The Magic Question: How do I ask for a Raise?

At some point in your career, you may find yourself wanting a salary increase. But do you know the right way to ask for a raise? According to Mercer’s 2014/2015 US Compensation Planning Survey, the average raise in base pay Continue reading The Magic Question: How do I ask for a Raise?

The Top 5 Must-Knows For Salary Negotiation

You’ve applied for a job, and gone through the interview process. Finally, you’ve heard the words you’ve been waiting for, “We’d like to make you an offer.” Now the salary negotiations begin, and being a good negotiator is not only the Continue reading The Top 5 Must-Knows For Salary Negotiation

The 14% Conundrum: Raising the Minimum Wage

During his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama called on Congress, business owners and local representatives to take action to raise the national wage floor.  The magic number?  $10.10.  Or rather, a 14% increase from the Continue reading The 14% Conundrum: Raising the Minimum Wage

Surprising Reveal About Social Security Payments to those with Disabilities

A report released on September 13 by congressional investigators held surprising news.  Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work. According to the Government Continue reading Surprising Reveal About Social Security Payments to those with Disabilities

How Fair is the Fair Labor Act? Corporations and Nonprofits Take Advantage of Legal Loophole

One of the nations best-known charities is paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour and its perfectly legal.  This is because of a 75-year-old legal loophole according to a recent NBC news report. Nonprofit groups have taken Continue reading How Fair is the Fair Labor Act? Corporations and Nonprofits Take Advantage of Legal Loophole