the workplace, and how to keep your employees’ schedules legal.

2020 153

What You Need to Know (and Do) About the Generation Gap at Work 

Ms. Career Girl

Many are high achievers, but they expect to earn a living that aligns with the effort they put into it — a challenge that, given rampant wage stagnation , causes considerable stress for many.

2020 153

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

Evil HR Lady

No one worries about employees discussing wages when the salaries are fair. The National Labor Relations Board has just changed how you do employee relations.

2020 161

What Kickstarter Employees’ Union Win Means for Tech

Evil HR Lady

Historically, unions protected blue collar and government workers fighting for higher wages, better benefits, more flexible work hours, Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya, a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley, told The Hill.

2020 156

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

Evil HR Lady

Twenty-one states had minimum wage increases go into effect yesterday –and Delaware had one go into effect in October. 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.

2020 122

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 […].

2020 67

The Origin of the Executive Compensation Industry.

HR Capitalist

Worker wages had risen faster than management wages. From a book I'm reading - The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and its Secret Influence on American Business by Duff McDonald : "A small number of McKinsey consultants did manage to stand out from the rest.

2020 66

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. It’s five answers to five questions and a sixth thing. Here we go…. My coworker is in quarantine with pay — and doing deliveries on the side.

2020 75

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? You’re right that the NLRA protects employees’ right to talk to each other about wages and working conditions and you’re right that its protections only apply to non-supervisors.

2020 69

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

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

Ask A Manager

And if volunteers are treated too much like employees, they can be deemed to be employees … with wages owed to them. A reader writes: My employer, a medium-sized nonprofit, is experiencing a lot of understandable fundraising and budget anxiety during COVID-19.

2020 64

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

Ask A Manager

The law is clear that it doesn’t matter whether or not they negotiated differently and it doesn’t matter whether or not you intended to engage in wage discrimination; the fact that you’re paying them differently is itself illegal. I’m sure you don’t want to be perpetuating a system that keeps women and people of color’s wages depressed.

2020 86

4 Sates Voted to Raise Their Minimum Wage

Workology

4 states voted to raise their minimum wage. Washington, Arizona, Main and Colorado all voted to increase their minimum wages with wide margins. A ballot initiative in South Dakota to lower the minimum wage for minors, however, was soundly defeated. by 2020. by 2020.

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Why It Matters: The Minimum Wage Debate

Career Realism

Minimum wage is currently a hot topic everywhere. The Effort To Raise Minimum Wage The U.S. House of Representatives is gearing up to vote on a bill to gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 The Pros And Cons Of Raising Minimum Wage The U.S.

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Why Women Need to Start Talking About Their Salary

Ms. Career Girl

While society and hiring managers have a huge role to play in closing that wage gap, there is an important aspect of the money conversation most of us are missing: The conversation itself, in fact. Do you know how much your coworkers make? If you haven’t asked, you may think you know already.

2020 141

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. Top Careers for Social Science PhDs.

2020 52

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

Ask A Manager

They need to ensure that your new hourly wage doesn’t take you below minimum wage, but they’re allowed to change the terms of your employment as long as it’s not retroactive. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 55

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.

2020 65

Rebooting Your Career – Help Wanted on IT Help Desks

Corn on the Job

Job stability no longer feels as stable; wages aren’t as sustainable as they once were and opportunities for advancement are few and far between. Postings for IT-related jobs increased by 52,090 in January 2020 over December 2019. Picking a career can be tricky.

2020 52

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

Ask A Manager

If you’re worried your company wouldn’t want you sharing salary info, know that the National Labor Relations Act protects your right to “engage in concerted activities,” which includes the right to discuss your wages and working conditions with coworkers.

2020 69

coworker got obnoxiously drunk at a work event, can we tell people to wash their hands, and more

Ask A Manager

What can I do about lost wages due to coronavirus? But, short of sustaining an injury, I can’t find any information online about how to be compensated for lost wages. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 63

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

Ask A Manager

And your budget certainly isn’t up for her approval or part of your wage negotiations. A reader writes: In August, I made the decision to begin a job search.

2020 67

my coworker lied about having a terminal illness — and we donated money to her

Ask A Manager

I keep seeing this person pop up as a suggested LinkedIn or Facebook connection, and every time I just want to send her a message and ask how her trip was and if she intends to pay us back (some of us, even at low wages, gave upwards of $500, and I know that the boss gave somewhere around $1,000). A reader writes: A few years back, I had a coworker, “Jane,” who told everyone she was suffering from a terminal illness.

2020 59

updates: getting pregnant at a new job, boss said I’m lying about my health, and more

Ask A Manager

She let me know there’d been discussion about implementing a parental leave policy in 2020, and they ended up finalizing the details ahead of their original timeline so it’d be available to me this year. It’s the last week of “where are you now?” time at Ask a Manager, where I run updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are five updates from past letter-writers. Is it bad faith to try to get pregnant when you’re in a new job? (#5

2020 63

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

Ask A Manager

reducing your base hourly wage in order to account for the overtime pay you’ll receive, thus keeping your overall annual compensation the same. Now that you’re back at work for the new year, you might be seeing some major changes to your pay. The new federal overtime law went into effect last week on January 1. Here’s what it means for you: If you earn less than $35,568, you now must be paid overtime (time and a half) when you work more than 40 hours in a week.

2020 64

my employee overdoes everything and it’s costing us money

Ask A Manager

Crew wages and being asked to make Prada clothing. A reader writes: I run a small business that supplies a product to major companies that you’ve heard of. To keep the details anonymous, let’s say that we supply garments to a few mid-tier clothing retailers like Banana Republic or J. The problem is that one of my grand-employees (reports to someone who reports to me), Dave, behaves as though we’re making clothing for Gucci or Prada. This causes enormous production headaches.

2020 41

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

Ask A Manager

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. We had a question about money earlier this week and I thought it would be interesting to tackle one coming at money from a different angle.

2020 51

The Top Four States to Start a Nursing Career

Ms. Career Girl

Here are four states that have the best combination of wages, job growth, and overall appeal for nurses. The Golden State comes in at number one on the list for its high wages, strong growth projection, and attractions. Starting Wage: $24.59/hr. Starting Wage: $21.39/hr.

2014 151

Top Careers in Education

Career Alley

According to the BLS, the median annual wage of adult literacy teachers ( [link] ) nationwide was $48,590 as of May 2012. The median annual wage for middle school teachers in May 2012 was $53,430. As of May 2012, the median annual wage of school counselors nationwide was $53,610.

2013 190

How Women are Changing the Face of Construction

Ms. Career Girl

However, the numbers are slowly climbing even with some industry experts predicting that one in four construction workers will be a woman by 2020. Construction industry leaders need to continue pressing forward until a wage gap no longer exists at all.

4 Great Health Care Careers for Single Mothers

Resume Bear

There is an expected growth rate of 52 percent for vet technicians between now and 2020, the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for physical therapist assistants is expected to increase by 45 percent (much faster than average) between 2010 and 2020.

Desk or Labor Jobs Here Today, Consider Them Gone Tomorrow

Competitive Resumes

Studies in recent years say 40% (or a little less) will be contractors or freelancers by 2020. Below is a Quora response I wanted to share. The original is here. I don’t think experts think these two jobs (desk or labor) will exist for the long term.

2017 130

HEY HR FOODIES: Stop Dreaming About Opening a Restaurant - Here's Why.

HR Capitalist

Rents are astronomical, the complaint goes; wages are rising, regulations are byzantine, and don’t even talk about the price of fresh produce. Wages were lower in Los Angeles: $40,740 for a head chef, $25,300 for a cook and $27,570 for a server.

2016 95

Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

HR Capitalist

Sanders is a Democratic presidential candidate, and part of his platform has been the need to pay workers a living wage. Let's look at the Minimum Wage in America. Sanders is on record that the minimum wage should be at $15 per hour nationwide, etc.

Target Looking To Expand Its Team For The Holidays (And Beyond)

Career Realism

The company's hourly minimum wage has been $13 since June 2019, and plans on raising it to $15 per hour by the end of 2020. Tis the season for holiday jobs and one of the businesses at the center of the seasonal hiring is Target.

2019 74

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. They might even reduce your base hourly wage in order to account for the overtime pay you’ll receive, thus keeping your overall annual compensation the same. The U.S.

2019 80

3 Tips for Competitive Career Search

Career Alley

Even minimum wage jobs at fast food joints are hard to come by. Individuals who attend a massage therapy school or receive an Informational Technology degree are looking at a predicted 20% increase in the availability of jobs by 2020.

2013 219

STEM Education for Girls Is Good for the Economy

Workology

The WEF says that by the year 2020 there will be 7.1 Parents need to be educated on how their daughters are never going to reach wage parity if they remain in non-STEM careers.

Recruiters Know: A Company is only as Good as Its People

Career Alley

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 21 percent growth in all human resources specialties through the year 2020. The median wage for these positions is approximately $52,690 (2010 data), with the minimum of a bachelor’s degree required. Today’s recruiters go by many names.

2013 188