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A majority of minimum wage workers can't make ends meet and according to a new survey, released by CareerBuilder, employers are in support of raising the minimum wage.
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD, BLR Senior Legal Editor
The concept of pay transparency, or allowing employees to discuss their pay and benefits with fear of reprisal, is not a new concept, but it has been a long time coming.
Companies that have been spending a lot of money on expensive perks to attract and retain Millennials could be getting it all wrong, according to a new survey. The answer could be as simple as more free snacks at work.
In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires states to license a marriage between two people of the same sex, and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. The Court’s decision also simplifies and expands the application of a number of state and federal laws that grant certain rights and protections to spouses, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
BLR's 2015 Employee Leave Survey examines employer policies and practices for various types of leave including vacation, sick leave, paid time off (PTO), Family and Medical Act (FMLA) leave, personal leave, bereavement leave, and more. The survey, conducted among 1,431 respondents, representing employers across the nation from various industries, also identifies the top HR-related challenges when administering and handling employee leave.
Despite the healthcare reforms implemented under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 90% of employers are facing increases in the premiums they pay for employee health plans. And nearly 25% of employers are seeing rate increases in the double digits says a new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Company.
This past May, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed guidance and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) issued proposed regulations regarding implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which was signed by President Obama last year. The EO also contains provisions requiring employers to fully document wage calculations in wage statements.
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