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Unemployment, Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay

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Recently the Wall Street Journal editorial page and numerous conservative/libertarian bloggers have shown charts comparing the last few years spike in the teen age ( 16-19 year olds) unemployment rate with the rise in the minimum wage in an attempt to blame rising teen unemployment in 2008 and 2009 to the minimum wage hike. But more detailed data from the BLS shows that teen employment at the minimum wage rose 46.1% in 2008 and 50.1% in 2009. This detailed data implies that the rise in the teen unemployment rate from around 15% in 2007 to over 25% in late 2009 was entirely due to the great recession, not the rising ...
employers and employees. In Canada, employment laws related to unionized workplaces are differentiated from those relating to particular individuals. In most countries however, no such distinction is made. However, there are two broad categories of labour law. First, collective labour law relates to the tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union. Second, individual labour law concerns employees' rights at work and through the contract for work. The labour movement has been instrumental in the enacting of laws protecting labour rights in the 19th and 20th centuries. Labour rights have been integral to the ...
Payroll North Carolina, Unique Aspects of North Carolina Payroll ...
The North Carolina State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is: Department of Revenue P.O. Box 25000 Raleigh, NC 27640-0640 (919) 733-3991 North Carolina requires that you use North Carolina form “NC-4, Employee’s MBT Changa Shoes Withholding Allowance Certificate” instead of a Federal W-4 Form for North Carolina State Income Tax Withholding. Not all states allow salary reductions made under Section 125 cafeteria plans or 401(k) to be treated in the same manner as the IRS code allows. In North Carolina cafeteria ... market research, surveys and trends
2010: The GOP's Campaign to Demonize the Unemployed
Just as some blame the rape victim for the rape, Republicans have taken to blaming the moral character of the unemployed for their joblessness. To the GOP, unemployment was not caused by the financial collapse, or years of Republican tax cut and spend policies. To the GOP, the unemployed are individuals of poor character who must be campaigned against in 2010. The GOP’s 2010 strategy is based on the idea that an unemployed person is lazy or jobless by choice, which has its roots in the Protestant work ethic or the embedded belief in our society in the morality of work. This was a belief that dictated American economic policies ... market research, surveys and trends


Minimum Wage Debate and Poll
In the U.S., Massachusetts enacted the earliest minimum wage law in 1912, and eight other states followed suit the next year. The U.S. laws were applicable only to women and minors. American labor unions at that time were engaged in a nationwide organizing campaign among male workers, and they opposed the application of such legislation to men as a possible deterrent to organization, because the possibility of obtaining a minimum wage by government action might lessen the incentive to join a union. It was not until 1933, when the federal government moved to alleviate the widespread hardship caused by the prevailing economic ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Low-Wage Labor Market: Does the Minimum Wage Help or Hurt Low ...
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that mandated a federal minimum wage was adopted by the Congress in 1938.  Since then, the federal minimum wage has been increased 19 times, from 25 cents per hour in 1938 to $5.15 in 1997.  No employer may legally pay, in industries and occupations the FLSA currently covers, less than $5.15 per hour.  In 1996, 79.4 million wage and salary workers, 64.9 percent of all workers, were covered by the FLSA. (1)   In 1998 President Clinton proposed to increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.15 in two 50-cent increments over two years.  The federal ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
It's Happy Time at public authorities: $6.6 million worth
At least $6.6 million in bonuses were paid out in bonuses to public authorities across the state, according a report just out from the Authorities Budget Office. The data was reported by some but not all public authorities ranging from local entities like the Clifton Park Water Authority and Schenectady’s Metroplex, to statewide organizations such as the Dormitory and Power authorities. The bonuses were reported voluntarily and comprise a supplement to the ABO’s annual report which came out last week. Next year’s report should have more bonus information since agencies will have to file those for fiscal years ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Unemployment bill fails to beat filibuster, 59-37
The latest effort to pass an extension of unemployment benefits -- which was, at this point, a compromise of a compromise of a compromise of a compromise --failed in the Senate last night. By now, you know this story: It got 59 votes, with Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voting with the Democrats, and though 59 percent of the votes is enough to win you a Senate election or the presidency, it's not enough to win a legislative victory in the U.S. Senate. (Procedural note: The final vote was 58 in favor, as Harry Reid switched so he could bring the bill back later.) Compounding the irony is that, in the end, it was Robert ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Guide to Minimum Employment Standards, Pay Deductions and ...
Employment standards determine minimum wages, overtime pay, legal wage deductions, unemployment compensation, and time off from work for family and medical ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
farmdoc :Law$Taxation:Minimum Wage & Employment Taxes
What responsibilities do farmers have to pay minimum wage, overtime, and various employment taxes? This article provides general answers to the following questions: 1) What is the current federal minimum wage; is a farmer-employer required to pay minimum wage to agricultural workers; and does the Illinois minimum wage law add any additional requirements? (2) Is a farmer-employer required by federal or Illinois law to pay overtime wages to agricultural employees? (3) When are farmer-employers generally required to pay the employer's tax for unemployment compensation? (4) When are farmer-employers required to pay ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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I have been working the same job for a year now. I have only missed 2 days "with a doctors excuse" for both. I come in early all the time so the manager can leave early I asked for a raise and I the answer I got was a NO they aren't making enough money to pay out any extra. I was here when this place opened and im the only one that has been besides the manager. I make 7.25 an hour no benefits, vacation "NOTHING" and when I work over time I don't get paid for that either they have worked me 6 days a week and put it on my next check so I wouldn't get over time. I really want to find another job but cant ...