Benefits are vital to my health and financial security, but I don’t rush to enroll. Before I started this HR journey, I used to wait until the last minute to read benefit enrollment information each year. Whenever the mail carrier delivered that hefty benefit envelop, I immediately open it, scanned it for anything that warranted attention,… Read More C’mon. Just Tell Me What I Need to Know
The National Committee on Pay Equity started Equal Pay Day in 1996 to bring awareness to demonstrate wage inequities between men and women. Each year on a Tuesday in April, Equal Pay Day brings awareness to pay discrepancies between women and men around the world for the same work. You probably have seen posts, tweets,… Read More #EqualPayDay
The unexpected death of a loved one can literally zap the life out of anyone. After the devastating loss of his six-year-old daughter, Howard Inlet copes with her death by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. … Read More Collateral Beauty: A Look at Bereavement in the Workplace
Would it not be wonderful if women in Arkansas were paid the same as men for doing the same job? According the National Partnership for Women and Families, women in Arkansas are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual wage gap of $8,755. The pay gap is larger for… Read More Arkansas’ Equal Pay Bill
The federal minimum wage for nonexempt employees has been stuck at $7.25 since July 26, 2009. Despite several states raising their minimum wage, unfortunately, millions of low wage workers in America have been shortchanged for many years. Seriously, do the math for yourself… Depending on what side of the tracks you come from, you probably don’t have to read a CareerBuilder report to… Read More Raise the Minimum Wage?