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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According to a recent guideline issued by the central provident fund commissioner to the PF officials, "all such allowances which are ordinarily, necessarily and uniformly paid to the employees are to be treated as part of the 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.
It is common to pay workers a basic wage for a limited period but that is down to goodwill
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?
United chief executive David Gill wants to move away from fat 'up-front' contracts where players are given a big basic wage.
This volunteer training package covers basic wage earner and pension earner returns and enables volunteers to certify competency online at their own pace.
It is common to pay a basic wage for a period while sick but it's down to good employer/employee relations.
Overall, wages can make up 30 per cent of a restaurant's fixed costs - and it is estimated that tips can increase a basic wage by anything from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.
I'm a believer in players getting a basic wage, plus an appearance fee and a bonus win.
Albion are moving in the right direction - good basic wage and bonuses for winning, drawing and appearances.

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