Tag: pay

How to Beat Rising Quit Rates

The growing economy and low unemployment rate have created an unfortunate side effect for many organizations—increasing employee turnover. In July, 3.58 million Americans quit their jobs, the largest percentage in 17 years, according to Labor Department data. The proportion of workers quitting their jobs, known as the quit rate, reached 2.4%.

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Employee Gives Two Weeks’ Notice: Do We Have to Pay?

Q An employee recently put in her two weeks’ notice, but her manager went ahead and removed her from the schedule. Are we obligated to pay her for the time she was scheduled to work in those two weeks?

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Where Are All the Job Applicants?

There may be more jobs available today than there are applicants to fill them. This is a frustrating scenario for employers. Organizations trying to grow, or even simply keep up with current demand, are finding it more and more difficult to keep employees, and they’re finding it’s more and more difficult to find new employees […]

Engagement and Retention Crisis: 46% of Workers Feel Underpaid

We all know that unemployment has reached record lows. Employees might be wondering when they will start getting paid more, given that competition for talent should be severe. Research shows that is not happening. How do employees feel about this discrepancy? New research shows that nearly half of all employees think they are not being […]

Get the Most out of Inclusive Paternity Leave

There is only one developed nation without some sort of federally mandated paternity leave and it’s the United States. Even when paternity leave is available, it’s usually for only a few weeks and does not come with a full rate of pay or other benefits.

Minimum Wage Hike and Paid Leave Program Coming to Massachusetts

A new law will soon take effect in Massachusetts, where employees will be eligible for paid family and medical leave and will also see an increase in the minimum wage. Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill on June 28, which will require all private employers in the state to offer paid family and medical leave […]