In the past couple of months my professional world has been turned upside down by two different organizations calling for changes. The first was the Society for Human Resource Management making the decision that after 130,000 certifications they needed to bring the process in house. The second was the National Speakers Association to change their brand to Platform.
Don’t get caught off-guard in phone interviews.
This has to sound like the stupidest idea you have ever heard.
How can you get the job if you don’t actually talk to someone?
The facts: the Annual Value of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Market is $625 Billion USD and represents a diverse population that simply will not and should not be ignored. Other stats will simply astound you! Consider that the Average Household Income of LGBT households exceeds $58,624 (45% above national average!), and Lesbian households have an Average Household Income of $45,755 (28% above national average!).
Employees Paid Commissions By Retail and Service Establishments Who Are Exempt Under Section 7(i) From Overtime Under The FLSA
Some employees are exempt from the overtime pay provisions, some from both the minimum wage and overtime pay provisions and some from the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Exemptions are narrowly construed against the employer asserting them. Consequently, employers and employees should always closely check the exact terms and conditions of an exemption in light of the employee's actual duties before assuming that the exemption might apply to the employee. The ultimate burden of supporting the actual application of an exemption rests on the employer.