Human resources management week 5 discussion

Part I:

According to the Living Wage Calculator developed by Amy Glasmeier, Professor of Economic Geography and Regional Planning at MIT, the living wage rate for a family of four (two working adults, two children) is $16.54 per hour. What are the implications of raising the minimum wage rate to a livable wage? Do you think the government should increase the federal minimum wage? Explain your answer.

Part II: 

Read Case Study 1. CEO Pandemic Pay…Taking One for the Team or Window Dressing? on page 396 and discuss your answers to the questions.

By Day 5:

Respond to at least two fellow learners in either of the following ways:

  • Offer additional information based on your professional experience or research.
  • Post an article or website and summarize why it might provide further insight. 
  • Offer a contradictory opinion based on research and pose a question to seek further information.
  • Provide an insight, seek clarification and/or note an omission that might be important.

Return to this discussion to read responses to your initial post. Note what you have learned and/or insights gained from fellow learners’ comments.