2016 and onwards:
03/06/15 - Women may be graduating from U.S. colleges faster than men (3:2), but American women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn, and fill only 14% of Fortune 500 boardroom seats, according to Forbes. Nothing has changed in 20 years, and at the current rate of change, there won’t be pay equity between women and men for another 70 or more years, warns ILO. SEVENTY YEARS! We don't want that. This years theme of International Women's Day 2015 is Make it Happen: so let's close the gender pay gap. Know what you are worth and ask for that pay raise!
02/19/15 - Walmart announced that 500,000 full-time and part-time associates, more than a third of its work force at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs, will receive pay raises in April to at least $9 an hour. By next February 1, 2016 their pay will go to at least $10 an hour. Once the company's starting pay becomes $9 an hour in April, the average pay for full-time retail workers there will be about $13 an hour.
Cherokee Nation: $9.50
Chickasaw Nation: $9.00 ($1.75 more than federal level of $7.25)
Osage Nation: $11.50
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribe: $9.00 ($1.75 more than federal level of $7.25)
Muscogee (Creek) Nation: $10.50
Oklahoma's 39 federally recognized tribes are exempt from state law because of their sovereign nature and can raise therefor their minimum wage, despite legislation to prevent increases. Source: OklahomaWatch
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Home care worker, you might be covered for overtime pay, but there is a loophole, called the "companionship exemption"! Check at Paywizard if you are covered!
Women continue to be better represented in the workforce, but the gender pay gap isn't closing. Women earn 29% less than men and in supervisory positions they even earn up to 42% less. Read more about our latest report on the Gender Pay Gap.
Some facts: when federal and state law have different minimum wage rates, the higher standard applies. And tipped workers: your overtime hourly rate can never be less than your minimum wage. Check our minimum wage section.
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