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    Help for the Unemployed- Wisconsin’s Unemployment Compensation Law The first thing that struck me while reading this document was the unemployment rate at the time. In today’s society, the unemployment rate is at 4.9%, but it was shocking to read that up to 25% of Americans were without a job. The fact that these people could sometimes not pay for simple necessities, such as food, clothing, and shelter, is really quite disturbing. In my opinion, I feel that the Unemployment Compensation Law was imperative during the Great Depression. One thing that I appreciated was that John Commons strived to encourage employers to utilize as many workers as possible, as well as provide a system for those who could not find work. Recreation and Employment-…

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    All employment and compensation with the company is “at will,” which means that the Company or you have the right to terminate your employment with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or yourself, except as otherwise provided by law. The Company has not and shall not enter into any contract of employment without the prior approval of the Board of Directors or the Chairman & CEO of the Corporation. Each employee shall safeguard and…

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    However, "there is still a 21 percent salary difference and women are only making 79 percent of men 's earnings" (Hill, 2016, p. 1). Today a man and woman can work anywhere they choose regardless of the stereotypical gender roles. If you notice, the percentage of men and women in the workforce are almost equal, unfortunately, their pay is not. Furthermore, a portion of the pay gap is due to women taking maternity leaves or even quitting their place of employment, due to raising a child and…

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    Mrs. Ledbetter was not compensated for the injustice, but it brought the case front and center that even after the tragic outcome something good came out of it. On January 29, 2009, President Barack Obama signed The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which stated the 180 days statute of limitations would reset every time an individual received a discriminatory paycheck. It also promoted voluntary compliance by employers, for example, some employers took measures to develop compensation setting…

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    etc. The fact that it has increased over the years reflects the increase in the cost of living due to several factors that are required to sustain a human being. Though minimum wage is one important factor to keeping an employee fairly paid, another important factor in the labor force is the compensation and recognition of sick time. Congress enacted the FMLA in 1993 as a way of providing workers with an acknowledgement of sick time. This act deals with unpaid sick time, though throughout the…

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    (NWLC.org). Women’s pay is even worse if your sexual orientation is not heterosexual or if you’re a transgender woman. Women with disabilities make 72 cents compared to men without disabilities; and when compared to men with disabilities they make 75 cents. These categories are just another way for women to be put down and prevents women from succeeding in the work place. Does Education play apart in the Pay Gap? Education is supposed to be a benefit for people to increase their knowledge…

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    their work place as men, and even came as far as to run for president, they are still underpaid. According to Mark Trumball of Working Women magazine, “The glass ceiling still exists for women in the workplace.” (Trumball 1) Although women are more visible today than they once were, they still seem to be overlooked in the long run for jobs and pay raises. When competing against men for a pay raise or promotion, women still tend to lose out against their male competitors. Women still settle for…

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    was still discrimination between the process of an employer having to hire a female or male; however, it was prohibited in 1964 by the Civil Rights Act. Unfortunately, with these two Acts inequality in the work place was still visible. In 1979, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data proved that women’s earning where 62 percent of the men’s earnings. How many of us can say that we have taken a stand to the injustices we face in our lives? Not many of us can, some probably do but we feel that in…

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    Gender Wage Gap Sociology

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    Gender Wage Gap Why is it that women are paid less then men when they are capable of doing the same jobs as men? In this day and age, you would think that women and men would both be paid equally but that is not the case. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) “in 2014 women were only making 79 percent of what men were paid” (aaum.org). This is a huge difference and pay and is not fair in any way to the women that work just as hard as their fellow male workers. There…

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    The battle for equality in pay began amid World War II. During that time there was an increasing number of women entering the employment market. Most of these women who were recently acquainted with the workforce had spouses, fathers, and children that were off battling the war. With an end goal to bolster themselves and their family units they entered a male dominated workforce. In 1942 managers, while not forced at that time, were encouraged to even out the pay for those women men doing the…

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