Unequal Pay and Unequal Opportunities: New Data On the Gender Wage Gap
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
A new study by Payscale adds depth to the gender wage gap discussion. They peg the current controlled wage gap at 2.7% and the uncontrolled wage gap at 25.6%. To arrive at the controlled wage gap, Payscale compared wages in identical jobs: HR Manager to HR Manager.
3 Ways To Avoid A Minimum Wage Job After College
MARCH 18, 2014
Here are three ways you can avoid a minimum wage job after college: 1. See, employers are dying to see you express your authentic skills and passions in a unique way – so do yourself and them a favor, and try it out. Job Search minimum wage job recent graduates underemployment
Low Wages: 13 College Majors To Avoid Like The Plague
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Employers needed an educated workforce, and many of them didn’t care what degree you had, just as long as you had one. Just be sure you have a solid personal finance strategy to offset your low wages so that you’re properly prepared for retirement.
Why the New York Times Endorsed a $0 Minimum Wage (and You Should Too)
Evil HR Lady
JANUARY 4, 2016
The minimum wage is almost always a matter of controversy. Right now, people are pushing for a $15 per hour minimum wage. So, why did the New York Times argue for a removal of the minimum wage altogether ? Current federal law requires $7.25
Men’s Height and Women’s Weight Impact Wages
MARCH 15, 2016
But in all cases, shorter men and fatter women experience, on average, wage and advancement discrimination. Now researchers at Exeter University have shown a clear connection between wages and height for men, and wages and BMI for women. Men’s wages dropped $2125 US with every 2.5 Women’s wages dropped $4250 US with every 28 pounds above the average. In a world where we are obsessed with body image, are employers biased?
What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
First let me start off by saying I believe the wage gap is real. The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 Why Wage Disparity Exists. But What About Women and the Wage Gap.
Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers
APRIL 6, 2015
Those who work in low-wage jobs are often left out of the conversation. Why Low-Wage Workers Matter. of American workers are in low-wage jobs. 1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that in 2013, nearly two-thirds of workers in jobs that pay federal minimum wage or less are in the service industry. While some employers tend to see this segment of the workforce as expendable, the reality is that many hours can be lost on training and hiring when turnover is high.
Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show
JUNE 26, 2011
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.
I don’t want a minimum wage job
Ask A Manager
AUGUST 26, 2012
A reader writes: I’m job-searching, and many people have suggested I get a minimum wage job. because I don’t want to work for minimum wage. I know the benefits of working a minimum wage job (any pay is better than nothing, it keeps me busy, etc.). I don’t look down on people who work minimum wage either. – I have worked minimum wage/low skill jobs, and it is difficult to break out of the pattern. Minimum wage brings, at most, $1160.
It’s Tougher at the Bottom: Why All Students Should Work Minimum Wage (at Least Once)
Corn on the Job
MARCH 6, 2014
I wasn’t able to carve a career out of my humble minimum wage origins, as some people have quite admirably done, but I did spend more than seven years as a server at various restaurants, working my way through undergrad and post-grad student loan repayment on tips and a measly $2.13
How to Ask for a Pay Rise: 10 Steps
Catherines Career Corner
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Need a pay increase and wondering how to ask for a pay rise at work? These are 10 steps for you to explore. For most employees, asking for a pay rise is a nerve-wracking experience. In general, asking your manager for more money is often a stressful and awkward experience. Companies cultural values aside, regrettably, for inexperienced [.] The post How to Ask for a Pay Rise: 10 Steps appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner.
“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”
Sklover Working Wisdom
MARCH 12, 2014
LESSON TO LEARN : As it is with every other aspect of the employment relation, it pays to know “the rules” of your workplace related to vacation rights and vacation pay, so that you don’t unknowingly violate them, but instead follow them, and make sure others follow them, as well, to your best advantage. . Is everyone entitled to paid vacation from their employers? So, why do employers usually provide their employees with paid vacation days? owed you by former employer?
The U.S. has waged a war on jobs
JULY 13, 2011
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. Be our Friend.
Disability Employment Statistics: How Is Your State Doing?
MARCH 30, 2016
Are you curious where your home state lands in the disability employment conversation? In the study they compare all things disability-related, such as employment, wages, housing, poverty and more. The Disability Employment Gap. employed. The Disability Wage Gap.
What Did the UK Employment Landscape in 2013 Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Undercover Recruiter
DECEMBER 30, 2013
In 2013, what did the UK’s employment landscape look like? What Did the UK Employment Landscape in 2013 Look Like? Employer Infographics 2013 employment landscape Salary unemployed unemployment wage
Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You
Ms. Career Girl
MAY 14, 2015
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. Receiving an hourly wage will qualify you for being paid for every hour worked.
Employers: Avoiding Age Discrimination In The Workplace
AUGUST 27, 2013
This may be your goal if you are hiring for a minimum wage job that does not require education beyond high school but if you are looking for someone with a degree and five years experience, you are not likely to find it there.
He Got FIRED! Posting His Resume on LinkedIn, while Employed.
JANUARY 6, 2012
’ He said that the company had tried to offer him a compromise agreement of three months wages for him to leave, without him initiating such a negotiation – against employment law. ’ The hearing at the Reading Employment Tribunal centre was adjourned.
What Is a Work Perk Worth?
JANUARY 21, 2016
One of the trends B4J is keeping an eye on in 2016 is the growing popularity of unique perk and benefit packages as a way for employers to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace. The same is true when it comes to employment decisions.
The Most Messed Up Chart You'll Ever See Related to Wage Increase History in America.
MARCH 11, 2013
This chart shows the percent change year over year of wages for hourly and non-supervisory employees. Wait - those people weren't employed at that time. You want to see some #@**? Take a look at the chart below and let's talk about it after the jump. Five Observations: 1.
Is Employment Branding Bullshit?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
While I have been working for many years, I have been living a lot longer and it is through that living, that I have waged a war against complacency and stagnation. You may have noticed a recurring theme this week on Bonus Track. It’s part of life.
New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know
JANUARY 9, 2014
2012-2022 Employment Projections provide new data for career counselors and career development professionals to rely upon in helping people make career and education choices. For example, lawyers continue to get a high growth and median wage marks in the BLS data. The U.S.
Company Branding: The McDonald’s Vs. Disney Effect #WorkplaceWednesday
The Undercover Recruiter
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Employer Company Culture Employee employer brand marketing minimum wageTo quote Will Ferrell from Zoolander; branding is so hot right now. Well maybe he didn’t say that exactly, but it’s close enough. It still doesn’t take away from the fact that branding is a hot topic currently. Thanks to social media hundreds of thousands of people are able to connect worldwide and discuss a. View Article. Company Branding: The McDonald’s Vs. Disney Effect #WorkplaceWednesday.
“Can I be forced to repay commissions I never received?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Question : Can my employer take commissions away from me that were paid to another sales representative prior to me even working for the company? This is the situation: my employer is clearing up old debts, and writing them off before the end of the year. While what is happening to you sure feels unfair, feelings don’t matter: what was agreed previously by you and your employer, if anything was agreed, is what matters.
The Trouble with Off-the-Clock Work
MAY 11, 2015
Off-the-clock work is a big problem for employers. Failure to do so could result in you paying back wages as well as penalties. Some employers may be tempted to make employees exempt in order to avoid the off-the-clock problem.
6 Ways to Advance Gender Equality in the C-Suite
AUGUST 4, 2016
Google has empowered its leaders to offer tours of duty (limited employment tenures) to the most promising hires. HR Leadership c suite diversity gender pay gap gender wage gap leadership lists STEM women in STEM women leaders
Friday Five: Job Growth and Inflation in 2016
JANUARY 15, 2016
Each month since coming to write for B4J, I combed through the Jobs Friday responses, searching for deep analysis of the employment data and screening out market speculation. Of course I recognize the role of market trends in hiring, but that laser-focus on market reaction diverted a lot attention from the employment trends towards stock trends. is concerned about “an inflationary spiral between wages and prices, pushed ahead by rising inflation expectations.”
The “Survival Clause” in Employment Agreements – Ignore It, and It Can “Kill” You
Sklover Working Wisdom
JUNE 21, 2011
To retain their six key employees – including David – each was offered the security of a written employment agreement that guaranteed very attractive benefits, significant bonuses, grants of ownership interests in any new company, and a “success payment” if a sale of the company took place. The written employment agreements were for a one-year period. David had lost “rewards” his employer had promised, but he was stuck with the “restrictions” he had promised to his employer.
“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It
Sklover Working Wisdom
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
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.” .
Why Minimum Wage Is A Women’s Issue
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
You might’ve already heard about President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour in an effort to tie in earnings with the cost of living – something several Americans have been struggling with, especially women. Why is the minimum wage a women’s issue?
Back to School: Employment Law Blog Carnival
AUGUST 19, 2015
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?
What Can You Do If Your Employer Is In Breach Of Contract?
DECEMBER 8, 2013
If you feel as though you’ve been mistreated by your employer and they are in breach of your employment contract, you can take action. They very rarely take the time to read through their employment contracts. “Always read the fine print.”
Careers Advice: Why Won't my Employer Help Further my Career?
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Your employer, however, doesn't really seem to care. When thinking about profit and returns, your employer is not thinking about your career: you’re simply an economic worker.
Friday Five: Election 2016, Entrepreneurs and Verizon’s Yahoo Purchase
JULY 29, 2016
This is your Friday Five: Why Even Donald Trump Wants to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Wednesday that he “would like to raise the minimum wage to $10/hour.” ” This is a break from the usual Republican position that minimum wages hurt small business and make it harder to workers to negotiate with their employers. You’ve been following the Republican and Democratic conventions, right?
Employment References in Retail
MAY 13, 2013
Employment reference checks, job verification, background check, whatever you want to call it , it’s absolutely necessary part of the hiring process. And sometimes is very cut and dry – especially if the applicant blatantly falsifies their salary or employment history.
New Promising Self-Employment Careers List by Holland Personality Type
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Our new promising self-employment careers list on the Self-Employment Key website helps people match their Holland personality types to self-employed careers the U.S. These occupations contain significant numbers of self-employed people.
Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary
AUGUST 3, 2016
“No employer shall discriminate in any way on the basis of gender in the payment of wages or other compensation, including benefits and other compensation, or pay any person a salary or wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of a different gender for comparable work.”
should our office stop cake collections, disclosing a wage garnishment, and more
Ask A Manager
DECEMBER 23, 2015
When should I disclose a wage garnishment? My employer has been more than accommodating, and all things considered, he is generally a great boss. However, because of a silly mistake in my earlier years, I have a wage garnishment from my state for a speeding ticket that I completely forgot about. If you’re going to pay it off within a few weeks of starting the new job, you probably don’t have to disclose it at all because the new employer will probably never hear about it.
how to get money an employer owes you
Ask A Manager
JANUARY 5, 2015
A reader writes: Can my former employer reduce my pay to minimum wage for hours already worked because I did not give a two-week notice? An employer can lower your pay going forward (if they alert you and give you the chance to decline to work at the new rate), but they can’t lower it retroactively. Here are the steps you should follow to resolve this or any other wage violations of this nature: 1.
Seasonal Employment Is a Staple for Some Workers
OCTOBER 3, 2016
Seasonal employment is a staple for many workers in beautiful landscapes. If you live here, the main and largest employers are the wineries — the hospitality industry mirrors this seasonal change as well. Employers have a huge challenge in this area.