the federal government is taking up overtime pay again

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Department of Labor appears to be moving forward on an overtime rule that caught up millions of employees and their employers in some serious workplace drama last year. the federal government is taking up overtime pay again was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. The U.S.

8 Steps To Find The Right Federal Job

Tim's Strategy

One place people find they may want a job for, is a Federal job. Applying for Federal jobs is different in some ways than applying for non-Federal jobs. Below is a roadmap on how to find the right Federal job to apply for. This is a guest blog post by Robin Schlinger.

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“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s10 Suggestions for New Grads”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: In June, 2013, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a commencement address to Princeton University graduates. Take all available steps to increase and secure employment “rewards” and eliminate or reduce employment “risks.” Please Note : This Email Newsletter is not legal advice, but only an effort to provide generalized information about important topics related to employment and the law.

“How to File a Federal Lawsuit without an Attorney”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against my employer because I was being bullied by my boss, along with being treated differently from other co-workers in my department on several levels. . I received from the EEOC a “Right to Sue Letter” a month and a half ago, and my time is running out to file my Federal discrimination lawsuit. Question: Hi, Alan.

The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

Recent employment practices show your interview starts long before you arrive; it starts online with your social media accounts. As a result, one recent employment practice has drawn attention. The “social media interview” is increasing in importance as part of the employment process.

“Can employers require medical information from job applicants?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I work as an Employment Specialist in Ohio coaching a wide range of job seekers on their job search strategies. More and more people are asking me about being asked by prospective employers to provide them with a release to obtain medical histories and files on the actual job application. With very few exceptions, employers can legally require employees to disclose prior medical histories and other medical information. Code, Labor & Employment, Section 3-701).

Why You Need to Make Disability Employment a Priority for Your Business in 2016


If your business is not making disability employment a priority in 2016, then you are falling behind. In 2014, new regulations for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act were put into place, requiring all federal contractors to maintain a 7% utilization goal for people with disabilities.

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Download, Save or Read Free Career eBook From Monster

Catherines Career Corner

Download, save or read free career eBook from Monster. As you know, here at Catherine’s Career Corner, we offer you free straight forward career guidance and self-help that is critical in ensuring that we provide you, our readers with effective career support. Download a free career eBook from Monster. We take great care to ensure that [.]. The post Download, Save or Read Free Career eBook From Monster appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.

The #1 Secret To Getting An Employer’s Attention

Career Realism

Employers are inundated with quality candidates these days, whether through online job postings, submissions through their corporate websites, or unsolicited contacts from prospective employees. A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that “referred candidates are twice as likely to land an interview as other applicants. For employers with 100 staff, this equates to 150,000 candidate sources.

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What Do Most Employers Look For In Job Applicants?

Resume Bear

As a job seeker, you need to know that employers look for a set of skills that stretch beyond your qualifications and experience. The highly competitive job market makes it necessary for you to enhance your employability and stay at the winning edge of the job seeking process to be able to land on your dream job. The post What Do Most Employers Look For In Job Applicants? College Graduates Employer Tips Hot Topics Human Resource News Job Hunting Strategies Why ResumeBear?

Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace


Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Not only do employers gain dedicated and passionate employees, they often receive tax credits or breaks from the government, among other benefits. What can you do to make the case for disability employment?

What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?


In 2015 America saw significant but not astonishing job growth and that’s got many of us feeling optimistic – we want to believe that 2016 will continue the upward trend toward full employment, healthy markets, and increased economic security for mid to low wage workers.

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Who Will Be Affected by the FTC Changes? Everyone.

The Job Quest

Federal Trade Commission to store files on Facebook users’ posts. Career Job Search Columbia University Consumer Reports Facebook Federal Trade Commission FTC Privacy Social Intelligence Social Intelligence Corp

US Bill Would Make Employer Requests for Facebook Access Illegal


The American public went gaga in March of this year after the media reported a growing trend by employers who are requesting Facebook password and user ID access during their hiring and interview process. HR Social Media employee privacy social networks employer access to social networks H.R.

Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?


If you work or live in the human resources and hiring manager space, you may be familiar with the drama regarding the pro-union employee posters that my friends at the National Labor Relations Board are mandating private employers post in the break rooms and employee areas.

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Why Employers Don’t Hire Veterans


This has raised the question, “Is that the employer’s responsibility, or the responsibility of the applicant to do this research?” If businesses want to tap into the overlooked and under-employed veteran market, they should conduct some research and know which veterans to target.

The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar

Evil HR Lady

Everyone is focusing on the Oxford comma part of this case, but I’d like to focus on the ridiculousness of an employment law that could result in this confusion and hinge on a grammar question. My first question on this was how on earth do truck drivers qualify for being exempt on a federal law level? To keep reading, click here: The Oxford Comma Case Proves We Need New Employment Laws, Not Better Grammar.

I.R.S. Pays Employee $4.5 Million for Reporting Employer’s Tax Cheating Eight Elements You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : According to recently published reports, the Internal Revenue Service has made its first-ever award to an employee who “blew the whistle” on his employer’s cheating on taxes. This followed Congress’s enactment of federal law to provide for such awards. Employment attorneys who represent “whistleblowers” have recently criticized the I.R.S. Confidentiality is Guaranteed : Federal law requires the I.R.S.

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How To Get A Federal Government Job

Boomers Next Step

Should you be looking for a job, it’s worth remembering that the United States of America Federal government may be the nation’s largest employer. million workers, you can just imagine the breadth as well as width of the Federal staff. With 400 occupational agencies and more than 1.7 What’s more, the actual competitive pay and [.]. Careers Job News career interview jobs resume

“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. WHAT YOU CAN DO : Consider these six strong arguments you can use to defeat “employer’s sole and absolute discretion.” .

How Higher I-9 Penalties Will Impact US Employers


Department of Justice has announced that beginning August 1, 2016 they will increase the monetary penalties on employers for employing individuals without valid U.S. individuals or foreign individuals without first verifying their identity and employment authorization. The U.S.

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Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival


Are we, as human resources practitioners, up to speed with employment law? Are our employment laws still working and still relevant as the workplace and workforce demographics change? When’s the last time you reviewed your state’s employment law?

Must employers provide a reason for terminating an employee?

Sklover Working Wisdom

I believe that “position elimination” was nothing more than a way around firing me, which my employer had no grounds to do. Your question raises two important aspects of the employment relation that people need to know about: . It is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee in order to deny them important benefits – such as vesting in pensions or qualifying for retirement. Federal law, and probably Colorado state law, too, both say so.

Job Matching + Employment Video =


Employment Videos Lend Qualified Candidates. The company can showcase their company benefits and fun atmosphere and even add their employer videos on both the company profile page and individual job postings. Hiring the Best Employees is Good for Bottom Line.

Top 10 Ways Employers Can Improve Leave Administration


The program is designed for small to mid-sized employers, executives who wear multiple hats (including “personnel”) or the beginning HR professional. When you factor in required FMLA administrative requirements, that’s a huge burden for employers.

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Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You appeared first on Ms. We cry inside, strap ourselves in, and then spend an extra hour to fifteen hours a week in employment hell. Babysitters (employed casually). Some computer professionals employed at least $27.63

Love Halloween? Business Opportunities and Self-Employed Side-Career Ideas

Career Key

If you love Halloween – I mean, really LOVE it – you mightconsider a self-employed side business centered around the holiday. Self-employment SEK Holiday Cheer Business Tips

Employer Hall of “Fame or Shame”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We are pleased to Announce a New Inductee into SkloverWorkingWisdom’s… Employer Hall of. Every now and then we read or hear of an outstanding example of an Employer acting in a positive, praise-worthy manner, or, sometimes, in a punitive, shame-worthy manner.

Have You Looked At Your Credit Report?

Professional Resume Services

Here’s why it should be done before that job interview: The Fair Credit Reporting Act is the federal law covering the whole issue. Employment Background Checks are a fact of life in the US, so the Federal Trade Commission monitors them.

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ACA Will Increase Employer & Primary Care Fees by 73%


By now you have probably heard about a teeny tiny little change affecting employers regarding benefits called the Affordable Care Act. In short, this change is the largest possibly in the history of employment law. Affordable Care Act Information for the Employer.

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5 Benefits of Working for the Federal Government

Career Realism

Now is a good time to work for the United States federal government as more than a quarter million people have been hired by the government over the last three years. By way of an answer, here are five benefits employees get for working in the federal government. employer.

Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling


Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling. has not spelled doom for employment lawsuits facing other big U.S. But some employment class-action lawsuits, particularly those involving disputes over overtime and other wage-and-hour claims, are surviving and have even been strengthened by the ruling, as judges have issued opinions arguing the Wal-Mart decision does not apply to a given case. On June 29, a federal judge in Florida denied Starbucks Corp.’s

Are You Prepared When You Land that Federal Interview?

Career Realism


Career News: Dreadlocks, The Racial Pay Gap, and Why Would Your Job Search Self-Destruct?

Competitive Resumes

The Federal U.S. For people of color, the firewall of laws permitted employers to continue with reasons to deter hiring us. Federal Courts signing off on discrimination of candidates with dreadlocks. Diversity and Inclusion Employment Job Search discrimination

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“What if my former employer ignores my filed discrimination complaints?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

My employer offered me a severance package of two weeks per year, totaling 15 weeks. I sent my employer a letter via email and certified mail, return receipt requesting 52 weeks of severance based on well-documented race/age discrimination and retaliation. I also filed a three-count complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Have you ever heard of an employer never responding, and what should I be prepared for?

Fired Compliance Officer Strikes Back – Is Awarded $51 Million for Doing So

Sklover Working Wisdom

discovered that his employer was paying bribes to win new sales. When he reported this to his employer, he learned the meaning of the old saying, “Tell your boss the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” Slowik retained legal counsel experienced in employment law, who understood the gravity of what Slowik had reported. In addition to “internal efforts,” the many state and federal so-called “whistleblower” laws stand ready to assist.

The NLRB: Now Extracting Ransom (for Unions) From An Employer Near You.

HR Capitalist

The National Labor Relations Board, traditionally in place to ensure union elections go according to the law and to sort through claims of unfair labor practices from both unions, employees and employers alike, is now in the ransom business. You have to love this one.

Ep 85 – What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes


Employers must begin following the new changes starting on December 1, 2016. Just to give everyone some background, the Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015 ( 80 FR 38515 ) and invited interested parties to submit written comments on the proposed rule by September 4, 2015. Episode 85: What Employers Need to Know About the FLSA Changes with Casey Sipe ( @CLSEMPLOYERLAW ).

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is my employer plotting against me?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager is my employer plotting against me? I am not saying to be aggressive to your current employer, but if they get mad at you because you’re leaving you should just go with your head held high. is my employer plotting against me?

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

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : We hear it, see it, read it and are told it nearly every day: “At will employment means that you can be fired at any time for any reason.” At will employment means that an employee can be fired (i) when the law says you can be fired, but not at other times, and (ii) for the reasons the law says you can be fired, and not for reasons the law deems improper.”. Because an employee filed a complaint under the federal Clean Air Act of 1970.

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