Your Rights Regarding Wage Disputes

Jobacle

Wage disputes can arise in almost any work environment, even productive and happy ones which operate smoothly and without incident. Career Advice Wage Disputes employee rights

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How to Detect and Prevent Payroll Fraud

The Undercover Recruiter

Payroll fraud is most simply defined as employees cheating the payroll system at their place of employment in order to receive funds to which they are not entitled. What is Payroll Fraud? The final common form of payroll fraud comes in false claims for expenses.

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Payroll Problems

Evil HR Lady

The employee had already worked the altered shift for that week, but for some reason payroll said that they were not allowed to do that, and switched it to PTO time. Don't tell payroll. Here is what payroll is thinking: Bob is scheduled to work Mon-Friday. It seems like either the company is open (in which case you don't mention to payroll that Bob didn't work), or the company is closed (in which case everyone gets it off). To give payroll credit, though.

Payroll Problems

Evil HR Lady

The employee had already worked the altered shift for that week, but for some reason payroll said that they were not allowed to do that, and switched it to PTO time. Don't tell payroll. Here is what payroll is thinking: Bob is scheduled to work Mon-Friday. It seems like either the company is open (in which case you don't mention to payroll that Bob didn't work), or the company is closed (in which case everyone gets it off). To give payroll credit, though.

my boss wants to personally reimburse me for a payroll error

Ask A Manager

I brought it to the attention of my manager the next week; he said he would check with payroll to find out what happened. He waited too long to talk to payroll about the error, and by the time he did, they told him it was too late to correct that paycheck. It’s great that my manager wants to make sure I get payed at his own expense, and maybe that’s fair since apparently it’s his procrastination that prevented it from being corrected through payroll.

Fight for $15 Protests Planned Nationwide Today

Workology

Today thousands of fast-food and airport workers are protesting in favour of a big minimum wage hike. Fight for $15 advocates for a hike in the minimum wage to alleviate poverty and the right to organize in unions and bargain collectively.

2016 112

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

Ask A Manager

When should I disclose a wage garnishment? 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. Also, it might give you some peace of mind to know that federal law prohibits employers from firing someone for having one wage garnishment (although it doesn’t prohibit it for two or more garnishments). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 40

5 Things to Watch Out for In Friday’s Job Report

Workology

In addition to key indicators like overall employment and wage growth, I’ll be digging into the report for information on regional and sector disparities, youth employment trends, underemployment and where America stands in the global employment picture. Wage Growth. Quarter after quarter, wage growth has been so slow as to be measured in single digit fluctuations, a little bit up, a little bit down, but for the most part, slow and steady.

2016 65

Daily Pay: Discount it at Your Own Peril As an HR Leader.

HR Capitalist

After all we've long since settled into our 2 week cycles for payroll. Payroll is due!! What's our error rate on Payroll? Our 2-week payroll cycles make the concept of Daily Pay foreign to a lot us.

2019 87

Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Jobacle

Some small business owners think it’ll be easier and cheaper to classify their employees as independent contractors, so they don’t have to pay payroll taxes or cover benefits like disability and paid leave. Making Payroll Mistakes.

2019 141

Homeland Security Issues New Non-Skilled Visas to Save Maine from Hiring Local

Evil HR Lady

Until Congress opens the door to more H-2B foreign workers, those businesses are finding ways to attract locals onto the payroll. The Department of Homeland Security just approved 15,000 new visas for low wage seasonal workers.Was this the real solution or should Maine and other states with high summer tourism employment needs have been forced to keep raising wages and benefits until they found US Citizens and Permanent Residents to fill the jobs?

2017 126

Jobs Friday: The November BLS Jobs Report

Workology

Non-farm payroll increased by 271,000 in October and the unemployment rate is at a 7-year low of 5%. That’s thanks to rising nonfarm payroll employment and average per hour wages, combined with low inflation. That means that the wage gains are real, not inflationary.

2015 127

April Jobs Report Sees a Big Slowdown

Workology

April’s BLS jobs report shows a big slowdown in hiring with only 160,000 new non-farm payroll jobs. For several months the average increase in non-farm payroll jobs has hovered around 200,000, so this represents a drop of 40,000.

2016 85

What Working Women Should Know About Disability Benefits

Ms. Career Girl

To qualify, applicants must have paid FICA payroll taxes for five out of the last 10 years, have a physical or mental disability that will prevent them from working for 12 months or more, and have strong medical evidence. Women have taken major strides in a workforce once dominated by men.

The Last Jobs Friday of 2015 Is a Good One – Mostly

Workology

The American economy added 292,000 non-farm payroll jobs in December, but wages fell by one cent. Slow wage growth and underemployment are two disturbing trends to keep an eye on. Wage growth was flat or sluggish throughout much of the year, as has been the case since the economic collapse. That slow wage growth is in part caused by underemployment – slack in the labour market making it easy to keep wages low.

2016 64

HEY HR FOODIES: Stop Dreaming About Opening a Restaurant - Here's Why.

HR Capitalist

Rents are astronomical, the complaint goes; wages are rising, regulations are byzantine, and don’t even talk about the price of fresh produce. Wages were lower in Los Angeles: $40,740 for a head chef, $25,300 for a cook and $27,570 for a server.

2016 95

The US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs in September

Workology

The US economy added 156,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in September. Wage growth continues to be slow but has risen by 2.6% September’s much anticipated jobs report is here and the news is… ok.

Can I Dock Pay and Work Through Lunch?

Evil HR Lady

Although it is not my business I am the one doing payroll and I feel guilty for shorting her paycheck. Actually, the improper management of payroll is probably irrelevant to the quality of dentistry, but it still makes me nervous. As long as you are paid the minimum wage they aren’t required to give you a raise when you’re taking on extra work. I work in a small dental practice where out “office manager ” is salaried weekly and I work under her.

2016 162

June Jobs Report: 287,000 New Jobs, But Unemployment Up

Workology

The US economy added 287,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in June and average hourly wages rose by %0.02 However, BLS also released revised numbers for May, downgrading its original assessment of nonfarm payroll jobs added to 11,000.

2016 82

Target Looking To Expand Its Team For The Holidays (And Beyond)

Career Realism

The company's hourly minimum wage has been $13 since June 2019, and plans on raising it to $15 per hour by the end of 2020. Tis the season for holiday jobs and one of the businesses at the center of the seasonal hiring is Target.

2019 74

All Quiet On the January Jobs Report Front

Workology

The January Jobs Report is in: nonfarm payroll employment is up by 151,000 and the jobless rate is now at 4.9%. Wage growth continues to be positive but slow, with an average increase in January of 12 cents. Happy Jobs Friday! We’re done here, right? Well, almost. As predicted, job growth slowed in January and some of the retail jobs the economy added in November and December have now disappeared.

2016 63

What Industry and Where You Live Helps in Finding a Job!

Resume Bear

Private employers added 158,000 jobs in March, the smallest gain in five months and short of economists’ expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Much like the uneven recovery that is slowly pulling the U.S.

2013 197

What to Do With Your First Adult Paycheck

Ms. Career Girl

If the abbreviations for all of the various taxes, health care expenses and deductions are confusing, schedule an appointment with your payroll officer to walk you through the check. No matter your salary or hourly wage, the best thing you have going for you today is your youth.

2016 179

August Jobs Report: Let’s Talk Labour Statistics for Labour Day

Workology

However, wage growth lost the progress seen in previous months, dropping to 0.12%. Nonfarm payroll job growth: +151,000. “Over the last five years, the initial release of August payrolls reports has undershot forecasts by an average of 52,000.

2016 80

Who Are the 5.6 Million Who Work in HR & Recruiting?

Workology

Payroll may or may not be the responsibility of HR. This includes wage and salary admins.). The number is misleading but often accounts payable is responsible for processing payroll checks while sometimes its the HR specialist.).

2013 145

Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling Will Affect Millions

Workology

billion in state and local taxes annually and $13 billion in payroll taxes, which helps strengthen our Social Security system (which, by the way, undocumented immigrants aren’t entitled to partake in). Unfortunately, they mostly work in low-wage occupations, due in large part to the fact that they don’t have lawful U.S.

2016 62

How to Reduce the Salary of Exempt Level Employees

Workology

Doing so is an alternative to common corporate payroll and wage expense reductions like furlough , layoffs, and reduced work hours. How to Reduce Company Costs Like Employee Salaries and Payroll. Times have been tough, everyone knows that.

Salary 123

“Commission and Sales Bonus Plans: Read them or it will cost you.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

HR now tells me that the Sales Bonus plan requires a person to be on the payroll on the last day of the quarter to receive any Sales Bonus for that quarter. They do not, and employers don’t either, although some states are requiring so-called “wage disclosure” laws that require certain aspects of wage information. Question : My job was in a sales group. A significant part of the compensation was a quarterly Sales Bonus based on revenue from customers.

2011 130

Understanding Domestic Partner Benefits

Workology

State and federal law don’t require employers to report their contribution to heterosexual employees as taxable wages earned. However, employers are required to report the value of a same-sex domestic partner’s health coverage as taxable wages earned (called imputed income).

Obama’s American Jobs Act: Job Seekers Should Target Small Businesses

Water Cooler Wisdom

On Thursday, September 8, President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve a nearly half-trillion-dollar plan called the American Jobs Act , which seeks to bolster the economy by cutting payroll taxes for employers and employees, aiding the long-term unemployed, and improving the country’s physical infrastructure.  This will be done by cutting employer payroll taxes to 3.1

2011 61

Intensions vs. Outcomes

Workology

Payroll’s tight at the location the manager is responsible for. In reality, the Manager’s intention is to save payroll, keep himself from being reprimanded by his boss, and while doing what he sees is a favor for his friend allowing him to keep his job.

2011 111

WITNESS: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.

HR Capitalist

Even thought the roads were enough to keep most people from work, at least 12 employees (I''m guessing that location has 30-35 people on the payroll?) I know some emails back to me will say, "but Kris, those jobs use people for low wages and they''re disposable jobs, etc.".

2014 107

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

HR Capitalist

According to Fortune , Benioff said that the company is spending about $3 million extra this year on its payroll to make these adjustments. “We In their efforts to bring wage equality to Silicon Valley, government officials have accused one of the tech industry's anchor firms of large-scale gender discrimination. Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job.

2017 47

we’re not allowed to bring coffee to work, my coworker is faking his expertise, and more

Ask A Manager

I’m sure there is a record of the intern on our payroll but am not sure it will detail what he did. I’m being converted to volunteer status due to a payroll error. I was hired a month ago and was told via email by payroll that since I had previously held a job on campus, I did not need to submit any paperwork to their office. Illinois requires wages to paid no later than 13 days after the end of the pay period in which the wages were earned.

2016 71

WITNESS THE 2017 SOUTH SNOWPOCOLYPSE: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.

HR Capitalist

Even thought the roads were enough to keep most people from work, at least 12 employees (I'm guessing that location has 30-35 people on the payroll?) I know some emails back to me will say, "but Kris, those jobs use people for low wages and they're disposable jobs, etc.".

2017 59

update: a client sent me a thank-you check as a way to avoid paying my boss

Ask A Manager

My spouse had recently had some administrative changes at work, and unfortunately they dropped his pay to minimum wage ( a whole other letter) and that was the main reason we were struggling. I am now on Gilbert’s payroll as well, with a property manager title (which is HUGE in my area and even bigger since I work for Gilbert, as he is very well known here).

2018 72

WITNESS: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard. (Snowpocalypse Edition)

HR Capitalist

Even thought the roads were enough to keep most people from work, at least 12 employees (I'm guessing that location has 30-35 people on the payroll?) I know some emails back to me will say, "but Kris, those jobs use people for low wages and they're disposable jobs, etc.".

2016 62

my coworker is breaking her paid quarantine, company expects people to keep working after they quit, and more

Ask A Manager

It’s illegal for you to permit them to work if you’re not paying them, and you could get in trouble for wage law violations. I am off the payroll at my old job on April 1 and starting my new job remotely on March 31, so I won’t even have to file for unemployment.

2020 80

should I have shared my salary with a coworker?

Ask A Manager

At the federal level, the National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to “engage in concerted activities,” which includes the right to discuss your wages and working conditions with each other. You may also like: asking for a raise when I manage payroll and know what everyone else makes how to ask for more money than the stated salary range my new job doesn’t give raises — ever should I have shared my salary with a coworker?

2019 68

Put a Ring on it. 2012 Employment & Jobs Outlook.

Workology

As the economy slowed in the beginning of this recession, companies buckled down and made payroll cuts laying off millions of workers freeing up much needed cash flow to account for the decreases in sales and revenue. Job Seekers to Employers: Put a Ring on it.

2012 125

Third Party Providers: The Job Seeker’s New Best Friend

Corn on the Job

Most entrepreneurs and small business owners haven’t had the proper financial training to manage their own accounting and payroll. Even those who have gone through that training often choose to outsource to companies like ADP.com because they simply don’t have the time to deal with wage payments and payroll costs. Here’s the thing that nobody else will tell you: the world is weird—especially for job seekers and entrepreneurs.

2014 46

Why I Support Illegal Internships

Career Realism

What followed was a groundbreaking lawsuit that led to the district judge ruling in favor of Eric getting at least minimum wage, and opened the door to a bunch of successful illegal internship lawsuits in a variety of industries.

“Is a 17-year-old protected by the age discrimination laws, or a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unless you have a contract that says they cannot do so, an employer can change, as examples, (a) their attendance policy to require earlier arrival, (b) their dress code to require more formal attire or uniforms, or (c) their payroll policy to pay employees on Fridays instead of Thursdays.

2010 141