Although the federal minimum wage has been $7.25 for years, 29 states and Washington, D.C., have higher rates, and many new wage hikes took effect this year.
“Where a state or locality has implemented a minimum-wage rate that is higher than the federal rate, covered employers are required to pay the applicable state or local minimum-wage rate,” explained Charles McDonald, an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Greenville, S.C.
He doesn’t expect to see a change at the federal level anytime soon, especially in an election year. Growth will likely continue at the state and local levels, he said, which is frustrating for employers because it’s harder to track growth and comply with various municipality rates.
Applying for a new job means perfecting your resume, writing a cover letter and preparing for an interview. But there’s something else you should work on before submitting your next job application: your credit. According to a 2018 HR.com report sponsored by the National Association of Background Screeners (NABS), 95 percent of companies conduct some type of background check on potential employees—16 percent pull credit or financial checks on all job candidates and almost one-third do credit checks on some candidates.
Let’s say your worker calls in sick on Monday, claiming she’s got the flu. Later that night, you bump into her at a concert, and she seems just fine.
Did she lie to you? And if she did, is her deception grounds for firing?
A discussion on whether to fire a worker for lying surfaced late last year on SHRM Connect, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) online discussion platform for SHRM members. And it was clear that opinions were mixed.
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