Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers

Workology

Those who work in low-wage jobs are often left out of the conversation. Those working in these jobs make up a large portion of the workforce, so it is imperative that we think about them when creating staff development programs, compensation structures and benefits. Why Low-Wage Workers Matter. of American workers are in low-wage jobs. The answer to how we better engage and develop our low-wage employees is a mix of compensation, benefits and staff development.

What Working Women Should Know About Disability Benefits

Ms. Career Girl

Disability Benefits. Should this happen and they be at least temporarily unable to work, women can find financial and healthcare support through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a federal benefit through which approved applicants can receive income during their recovery. However, the majority of people receiving SSDI aren’t content with a future of living on benefits for the rest of their lives.

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What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?

Workology

Wage growth is a thornier subject than it first appears. The real value of a raise can only be measured when adjusted for inflation and cost of living, and considered in conjunction with benefits, vacation time and other work perks. In other words, while wage growth may seem simple – average wages went up in America in 2015 and that’s grand! Since the 2008 crash wage growth has been slow in America. Wage growth in 2016 will probably be just fine.

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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. There are 18 states scheduled to make adjustments to their minimum wages in 2020.

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Understanding Domestic Partner Benefits

Workology

In four years, the number of companies with domestic partner benefits has essentially almost doubled. companies offer domestic partner benefits. From 2008 to 2010, the percentage of medium-sized companies (those with 500-4999 employees) that offered these benefits only grew by five points (From 32 percent to 37 percent). That year, the percentage of small companies offering domestic partner benefits grew by 19 points, taking it to 47 percent. Not your average benefits.

Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show

HireCentrix

Compensaton and Benefits. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Raising the minimum wage can help our economy recover while helping the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs.

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Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show

HireCentrix

Compensaton and Benefits. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. TOPIC: Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show. New Economic Research Backs Overwhelming Public Support for Minimum Wage Increases to Help Rebuild Economy. An increase in the minimum wage could help bolster the sluggish economic recovery, according to two new, groundbreaking studies. Be our Friend.

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“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Because so many employers are trying to cut back on pay and benefits wherever and whenever they can, it is more important than ever to know your rights and to be prepared to stand up for those rights in a smart and effective way. . federal law does not require any paid vacation days, and I know of no state laws, either, that require that employers provide employees with paid vacation days. . An employer cannot deny earned wages as a punishment. .

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Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

For those willing to relocate out of state, it’s about more than just considering the stress of moving to another state; it is also about getting familiar with the terms and benefits of your new job before you make the move. Financial Remuneration Laws Including Minimum Wage.

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Overtime Pay: 80% of American Employees are Entitled. Are you?

Sklover Working Wisdom

And, by federal law, Melanie might even be entitled to double that amount, that is, $230,000. Still further, by federal law, Melanie might also be entitled to interest on what she was owed, attorneys fees and Court costs if she went to court. are entitled to time-and-one-half pay for any hours they put in over 40 in a week, by a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act, or “FLSA” for short. times the minimum wage. “I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need.

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“How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am presently out on an approved federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave of absence for the permitted 12 weeks. As to you, your employer and your FMLA legal rights, I strongly suggest you file a FMLA Complaint about how you have been treated with the federal agency that is there to help taxpayers like you on matters of FMLA: the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. Unemployment Benefits AA.

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“If I am terminated for cause, can accumulated leave time and comp time be denied me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

By federal law all employees (other than executives, professionals and managers) must be paid at an overtime rate (time-and-one-half) after 40 hours of work in a week. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (often called “FLSA”) requires such “overtime pay.” By federal and state law, all kinds of payment for work must be paid upon separation; there are only a few exceptions, and “comp time” is not one of them.

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“What can I do if I was put on a Performance Improvement Plan in.

Sklover Working Wisdom

I used the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and stayed at home with my daughter for 12 weeks. When I returned I was assigned to a very different position, and because of that I filed a Complaint with the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”), which handles FMLA violations. It is your right to do that – and to the ultimate benefit of your new child. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Unemployment Benefits AA.

2010 109

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on August 28th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), while most people are entitled to take a leave of absence for up to 12 weeks care for themselves or a family member who is ill, a spouse, child, parent or next of kin of a member of the U.S. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ?

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“How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on July 8th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have filed a claim of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?” “How How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?”

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“Why is it acceptable to expect someone to work 60 to 70 hours a week?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As just a few examples, our society has (a) outlawed slavery as cruel and inhumane, (b) outlawed child labor, as not conducive to the education and growth of our children in their more tender years, (c) established minimum wage laws, so that all employees must be paid at least a certain amount of income, and live a certain minimal economic level, and (d) enacted occupational safety laws, so that fewer people get injured on the job.

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HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

The theory, which many of you know, goes like this - once a potential candidate adds up the state and federal unemployment and is earning the equivalent of 40-55K annualized (depends on your state benefit level), it's hard to get them to come back to a $15-20 an hour job.

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The U.S. has waged a war on jobs

HireCentrix

Compensaton and Benefits. has waged a war on jobs. Im not an economist, labor or otherwise, but simple observation suggests one significant contributor to the nations job crisis -- for a long time, maybe even decades, we have been waging war on jobs and those who hold them. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. million in back wages, damages for more than 4,500 Misclassified Wal-Mart workers.

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6 Profitable Jobs in the Public Sector

Career Alley

The Federal Government employs numerous staff members to run its myriad state and local government affairs. To put that another way, the Federal government employed approximately 21,925 staff members for every 315,255 local residents. While public jobs normally offer certain advantages such as job security, benefits, and opportunities for pay hikes and career advancement, certain public service jobs are quite lucrative in terms salary.

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Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That inconsistency serves as evidence that there is a HUGE need for a federal maternity leave policy in the United States. Here's why the United States needs to get the ball rolling on a federal paid maternity leave policy. California and New Jersey both offer programs where new parents can earn a portion of their wages while taking leave. Research shows that paid leave also has health benefits for new mothers.

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That inconsistency serves as evidence that there is a HUGE need for a federal maternity leave policy in the United States. Here's why the United States needs to get the ball rolling on a federal paid maternity leave policy. California and New Jersey both offer programs where new parents can earn a portion of their wages while taking leave. Research shows that paid leave also has health benefits for new mothers.

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.

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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.

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Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Jobacle

But it’s still your responsibility to know which federal, state and local labor laws apply to you and to stay in compliance with them. Federal law doesn’t require you to give your employees meal or 15-minute breaks. Some small business owners think it’ll be easier and cheaper to classify their employees as independent contractors, so they don’t have to pay payroll taxes or cover benefits like disability and paid leave.

2019 109

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

The 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. To further break down the formula, a healthy restaurant aims to spend about 10 percent of its sales revenue on rent, utilities and other occupancy costs; 30 to 40 percent on labor (your specialty if you're readying this blog) including payroll taxes and benefits; and 30 percent on food and beverages.

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Any ways to get satisfaction after resigning?

Sklover Working Wisdom

A pointer here: your letter should be sent by what we call “verifiable means,” that is, email, federal express or UPS, Certified Mail, or hand-delivery. If you believe that the motivation for what happened to you was your age, race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, pregnancy, or other “protected category,” you have every right to file a complaint with a city, state or federal agency whose job it is to investigate such complaints.

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

The HR Capitalist

8—It’s obvious that the employees at the Amazon DC voted in a way that suggests for many that working for Amazon is one of the best jobs they’ve had related to pay, benefits, etc. 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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Highest Paying Jobs for Felons | Get a Second Chance

Jobacle

Some jobs offer lower wages, but there are some high paying jobs for felons. Once you become experienced you will eventually get a higher wage. Benefits for Employers. Employers can get lots of benefits from hiring felons and misdemeanors. In some states, partial wages are also reimbursed. You can also get a free fidelity bond that is funded by the federal government.

2019 130

Dangerous Jobs: Risking Your Life For Your Career

Career Alley

The family can be entitled to damages related to the federal maritime law. The Death of the High Seas Act will provide damages to the family limited to the lost wages that the death of the fisherman caused the family that are typically based on the current earnings and life expectancy of the deceased fisherman. Monetary reimbursement for lost and future wages is obtainable depending on the outcome of the investigation.

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Top Careers for Social Science PhDs

The Corporate Con/noisseur

This number doesn’t include bonuses or other non-monetary benefits. The sky really is the limit, as successful consultants can garner higher wages and rates. Federal or State Government. If interested, be sure to check out our guide on federal resumes.

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Don’t Believe “The Big ‘At Will’ Lie”: 117 Reasons an “At Will” Employee Cannot Be Fired, and There’s Plenty More

Sklover Working Wisdom

In like fashion, the law says, in effect, to people who want to be employers, “There are certain rules you must follow if you want to get into an employment relation, including (a) the legal obligation to pay at least a minimum hourly wage, (b) the legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, (c) the legal obligation to provide workers’ compensation insurance, and (d) the legal obligation to pay overtime to that employee, among others. Because an employee’s wages are garnished by a court.

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The idea was to require all employers to contribute to one state-managed insurance fund that would be used to pay workers injured on or because of their job for (a) their unpaid medical bills, and (b) their lost wages. Social Security Disability – Social Security Disability Insurance (called “SSD” or “SSDI”) is a federal insurance program funded by the United States government managed by the Social Security Administration. “Be careful about reading health books.

2014 116

Protect Yourself: Laws Every Employee Should Know

Career Alley

All jobs are either exempt or non-exempt, as decided by the federal government. If you are an employee, not a contractor, the law says you must be paid as one and receive the same benefits, such as vacation time and insurance, as other employees. Employees are legally allowed to discuss wages amongst each other. Employment is generally a necessary part of life.

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

Ask a Manager

Here’s the problem — most of my furloughed employees are making more on unemployment than they did when they were at work (because of the $600/week supplement from the federal government on top of regular benefits) , and now don’t want to come back to work before their unemployment runs out.

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Is This Time Theft?

Evil HR Lady

This is called “waiting time,” and, under federal law, they must pay you for it. Now, if this is a common occurrence, it’s likely that she needs to hire better, raise wages, and increase benefits. I have a question which hopefully you can answer this before I make a mistake and argue my point. I work as a paramedic which I work on an ambulance and with a partner.

2017 147

“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

He was considered an “independent contractor” and earned $35 per hour for his efforts, without benefits. Not only was he entitled to all of the payments, benefits and legal rights of an “employee” – including overtime – but he could demand those payments, benefits and legal rights from both the employment agency and the large financial institution that had “leased his services.”. Make a list of the benefit(s), payment(s) and rights you believe you are being denied.

2015 109

Unpaid Internships: Foot in the Door or Stepping on a Landmine?

Career Solvers

But several states are concerned that in the current economy many companies are offering unpaid internships that are violating minimum wage laws. The Department of of Labor looks at six criteria to determine if the internship is in compliance with wage and hour rules. The training is for the benefit of the trainees. The employer and the trainees understand that the trainees are not entitled to wages for the time spent in training.

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Rake In The Big Bucks: 9 High Salary Careers In The Public Sector

Career Realism

One of those places is the federal government. Despite the sequester and the slower economy, the federal government still is posting high-paying jobs in many parts of the country. If you are interested in practicing law, doing so in the federal government is always an attractive option – the salaries are solid, and the benefits and job security are outstanding. The median wage is $94,100. The median wage for public sector architects currently is $85,500.

Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling Will Affect Millions

Workology

Unfortunately, they mostly work in low-wage occupations, due in large part to the fact that they don’t have lawful U.S. While neither DACA or DAPA would have provided these hard-working immigrants with legal status, citizenship, or any federal benefits, it could have provided a way to dramatically grow our U.S.

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Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

” As a general rule, Everett, most states’ laws say that you can collect both severance and unemployment benefits, and your being laid off would qualify you for these benefits. Lately, however, more states are passing laws that say your ability to collect unemployment benefits is limited when you are also collecting severance. “ Unemployment Benefits – The 12 Basics to Know,” Just click here. Question 1: Can an employer lower commissions caps?

2012 109

What Industry and Where You Live Helps in Finding a Job!

Resume Bear

The state is also benefiting from a pickup in tourist and industries unrelated to housing. The expansion is benefiting industries that are heavy consumers of natural gas – like fertilizers, chemicals plastics, steel and glass. They’re also investing in high-tech equipment to boost productivity and to further drive down costs to better compete with low-wage overseas manufacturers. lawmakers continue to haggle over federal spending and tax policy.

2013 152

Occupational Health Concerns: Realistic Work Safety Career Advice

Career Key

Filing a complaint with a city, state or federal agency, like OHSA or the EEOC (if your stress is being caused by a manager illegally discriminating against you.) It might be the best $200 (or less) you ever spent – especially if you end up keeping unemployment benefits you might have otherwise lost by checking the wrong box on a form. Do you have occupational health or work safety concerns? Do you work in an unsafe workplace and wonder what to do about it?

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