Living Wage

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Living Wage

The lowest wage necessary for a person to be able to provide himself/herself with food, clothing and shelter. A living wage varies from place to place depending on an area's cost of living. A living wage may also bear only a rough resemblance to the minimum wage, which is the lowest wage a company may offer legally. Some jurisdictions, however, have mandated a living wage as the local minimum wage.
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From April 1922, the basic wage was adjusted automatically each quarter with reference to the A series [price index] numbers for the previous 12 months and later refined to the previous quarter's figures.
The Madras High Court has also said that any payment which is based upon contingency is not included in basic wages.
The new guidelines clarify the definition of basic wages, based on which the PF is calculated.
The Premier asked the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) to review four items, including the need for the annual meeting of the basic wage screening committee, makeup of committee members, screening mechanism, and approval procedure, in order to institutionalize the screening of basic wages.
Is working at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, providing bedding and towels and gowns for the operating theatres (on a basic wage that would require a mortgage of 12 times that amount to buy an average first-time buyer's house) considered as none essential and therefore should not be entitled to any financial help?
This volunteer training package covers basic wage earner and pension earner returns and enables volunteers to certify competency online at their own pace.
Cabin crew are paid a basic wage which is topped up by sector pay which is a supplemental payment for each flight.
It is common to pay a basic wage for a period while sick but it's down to good employer/employee relations.
Nowadays most of the money goes into their basic wage.
Laid off workers usually have some portion of their basic wage paid by their former employer for three years, after which they may receive much smaller benefits.
Firefighters do not take home pounds 21,500; this is in fact their basic wage.