Why It Matters: The Minimum Wage Debate

Career Realism

Minimum wage is currently a hot topic everywhere. Nationally, there's ongoing debate about raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, while at the state level many local governments are wrestling with their own minimum wage increase proposals as they keep an eye on things on the federal level. 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

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Amazon Employees (BHM1) Crush Union - 10 Things You Need to Know.

The HR Capitalist

Today and over the next few days and weeks workers in Alabama - and all across America - are voting on whether to organ ize a union in their workplace. Add base wages, OT, benefits and more, and you’re suddenly looking at a job worth 45-50K+ that grows over time.

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How Foresight Can Make a Difference


Southwire, the leader in manufacturing of wire and cable for power transmission, is located in West Georgia, between Atlanta and the Alabama border. Working with to local school systems, one in Georgia and one in Alabama, they identify students who are at risk of dropping out and they put them in a program called 12 for Life. an innovative program that places at-risk students in real jobs at Southwire, allowing them to earn wages while earning credit toward a diploma. ”

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Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


Workers compensation is defined as a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. AlabamaAlabama Department of Labor . Workers Compensation Definition.

DOL Provides $27 Million to Help Workers Displaced by Oil Spill

Resume Bear

The states are Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. The funds are being granted to workforce agencies in the four states experiencing economic hardship as a result of wage decline and job loss in the shrimping, fishing, hospitality and tourism industries. Alabama and Mississippi each will receive $5 million.

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The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

The average salary for these jobs should be higher than the region’s average wage, officials said. The new $5 billi on ThyssenKrupp stai nless steel plant in Mobile County, Alabama officially opened for business Friday. In this report: 20,766 Hidden Jobs revealed ( 10,216 Hidden Jobs in U.S.A. / 10,550 Hidden International Jobs ). If a company announces that they are planning to hire hundreds of people, why wait for the roles to hit the want-ads?

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salaried employees and missed days: when do they have to be paid?

Ask A Manager

Alabama, Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts and New York appear to have requirements that all or part of the juror’s wages be paid during jury duty. I’m very excited to present this guest post from Donna Ballman, the fantastic employment attorney who writes the great Screw You Guys, I’m Going Home blog, where she talks about legal issues in the workplace.

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coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I thought I blended in perfectly with my backstory of being from Alabama&# ). About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworkers can’t see past my Russian accent January 14, 2011 A reader writes: I come from eastern Europe, specifically from Russia. Given the history — cold war between our countries, media, etc. — I find the subject of my origin somewhat uncomfortable to discuss.

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