Tag: Paid

Willa Raises $3M to Guarantee Freelancers Get Paid On Time

Willa announced a $3 Million Seed Round for its app that guarantees freelancers will be paid on time. Freelancers and contractors, known as the contingent workforce, have become increasingly permanent part of the workforce strategy for businesses of all sizes. The trend is undeniable: The contingent workforce is nearing 50% of the total workforce. 47.8% […] The post Willa Raises $3M to Guarantee Freelancers…

#CoronaDiaries: Did you add Juneteenth as a paid holiday?

A real conversation happening in all organizations across the U.S. last week, and it will continue, is whether or not your organization was going to add Juneteenth as a paid holiday. I dive into the HR operational side of this question. It’s definitely not a simple, straightforward answer, and everyone in your organization is going to have an opinion! Hit me in the comments:…

E12 – The HR Famous Podcast – Getting Paid Not to Work!

In episode 12 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn come together to talk quarantine watching habits, unemployment insurance coverage, and the Payroll Protection Plan. The team brings up the challenges and nuances individuals might be facing when working through their unemployment insurance and PPP. Listen below and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review…

The HR Famous Podcast: e12 – Getting Paid to Not Work

In episode 12 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn come together to talk quarantine watching habits, unemployment insurance coverage and the Payroll Protection Plan. The team brings up the challenges and nuances individuals might be facing when working through their unemployment insurance and PPP.  Show Highlights: 3:30 – The team starts the convo by…

Should the US Women Soccer Team be Paid the Same as Men? No!

How’s that for a clickbait headline! “I knew it the SOB Tim Sackett is a Sexist!” Slow down, read the post, you might be surprised on my take… The US Women’s Soccer team should not be paid the same as the US Men’s Soccer team. They should be paid more! Okay, let’s dig into this issue. The media coverage on this issue is rightly…

Paid Family Leave is a No-Brainer

As you begin reading this article, imagine a place where babies are born into the world by mothers and fathers that might want to spend a little bit of time with the newborn.  Just a few weeks though, nothing wild.  Crazy, right?  You would think so when you look at federal policy that protects the rights of working parents, and also at private organizational policies. Here’s…

What Do You Say If Your Contractor Wants to Be Paid In Bitcoin?

Note: The use of cryptocurrencies — a digital or virtual currency — is far from common, though interest is growing particularly among digital sophisticates concerned about financial transaction security and privacy. As companies increase their hiring of remote independent contractors, requests to be paid in one or another of the cryptocurrencies is not unheard of. But is that legal? What are the rules? This…

What Paid Holidays Should You Be Paying Your Employees?

Every year, American employees leave 430 million vacation days up for grabs. (If you were wondering, that’s 1,178,082 years of unused vacation every year.) Or in other words, way too much time. We already know Americans are by and large workaholics. But still, if you own a small business, there are some days you should definitely give off to your employees. And it’s helpful to know what…

Mark Wahlberg Should Get Paid More Than Michelle Williams

Oh boy, here we go! Buckle up, kids! Equal work, Equal pay! A huge, giant controversy was sparked last week when it was found out that actor Mark Wahlberg negotiated to be paid $1.5 million to do a reshoot for the movie “All the Money in the World”, while his co-actor, Michelle Williams, got paid less than $1,000 for the same reshoot. That’s a…

How New York’s New Paid Family Leave Impacts Your Organization (Even If You’re Not in NY)

Just in case you missed it: Effective January 1, 2018, New York is requiring employers to provide Paid Family Leave (PFL), which will cover up to 8 weeks of paid leave, increasing with time, and may be used alongside the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefit. While this is great news for employees, the change is causing uncertainty among employers who are not always…