Massachusetts Turns Non-Competes on Their Heads

Evil HR Lady

Massachusetts saw that these non-competes were hurting their tech industry. But, beginning October 1, 2018, if you sign a non-compete in Massachusetts, your former employer has to pay you out at least 50 percent of your former salary for the time period in which you can’t work for a competitor–up to a maximum of one year. To keep reading, click here: Massachusetts Turns Non-Competes on Their Heads.

Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

Evil HR Lady

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill on Monday that prohibits employers from asking candidates about their salary history. 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. By prohibiting employers from asking about your salary history, hiring managers will have to make a salary offer based on market data and won’t be influenced by a low previous salary.

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

The HR Capitalist

Massachusetts has lost its mind. In a prime example of lawmakers not understanding business, the state has outlawed employers from asking interviewees about their salary history. Here's a quick rundown from Forbes : "Massachusetts has just passed the most comprehensive law regarding the subject of equal pay. You didn't ask her for her salary, but you're getting her reaction to what you can pay.

Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary

Workology

Massachusetts businesses have two years to comply with a new equal pay law passed by the state legislature on August 1st. In addition to language regarding equal pay for equal work, the law prohibits the practice of screening candidates based on their previous salary and even asking about previous or current salaries during the interview process. The law forbids employers from: Screening applicants based on previous or current salary.

Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

The same thing holds true with naming a salary range. For example, the salary you are making in your position in Wisconsin won’t go near as far if you are looking at a job that would necessitate relocating to New York. That doesn’t mean that you just take your salary and adjust it for a different area’s cost of living. You also need to look at the salary that the market is willing to pay.

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Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

The same thing holds true with naming a salary range. For example, the salary you are making in your position in Wisconsin won’t go near as far if you are looking at a job that would necessitate relocating to New York. That doesn’t mean that you just take your salary and adjust it for a different area’s cost of living. You also need to look at the salary that the market is willing to pay.

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Why Asking For Salary History Is Bad Recruiting

Career Realism

Why Asking For Salary History Is Bad Recruiting. One of the most common recruiting practices today is to seek out a candidate’s salary history. By asking a candidate what they made at each of their previous jobs, employers are able to offer a salary that is in alignment with what the candidate previously made. However, states like Massachusetts are now passing laws prohibiting companies from asking the salary history question.

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

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Top 10 Jobs that will (most likely and least likely) Be Outsourced 23. Sep, 2010 8 Comments Nancy Folbre is an economic professor at the University of Massachusetts and by all-accounts, she is one smart cookie.

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A New Illegal Interview Question: How Much Did You Earn In Your Last Job?

Evil HR Lady

Massachusetts just passed a new law that, among other things, prohibits companies from asking how much you earned in previous jobs. That’s right–those salary history questions in MA will be illegal starting in January 2018. Basing current salary on a previous salary is a pretty dumb and lazy thing to do. To read more about it, including advice from an MA employment attorney click here: This Popular Interview Question is Now Illegal In Massachusetts

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Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

However, in order to inforce this policy, the company must pay 50% of salary to the employee for those 6 months. 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.

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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. salary

ask the readers: how to refuse to share your salary history

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I wondered if readers could share stories about successfully refusing to share their salary history. I had to give salary history about three different ways for my new job–I tried to demur but there was really no way around it. In fact, New York City is expected to make it illegal to ask for salary history very soon (and Massachusetts banned it last year, and California is considering legislation to do the same). ask the readers salary

salaried employees and missed days: when do they have to be paid?

Ask A Manager

If you don’t already subscribe to Donna’s blog, you should do so right now! . —————– Salaried Employees and Missed Days: When Do They Have To Be Paid? I’ll try to help cut through the confusion and misinformation by answering this great question: How about an article about “salaried employees&# ? For example, if I am a salaried employee is my company obligated to pay me for things such as snow days (office closed) or jury duty?

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my new employer lied to me about salary, do we need team meetings, and more

Ask a Manager

My new employer lied to me about salary. Well, today I was finally able to access financial documents for my institution that outline salaries for all positions, and lo-and-behold I discover that I am NOT being paid mid-range, but am in fact paid pennies above the bottom 25th percentile. The mid-range salary would help so much it’s insane. In 2012, I was a reporter for a small news organization in Massachusetts. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace

Workology

Thinkgate brings 120 jobs to Charlotte, North Carolina : Salaries will range from $50K to $200K per year. 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. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGoodNews.biz.

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Can Recruiters Avoid Gender Bias In Workplace With These 4 Steps?

Recruit CRM

Several business hubs like New York, California, London, Massachusetts and so on have brought about regulations like banning the practice of asking for salary history before hiring or bringing into effect The Equal Pay Act as discussed above.

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Financial Advisor Statistics: Industry Growth and Income Potential

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Financial Advisors Salary Outlook. According to Payscale, financial advisors’ average salary is $58,078. So, how does advisors’ salary differ in regards to work experience? Those who’ve stayed in the field for 1-4 years can expect an annual salary of $57,000.

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

The HR Capitalist

But you've lost your minds if you think the reason we want to ask for salary is so we can lowball someone and perpetuate discrimination. 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. Knowing the salary that it's going to take to land each of those candidates means opportunity for a candidate. You needing 70K in salary instead of 95K can make a difference in you getting the job.

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SR: 2 Pay Questions and an Unemployment Problem

Evil HR Lady

Friday, August 27, 2010 SR: 2 Pay Questions and an Unemployment Problem I have a salaried employee that would like to take a month of unpaid leave to go visit his family in Poland. My husband works in a heavy truck dealers parts room in Massachusetts. When hired, he was quoted an annual salary figure - that would be made up of a weekly salary amount and a monthly bonus. He cant pay a salary and then deduct pay from it for time off. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace

Workology

Solar City brings 400 jobs to Las Vegas, Nevada : Salaries will be as high as $80,000 a year. Carbonite’s new Boston, Massachusetts HQ has space for 400 : Online backup firm will have space to add 150 new employees. 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.

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Financial Advisor Career Outlook – What the Future Looks Like

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Advisors graduating from college may apply for positions such as junior financial advisor, which have an average salary of $48,627 per year. The average annual salary for this position is $65,751. CFPs earn an average salary of $66,662 per annum. 0% Post Content.

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Financial Advisor Career Outlook – What Does the Future Look Like?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Advisors graduating from college may apply for positions such as junior financial advisor, which have an average salary of $48,627 per year. The average annual salary for this position is $65,751. CFPs earn an average salary of $66,662 per annum. 0% Post Content.

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Is Computer Science a Good Major?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

While you may have heard that computer science majors are offered competitive salaries and have high career prospects, those advantages can be meaningless if you don’t enjoy the work you are doing or if you fall beneath the 50% of your classmates in school. Is Computer Science a Good Major?

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Wayfair Is Adding To Its Talented Team

Career Realism

The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and also has a European headquarters in Berlin, Germany. In terms of salary and compensation, Wayfair earned a grade of B from Comparably, which noted that Wayfair ranked in the top 25% of 1,207 similar size companies in the U.S.

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Leveraging Continuing Education to Strengthen Your Mobile Recruitment Strategy #mobilerecruit

Workology

A pharmacist in Massachusetts for example is required to perform 30 hours of continuing education every two years. Historically, content such as salary data, resume writing tips, interview tips, and market news, have been used, and to varying degrees of success. What is required of nearly EVERY licensed or credentialed professional on an annual basis? The answer is continuing education.

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The Art of Job Search – Recruiters

Career Alley

Although located in Massachusetts, prior searches cover many locations (which is true for many recruiters). CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « DECISION TIME!

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“If I take a new job elsewhere before my job is lost, will I lose.

Sklover Working Wisdom

If I accept another job for a different company before the closure is complete, are they still required to give me my severance package, or do I sacrifice any package they offer after I leave? Alicia Fall River, Massachusetts Answer: Alicia, it is almost always the case that if you are not still working for your present employer on the very day the division is closed, then you won’t be entitled to any severance. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G.

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“If I accepted an offer of employment, and then a week later.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Should I hire an employment attorney? Dan Marblehead, Massachusetts Answer: Dan, what has happened here is the “other side of the coin” from what usually happens. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

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“If I am on a Performance Improvement Plan, and fear I might get.

Sklover Working Wisdom

The timing of this thing has me very stressed, and I don’t know how to handle it. Theresa Boston, Massachusetts Answer: Theresa, just today I had a client in my office asking me almost the very exact same question. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Blog » “If I am on a Performance Improvement Plan, and fear I might get fired soon, should I tell a prospective employer who will soon be checking my employment history that I am thinking of resigning?” “If

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Why We Need To Have A Serious Talk About Paternity Leave

Career Realism

In other states, like Massachusetts, it is required that employers give new parents eight weeks of leave, but employees are not paid during that time. Working Fathers Stuck Between A Rock & A Hard Place New fathers often face a very tough choice: take the (often) unpaid leave and help care for their child, or go back to work quickly and continue to earn their salary. Starting a family is a huge milestone in a person's life.

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SR: 2 Pay Questions and an Unemployment Problem

Evil HR Lady

I have a salaried employee that would like to take a month of unpaid leave to go visit his family in Poland. My husband works in a heavy truck dealers parts room in Massachusetts. When hired, he was quoted an annual salary figure - that would be made up of a weekly salary amount and a monthly bonus. The question he has is that his employer seems to believe that because he receives Salary & Bonus, he is an Exempt employee and not entitled to overtime - over 40hrs.

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???? 50 Career Coaches Who Give Free Consults On Every Topic You Need

JobMob

Based in: North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA. I specialise in Job Search Coaching, CV Writing, Interview Preparation and Salary Negotiation (or Re-negotiation). A handy directory of top career coaches who let you try before you buy. Photo by Austin Neill. Why do top athletes have coaches? Simple: to get better results, faster.

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“Sorry, but you are overqualified.” – Here’s a way past that.

Sklover Working Wisdom

After his wife passed on, he took some time off, and then moved to Massachusetts to be closer to his children and grandchildren. If your prior salary is raised, asked or discussed, don’t be apologetic, but do be clear that your present life circumstances are such that the level of compensation the position offers is far down on your list of concerns. “Ignoring an awkward truth does as much damage. as fabricating a comforting lie.”. – Author Unknown.

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“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

Alexandra was given just three months of salary continuation as severance. . In alphabetical order, they are: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington (state). . “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”. David Brin .

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one of the most important benefits not to overlook next year

Ask a Manager

It’s pretty typical for an employer-sponsored plan to offer coverage that equates to only one to two times your base salary. In other words, if you make $60,000, and the coverage you have is two times your salary, your beneficiary would receive, at most, a $120,000 payout upon your death. In two years, your partner would be supporting your kids on a single salary. That’s why experts suggest coverage of at least six to 10 times your salary.

tiny answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I work for a periodontist in Massachusetts. The periodontist’s manager is salaried so it doesn’t matter to her. If you want to take action, you’d go to the Massachusetts Department of Labor. My employer offered me a position that I accepted that included salary plus commission. This post was set to automatically publish since I may or may not have power right now, due to the storm. How’s that for preparation though?).

Why Minimum Wage Is A Women’s Issue

Career Realism

an hour, while Maryland and New York also have plans to raise their minimum wages as well – which is good news for all women struggling on their current minimum wage salaries. In addition to these states, Vogtman noted that California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, among several others, have proposals to raise the minimum wage as well. In Massachusetts, for example, the legislature is considering a bill to raise the minimum wage to $11.00

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employee told two coworkers they’re overweight, friend has no experience but wants the job, and more

Ask a Manager

Massachusetts’s new law against asking for salary history. I live in Massachusetts, where it is illegal to ask for salary history. I am repeatedly asked for my salary history, and what salary I would take. The Massachusetts law that makes it illegal to ask about your salary history doesn’t go into effect until July 1, 2018 so they’re not breaking the law yet. Or, “Oh, there’s actually a new law in Massachusetts that prohibits asking that.

What is “The Perfect Fit”?

The Undercover Recruiter

In my own job search I have been told that finding a position at a salary even equal to my last is unlikely. Author: David Hunt , PE, is a Mechanical Engineer “in transition” and searching for a product development / project management role in southern New Hampshire / northern Massachusetts.

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Explore the Career Path of an Architect

Career Realism

I work as an architect at a medium-sized firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and have worked here for five years if you include my internship and time spent as an entry-level drafter. Given the city I live in and my experience, a reasonable salary for this position is around $90,000 or more. This level of salary allows a comfortable living and I live well within my means with that kind of cash.

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do you need life insurance? quite possibly.

Ask a Manager

Your employer might offer term life insurance, but it’s pretty typical for an employer-sponsored plan to offer coverage that equates to only one to two times your base salary. In other words, if you make $60,000, and the coverage you have is two times your salary, your beneficiary would receive, at most, a $120,000 payout upon your death. In two years, your partner would be supporting the kids on a single salary. And now a break to talk about a sponsor….

you might need term life insurance (and here’s how to get it)

Ask a Manager

Many employers do offer some term life insurance coverage as part of your benefits, but generally, work-sponsored plans equate to only one to two times your base salary. In other words, if you make $60,000 and you’re covered at two times your salary, your beneficiary would receive, at most, a $120,000 payout upon your death. That’s why most experts suggest coverage of five to 10 times your salary. And now a break to talk about a sponsor….

I share an office with a hoarder, did I creep out my coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

Friend/client asked me to disclose the salary of someone I recommended. A good answer could be something like, “I wouldn’t feel right sharing her salary. Did you know there’s actually a real move away from asking candidates about salary history? Massachusetts even just outlawed it !) It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I share an office with a hoarder.

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