UW Study On $15 Minimum Wage Bad News For Liberals.

HR Capitalist

If there's anything that will get a healthy dinner conversation going (or get people fighting), it's the idea of the $15 minimum wage. A better wage for core entry-level workers is hard to argue against as a reasonable person. More from the Washington Post.

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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. Raising the minimum wage can help our economy recover while helping the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in low-wage jobs. Be our Friend.

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Fight for $15 Protests Planned Nationwide Today


Today thousands of fast-food and airport workers are protesting in favour of a big minimum wage hike. Fight for $15 advocates for a hike in the minimum wage to alleviate poverty and the right to organize in unions and bargain collectively.

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The Top Cities in America for Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

The index ranks cities based on several pertinent metrics including women vs. men wage gaps, executive jobs held by women, female-owned businesses, female buying power, and the average income earned by women in the metropolitan areas.

Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave. » DOL Recovers back wages from two Technology companies for their Information Technology H-1B workers MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- SVK Systems Inc. Be our Friend.

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

Corn on the Job

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. At the beginning of 2020, 21 states raised their minimum wages.

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5 Hot Cities for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

Career Alley

Millennials who have graduated from universities since 2012 are facing long-term unemployment, an average of $29,400 in student loan debt and stagnant wages. Washington D.C. Washington D.C. Luckily, the average salary is $59, 470 so that should help offset the costs a little.

What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet

Ms. Career Girl

It’s one of most important steps we’re taking to help grow middle-class wages. While you personally won’t be getting a check for the full $12 billion on the table, you might be eligible for a hefty wage increase.

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Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

HR Capitalist

Sanders is a Democratic presidential candidate, and part of his platform has been the need to pay workers a living wage. Let's look at the Minimum Wage in America. Sanders is on record that the minimum wage should be at $15 per hour nationwide, etc.

MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

It’s that time of year when college seniors are looking forward to receiving their diplomas after four or more years of time consuming and costly schooling. Federal government jobs are located in all fifty states, not just Washington DC. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

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.

How to Fight Unemployment Insurance Benefit Hearings


Our economy is strong, however, unemployment insurance remains a cost that employers and businesses should evaluate and understand in order to remain profitable and growing. Fixed and Managed Costs: Unemployment Insurance Taxes.

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

Resume Bear

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.

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New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know

Career Key

For example, lawyers continue to get a high growth and median wage marks in the BLS data. But the legal profession is going through big upheaval and change, due to technology, the Internet, offshoring, and businesses’ willingness to pay the high cost of using large law firms. The U.S.

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Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

As healthcare costs continue to rise, work is increasingly being delegated to lower paid workers in order to cut costs. Eleven of these occupations earn at least $10,000 more than the National annual median wage, which was $32,390 as of May 2008.

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Jobs wanted, Harvard analysts suggest Rx for America’s unemployment doldrums

Resume Bear

The bad news is that answers are unlikely to come from Washington in the short term,” said Jan Rivkin, Bruce V. The bad news is that answers are unlikely to come from Washington in the short term,” Rivkin added. While parts of the U.S.

We Need Less Talk and More Real Change In HR


We see talk about new tech, innovations in “digital” recruitment, and the grandiose time they’re having in Vegas, England, Washington, and other places that these conferences take place. The industry of HR has had, and maintains, this stagnancy at an unfortunate cost. Good luck – if it’s not an internship or a minimum wage position at a massive company, that label and role changes with every company.

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What You’re Entitled To After Being Hurt On The Job

Career Realism

Compensation varies by state, and workers’ compensation typically covers medical expenses as well as lost wages (at a percentage of your usual wage). Rising health care costs are expected to account for an increasing share of payouts in the coming years, as well.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Can you tell me what is the cost of filing a “Pro Se” federal lawsuit? Washington, D.C. Becky, as of January, 2008, Maryland law was clarified to provide that unused vacation time is a “wage” and must be paid to a departing employee, regardless of the employer’s policy on the subject.

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Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

A few months ago I found a peer reviewed journal article showing that Male to Female transsexuals found their wages declined while Female to Male transexuals had an increase. EHRL et al - First off, good luck maintaining a livable wage with a family while having one breadwinner.

How I decide to work on Rosh Hashannah | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

But then, it turns out, that the company is opening an office in Washington, DC. Ed is in Washington, DC in some sort of huge estate which I haven’t seen, but I have heard talk of an uppercase and lowercase balcony, which makes me think he's not moving to Madison in this lifetime.

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We overestimate the gap between nonprofit and for-profit jobs.

Penelope Trunk

Paying way below a living wage is elitist—as if working in a nonprofit is a rich kids’ playground that your parents fund. You should not work where someone does not value you (and pay a living wage) and you should not work where you do not find meaning in your work. There is no overhead because Salesforce.com is eating the costs themselves. 10 an hour in Washington, D.C. I think it should be acceptable for non-profit employees to make competitive wages.

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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. 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. The name of the university doesn't matter nearly enough anymore for it to cost that much. Equivalent quality at a fraction of the cost. Is this your first time here?

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

So Washington, keep your hands off our guns and our health care!” Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking. Hello, McDonald's) Posted to: Diversity | Leadership January 18th, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The All-Star Rodeo Challenge came to Madison, WI last weekend, and the farmer took me and my kids.

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

Example usage: “Hmm, the Washington Post is advertising a job fair on the 20th.&# “Oh no, that definitely looks like a Taco Bell Job Fair–it’s at a low-budget hotel, not industry specific, and you have to register to see any kind of employer list.

the roots of Ask a Manager… — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Itching for an outlet to rant about it, I wrote this article for The Washington Post — much of which will probably sound familiar to regular readers. Ask a Manager has a new domain name should an employer pay travel costs when inviting out-of-town candidates to interview?

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

Ask A Manager

Washington State. 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.

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