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Personal Finance #1

HHS - Employment Forms/Laws & Understanding Pay/Benefits/Incentives

QuestionAnswer
The number that you calculate on Form W-4 that reduces the amount of tax withhold from your paycheck ALLOWANCES
Your permanent work identification number SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
A summary of the income you earned that year and all amounts the employer withheld for taxes FORM W-2
People under the age of legal adulthood MINORS
Law that established a national insurance program that provides financial help for the elderly and for disabled workers SOCIAL SECURITY ACT
A part of the Social Security Act that requires benefits to be paid to workers who lose their job through no fault of their own UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
A form you fill out when you begin working that determines the amount your employer will withhold from your paycheck for incomes taxes FORM W-4
Status that applies only to people who will not earn enough that year to owe any federal income tax EXEMPT STATUS
Insurance program that pays benefits to workers and their families for injury, illness, or death that occurs as a result of the job WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Law that establishes a minimum wage and requires hourly workers to be paid 1.5 times their hourly rate for hours worked beyond 40 per week FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT
The lower limit on wages that employer can pay workers per hour MINIMUM WAGE
Total pay before deductions are subtracted GROSS PAY
Pay remaining after deductions are subtracted NET PAY
Entitled to the full amount accumulated in a retirement plan VESTED
Money offered to encourage employees to strive for higher levels of performance INCENTIVE PAY
Work schedule that allows employees to choose their working hours within defined limits FLEXTIME
Job design in which employees are trained to do more than one specialized task and move from one task to another JOB ROTATION
Job design in which two people share one full-time position JOB SHARING
Work schedule that fits the normal 40-hour work week into less than 5 days COMPRESSED WORK WEEK
Extras that a company offers in order to improve employee morale and working conditions EMPLOYEE SERVICES
Forms of employee compensation in addition to pay BENEFITS
Time worked beyond the regular 40-hour work week. OVERTIME
Law that allows employes to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave. FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
Law that prohibits unequal pay for men and women doing substantially similar work EQUAL PAY ACT
Law that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, and promoting on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national origin CIVIL RIGHTS ACT
Law that prohibits discrimination in employment decisions against people age 40 and over AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT
Law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disabilities AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
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