Pay

Will the Minimum Wage Increase?

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President Obama has proposed raising the 2013 federal minimum wage to $9, from the current hourly minimum of $7.25.  The current minimum-wage, last raised in July 2009, equals an annual income of about $15,000. Even though many states may have higher minimum wage rates than federal standards (the higher rate applies), millions of American workers would see a […]

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2013 Locality Pay Rates – General Schedule (GS) Pay Table Adjustments

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[2013 Locality Pay Rates Update] The president has signed an executive order that freezes GS pay rises in 2013. Unfortunately the executive order and existing continuing resolution also stated that, “…….. locality payments in 2013 for Government wide and single-agency categories of employees….will continue at the same rates that were in effect since [last year]” I […]

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Overtime Pay and How Much Overtime Employees Can Work

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Whether it’s due to a tough economy and a scarcity of jobs, the need for extra money or just the company culture, millions of Americans work overtime.  In fact, Americans work on average more official overtime hours than workers in any other industrialized country. In just twenty years Americans have added an hour and a […]

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No Federal Pay Raise in 2011 or 2012 as Obama Freezes Federal Employee Pay Rates

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In an effort to address growing budget deficit concerns and political pressure, President Obama announced a proposal to freeze federal pay increases. This freeze would affect over two million federal government employees, and with inflation set to rise over the next few years the pay freeze essentially amounts to a pay cut for the next two years […]

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2011-2012 Federal Pay Scale Tables (GS) and No Raise From 2010 Levels As Obama Freezes Employee Pay

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[Updated : 2012 Pay Tables] Following President Obama’s Federal employee pay freeze, 2011 and 2012 GS tables will remain the same as 2010. This includes the special base rates for GS law enforcement officers (GL) at GS grades 3 through 10. Unfortunately this means that the proposed raises discussed in previous updates below will not […]

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2011 Military Pay Chart with 1.4% Raise Over 2010 Rates

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[Updated Jan 2011] 1.4% Military pay raise in 2011 confirmed. The President and Congress have approved a 1.4% pay rise for our armed forces members (Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard) with additional compensation or incentives for service members to be made via one time special payments. The initial 1.9% pay […]

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