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

Sklover Working Wisdom

made employer-paid and employer-reimbursed relocation costs – even when your moving is requested by the employer – income to the employee, and thus taxed to the employee? Yes, the 2018 “Tax Reform” law in the U.S.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unfortunately, Melanie received a notice that, due to cost cutting, her position was being eliminated, and then outsourced. 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. In recent difficult financial times, even more employees are being denied overtime pay to which they are legally entitled due to conscious cost-cutting efforts by employers. . times the minimum wage.

2012 175

10 Tax-Free Fringe Benefits (i.e., “Perks”)

Sklover Working Wisdom

Showing employees they are appreciated, and keeping costs under control, are both big parts of successfully running a business. Dependent Care Assistance: If an employer establishes a dependent care assistance program for its employees to assist, for example with daily childcare costs, those employees can exclude from their income up to $5,000 per year for benefits received for this purpose. Benefits, Pensions and Perq's Miscellaneous Perq's Monthly Newsletter Library

The Bill O’Reilly Debacle – Its Most Important Negotiating Lesson for Employees

Sklover Working Wisdom

No, in light of its costs, duration (frequently years) and potential career effects is, and despite occasional headlines, employee litigation is more often than not path to fool’s gold. Example: I have contacted large Private Equity companies who hold investments in portfolio companies to advise them that their investments are engaging in activities such as not paying wages, permitting fraud, allowing discrimination, or even preventing parents from working by non-compete agreements.

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Your Company Considering Investors? Get Ready to call the “C.O.P.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

There are many ways to put together necessary funds, including reducing costs, delaying vendor payments, factoring receivables, selling non-critical assets, borrowing from a lender, even tapping savings, friends and family. Suppose one day you are told that your salary is reduced to minimum wage, your office is moved to the storage room, or your duties include cleaning the rest rooms. Court costs next to nothing. Going Out on Your Own Miscellaneous Monthly Newsletter Librar

2016 109

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

By “outsourcing” much of the work they need to get done, companies are avoiding the considerable costs of employee benefits, payments and protections the law requires employers provide employees, such as (a) overtime, (b) unemployment benefit contributions, (c) payment of Social Security contributions, (d) Workers Compensation coverage for on-the-job injuries, (e) unpaid medical leave, (f) occupational safety, (g) even protection from harassment and discrimination.

2015 109

Avoid, If You Can, The “Obsolete Job” Trap

Sklover Working Wisdom

Item : An increasing number of Americans in need of surgery are traveling to India for their operations – at one tenth the cost, in brand new hospitals – and seeing the local sights as part of the bargain. . Notice that each of these occupations involve discreet transactions involving money that have, to a large extent, been either offshored to low-wage locales, or transformed into computer tasks. . “My father worked for the same firm for twelve years. They fired him.

2012 131

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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.

2010 141

“I have an Unemployment Benefits Appeal Hearing coming up. What do.

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you cannot afford one, you might be able to get free or low-cost attorney services from your local Bar Association. Visit the E-Newsletter Library › Recycle: Reduce Waste. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

2010 141

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

So long as your employer has some rational explanation for taking them away – and cost reduction would seem one to me – this kind of being “singled out” would, again, not seem retaliatory. Visit the E-Newsletter Library › Recycle: Reduce Waste.

2010 141

“How can I stop my resume from being used for unauthorized purposes?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

However that should always be your last resort for several reasons, including the cost. Visit the E-Newsletter Library › Recycle: Reduce Waste. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Sklover’s "Private Library" MODEL LETTERS, AGREEMENTS and CHECKLISTS Want to take action?

2010 141

“Is asking for a guarantee of an employer's obligations – as.

Sklover Working Wisdom

That is because every employer sees every prospective employee as a “human resource,” that is, someone who might cost X each year, but be worth 2X per year – or even 10X per year – to the company. Visit the E-Newsletter Library › Recycle: Reduce Waste.

2010 141

“How can I get a copy of a document I signed and gave to my former.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Small Claims Court is often a very valuable place to be for an employee, as it does not require a lawyer, costs little, and employers HATE having to hire an attorney or send an HR representative to them. Visit the E-Newsletter Library › Recycle: Reduce Waste.

2010 130

“I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended.

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you have an injury, you have a right under Arizona law to file a Workers’ Compensation claim for any medical costs and any lost income. Visit the E-Newsletter Library › Recycle: Reduce Waste. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

2010 141

Top 10 Tips for Finding an Electrical Apprenticeship

Career Alley

If you can’t get hands on experience go to the library and take out all the books you can that teach you have to do even the most basic electrical installation tasks. Don’t worry too much about the cost of the course as it is likely that it will be fully funded. You will also be able to command a higher wage if you do find a job in which to complete your portfolio of work. So you’ve decided you want to become an electrician.

2013 138

how thankful should I be to my employer, bosses want to talk about my diet, and more

Ask A Manager

Over the next few weeks, my boss brought up the cost of the repairs repeatedly. I’m not surprised or overwhelmed with gratitude that my employer fulfilled his contractual obligation to provide me with livable housing, and it felt crass that he gave me a copy of the bill and repeatedly brought up the cost as if I owed him fawning adoration. This would be like if your boss were constantly telling you that his profits were lower this year because he had to pay you your wages.

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why are contractors treated like second-class citizens, boss enters without knocking, and more

Ask A Manager

To some extent, that can arise from the legal distinctions that companies are required to make between employees and contractors; if they treat them the same, they risk being forced to reclassify the contractors as employees (with all the accompanying costs for payroll taxes, benefits, and in some cases government-imposed fines). I work part-time at a library and earn $12 an hour. For me the cost of these treats is at least an hour of my pay.

Making Arbitration Work for You, Not Against You – “Sklover's.

Sklover Working Wisdom

At the conclusion, Jasmine won her $120,000, but it cost her $30,000 in legal fees and $75,000 in arbitrator fees, and it took almost three years. The award may allocate the arbitrator’s fees, but will not allocate attorneys’ fees; each party will be responsible for its own legal costs.

2010 130

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

A library application is asking for my references up front. My company just rolled out a fancy employee policy book that looks like it cost some money to produce. Otherwise the company may take action to recoup any replacement costs and/or seek the return of company property through appropriate legal recourse.” Otherwise, this is not a battle worth waging. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

2013 54

How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

That said, I think it's shocking that it costs $30,000 – in a cost/benefit analysis this is one sure sign of a broken education system. Studying Victorian history is a hobby – you're better off reading books from the library and maybe taking a class or two in the subject than going for an entire degree in it. My combined education cost just under $15,000, which is now nearly paid off because I got a well-paying job right after my PR graduation.

2010 81

telling a boss she lacks professionalism, preparing students for jobs after graduation, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s certainly legal for them to make you pay the cost of the calls. You used a hotel phone to make personal calls, at a cost to the hotel of $60. You need to be paid your agreed-upon wage for all hours you worked. (Or Like, I saw a library job recently, and it was perfect for me in the first 10 things listed, but the last thing mentioned children’s programs, which I have no experience with and I don’t know if I’d be good at it.

2013 52

things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

In cities like Newark and Camden, libraries which offer free computers for online applications (which even some gas stations are using) are closed. Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview?

2011 95

interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

Ask A Manager

Reply Kelly March 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm A couple years ago, I interviewed for a position at the Library of Congress. To not risk the chances of getting a professional federal job because I was afraid of being fired from a minimum wage job doesn’t seem worth risking my health in retrospect.

2011 71

how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Also, in this economy, lay-offs and freezes on wages is far from uncommon, so vacations may be more of a luxury than a necessity. Go to the library, to the museum, to the zoo, to the park. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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