“Compensation lowered; can I resign and collect Unemployment Benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Answer: Dear Rob: Many, many people worldwide are having their compensation cut, and so I am receiving many questions like yours. However, (a) if business at your employer was slow, and/or (b) you were not given any guarantee of compensation remaining the same, and/or (c) you were not given any new responsibilities, and/or (d) you are being paid commensurate with others in your company and your industry, then you would have a good chance of being denied Unemployment Benefits. .

“Can an employer change a compensation plan retroactively?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My compensation plan includes a base salary plus commissions in multiple “tiers” of commission rate. My offer letter states that my employment is “at will” and that the company can change the compensation at any time, but can the company go back and rewrite the plan in this way? A compensation or commission “plan” is a kind of contract, and must be carefully reviewed. I say this because of my experience with compensation and commission plans. Welcome to the “Family.”.

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Long Term Incentive Compensation: 10 Basic Concepts

Sklover Working Wisdom

Frankly, we expected that Kathy, as a Human Resources professional, would have – or should have – known about the basic mechanisms of her long-term incentive compensation. Nor are the problems derived from Benefits and Compensation failing to provide our clients with all necessary calculations. Let’s take a few minutes to make sure you understand the basic concepts of long-term incentive compensation: 1. “Gold without wisdom is but clay.” . Slovakian Proverb.

“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It

Sklover Working Wisdom

Most of the companies his employer sought to acquire were family-owned, and in recent years struggling to survive in a more consolidated, competitive and complex world of music publishing. Brandon’s two previous employers were just that kind of company: family-owned and increasingly shut out of the international music rights publication business. On this basis, Brandon felt confident he would achieve an overall increase in compensation.

“Should I get extra compensation for extra services and extra success by my employer?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Do I deserve to be compensated for what I did for them to establish their office down here, and for later on getting that large contract? In this case, it would seem you performed services “over and above” those services that you promised to perform, and, so you are due compensation “over and above” what they agreed to pay you in the MOU. To obtain a Model Letter entitled “Demand for Unpaid Employment Compensation” that you can adapt for your own use, simply [ click here ]. .

What’s The Dermatologist Salary And Compensation Today?

Career Realism

Most dermatologists in private practices earned the highest annual salary, reporting the average compensation of $300,000 or higher. This is according to the Medscape Dermatology Compensation Report for 2011 in regards to the dermatologist salary and compensation. Dermatologist Salary and Compensations increase depending on factors such as: Years In Practice. This is mainly because women chose to work fewer hours to have more time for their families.

How to Escape the Family Business

Evil HR Lady

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 How to Escape the Family Business Joining a family business is like getting a tattoo. How to Escape the Family Business Posted by Evil HR Lady at 1:38 PM Email This BlogThis! The family business is always entrenched with a lot of issues. More often than not, the lines between family and business are blurred. Indeed, like getting out from a den of lions, one can get out of the family business pretty unscathed.

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“Should I tell me family-business employer I am looking for a new job?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I am currently working with a third generation family business. I would like to share with you the most important lessons, and in this way answer your question: Working for a “family business” can be both extra rewarding and extra risky. Businesses that are family-owned and/or family-operated present special considerations. I’ve seen extraordinarily kind and generous gestures made by owners of family businesses.

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“Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be denied a full raise based on my FMLA-approved absences?” “Is Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be denied a full raise based on my FMLA-approved absences?” Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G.

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Did You Know That. Employer-Paid Moving Expenses are Now Taxed as Employee Income?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Employees are warned to take this change into account when considering whether to accept a relocation request, as moving oneself, or an entire family, can be awfully expensive, and doubly so when the amount paid or reimbursed by the employer is also subject to taxes. Benefits, Pensions and Perq's Did You Know Miscellaneous Compensation Miscellaneous Perq's Monthly Newsletter Library Raise, Bonus, Compensation RelocationYes, the 2018 “Tax Reform” law in the U.S.

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should you charge family members for using your professional skills?

Ask a Manager

We both agreed to that I should be paid and I don’t think being family automatically exempts someone from valuing my skill set. I think it’s none of your family’s business. If a family member has helped you out significantly for free — given you large sums of money, let you stay with them for a month while you looked for your own housing, put back-breaking labor into helping you move — it would be pretty tone-deaf to then turn around and charge them for your own help.

Gap Years Are Sexy, But They Come At A Cost.

The HR Capitalist

As COVID drags on, there's a popular topic that's coming up more often in families with college age kids - THE GAP YEAR! If you've had people in your family who have taken a Gap year to travel and "find themselves" and it was even remotely funded by your family, raise your hand.

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Offer Letter or Company Plan – Which One Governs?

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : Case History 1: Joseph signed an Offer Letter that said the following: “The Company will provide you and your family with health insurance coverage, subject to the terms provisions and conditions of the Company Health Insurance Plan.” So, the “terms and provisions” of the Plan essentially took away what the Offer Letter had seemed to provide Joseph and his family. No other compensation is being offered to you.

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“Can my employer lower my pay starting two weeks ago, without telling me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If an employer tries to retroactively lower compensation, as your employer has tried, it is an illegal denial of wages earned, and is unlawful in every state and country I know of. Please consider recommending our SkloverWorkingWisdom blogsite to your family, friends and colleagues who work, or who want to work. . Miscellaneous Compensation Q & A Raise, Bonus, CompensationQuestion: I work for a physician.

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Job Change? Ten Tax Tips – Things to discuss with your tax advisor

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you are making such a move, do not hesitate to ask your new employer take that into account when determining your compensation level. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. Sklover, of Sklover & Company, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the counsel and representation of employees in matters of their employment, compensation and severance. “When the devil loses his job, he becomes a tax collector.”. – Greek Proverb.

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Aging Parents – The Truth You Need To Know

Ms. Career Girl

It provides money to compensate for those losses if or when they happen. Family Life Money aging parents final expense insurance getting older planning for aging parentsNone of us likes the idea of getting older. But getting older, and eventually facing death, is part of the human experience. And it’s happening to each and every one of us, including our parents.

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Voluntary – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

What if you left earlier than that because, all of a sudden, your salary was reduced by 40%, and your family likes to eat three meals a day? Is feeding your hungry family “voluntary?” Key Words & Phrases Non-Compete's and Confidentiality Raise, Bonus, Compensation Repayment Obligations Specific Terms and Provisions Stock, Stock Options, "Equity" Wording and MeaningBe on the lookout for.

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“What Salary Do You Seek?” The Four Smartest Responses

Sklover Working Wisdom

Start with “ Flexible ”: “I am flexible as to salary, depending on overall compensation. ” It is a given that base salary is but one part of an overall compensation package, and that in many companies it is a rather small part of overall compensation. This first response is especially smart, as it establishes your reasonable need for more information on compensation before you can firmly commit to the “base salary.”

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VP of Equality Is The Rationalized Replacement for VP of Diversity at Salesforce.

The HR Capitalist

They’re under-utilized in multiple job families, and even as they try to attract diverse talent, it hasn’t gone great. Earlier this year,Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff revealed that his company spent about $3 million in 2015 to equalize compensation across the company, closing the tech giant’s gender pay gap. Communications Compensation Employee Relations HR Insider Innovation

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Why We Need To Have A Serious Talk About Paternity Leave

Career Realism

Starting a family is a huge milestone in a person's life. However, people in the workforce may feel the pressure when it comes to balancing their new families and their careers. Many companies in the United States offer family leave, maternity leave, or paternity leave, which allow new parents to take time off of work to care for their new child. However, new parents often struggle with the limited time and no compensation offered during family leave.

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“Want a Raise? – Here’s How to Ask”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY ” : Here are some survey results recently published by compensation-data firm PayScale: a. Likewise, your and your family’s needs are relevant, but should not be the primary subject of your request. Perhaps the most common error employees make when requesting a raise is to focus on their own (or their family’s) financial needs. It can only help to practice your “pitch” for a raise, perhaps with a family member or friend.

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interviewer asked how my family would describe me, employee quit after gossip about her therapy, and more

Ask a Manager

Interviewer asked how my family would describe me. Then she asked, “What words would your family use to describe you?” It’s pretty unlikely you’ll be asked this question again because it’s not normal, but if for some reason you were, I’d go with “My family would probably say much the same as my coworkers; I’m basically the same person with both groups.”. I am well-compensated for my role, I receive annual raises, and my informal performance reviews are excellent.

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Herzberg’s Theory & What It Means for Job Seekers

The Job Quest

I saw an article that posed the question “ Does More Compensation Improve Productivity? After all, a company that can’t provide stable employment or pays significantly below the industry standard gives employees less opportunity to be able to pay for basic needs for themselves and their families. It could be a way of compensating for a horrible culture that simply sticks employees into jobs and expects them to do as they are told.

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“Responding to a Retention Bonus Offer” – Ten Wise Steps”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If compensation, duties or benefits are materially reduced, you should have the right to leave and keep the Retention Bonus, too. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. Sklover, of Sklover & Company, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the counsel and representation of employees in matters of their employment, compensation and severance. “All I’ve ever wanted is an honest week’s pay for an honest day’s work.”. Steve Martin.

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“Bonus Disappointing? – Here’s How to Respond”

Sklover Working Wisdom

His compensation consisted of a modest salary, but a significant bonus opportunity, which was based on a seemingly simple formula. Consider These Alternative Forms of Compensation.” And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. Sklover, of Sklover & Company, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the counsel and representation of employees in matters of their employment, compensation and severance.

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

Career Realism

That means it's up to the states to decide if new mothers get paid leave, and if so, how long the leave lasts and how much they're compensated. The United States Is Dead-Last When It Comes To Paid Family Leave A recent study from UNICEF shows that the United States is the only OECD country that doesn't require nationwide paid maternity or paternity leave. The study also shows that the United States ranks last in the list of countries that have national family-friendly policies.

“Job Offer On the Way? – Consider Asking for a Sign-On Bonus”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Requests for sign-on bonuses are most appropriate when (a) the employee is being heavily recruited or is surely the number one candidate, (b) the employee is leaving an apparently stable position or location, (c) the employee will be forfeiting earned bonus or commission, or coming compensation, and (d) the new position will entail additional time, expense or investment of some kind by the employee, such as relocation costs, education costs, legal costs or clothing allowance.

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

Career Realism

That means it's up to the states to decide if new mothers get paid leave, and if so, how long the leave lasts and how much they're compensated. The United States Is Dead-Last When It Comes To Paid Family Leave A recent study from UNICEF shows that the United States is the only OECD country that doesn't require nationwide paid maternity or paternity leave. The study also shows that the United States ranks last in the list of countries that have national family-friendly policies.

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. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ?

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“If laid off near year-end, am I entitled to partial bonus?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If this has been helpful, I hope you will consider recommending our SkloverWorkingWisdom blogsite to your family, friends and colleagues who work, or who want to work. . Agreements and Contracts Bonus Negotiating – The Terms Q & A Raise, Bonus, Compensation Severance Packages Specific Terms and ProvisionsQuestion: Hello. I was laid off from work two weeks ago just about a year into working with my present employer.

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What the Heck is FMLA Leave?!

Workology

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees (who themselves qualify and whose employers are eligible) to take unpaid leave due to necessary medical or family related reasons. Workers Compensation – this is a paid leave granted to people who were injured while executing their job duties. HR Family Medical Leave Act FMLA

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Late last year my wife and I added a baby girl to our family. I used the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and stayed at home with my daughter for 12 weeks. File a Supplemental Complaint Naming Your Supervisor: First, I’m not sure whether or not you know it, but corporate managers and officers may be personally liable for interfering with FMLA rights, and retaliating against those who make use of those rights to help take care of family members.

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Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

Of course, your decision is also made depending on what features matter to you: a comfortable fit, good gas mileage, room for the family, a particular type of motor, adjustable seats, a certain stereo system, and so on. Why would you give a set number without knowing more about the full compensation package or other factors that come under consideration? Based on all of that, your desired compensation can fluctuate.

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Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

Of course, your decision is also made depending on what features matter to you: a comfortable fit, good gas mileage, room for the family, a particular type of motor, adjustable seats, a certain stereo system, and so on. Why would you give a set number without knowing more about the full compensation package or other factors that come under consideration? Based on all of that, your desired compensation can fluctuate.

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5 Tips For Handling Salary Requirements

Career Realism

This is the place to start to see what typical compensation is for the kind of job you are seeking. If they offer two weeks for the first three years and you are used to more than that, just indicate that your family is used to 4+ weeks of vacation and can they start with three weeks. Use these tips and you will get the best compensation package they offer. Job Search compensation negotiation salary

6 Workplace Realities Women Will Face In 2040

Water Cooler Wisdom

A recent study by VitalSmarts researchers Joseph Grenny and David Maxwell found that women’s perceived competency drops by 35% and their perceived deserved compensation by $15,000 when they're seen to be assertive or forceful—violating ingrained cultural expectations for women to be caring and nurturing. "Women may have more leeway in terms of sequencing their family and careers, and we will see more see-saw couples in which both partners take turns supporting one another."

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“Is it retaliation to have your company car, company laptop and.

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am currently on a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). It can take many, many different forms, including being fired, being demoted, a reduction in compensation, a reduction in benefits, loss of vesting of stock, even being passed over for promotion. It seems to me that your company car, laptop and cell phone are not truly “benefits” or “compensation,” but rather amenities provided to you to help you do your job.

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“Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on October 15th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Is it a conflict of interest if my son has me work for him on his scheduled shift because of a death in the family? Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Heschel At work, having some “say” in what happens to you is important to you and your family’s well-being. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

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Irrational Markets and Nuclear Counter-Offers. Run Forrest, Run.

HR Capitalist

He was forced to move to a town far from his beloved Chicago and 4, his family was furious with him because they hated the new hometown, hated that he traveled so much and hated that in 2 years 5. his family home now had lost $140K in value while his Chicago home had nearly doubled in value to well over $600K. Compensation Recruiting Jessica Lee had a great post over at Fistful of Talent a few years back regarding the drama of counter-offers.

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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. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing. Blog » “How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?” “How

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Should You Work for Free?

Water Cooler Wisdom

  What is your family’s financial situation, and are you gainfully employed in another role?    Best Practices Blogging Career Change Compensation Entrepreneurship Negotiation Personal DevelopmentShould I Work for Free? In a still-uncertain economy, this is a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds, especially those who are looking to enhance their skills and network. 

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Happy New Year

Evil HR Lady

FLSA2020-19 : Addressing whether certain travel time occurring on a partial telework day is compensable under the FLSA. GUIDANCE ON EXPIRATION OF PAID SICK LEAVE AND EXPANDED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE FOR CORONAVIRUS. We survived 2020!

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