Posts Tagged ‘wage’

Lawmakers could rethink law on delinquent taxes

JACKSON — State law currently requires the Mississippi Department of Revenue to garnish 100 percent of the wages of a government official or employee should that person become delinquent in paying taxes. Going back to September 2011, a legislative watchdog group recommended the law be changed to allow garnishment of 25 percent to 100 percent […] [...]

New USM president raises mininum annual salary

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced a new minimum salary of $21,000 a year to go into effect July 1. Currently 194 employees, many of them in custodial positions, make below that amount. Bennett called the salary hikes “the right thing to do.” He said that many employees work second […] [...]

Capital City switching to new payroll system

JACKSON — A new payroll system in Jackson won’t cut the pay of city employees, but workers still will receive less money for the first seven months of 2013. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city is switching to a bi-weekly pay system from the bi-monthly one it uses now, spreading employee pay over 26 pay periods […] [...]

Capital City to pay fine to Labor Department for overtime violations

JACKSON — The Department of Labor has fined the city of Jackson $31,750 for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act uncovered during a recent federal probe. The Clarion-Ledger reports the department began investigating the city in late 2011 after some unidentified officers complained that their superiors were making them work overtime without proper pay. […] [...]

BEA: State sees significant jump in personal income

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Finally, some good news about Mississippi’s economy. Personal income grew at a 1.2 percent annual rate in 2012’s second quarter, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis said today. That’s sixth-highest among the states. Personal income grew 1 percent nationwide. Workplace earnings and government payments grew faster than the nation, while dividend, interest […] [...]

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