The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan

Evil HR Lady

Typically, wages are tax-deductible, but for those who use the forgivable portion of a PPP loan to pay employees, those wages will be fully taxable, according to a recent IRS ruling.

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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.

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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 Prepare for a Pre-Employment Test 

Ms. Career Girl

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? Pre-employment testing is a standardized system many companies use to collect data about potential employees during the hiring process.

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Empowered women = Empowered Economies

Ms. Career Girl

For example, the gender wage gap is a glaring issue that has yet to be solved: (Source: The BBC ). By Leo Gutierrez. One of the missions of the world today, alongside combating poverty, climate change and racism, is gender equality.

New Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

More specifically, on March 24, 2020 I was reading Proverbs 24:6 which says: “For by wise counsel you can wage your war, and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety.” 2020 Alan L. Lately we have received a lot of wonderful feedback.

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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 166

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 207

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 147

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 179

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 174

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

HR Capitalist

8:30 – KD wages that the specific compensation strategy chosen by businesses depends on how the economy is looking and how it will be in the future. Tim and KD discuss how salary adjustment based on location and cost of living could add to the problem of wages and unfair pay.

2020 73

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

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.

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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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boss is forcing me to work while I’m laid off, office says “I appreciate you” instead of “thank you,” and more

Ask A Manager

I am not getting wages from my work, so I am not double-dipping, but it still feels super illegal on my end. Of course, if the business has shuttered, there might not be money to pay you — but the company will be legally liable for those unpaid wages.

2020 69

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

Ask A Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Was this networking or a date request? It’s too late to act on anything now, but I’m hoping that you can provide some clarity regarding a professional incident that I encountered about a year ago.

2020 73

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

Ask A Manager

It is a considerable difference money wise, and I don’t think I’d be able to meet the wages they’re earning on unemployment. A reader writes: I’m a small business owner who had about 45 employees before the COVID-19 shutdown hit us hard.

2020 114

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.

550 Positive Action Verbs to Use on Resume

The Corporate Con/noisseur

550 Positive Action Verbs to Use on Resume. The best resumes highlight the achievements, accomplishments, and experiences that you have had over your career.

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.

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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.). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Employer wants us to help with loan fraud. I thankfully work in a field that hasn’t been impacted by COVID, at least not yet.

2020 71

can I ask for a raise after returning from furlough, coworker is monitoring my work, and more

Ask A Manager

If you’re genuinely a contractor and not an employee (which sounds like is probably the case, but you can read more on that here ), this is legal since minimum wage laws only apply to employers. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 63

our employer wants to cut our pay — retroactively

Ask A Manager

Wage and hour laws don’t permit us to do it retroactively.”. A reader writes: I work for a national nonprofit based in the U.S. with offices across the country. On Friday, our CEO sent out the dreaded “due to COVID-19, layoffs are coming” email.

2020 86

my fiancee forged my doctor’s note, food perks when working from home, and more

Ask A Manager

That said, if your company pays wages that make food insecurity likely, that itself is something to address. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I was fired because my fiancee forged me a doctor’s note. With the coronavirus going around, my fiancee and I are high-risk.

2020 87

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 89

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

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 76

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

On the payment for the working interview, since you didn’t agree to a rate beforehand, you don’t really have standing to ask for more, unless what they paid you was less than minimum wage.

2020 60

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

Ask A Manager

My main commitment is to making sure my staff (three part-time casual employees) don’t lose out at all, so they’ve all been getting their normal wages regardless. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I saw my coworkers’ private messages mocking my weight.

2020 77

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

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 75

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

Ask A Manager

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 59

colleagues want favors for their families, coworker has profane outbursts, and more

Ask A Manager

I understand the company wouldn’t be able to promote anyone or raise wages based on a positive review, but canceling the reviews themselves doesn’t save additional funds – so why not do reviews anyway? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2020 66

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 67

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 79

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 73

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 77

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 74

employee takes credit for the whole team’s work, what to wear for a video interview, and more

Ask A Manager

Yeah, they can’t have you work without paying you; that’s illegal (you need to be paid at least minimum wage). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employee takes credit for the whole team’s work.

2020 70

should people who sell MLM products put “business owner” on their resumes?

Ask A Manager

By contrast, someone who buys a restaurant franchise is a franchisee, and is running a far more complex business in which they hire and fire employees, pay payroll taxes, pay their staff wages regardless of their profits, and exercise significant control over their hours and work. A reader writes: My sister and I have a difference of opinions on whether an MLM (multi-level marketing) consultant could put “business owner” as their title on a resume.

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