Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

Evil HR Lady

Like the Massachusetts bill that passed this summer (but won’t go into effect until January 1, 2018), the goal is to help end gender pay discrimination. To keep reading, click here: Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal. The post Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary


Massachusetts businesses have two years to comply with a new equal pay law passed by the state legislature on August 1st.

Massachusetts Loses Mind: Passes Law Outlawing Employers Asking For Salary History.

HR Capitalist

Massachusetts has lost its mind. Here's a quick rundown from Forbes : "Massachusetts has just passed the most comprehensive law regarding the subject of equal pay.

“Work in New Jersey; employer in Massachusetts. Which state’s lawyers can help me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

that is based in Massachusetts. If I need a lawyer, how do I determine if they should be from Massachusetts or New Jersey? . And – hold onto your seat – the issues that exist in your settlement negotiations may be those of (a) New Jersey law, AND (b) Massachusetts law, AND (c) federal law, all at the same time. Question: Hi, Alan. I was terminated by a company here in the U.S.

“How long do employers have to retain personnel records to make them available to ex-employees in Massachusetts?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: How long are employers required to have Human Resources records available so they can be examined by ex-employees? . Jen. Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Answer: Jen, if a Massachusetts employer has 20 or more employees, it is required to retain Human Resources records for a period of three years from that employee’s last date of employment. Massachusetts employers who do not comply with this law are eligible for criminal fines up to $2,500.

Top 10 Jobs that will (most likely and least likely) Be Outsourced

Resume Bear

Sep, 2010 8 Comments Nancy Folbre is an economic professor at the University of Massachusetts and by all-accounts, she is one smart cookie.

2010 160

Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2009 130

Free Online MIT Courses Are Great Career & Brain Boosters

Career Key

Monday, July 13, 2009 Free Online MIT Courses Are Great Career & Brain Boosters If you are looking to experience a free undergraduate or graduate education at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), it’s only a mouse click away. skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog.

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Resiliency of Community


At 2:50 pm on 15 May 2013 I was on Commonwealth Ave in Boston waiting for my daughter, Nicola (a contributor to this blog), to emerge from the Massachusetts Ave underpass in the pack running the Boston Marathon.

2013 177

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was contributed by George from Natick, Massachusetts. “In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.” ” – Paul Harvey. The news of the day seems to be getting awfully hard to watch; at times, it even seems disturbing.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was offered to us by Ellyn of Lowell, Massachusetts. “Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” ” – Tertullian. I love the simplicity of this quote, as well as its applicability to the workplace. Patience is truly a virtue, and needs to be practiced at work.

2017 130

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

of Somerville, Massachusetts. “There is no greater loan. than a sympathetic ear.” ” – Frank Tyger. At work, and elsewhere, we often encounter others who are in high degrees of distress, discomfort or disease.

2017 130

Non-Traditional Healthcare Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Washington, California, Massachusetts, Illinois and Texas are all states where nursing is currently thriving. The healthcare industry is a consistently growing field for more than just medical professionals.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Caroline of Newton, Massachusetts, whose contribution we very much appreciate. “Enough is a feast.” ” – Buddhist Proverb. In this “never enough” world in which we live, this proverb surely offers a refreshingly different perspective.

2017 141

“Are employers required to reimburse internet expenses for home-based employees?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Ipswich, Massachusetts. Your state – Massachusetts – takes a much more limited approach to employer-mandated reimbursements. For example, Massachusetts labor regulations require reimbursement to employees of “all transportation expenses” when the employer requires the employee to travel during the work day. In addition, Massachusetts regulations require most employers to reimburse employees’ costs for dry-cleaning of required workplace uniforms.

2016 100

Four of America’s Favorite Organic Restaurants

Ms. Career Girl

Pressed: Boston, Massachusetts. This article was originally published on WakingUpWild. T raveling doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your healthy lifestyle.

2018 130

the first state has made it illegal to ask about salary history

Ask A Manager

Massachusetts has made it illegal for employers to ask job candidates what they’ve earned in the past. The state’s new pay equity law, which was signed last week and goes into effect next summer, makes Massachusetts the first state in the U.S. to ban asking about salary history.

How Lying on a Resume Cost These 5 Executives Big Time

Professional Resume Services

Marilee Jones of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lying on your resume has always been taboo, but it’s a tempting prospect given the fact no one is going to check up on every little detail you claim.

2015 182

“Can I get out of a signed employment contract?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

But now I have a better offer from a university in Massachusetts. One thing is for sure: you should not reject the Pennsylvania contract until your Massachusetts contract is fully signed. Just make sure the Massachusetts job is secure, and you don’t “fall in a hole” of giving up the first job, and losing the second one, don’t reject your Pennsylvania contract before the Massachusetts contract is secure. . Question: Alan, I’m in higher education.

2013 100

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Boston, Massachusett’s thoughtbot growing, adding jobs in 2014 : App design and development firm is Ruby on Rails expert. RapidMiner opens worldwide HQ in Cambridge, Massachusetts : Predictive analytics firm hiring for Boston-area office.

Thank a School Counselor - Celebrate National School Counseling Week

Career Key

Today I came across school counselor and leader Robert Bardwell’s column for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican. Whether you have a child in school, work as a school counselor, or work alongside them, this is the week to express your support for and appreciation of school counselors. The U.S. House and Senate both passed resolutions designating this week as National School Counseling Week. For more information, go to the American School Counselor Association’s website.

2009 100

5 things you MUST avoid to get your colleagues to like you

Ms. Career Girl

A study from University of Massachusetts found that managers were willing to accept an argument with no supporting evidence if the person speaking was likeable. The post 5 things you MUST avoid to get your colleagues to like you appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

2016 199

3 Candidates Walk Into a Bar and a Recruiter Asks Each One Of Them What They Make.

HR Capitalist

I'm posting about this based on the reaction to my post on the Massachusetts law that outlaws asking a candidate what they currently make. I love all of you who read this blog - Thank you!

2016 70

Give Me Back My America by Dick Dadamo

Resume Help Blog

In other sad news: In Massachusetts the school board wanted to give 5 year olds condoms without parental knowledge. In another Massachusetts school district, the board decided the Pledge of Allegiance doesn’t belong in schools.

5 Wild St. Patrick's Day Cities From Coast to Coast

Ms. Career Girl

Boston, Massachusetts. The post 5 Wild St. Patrick's Day Cities From Coast to Coast appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Every March 17 th is great day for everyone and especially those of Irish decent to celebrate what good old St Patrick did.

The Top Four States to Start a Nursing Career

Ms. Career Girl

If you find the east coast more appealing than tropical paradises, then Massachusetts is the best choice for you. With a projected need of 1,001,000 nurses in the United States between now and 2016, it has never been a better time to get a nursing degree.

2014 130

“Short Answers on Saturdays”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Denise, Groveland, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Personnel Records Statute (found at M.G.L.c. Since so many blog visitors submit Questions, we’ve decided to devote Saturdays to answering several Questions at once, and have chosen those that call for “shorter&# Answers.

2011 141

Friday Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Acushnet, Massachusetts. Dear Alan. I have been a faithful reader of your blog for over a year. I truly appreciate the insight and advice you provide. I am thrilled to have found your blog, and find your questions and answers extremely helpful. Regards. Linda. New York, New York.

2010 130

Why Asking For Salary History Is Bad Recruiting

Career Realism

However, states like Massachusetts are now passing laws prohibiting companies from asking the salary history question. Why Asking For Salary History Is Bad Recruiting. Work It Daily. One of the most common recruiting practices today is to seek out a candidate’s salary history.

How to Pack for 3 Different Fall Getaways

Ms. Career Girl

Nature lovers will revel in the beauty of western Massachusetts with a visit to the Berkshire Mountains. The post How to Pack for 3 Different Fall Getaways appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Fall can be the perfect time of year to take a vacation. As the hot, summer days start to dwindle and school begins, the beaches and getaway locations become the perfect places to spend a long weekend.

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“The Three Different Ways Non-Compete’s are Enforced”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Alan: What is your experience with non-compete agreements in cases like mine where my former company (based in Massachusetts) terminated me without cause? Cambridge, Massachusetts. Your home state of Massachusetts, like many states, may or may not enforce your non-compete agreement based on the fact that you were laid off, and did not resign or commit misconduct.

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Wegmans opens in Newton, Massachusetts with staff of 550 : This is the grocery chain’s second state location. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about.

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2012 Rankings of World’s Best Universities

Resume Bear

For the past two years, the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge topped the list, but this year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology jumped from third to first. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States).

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Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

I remember during my nonprofit career, I applied for a position in Massachusetts and was contacted for an interview. When buying a car, do you just look at the amount of the monthly payment? In theory, you shouldn’t.

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Get the VIP Treatment at #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


GET THE INSIDE SCOOP AT THE 2015 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS! I can’t believe are less than 2 weeks away from the 2015 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. We’re knee deep in pre-conference content strategy for #HRTechConf where we’ll bring you the best insights into what you can expect at three different events in Vegas in one week. Yes, three events which are the HR Tech Tank, IAEWS Fall Congress and the HR Technology Conference.

Will Lying at a Job Interview Come Back to Haunt Me?

Career Alley

A few years back, two researchers at the University of Massachusetts published the results of an eye-opening study about the incidence of lying during job interviews.

2013 155

How to Make Yourself More Marketable

Ms. Career Girl

There are tons of programs in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Rumor has it that once upon a time finding a job was about picking the company for which you most wanted to work. That’s what my parents say, anyway. Today we job seekers are facing the exact opposite scenario.

2014 151

4 Tips For Dealing With Age Discrimination

Career Realism

An AARP June poll reveals that more than 25 percent of Massachusetts residents age 50 and older report that they or someone they know has experienced age discrimination. We live in a youth-obsessed society where “new and improved” trumps “time tested.”

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Endurance plans 300 news jobs in Burlington, Massachusetts: Web-hosting firm expands headquarters. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about.