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 in New York City.
Written (circa 2005) by Astronology® Alumni Sharon Terry-Fletcher
Through George Lucas’ storytelling, filmgoers have come to know Darth Vader as the epitome of evil.
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule updating regulations defining which white collar workers are protected by the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime standards.
At Astronology® we like to explore all angles of a situation. In the past we’ve written articles on compensation related topics like green circle rates (employees paid below the minimum of the pay range) and red circle rates (employees paid above the maximum of the pay range).
An organization’s employment application can sometimes help or hinder the hiring process. Well-meaning questions can come off as discriminatory. Weakly designed applications won’t give you the proper amount of information to make an effective decision on whether or not to interview a candidate.
In 2006, Peggy Young worked for UPS as a pickup and delivery worker while she was pregnant. Her doctor restricted her from lifting items heavier than 20 pounds during her first 20 weeks of pregnancy, and items heavier than 10 pounds during the remainder of her pregnancy.
Forbes reported in 2012 that there is a $46 billion market for employee recognition programs. With it being such a huge market, clearly employee recognition is important for every organization to consider.
Two very popular past Astronology articles are 2008’s “Facial Hair in the Office? Pros and Cons” and “Readers Response: What are Typical Policies Regarding Female Employees with Tattoos and Body Piercings?” Has much changed in the past eight years since we’ve last discussed these topics?
It’s a fact of life we can’t avoid. Whether it’s working in a professional environment, learning in the educational realm, or interacting with friends or family, at some point in time we all have to face criticism.
An employee’s Facebook post and its comments about an organization resulted in the organization firing all employees that participated in the on-line discussion.