What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?

Workology

Wage growth is a thornier subject than it first appears. In other words, while wage growth may seem simple – average wages went up in America in 2015 and that’s grand! Total compensation, the shape of the economy and even your geography have so much to do with the impact of wage growth, and how that impact is felt. Since the 2008 crash wage growth has been slow in America. While job growth was strong in 2015, wage growth lagged at 2.5%

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Minimum wage hike could boost Economy, research show

HireCentrix

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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Pros and Cons of Florida Voting in the $15 Minimum Wage - It's Complicated.

The HR Capitalist

By now, most of us have reached a steady state conceptually related to raising the minimum wage. Reasonable people can agree that we should pay people as close to a living wage as we possible can, right? 2--The big hidden cost here is wage compression in any organization.

Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?

Workology

Back in 2009, I was the HR Director at OfficeMax and had to update my break room posters after the Federal minimum wage rate changed. Except the signs were on backorder, and I was forced to order the new 5 in 1 Federal poster from GNeil instead. Good Thing the Federal Labor Relations Board Doesn’t Deal with the Company Fridge. Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?

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“Is there a limit to how many hours I can be required to work?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

federal law that governs most employment matters, the Fair Labor Standards Act (commonly known as “FLSA”) has no limit on the number of hours an employee can be required to work. b) “Safety-related” Occupations: Federal laws also strictly regulate how many hours a day or a week certain occupations can work for safety reasons, including airline pilots and physicians – especially interns and residents in physician training. Question: Hi, Alan.

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should our office stop cake collections, disclosing a wage garnishment, and more

Ask a Manager

And it’s not necessarily outrageous that they hired someone without giving internal candidates a chance to apply; if they knew that no current employees would be real contenders (and there are many situations where that’s legitimately the case), that’s reasonable for them to do, rather than going through the motions for the sake of appearances. When should I disclose a wage garnishment? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

The U.S. has waged a war on jobs

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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. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local.

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“Does a former employee have a legal right to see her former.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on July 7th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I was recently laid off from my job, and have an internal dispute process coming up in the next several weeks. Send your request to the CEO or President by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, or Federal Express. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Blog » “Does a former employee have a legal right to see her former employer’s Employee Handbook?”

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how to disinvite an intern from our trivia team, I was told to take a week off unpaid due to someone else’s health, and more

Ask a Manager

How to disinvite an intern from our trivia team. It’s the summer and now there are tons of interns about. Another intern, Wanda, organizes the group and has agreed with me several times that she doesn’t appreciate Cosmo being there, bringing us down (mood wise but also the score), and then taking our prize money. For over a decade now, I’ve worked in payroll in HR departments across the Canadian federal government. It’s five answers to five questions.

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5 Hot Careers for Criminal Justice Majors

Career Alley

According to BLS, the median annual wage for lawyers was $112,760 in May 2010. They have the option to work for local, state or federal agencies, while obeying a strict code of conduct related to law enforcement and maintaining integrity of the uniform they wear. It can help you find a job and excel in urban departments and federal agencies. Federal Marshals. Federal Marshals are important members working for the executive branch of the US government.

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Good Career Choices in the World of Finance

Career Alley

They can be “internal” examiners or work for a regulatory agency (like the SEC or Federal Reserve). The review internal document to confirm assets and liabilities. How Much They Make – According to BLS, the median annual wage for management analysts is $78,600. If you have an interest in having a career that is related to finance, there are a wide variety to choose from.

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Unpaid Internships: Foot in the Door or Stepping on a Landmine?

Career Solvers

But several states are concerned that in the current economy many companies are offering unpaid internships that are violating minimum wage laws. Many employment and labor attorneys believe that the number of unpaid internships are growing due to the lack of available paid opportunities and the fact that companies are stretched thin and unpaid interns are seen as a way to increase staff and productivity without increasing expenses.

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From Accountant to Fair Trade Entrepreneur

Career Shifters

I really don't miss any of it at all, particularly the excessive focus on money, the internal politics of the career path and the lack of genuine concern for people or the environment. Before we started we put in place systems and became organic certified with the Organic Food Federation. Then, with our staff, it's inclusive (with more women than men), everyone is paid the same wage from me to the newest recruit, and we try to set a hard-working but relaxed and happy working style.

Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling

HireCentrix

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. A day after the decision, a federal judge in New York ruled that about 600 employees of Tyco International Ltd unit SimplexGrinnell can sue jointly on their claims that they were underpaid.

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Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?

HireCentrix

Copyright, MMX, Development Dimensions International, Inc. Reprinted with permission from Development Dimensions International, Inc. --. Scott has developed extensive international experience defining competencies, developing and implementing assessment programs, and measuring program return on investment. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap.

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

Career Realism

doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That inconsistency serves as evidence that there is a HUGE need for a federal maternity leave policy in the United States. Here's why the United States needs to get the ball rolling on a federal paid maternity leave policy. California and New Jersey both offer programs where new parents can earn a portion of their wages while taking leave. Deciding to become a mom is a huge milestone in a woman's life.

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

Career Realism

doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That inconsistency serves as evidence that there is a HUGE need for a federal maternity leave policy in the United States. Here's why the United States needs to get the ball rolling on a federal paid maternity leave policy. California and New Jersey both offer programs where new parents can earn a portion of their wages while taking leave. Deciding to become a mom is a huge milestone in a woman's life.

is there any good reason not to share salary bands within a company?

Ask a Manager

During the Q&A after the presentation, neither our HR nor the analyst they hired could give a good answer for why, once the bands are created, they won’t share them internally. This post, is there any good reason not to share salary bands within a company? ,

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

After investigating the complaint, HUD issued a charge of discrimination and referred the case to the Department of Justice after the complainant elected to have the case heard in federal court. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and mortgage lending based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status. For awhile now, unpaid internships have been a hot topic under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing

HireCentrix

» Jury Awards $888,000 in Discrimination Lawsuit TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A federal jury has awarded nearly $888,000 in damages to a man who said his Idaho employer discriminated against him because he is Hispanic. As well as federal laws, each State has unique employment rules and regulations that. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

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

Workology

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. Casey tells us that now is the time to take stock of your wage and hour procedures. Casey recommends a wage and hour audit and taking a public relations approach to your internal and employee communication.

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Fact Sheet - Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA

HireCentrix

Written by Wage and Hour Division. For additional information, visit our Wage and Hour Division Website: [link] and/or call our toll-free information and helpline, available 8 a.m. Next > Author of this article: Wage and Hour Division. For awhile now, unpaid internships have been a hot topic under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend.

The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

In this report: 1,766 Hidden Jobs revealed ( 1,506 Hidden Jobs in U.S.A. / 270 Hidden International Jobs ) If a company announces that they are planning to hire hundreds of people, why wait for the roles to hit the want-ads? The company is planning a service center for internal human resources and finances…The state is supporting the expansion with a grant from its Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program valued at a maximum $1.9 INTERNATIONAL JOBS.

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Representative Weiner's online conduct: a reminder to employers.

HireCentrix

All employers should have a social media policy in place that covers such conduct and enables the employer to flexibly address any internal discipline that needs to be meted against the employee. This will ensure that employers can use such messages, texts, or images in an internal investigation into misconduct (indeed, United State Supreme Court and New York State case law supports this proposition). Development Dimensions International (DD. Be our Friend.

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S.F. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs

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Janan New of the San Francisco Apartment Association condemned the idea, saying state and federal law already prohibits landlords from "arbitrarily discriminating" against applicants. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile.

So What are You waiting for -

HireCentrix

Doug previously held the position of Vice-President of Training and Development for SRA International, Inc. » Prevailing Wages for H-1B Workers The Government says to all employers of H-1B workers:“Show Me the Money!”Recently, Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Balancing Labor Costs And Wage-Hour Laws. Be our Friend.

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Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

federal law, permits employees in companies with 50+ employees to take an unpaid leave of absence for up to 12 weeks. If you and your doctor believe your condition was caused by something at work, and do not think you will be able to return to work, you might consider seeking Workers Compensation, which is a state-run program that compensates employees “injured on the job” for both (a) lost wages and (b) medical expense. SkloverWorkingWisdom™ – Self-Help Action Plan 1.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.

HireCentrix

Solomon is the co-chair of the federal interagency Reentry Council’s staff working group. Shriver, III, Senior Policy Counsel for the Office of Personnel Management, told the Commission that, contrary to what some believe, having an arrest or conviction record does not automatically mean that a person can not work for the federal government. Federal regulations permit agencies to consider each applicant’s unique situation. Development Dimensions International (DD.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

Yesterday alone I got four rejections, including from my first choice job which from the feedback seems pretty clear I aced the interview but it went to an internal candidate. It’s your Friday good news, with more accounts of success even in this weird time.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

For certain occupations, state and federal laws sometimes dictate which of the two working relations you can be. Employers are also required to make contributions for employees’ federal Medicare and state-required minimum disability coverage. One important difference is that the federal and state discrimination laws protect employees, but they do not protect independent contractors.

Candidates will soon be in Control

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She is also one of the leading recruiting, sales, management, motivational, and internationally renowned training professionals today. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Fact Sheet : Employment & Wages Under Federal Law During Natural Disasters & Recovery. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs.

Speeding Labor Elections Unfair to Companies, Employers Say

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Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Auto-Forwarding Employee E-mails Presents Risk Under Federal Wiretap Act. Be our Friend.

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Bash HR? Be Uninformed

HireCentrix

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Government agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, and how criminal background checks could be a discriminatory hiring barrier. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise.

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Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration

HireCentrix

As one federal court recently put it, “the public at large pays for the courts and therefore has an interest in what goes on at all stages of a judicial proceeding.” Mike has prosecuted and defended more than 300 employee defection and recruitment matters, obtaining and defeating injunctive relief in at least 27 different state and federal courts, in addition to dozens of arbitration actions before the National Association of Securities Dealers. Be our Friend.

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Technology Tidbit 12 ? Posting Job Orders on Craigslist

HireCentrix

Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Brandon’s two previous employers were just that kind of company: family-owned and increasingly shut out of the international music rights publication business. As for a third example, ask yourself – or your attorney – “If the Compensation Plan says that the company has ‘sole and absolute discretion’ to change its compensation policies, can it institute a policy that denies all employees overtime, even if the federal law says that for certain of the employees overtime is legally required?”

Employee accuses Chicago circuit court of anti-Muslim harassment

HireCentrix

Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise.

HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce

HireCentrix

Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise.

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Looking for The Closer for your dispute

HireCentrix

Some say that both may constitute a violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend.

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Psychometric and Profile Tests ? Are they worth it?

HireCentrix

Development Dimensions International (DD. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise.

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Is that Even Legal?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

There are interns who work for free, but they at least get school credit. For example, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires an employer to pay an employee a minimum wage. Dear J.T. and Dale: I have been unemployed for the past year. Now, my husband is also unemployed. Needless to say, we’re looking as hard as we can in our respective fields and you know how brutal it is out there. Our families are concerned and try to give us suggestions when they find them.

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it’s your Friday good news

Ask a Manager

PLUS, the day I got the offer, I got a call to interview for a federal government job in my field! I’ve been trying to get to the next level in my career for years but the leadership in my department hadn’t been great on internal progression.

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HR won’t let me see job descriptions for my staff, standing my ground on social distancing, and more

Ask a Manager

I work out of a specific office for a large international company. I intern over the summer in a very rural area, working in agriculture. I’m just an intern and I try really hard to adapt to the practices of my workplace and surroundings instead of assuming my way is right, but Alison.

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