Questions tagged [benefits]

Questions related to non-monetary compensation and 'perks' that are offered by many employers.

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Is there a rule of thumb for calculation of 1099 rate from existing salary + benefits?

In the US most salaried positions come with benefits, such as health and dental insurance, etc, etc. Is there a rule of thumb that converts salary + benefits to an hourly rate for a 1099? Obviously, ...
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Unpaid Internship (USA) Employer Requirements

What are obligations/responsibilities a volunteer/non-profit organization desiring to have an unpaid internship position should consider? Note: this pdf from the department of labor discusses what ...
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How should I negotiate for better benefits (more vacation) instead of more pay?

A few years ago I had a job in which I received four weeks of vacation annually. Unfortunately, that position was defunded. When I took my next position, the new employer would only give me two ...
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How can I ask for a different brand of hardware offered by my employer?

The employment perks state I get my own MacBook Pro (to work with) and iPhone, but I really dislike Apple hardware (not going to discuss Apple vs Brand X) and I simply work way better and much more ...
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How can I get a stapler and better keyboard? [closed]

Several weeks ago, I was involved in an untimely accident with a bus. It was tragic and I can't help but wonder if I would have looked better for that bus had I enjoyed the little things in life more. ...
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Is there a reason that no one offers benefits for part-time employees?

I might be making an assumption based on my own limited experience, but I'm trying to figure out why part-time work seems to be actively discouraged in the workplace. I've been thinking about ...
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What are “summer hours” in the context of an employment benefit? [closed]

I came across a a job posting on Stack Overflow careers that lists "summer hours" as a benefit, and now I'm wondering what this actually is. What are "summer hours" in the context of an employment ...
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Do companies usually not reveal their benefit package until you sign the acceptance offer letter?

I got a request from HR to accept an offer by signing a letter. It’s not a contract, but indicates I signed the letter. Does that mean I would have to accept the offer without knowing their benefit ...
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Benefits not included in the employment contract [duplicate]

I was offered a massive deal with a big (and extremely profitable) company. Besides great pay, they also offer a number of awesome benefits. However, those benefits aren't listed in the employment ...
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I was given stock options but never asked about strike price/vesting and now we are being acquired

As part of my employment offer, as well as in a year-end bonus package, I was provided options but in both cases only the quantity was specified. There was no mention of the strike price or the ...
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Is it reasonable asking employer to drop employee benefit plan probation period?

I was contacted by an employer and succesfully passed their hiring process. So now we are negotiating on salary and terms. I am currently employed and have my employee benefits plan. I do not want to ...
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Downgraded on company-paid flight - who gets compensated?

While traveling for work, I was downgraded from business class to economy class. The airline will have to compensate me for this change, in cash, vouchers, or miles. Am I personally entitled to this ...
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How to ask for more details about the job before applying? [closed]

I was recently approached via linked-in from a company manager. He asked one of my contacts to introduce him to me on LinkedIn. I am currently working as Technical Java Architect. Then He told me ...
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How can I get my employer to stock a wider variety of tea? [closed]

The company I work for provides a water, tea, and coffee for employees to drink throughout the day. We have awesome water coolers that provide crisp, filtered drinking water. Our coffee machine makes ...