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Minimum wage, overtime, salary surveys, calculators, benefits, plus salary information and resources.
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  3. Pay and Paychecks (52)
  4. Pay Raises (6)
  5. Salary Calculators (25)
  6. Salary History (11)
  7. Salary Listed By Job (148)
  8. Salary Negotiation (18)
  9. Salary Sites (6)
  10. Wage and Salary Law (56)

Information on pay, salary, negotiating compensation, salary surveys and calculators, wage and salary law, employee compensation, and other compensation related issues.

Job Search Compensation Center
Salary information, salary surveys, negotiation strategies, salary tools, and more resources to research how much you should be paid.

Salary and Compensation Resources
Salary information, salary calculators, salary surveys, salary ranges, salary comparisons, salary negotiation strategies, and compensation tools and tips are provided.

Getting Paid What You're Worth
it is important for job seekers to be well prepared to negotiate a salary that will pay you what you are worth. Here's how to get paid what you're worth.

How Much Are You Worth?
How can you tell if the job you've just been offered pays enough or if your current salary compares to the market rate? It's going to take some time and some research to equip yourself with the information you'll need to successfully negotiate the salary or raise you deserve.

How to Ask for More Money
Tips and suggestions for how to ask for more money at your current job.

A - Z List: Salaries for Jobs
A - Z list of salaries for a variety of jobs, plus salary calculators and other tools for determining how much jobs pay.

Top 20 Highest Paying Careers
The top 20 highest paying careers include health and medical, management, computer and information technology and legal jobs. Here are the jobs which pay the most and how much each position pays.

Top 25 Worst Paid Jobs
The top 25 worst paying jobs include positions in industries ranging from entertainment to transportation to health care. Here's a list of the lowest paying jobs.

Best Jobs for Community College Graduates
Here's a list of the jobs with the best income and growth potential for community college graduates.

Top 10 Best and Worst Master’s Degrees for Finding a Job
The top ten best and worst master’s degrees for finding a job including annual pay, projected growth and popular job titles.

Best Paying Jobs
The 25 best paying jobs include medical jobs, computer and information technology jobs, and engineering jobs. Here's a list of the top 25 best paid jobs and a list of the top 10 best paid occupations.

Applying for a Job With a Listed Salary Range
Tips and advice for applying for a job with a listed salary range.

Average Salary
Information on the average salary for jobs, median salaries, and calculators for determining the average salary for occupations based on location.

Employee Bonuses
An employee bonus is an addition, usually paid in a lump sum, to regular pay given as a reward for achievements.

Employee Referral Bonuses
What are employee referral bonuses, plus information on when companies pay bonuses for referring new hires and how much is typically paid.

Collective Bargaining
Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of employees and an employer or employers undergo negotiations for the regulation of workplace conditions.

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
The cost of living adjustment (COLA) is the periodic (often annual) change in salary based on changes in a cost of living index, typically the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

FairPay Rules
FairPay rules were implemented by the Department of Labor to strengthen overtime rights and protections.

Equal Pay Act
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits wage discrimination between female and male workers in the same establishment who perform jobs that require the same skills in similar working conditions.

Merit Pay
Merit pay is a pay increase based on goals or achievements set by an employer, rather than a pay rate based on a union contract or a defined pay scale for a position.

Minimum Wage Rates for 2014
Here is a list of the current minimum wage rates for each state for 2014.

Comp Time
Rather than paying employees time and a half in overtime pay, a company which has a comp time policy gives paid time off from work.

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How Overtime Pay is Calculated
All non-exempt employees who work over 40 hours during work week must be paid at a rate of one and one-half the employee's regular hourly rate.

Gross Pay Definition
Gross pay is the total amount paid to an employee over a given pay period before taxes or other deductions are taken out.

Workers earning less than $23,660 per year ($455 per week) are guaranteed overtime protection, however, there are exemptions to the overtime regulations.

Fair Wage
Fair wage refers to wage levels and company practices regarding wages that provide a living wage for workers.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides for minimum standards for wages and overtime, and details how covered worktime must be compensated. The Fair Labor Standards Act also contains provisions related to child labor, and equal pay.

Living Wage
A living wage is a wage that is high enough to maintain a decent standard of living (adequate food, shelter, and other necessities).

How Many Hours a Week is Full Time Employment?
Not sure how many hours a week you are expected to work when you are a full time employee? Here's information on full time employment, including laws regulating hours worked, hours companies expect employees to work and overtime pay requirements.

Salary History
Many job postings ask you to include your salary history when applying for the position. It's important to be careful how you disclose your salary history, so you have flexibility when it comes to negotiating salary.

Mandatory Overtime
Information on when an employer can require you to work mandatory overtime and how much you are entitled to be paid for the overtime hours you work.

Overtime Pay
Current overtime pay standards including who is eligible for overtime pay, when you get over time pay, and how much you are paid for overtime work.

How to Ask for a Raise
If you're thinking about a pay increase and it doesn't look like it's going to happen without action on your part, it's important to be prepared before you ask for a raise. Here are tips and advice on how to ask for a raise.

Minimum Wage Rates 2013
Here is a list of the current minimum wage rates for each state for 2013.

Exempt Employee
Certain types of employees, who are classified as exempt employees, are not entitled to overtime pay as guaranteed by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Pay Cut
A pay cut is a reduction in an employee’s salary. Pay cuts are often made to reduce layoffs while saving a company money during a difficult economic period.

How to Collect Unpaid Wages
What happens when you aren't paid what you are supposed to be? How can you collect unpaid wages that are due you?

Salary Requirements
Many job postings ask you to include your salary history or your salary requirements when applying for the position. Should you, or shouldn't you, include it?

Signing Bonuses
A signing bonus, also called a sign on bonus, is money given to a new employee as an incentive for coming to work for a company.

Severance Pay
Severance pay may be given to employees upon termination of employment. Severance pay is usually based on length of employment.

How Working Impacts Social Security Retirement Payments
Information on how working can impact your social security retirement payments.

Timesheet App
The Department of Labor Timesheet app gives iPhone and iPod Touch-equipped workers a simple way to keep track of hours worked. The app enables workers to keep track of their hours worked rather than relying on their employers' records.

Wage Deflation
Wage deflation occurs when the compensation which workers receive is shrinking or not keeping pace with price inflation.

Non-Exempt Employee
Workers earning less than $23,660 per year ($455 per week) are guaranteed overtime protection and are considered non-exempt employees.

Wage Garnishment
Wage garnishment occurs when an employer must withhold an employee's earnings to pay a debt as settled in a court order or other legal procedure (i.e. state tax collection, unpaid child support, or Internal Revenue Service (IRS)).

W-2 Form
Employers may ask for copies of your W2 forms to verify your compensation prior to making a job offer. If you don't have copies of your past W-2 forms you can ask your employer(s) for a copy or order copies of your past tax returns directly from the IRS.

Salaries By Degree
Information on average salaries listed by degree, including high school, college and post-graduate degrees.

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