What Are Your Rights When Your Salary Is Delayed?

One of the perks of having an employer is that you get a steady paycheck. You show up and do the job every day. In exchange, you get a paycheck every week, every other week, or every month. But sometimes things go awry and your employer can't pay you. What are your rights when your salary is delayed? The State You Work In Makes a Difference We will go over some general guidelines about what your rights are when your salary is delayed. However, before we do, it's important to understand that these Read more [...]

Can You Really Live on Minimum Wage?

Sometimes circumstances might lead you to take a job that only pays minimum wage to avoid starvation. Right out of college or high school is one likely time to expect that pay rate. Some 29 states, dozens of cities and the District of Columbia have higher minimum wages than the federal rate of $7.25. Although some states and municipalities have debated measures that would have pushed the minimum wage in their respective locations below the federal minimum, none appears to have succeeded as of Read more [...]