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According to a 2016 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median weekly earnings for men age 16 and older who were full-time wage and salary workers were $915, while the median for female workers was $749 — an 18 percent difference. Passed in 1963 and enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the […]
  Enacted in 1994, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed members of the armed forces and their civilian employers. USERRA requires that, upon returning from duty, Service members must be promptly re-employed in the same position that they would have attained had they not been absent, […]
For employers who discover inadvertent overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor has a new pilot program to expedite resolution without litigation. The stated purpose of the new Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program is “to resolve such […]
Most incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace still go unreported, according to a 2018 survey by the Society for Human Resources Research (SHRM). Among the HR professionals surveyed, 36 percent reported at least one allegation of sexual harassment occurring in their organizations within the past year. Of those, more than one-third (36 percent) reported […]