* The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 – The minimum wage is increased each year in line with the cost of living. * The Work and Families Act 2006 (WFA) – Sets out the framework for family friendly policies from the government. * The Workplace (Heath Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 – Duties are more specific under these regulations and apply to most places of work. They define all types of workplace. 2.3 Legislation relating to employment exists to stop exploitation of workers by their employers and is put in place to protect the rights of their employee’s.
A 2004 study in the Journal of Human Resources by economists William Wascher, Mark Schweitzer and David Neumark determined that lower-wage union workers typically see a boost in employment and earned income following a mandated wage hike. Never mind the corresponding drop in jobs and earned income for nonunion minimum-wage workers. They may have been priced out of the jobs they need, but that is not the union's concern—its members have landed higher wages and reduced competition for jobs. Such considerations are worth keeping in mind when contemplating the president's wage proposal and the fervent Democratic support for similar and often more ambitious measures, such as Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's bill to raise the minimum wage to $9.80. Labor unions spent an estimated $174 million on the 2012 election, with 91% of the money going to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Pay slips need to have certain information on them and employers have to give all employees a pay slip within 1 working day of their pay day, even when they’re on leave. Pay slips should be issued electronically or on paper its best practice for them to be written in plain and simple English. Pay slips have to include: * the employer’s name (e.g. XYZ Pty Ltd trading as XYZ Pie Shop) * the employee’s name * the date of payment * the pay period (the period that the payment is for, for example. 24/8/12 to 30/9/12) * the gross pay and net pay * loadings, allowances, bonuses, incentive-based payments, penalty rates or other paid entitlements that can be singled out * if the employee is paid an hourly rate: * the ordinary hourly rate * the number of hours worked at that rate * the amount of pay at that rate * if the employee is paid an annual rate (salary), the rate as at the last day in the pay period * any deductions from the employee's pay, including: * the amount and details of each deduction * the name and number of the fund / account the deduction was paid into * any superannuation contributions paid for the employee’s benefit, including: * the amount of contributions made during the pay period (or the amount of contributions that need to be made) * the name and number of the superannuation fund the contributions were made to.
Minimum wage is something that the government would put a price floor on. When the government puts a price floor on minimum wage it means that there is going to be a set price to how much you can pay a person per hour and the business cannot pay any less than what the government set the price floor at (Lee, 1998). For example if the government set a price floor for minimum wage at $10.08, then businesses need to comply and start paying everyone at least that amount per hour. To understand this better, it would be easier to imagine a graph with the
The unions help organize and financially support the efforts of the workers to make more money. Meanwhile the conservative republicans continue to oppose raising the minimum wage citing the exact same concerns their forefathers did back in the 1930s. The reality is whether you support a minimum standard of living or not, the minimum wage as it stands is costing everyone. It drains resources from our economy by forcing workers to rely on public assistance and it cost companies too in the form of high turnover rates. When companies invest in their employees through higher wages and better benefits they realize significant savings through reduced employee
1.1 Aspects covered by law These are the aspects covered by law within a work environment: * Minimum wage * Hours worked (working time directive) (WTD) * Discrimination * Health and safety * Holiday entitlements * Redundancy and dismissal * Training * Disciplinary procedures * Union rights and consultation, etc. These apply to all Work environments. Labour law covers the deal between employee and employer. Health and safety laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels. 1.2 Current employment legislation The current spectrum of employment within the UK covers three main areas employment rights, equality and discrimination, also health and safety legislation.
Increasing Minimum Wage The debate of whether or not to increase the minimum wage has much controversy surrounding it, but the facts support an increase. The facts show that the cost of living and inflation quickly erode the value of minimum wage without regular increases in the minimum wage. The people that would be slightly hurt by an increase when compared to the massive amount of people that an increase in the minimum wage would help is minute. Poverty in the United States is a problem that people constantly face, but with a higher minimum wage, poverty would be lessened. The many arguments for an increase in minimum wage clearly show that an increase is desperately needed in the near future.
The poster describes important rights and requirement under the ESA and must be posted in the workplace where employees will see it (required to post the most recent version of it). Employers are required to give every employee a copy of the poster. Workplaces covered by The Employment Standard Act are required to post the poster. Minimum Wage: Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee. Most employees are eligible for minimum wage, whether they are full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate.
MINIMUN WAGE AND OVERTIME ON THE JOBS INTRODUCTION One of the most common problems that we have in this city is that some employers doesn't pay the minimum wage, and sometimes doesn't pay nothing at all. Same thing happen when employees have to work more that forty hours at week without receiving at pay for overtime, because their employers denied it. And where workers are subject to discrimination, and retailed against for speaking up to trying to organize. However immigrants worker center and unions should be a resource for government enforcement efforts, trying to provide as much information about industry dynamics and employer evasion tactics. Government can do a lot for the employees such as try to educate the employers about
To receive benefits, most programs have a set financial standard based on many things such as income earned in the household, age of the person applying, if the person applying is married, and if there are children in the household. Many things need to be verified and there are different categories that are looked at to determine if a person is eligible. The high standards and guidelines are set so strictly due to welfare abuse, which has threatened the credibility of the entire system. (What is welfare fraud, usgovernmentspending.com.) One common tool welfare workers use to estimate household earnings are to measure them against the standard of living.