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Compensation: 38% of Hourly Workers Aren’t Making a Living Wage

HR Daily Advisor

As an HR professional, you hear a lot about pay equity and the gender wage gap, but how often do you hear about the pay inequality that is plaguing hourly workers? A new report released by Snag (formerly Snagajob), a platform for hourly work, reveals that 38% of workers earning $20 or less an hour consider themselves underemployed. “Hourly jobs account for nearly 60% of the American workforce and 94% of net new job growth is hourly.

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Compensation Surveys: Are They Necessary?

Astron Solutions

Finding the fairest and most motivating compensation for your team members is one of the most important jobs for HR leaders like you. A popular method of evaluating a fair employee compensation strategy is to refer to a valid compensation (or salary) survey.

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State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2019 is $10.60 per hour. State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2018. per hour.

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LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

HRWatchdog

Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to worker. A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Twenty-five servers at the restaurant were paid far below the minimum wage (as little as $4 per hour), were not paid overtime or rest breaks and were required to work off the clock.

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The Wage and Hour Pitfalls of Smartphones

HR Daily Advisor

Are your nonexempt employees sneaking a peek at work-related e-mail while off the clock? Watch out: There could be tricky wage and hour dangers ahead. Ever suspect your employees’ bosses may be pressuring them to respond to calls and e-mails after the workday ends? Have loyal employees trying to help out after hours and off the clock? Department of Labor investigators don’t stop with the complaining employee.

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HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

I belong to multiple online groups covering HR on a variety of platforms - you know the type - people can post questions on problems they're having in their HR shops and get help, advice and recommendations from their peers. The problem wasn't the incentive, it was the company.

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State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2017. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The map below shows the states that are increasing their minimum wages, including the new rate and amount of the increase. per hour.

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A Full Guide to Compensation and Benefits

Digital HR Tech

Compensation and benefits refer to the benefits a firm provides to its employees in exchange for their labor. Compensation and benefits are thus a key part of Human Resource Management. In this article, we will provide you with a full guide about compensation and benefits. Contents What are compensation and benefits? Why are compensation and benefits important? What are compensation and benefits? Why are compensation and benefits important?

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Looking to the Future: 2021 Compensation Budgeting Forecast Part 1: Base Pay Adjustments

Astron Solutions

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a year for the record books. When it comes to forecasting compensation trends for 2020 and 2021, there have been challenges. But the data are starting to come in – hooray! The Foundation: The U.S. minimum wage.

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Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits

FingerCheck

2015 was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits, and it’s predicted that 2016 will be no different. According to law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP “New federal labor regulations, the fight for a minimum wage hikes and an intense focus on independent contractor classification and joint employer status create a perfect storm for new lawsuits.” . It’s safe to say that the suing workers were well compensated from the settlement. .

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Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage and Hour Lawsuits Part II

FingerCheck

In today’s business climate, risk management is more important than ever, as litigation experts forecast that employers will continue to face stark wage and hour compliance risks. In this article (Part II in our series of lessons learned from landmark lawsuits ), we’re recapping some serious wage and hour violations of times past in order to illustrate the dangers of non-compliance: . The plaintiff claims that : .

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What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap

Workology

First let me start off by saying I believe the wage gap is real. The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 However, I have personally encountered wage disparity early on in my own career, and I believe it was because I was a woman. Why Wage Disparity Exists. The company has no salary or compensation plan guidelines.

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Is Travel Time Compensable for Technicians Paid on an Hourly Basis?

HR Daily Advisor

As we previously reported , last week the U.S. Important questions were addressed regarding the interplay of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the compensability of travel time for nonexempt employees. Part 2 of this article will address the travel time questions. Whether time spent traveling is paid work time for nonexempt employees depends on the type of travel involved.

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Minimum Wage Requirements 101

HR Daily Advisor

Does your organization pay minimum wage for any roles? What about roles that are paid above minimum wage, but still close to it? Did you know this may not be enough to be legal if you’re taking certain deductions off that pay? Did you know that you may not be able to pay only the federal minimum wage if your local minimum wage regulations differ? Let’s take a closer look at some minimum wage basics. Currently, this is set at $7.25

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Cafe Classic: Re-Thinking Compensation At Professional Services Firms

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: As pay transparency and equity concerns draw ever more attention, it's interesting to revisit Stephanie Thomas's Classic post about black-box models of compensation and their fit, to the unique world of professional service firm partnerships or. to the broader world of work. I started thinking about this question after reading an article by Mark Herrmann about compensation of partners at professional services firms. . I don't have the answer.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond Learns Wage and Hour Compliance Is No Bed of Roses

HR Daily Advisor

Exempt vs. nonexempt is a question that continues to trip up even the most sophisticated employers. Recently, Bed, Bath & Beyond was sued in Illinois federal court by assistant store managers who claim the company incorrectly classified them as exempt and improperly denied them overtime pay. With overtime claims on the rise, employers can’t afford to hide under the covers when it comes to understanding the rules of employee classification.

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McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

HRWatchdog

The court ruled that California’s wage and hour laws only apply to employers who actually control wages and workplace conditions, not ostensibly. A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises and was not responsible for any alleged wage and hour violations. This decision is a victory for the franchisor/franchisee business model.

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Oh Joy! Guest Worker Case Answers Tricky Wage and Hour Questions

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from a California Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a worker without a work permit was entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections under federal and state law. Further, the court examined the novel issue of whether lodging and meals provided to an employee may be used to satisfy the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees. Kao managed the company’s website, fielded sales calls, and distributed travel brochures.

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9th Circuit Adopts Workweek as Proper Measure for Minimum Wage Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—recently concluded that minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is determined by dividing the total weekly earnings by the total hours worked that week.

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Minimum Wage Increases for 2017

Berkshire Associates

Pay equality and “living wages” continue to be an important issue in the United States. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) the federal minimum wage has remained the same since 2009 at $7.25 per hour. Although federal rates have yet to increase, many states have started raising minimum wage rates on their own. If a state has a minimum wage higher than the federal rate, employers are obligated to pay the higher state rate.

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Compensation Terminology 101

HR Daily Advisor

Like other professionals, compensation professionals can throw around a bunch of terms and acronyms that may or may not make a lot of sense to those not in the field. Just last week, I was asked the difference between compa-ratio and range penetration and had to check to be sure I was accurately explaining both terms. With that in mind, here’s a short overview of compensation terms that are sometimes confused with one another. Blended and hybrid jobs are the same.

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4 Spooky Tales of Wage & Hour Violations That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

FingerCheck

With Halloween approaching, the air is getting colder and the season is perfectly right for some spooky stories. What could be scarier than hearing the plight of your fellow business owners, and realizing that their misfortune could easily be yours? When employers violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (knowingly or not), the consequences are potentially dire. Last year I navigated the successful acquisition of that company to a national organization.

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How to Create an Equitable Compensation Program

Trainual

In America, we have had the unfortunate history of excluding people of color, women, and other minorities from many wealth-generating activities. This includes equitable compensation. . Today, in 2020, we still have a racial (and gender) wage gap. Flexible hours .

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Top Five Compensation Trends from 2016

Compensation Today

Between the elections, compliance changes, and the ever-increasing competitiveness of talent markets, most of us have been on our toes all year. What trends have impacted compensation the most? In the spirit of the coming new year, let’s count the top five 2016 compensation trends! Count down the top #compensation trends of 2016! Gone are the days where companies compensate with just base pay.

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Protect Your Restaurant from Wage and Hour Violations

Paycor

The hospitality industry (particularly restaurants) faces more wage and hour violations than any other industry. In fact, throughout 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) received over 7,000 wage and hour claims from the hospitality industry, recovering more than $483 million in back wages for employees for issues like off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime wages and misclassifying employees.

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Should I Give Employees a Total Compensation Statement?

Zenefits

A growing number of employers are giving their employees total compensation statements, also known as total rewards statements. If you’re wondering whether your small business should follow suit, consider the following questions. What is a total compensation statement?

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Raising Minimum Wage: What’s the Big Deal?

Employment Metrix

In just two weeks, the pay bump that Amazon promised its 250,000 employees and 100,000 seasonal workers will go into effect in the U.S. Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it will be raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour, regardless of employees’ full-time, part-time or seasonal status – just in time for the holiday season. Workers deserve to be compensated with a livable wage, but when pay dramatically increases, something else usually has got to give.

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Both Sides Of The Coin: The Merits & Drawbacks Of Hourly Wages

Mitrefinch

Wages and salaries constitute the core element of income for the majority of working population. A wage is a monetary compensation an employer pays to an employee in exchange for a job done. The payment may be calculated as a fixed amount for each task completed or at an hourly or daily rate or based on an easily measured quantity of the job the employee has done. Merits of Hourly Wages.

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Hours Worked: What’s Compensable in a Day’s Work?

FingerCheck

For instance, the daily commute to and from work isn’t compensable, and a few minutes chatting with colleagues at the water cooler tends to go by un-penalized. Instinctually you might say ‘common sense,’ but the reasoning is more complex then that. I n determining what is and isn’t compensable, we rely on the courts’ rulings, the FLSA, and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947. The employee is engaged to wait.”

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What Does ‘Hours Worked’ Mean?

HR Daily Advisor

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. But what does “hours worked” mean in this context? Does it mean just the hours that the employee is scheduled? What about time the employer didn’t know the employee was working? Let’s take a closer look at what “hours worked” means under the FLSA and how it has been defined.

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Federal Minimum Wage Under Executive Order 13658 Set To Increase

Berkshire Associates

Executive Order 13658 requires that employers with certain federal construction and service contracts pay employees performing “work on or associated with the contracts” at least the Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors. Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for employees working on federal contracts increases from $10.10 per hour to $10.20 per hour. Compensation Compliance HR Training

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Ask the Expert: Is Employee Owed 2 Hours of Reporting Time Pay for 45-Minute Meeting?

HR Daily Advisor

One employee was off and only came in for the 45 minute meeting. She is saying she is entitled to 2 hours of pay. Do I owe her for 2 hours or just the 45 minutes. She says there is a minimum of 2 hours for working.” Interpreting this language has been tricky especially in situations where the employee normally works an 8-hour shift is called into work a 2-hour training session or to attend a meeting on a day the employee does not normally work.

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Living Wages in 2016 – How Do Employers Respond?

Astron Solutions

Seven months have passed since New York State’s minimum wage increased to $9.00 per hour, while the “fast food” minimum wage increased to $9.75 across most of the state, and to $10.50 If you do not work in the restaurant industry, or in New York State, you may think this change doesn’t affect you. In this issue of Astronology®, Astron Solutions discusses the challenges these new increases present to employers outside the fast food industry.

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Types of Wages That Might Come up in Your Small Business

Patriot Software

direct deposit vs. paper checks), but you also need to consider the types of wages you will provide. There are also mandatory wages, such as overtime. Read on to learn about the types of salaries and wages you may need to pay employees. Types of wages. You may use a few payment methods to compensate employees. Wages can generally be split into two categories: regular and supplemental wages. Regular wages. Salary wages.

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Changing Employees from Salaried to Hourly

FingerCheck

Due to the updated overtime law , salaried workers earning under $47,476 will be entitled to overtime come December 1st. By definition, salaried workers are salaried because they perform certain job duties, typically managerial, and are compensated solely based on the job they perform, not the hours they work. Now that the overtime pay threshold has been updated from $23,360 to $47,476, 4.2 Here are the time tracking must’s for hourly employees: .

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Don’t Get Tripped Up: Learn Rules of the Road on Compensability of Travel Time

HR Daily Advisor

The law on whether the time nonexempt employees spend traveling is compensable is confusing and often trips up employers. This article is designed to explain the rules and provide guidance on how to pay for a nonexempt employee’s travel time under federal law. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the federal statute that regulates wage and hour law. The employee is able to use her normal route for the commute.

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The Right Way to Increase Minimum Wage at Your Organization

Visier - Talent Acquisition

On July 18th, 2019, the U.S. government passed a bill to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. This bill also abolishes sub-minimum wage for both youth workers and tipped workers and closes a less commonly used loophole that allows employers to pay less than minimum wage to some disabled workers. of wage-earning workers and their employers. . The hourly rate of labor directly influences your bottom line.

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Would You Consider Restricting Hours Worked?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers know that there are legal restrictions in terms of the number of hours a nonexempt employee can work before incurring overtime pay. There are also restrictions on the hours a minor can work. And for safety reasons, there are restrictions on the number of consecutive hours medical residents and truck drivers can work. Are there restrictions for general work hours? Benefits to Restricting Work Hours.

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Demystifying Compensation for Everyone

Namely

Scene 1, Take 1: A Compensation Conversation—Without the Proper Rehearsal You’re a people manager walking into a one-on-one meeting about compensation. As you begin to share the news—a pay raise you thought would be well-received—you’re having difficulty explaining how the compensation decision was made, and answering all of your employee’s questions as well. A confused look appears across the table. Act 2: Enlighten all parties about compensation.

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State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

HR Daily Advisor

Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2018. . Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. The minimum wage for federal contractors in 2018 is $10.35 per hour. Loading… State Minimum Wage Changes Effective December 31, 2017.

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