UW Study On $15 Minimum Wage Bad News For Liberals.

The HR Capitalist

If there's anything that will get a healthy dinner conversation going (or get people fighting), it's the idea of the $15 minimum wage. A better wage for core entry-level workers is hard to argue against as a reasonable person. Fortunately, there's some research pouring in on the minimum wage that seems to be based on reality, not theory. . More from the Washington Post. There’s bad news from Seattle for advocates of a $15-an-hour minimum wage law.

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5 Things to Know About The Yelp Employee Who Got Fired Complaining About A Living Wage in San Fran.

The HR Capitalist

Here's your summary from The Washington Post : "The Yelp employee who said she was fired after she blogged about the financial pressures she felt while working for the multibillion-dollar business said Monday that her breaking point came one night when she went to sleep — and woke up "starving" two hours later. Many of you saw this, but it's too good not to talk about here.

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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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4 Sates Voted to Raise Their Minimum Wage

Workology

4 states voted to raise their minimum wage. Washington, Arizona, Main and Colorado all voted to increase their minimum wages with wide margins. A ballot initiative in South Dakota to lower the minimum wage for minors, however, was soundly defeated. Washington: $9.47 This will put all 4 states above the federal minimum wage of $8.25, but only by 2020. HR minimum wage

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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 is back, and food service workers, cleaners, hospital and home health care workers, drivers and other low-wage workers are demonstrating at restaurants, airports and other high-traffic areas to spread their message. Fight for $15 advocates for a hike in the minimum wage to alleviate poverty and the right to organize in unions and bargain collectively.

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6.8 Million People Got a Raise Yesterday. Were You One?

Evil HR Lady

Twenty-one states had minimum wage increases go into effect yesterday –and Delaware had one go into effect in October. an hour (New Mexico and Washington). The federal minimum wage stays put at $7.25, but states are free to create their own minimum wage–whichever is higher (federal or state) is the legal lower limit for salaries. Twenty-one states use the federal minimum wage, but the rest have higher minimum wages.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on September 11th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Fourteen states and Washington D.C. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ? have given their residents the right to use medically-prescribed marijuana to relieve severe pain and neurological problems. But only one state – Rhode Island – protects its citizens from being fired for doing so in the privacy of their own homes.

Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave. » DOL Recovers back wages from two Technology companies for their Information Technology H-1B workers MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- SVK Systems Inc. Be our Friend.

The Top Cities in America for Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

The index ranks cities based on several pertinent metrics including women vs. men wage gaps, executive jobs held by women, female-owned businesses, female buying power, and the average income earned by women in the metropolitan areas. In second place came Tampa, FL, and our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., The Colorado city has the highest number of women-owned businesses in America (25.6%) as well as a relatively small gender wage gap (14.7%).

Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

Financial Remuneration Laws Including Minimum Wage. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25, many states have successfully drafted and passed their own legislation on acceptable minimum wages. At the beginning of 2020, 21 states raised their minimum wages.

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Non-Traditional Healthcare Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Knowing the nuances of healthcare administration in comparison with other kinds of administrative work can help your chances of acquiring upper level positions that come with higher pay, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the current median yearly wage for healthcare administrators is $94,000. Washington, California, Massachusetts, Illinois and Texas are all states where nursing is currently thriving.

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5 Hot Cities for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

Career Alley

Millennials who have graduated from universities since 2012 are facing long-term unemployment, an average of $29,400 in student loan debt and stagnant wages. Washington D.C. Washington D.C. Graduating college used to nearly guarantee a key to the American middle class, and all of the bills and responsibilities that come with it. But thanks to The Great Recession, that dream is no longer the reality.

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What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet

Ms. Career Girl

It’s one of most important steps we’re taking to help grow middle-class wages. While you personally won’t be getting a check for the full $12 billion on the table, you might be eligible for a hefty wage increase. That amount is just a smidge over minimum wage, and it clearly hasn’t kept pace with inflation and the rising cost of living. The post What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

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Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

The HR Capitalist

Sanders is a Democratic presidential candidate, and part of his platform has been the need to pay workers a living wage. Let's look at the Minimum Wage in America. Sanders is on record that the minimum wage should be at $15 per hour nationwide, etc. Worse, someone leaked the whole dispute to the Washington Post. Let me start by saying this is not intended to be a political post.

"No Poach" Recruiting Agreements Continue to Fall Across Corporate America.

The HR Capitalist

First it was Silicon Valley and now seven fast food chains — including Arby's, Cinnabon and McDonald's — have pledged to end so-called "no-poaching" rules that have prevented employees from moving from one franchise to another within the same restaurant chain: More from CNN : "Washington state's Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday the agreement could end the practice at roughly 25,000 restaurants nationwide.

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"No Poach" Recruiting Agreements Continue to Fall Across Corporate America.

The HR Capitalist

First it was Silicon Valley and now seven fast food chains — including Arby's, Cinnabon and McDonald's — have pledged to end so-called "no-poaching" rules that have prevented employees from moving from one franchise to another within the same restaurant chain: More from CNN : "Washington state's Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday the agreement could end the practice at roughly 25,000 restaurants nationwide.

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Friday Five: Ballot Initiatives, Talent Shortage and Bad Press for Female CEOs

Workology

A number of state ballet initiatives could increase minimum wages and extend paid sick leave. Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington are voting on whether or not to increase the minimum wage to $12. Voters in Arizona and Washington, meanwhile, are considering the question of paid sick leave. I know you’re stressed about the election so I’m sharing only ONE election article with you.

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The CEO Who Raised the Minimum Salary to 70K Is Alleged to Have Waterboarded His Wife, Among Other Things.

The HR Capitalist

He wasn’t thinking about the current political clamor over low wages or the growing gap between rich and poor, he said. The possible retaliatory nature of the suit only adds to the drama of Price’s wage hike. Those profits are obsolete when you raise the wages. Washington state allows litigants to serve a defendant before a suit is filed with the court. Pirkle said that in a later document, Lucas “specifically referenced” the wage hike as grounds for the case.

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MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

Some of them are: the Mascone Center in San Francisco; McCormick Place in Chicago; The Washington DC Convention Center in Washington; the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philly; and the Javits Center in New York City. Federal government jobs are located in all fifty states, not just Washington DC. Teachers make a reasonable wage and their careers bring job satisfaction every day. SUBJECT: Work responsibly.

Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State

Workology

Workers compensation is defined as a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. WashingtonWashington State Department of Labor and Industries. Workers Compensation Definition.

Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media

Workology

The UFCW union recently used a special issue web site called No Bad Apples to wage a social media campaign as part of a strike action against the Mott’s Apple Sauce brand, which is owned by the Doctor Pepper Snapple group. DPS decided to seek wage reductions from employees at a plant in upstate New York, and wound up involved in a work stoppage that lasted nearly 3.5 Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day.

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NLRB Case Against Boeing Puts Obama on Defensive, Proves Power of Appointed Seats.

HR Capitalist

You probably missed this last April - first, some details of legal action against Boeing from the NLRB earlier this year : "In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama , the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina.

New 2012-2022 BLS Employment Projections: What Career Counselors Need to Know

Career Key

For example, lawyers continue to get a high growth and median wage marks in the BLS data. For example, the Washington State bar association magazine has had a number of articles about these changes and the difficulties for young lawyers to get hired. The U.S. 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.

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“How can I collect commissions due me from my former employer and.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Allen Washington, D.C. To do that, you could take three paths: ( 1 ) Seek a municipal agency, similar to a State Labor Board, that might help you collect what is considered “unpaid wages” in most states. I “googled” Washington, D.C.’s 2 ) Depending on the amount of money you are owed, you might consider suing in the Washington, D.C. Simply “google” “Commissions Unpaid” and “Washington, D.C.” While Washington D.C.’s Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

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Who will be the next Secretary of Labor for Obama?

Workology

Secretary Solis’s Department of Labor talks tough and acts tough on enforcement, workplace safety, wage and hour violations and so many other vital services. Craig Becker is not a likely candidate, but would create histrionics throughout Washington if he were to be nominated. Yesterday, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis made the rather surprising (and somewhat late) announcement that she was resigning from the Obama administration.

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DOL Provides $27 Million to Help Workers Displaced by Oil Spill

Resume Bear

The funds are being granted to workforce agencies in the four states experiencing economic hardship as a result of wage decline and job loss in the shrimping, fishing, hospitality and tourism industries. Additionally, the department’s Wage and Hour Division has been on the ground consulting with multiple agencies and interested parties, and providing materials to ensure cleanup workers are paid the wages they deserve.

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Gates, Buffett, Kevin Rose and Pete Cashmore: Entrepreneurs Speak

Resume Bear

18, 2003: Sheila Johnson earned billions as the co-founder of BET and Salamander Hospitalities (for which she also serves as CEO) and owner and partner of the sports teams Washington Mystics, Washington Wizards, and Washington Capitals. 20, 2010: Rather than sweatshop labor, all of Hope Line Fashions’ products are created by adult women in India receiving a living wage and working in safe conditions.

How to Fight Unemployment Insurance Benefit Hearings

Workology

For example, in Washington you must meet the following minimum unemployment insurance criteria: You must have worked in the state of Washington the last 18 months. At least some wages must have been earned in Washington, unless you recently left the military and are currently located in Washington state. For a list of unemployment benefit amount by state and other UI resources, click here. .

How To Pick The Right Career (Part 1)

Resume Bear

percent of Recruiters were self-employed Between 2008 and 2018, there will be about 112,300 job openings for Recruiters In 2008, the average annual wages for a Recruiter was $45,470.00 United States USD Washington WRITER Economic news – CNNMoney.com Spending on prisons in rare drop Why the Fed's bold move won't work Business bets big on Fiorina Housing woes hit job seekers where it hurts Immigrants top native born in U.S.

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Top Careers of the Future

Resume Bear

Occupations with the fastest growth Occupations Percent change Number of new jobs (in thousands) Wages (May 2008 median) Education/training category Biomedical engineers 72 11.6 $ 77,400 Bachelor’s degree Network systems and data communications analysts 53 155.8 Eleven of these occupations earn at least $10,000 more than the National annual median wage, which was $32,390 as of May 2008.

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3 Practices that Will Drive How the EEOC vs Kaplan (Credit Check Lawsuit) Plays Out In Court.

HR Capitalist

More from the Washington Post : "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday sued The Washington Post Co. 's The EEOC said it is seeking to stop the practice and win wages, benefits and offers of employment for people who were not hired by Kaplan because of the alleged wrongdoing. It's the gift that keeps on giving, right? Do you have the right as an employer to decline a candidate for an open position at your company based on them having bad credit?

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We Need Less Talk and More Real Change In HR

Workology

We see talk about new tech, innovations in “digital” recruitment, and the grandiose time they’re having in Vegas, England, Washington, and other places that these conferences take place. Good luck – if it’s not an internship or a minimum wage position at a massive company, that label and role changes with every company. Be warned: I will p**s of a lot of my colleagues on this one.

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Choosing the right career? You'll need technology skills.

Career Key

I was honored to be invited to last week's Workforce Readiness Forum at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. And those who do not have limited access to training so they stuck in low-wage jobs indefinitely. The forum focused on the shortage of technology skilled workers in the next ten to twenty years and the partnerships needed to address it. Workforce development leaders from across the U.S. gathered at the forum - from government agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector.

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

Resume Bear

Case in point, she did a report on “ The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the US Labor Market &# that said (among other things) that “Employment growth is ‘polarizing’ into relatively high-skill, high-wage jobs and low-skill, low-wage jobs.&#

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

Resume Bear

Case in point, she did a report on “ The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the US Labor Market &# that said (among other things) that “Employment growth is ‘polarizing’ into relatively high-skill, high-wage jobs and low-skill, low-wage jobs.&#

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Friday Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Norman Pursuant Legal Consultants Seattle, Washington Dear Allen, Thanks for the positive feedback. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Blog » Friday Feedback Friday Feedback Published on October 8th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Your newsletter on “Making Arbitration Work For You, Not Against You” was one of the most helpful newsletters in your continuing newsletter series. Thank you very much for this. I find your newsletters most informative and helpful. Randy V.

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Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work

Resume Bear

That was an incredible wage for a 20-something-student 30 years ago. United States USD Washington WRITER Economic news – CNNMoney.com Spending on prisons in rare drop Why the Fed's bold move won't work Business bets big on Fiorina Housing woes hit job seekers where it hurts Immigrants top native born in U.S.

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Jobs wanted, Harvard analysts suggest Rx for America’s unemployment doldrums

Resume Bear

The bad news is that answers are unlikely to come from Washington in the short term,” said Jan Rivkin, Bruce V. The bad news is that answers are unlikely to come from Washington in the short term,” Rivkin added. The hard part, Rivkin said, is doing that while maintaining wages and living standards for American workers. While parts of the U.S. economy have recovered from the recession, American jobs haven’t returned with them.

What You’re Entitled To After Being Hurt On The Job

Career Realism

Compensation varies by state, and workers’ compensation typically covers medical expenses as well as lost wages (at a percentage of your usual wage). This article was written by Social Media Outreach Coordinator, Sarah Fudin on behalf of CAREEREALISM-Approved Partner, 2U Inc – an education-technology company that partners with institutions of higher education such as the George Washington University to deliver their online MPH degree.

Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work | Resumebear Online.

Resume Bear

That was an incredible wage for a 20-something-student 30 years ago. United States USD Washington WRITER Economic news – CNNMoney.com Spending on prisons in rare drop Why the Fed's bold move won't work Business bets big on Fiorina Housing woes hit job seekers where it hurts Immigrants top native born in U.S.

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COMIC – The Resume Bear Gets a Job Lead

Resume Bear

For some people who had high paying positions, it may be worth their while to stay on unemployment instead of working part time at minimum wage. United States USD Washington WRITER Economic news – CNNMoney.com Spending on prisons in rare drop Why the Fed's bold move won't work Business bets big on Fiorina Housing woes hit job seekers where it hurts Immigrants top native born in U.S.

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“If a firm was representing me in my case against my employer and.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Was the firm that represented me in a “conflict of interest” in my case? John Seattle, Washington Answer: John, what you describe is the very definition of a conflict of interest. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

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The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

40 Hires for Washington, D.C. Now, we have learned that Facebook signed a lease in downtown Washington to occupy an 8,600 square foot office. According to The Washington Post, Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in an email that the new office constituted “a long-term location that will fit our growing business needs.” The average salary for these jobs should be higher than the region’s average wage, officials said.

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