Salaries & Wages

Berri Says Wage Scale Must be Approved Separate from Taxes

After a wave of protests rejecting the parliament's decision to impose a series of tax reforms in a bid to fund Lebanon's long-stalled wage scale, …

Taxes

Java 8 - How to use Collectors.collectingAndThen Collector with examples

This tutorial explains how to use the predefined collector returned by Collectors.collectingAndThen() method with examples. It first explains the …

Java

How to handle a temporary break in salary

Are you in between jobs? Undergoing a temporary break in salary? This piece outlines how you can remain financially responsible without earning a …

Employment

How One Woman Avoided The Salary History Question, Increasing Her Income By 30%

, Women@Forbes<p>When Sasha hired me to work with her, she said she had never negotiated a salary and was woefully underpaid in her current position. She was in the midst of the interview process and, fortunately, they hadn’t yet discussed compensation.<p>Shutterstock<p>Sasha knew how the salary history …

Employment

MY VIEW: A pitch for going pro

I was having a discussion recently with a friend who posed the question: If I could be a professional athlete in any sport, which would I choose?<p>For …

Baseball

Three California cities require the highest salaries in the US to afford a home

We all know San Francisco is one of the most expensive places to live, but what about the rest of California?<p>A recent study shows three California cities (including SF, of course) are more expensive than all other U.S. cities — including New York — when it comes to median home prices and how much …

Mortgages

Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)<p>×<p>Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists<p>(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)<p>A cluster of …

Black Lives Matter

How To Negotiate Salary Skilfully Without Being Pushy

<b>Warning: If you think you’re average, don’t read this.</b>This article is specially written for talented people who want to get a higher pay when getting …

Employment

Manufacturing firm fined S$17,500 for failing to pay workers' salaries

SINGAPORE: A firm that manufactures metal precision components was convicted on Thursday (Mar 23) for failing to pay salaries to five of its …

Employment Law

What If 'Current Salary' Is A Mandatory Field On A Job Application?

Dear Liz,<p>I love your advice and try to follow it but I am running into a problem. When I apply for a job, almost every time I’m forced to list my current salary and all of my past salaries, too.<p>I don’t want to, but I don’t see an alternative.<p>The salary field for my current job and every past job is …

Employment

Want to Make More Money? Get Comfortable Asking This One Hard Question.

You can't negotiate salary without this crucial knowledge.<p>I recently spoke to a friend who was interviewing for a new job and she said, “You would be so proud of me. I asked for a ten percent raise!” And I said, “Ten percent of what?” “Ten percent of what I was making at my old job,” she said with …

Business

Expect more moderate pay rise: Hays poll

March 22, 2017 5:00 AM<br>Close to half of Singapore employers plan to award their staff pay rises of between 3 per cent and 6 per cent during their next …

Employment

What Happens When a Poor City Raises Its Minimum Wage to $15?

Baltimore isn’t as economically healthy as Seattle or San Francisco. That can be an argument both for and against its new legislation.<p>Following in the footsteps of Seattle, San Francisco, and D.C., last night Baltimore, Maryland, passed legislation to increase its minimum wage to $15. But there’s …

Employment Law

UK retailers axe low-skilled workers as higher wage bills bite

Britain’s low-wage workers are due a pay rise next month but not all of them are celebrating. As the new minimum wage takes effect, the country’s …

Employment Law

The rationale behind the irrational salaries at Indian startups

The sky-high salaries at Indian startups have come under the lens ever since the sector began unraveling over the past year or so. However, investors and entrepreneurs insist that such large payouts may have their advantage and, in some cases, may even be necessary.<p>While India is still a hotbed of …

Startups

Tax Institute reveals CEO pay, while accounting and governance bodies resist

The Tax Institute has revealed the full 2016 salary of CEO Noel Rowland for the first time, amid ongoing resistance by the major accounting and …

Governance

Wage freezes coming for Manitoba's public servants, doctors, nurses

Legislation introduced Monday would block wage increases for 2 years<p>Legislated wage freezes are coming for public sector employees, but Manitoba's …

Canadian Politics

Beware The Minimum Wage Rise - Care Home Sector Cutting Services Amid Bankruptcy Fears

There are some of us who have been warning about minimum wages and the like for some time now. Not on the grounds that we don’t want the workers to have more money, we do. But on the grounds that that money has got to come from somewhere to pay the higher wages. And there is and always will be a …

Opinion

Baltimore City Council poised to pass $15 minimum wage law

Only months after rejecting a similar measure, the Baltimore City Council is poised to pass a bill Monday that would raise the city's minimum wage to …

Employment Law

The Real Reason Job Ads Don't Include A Salary Range

Every company has a procedure for designing and approving a new job spec. Before a department manager can interview anyone for a job on their team, they must write a job spec and get it approved.<p>Every job spec must be assigned a salary range before the job opening can be advertised.<p>When a …

Employment

No Budget For More? How To Counter-Negotiate When The Other Party Says They Can't Pay

When you tried to negotiate for more money – a raise at your existing employer, a higher offer at a new employer – did you stop when the employer said they just can’t pay any more? At a recent negotiation workshop, one participant insisted that he caved because the prospective employer had no …

Employment

A Social Wage: The Greens Have Worked It Out, So Why Hasn't Labor?

In the 20th century, right up to the time of the Hawke Government, Labor policy was guided by the idea of the “social wage”, before it drifted away …

Basic Income

Sask. school boards spend $93 million on governance and administration

Since last spring, the provincial government has mulled aloud about changes to education governance, including the possibility of amalgamating school …

Education Reform

When's The Right Time To Ask About Salary?

In case you missed it, Canadian food delivery service SkipTheDishes is in the middle of a social media crisis, and it all stems from the way one of …

Employment

Why You Should Ask About Salary Before The Interview

Taylor Byrnes made headlines this week when she revealed her job interview was cancelled after she asked how much the position paid. SkipTheDishes, a Canadian food delivery company, said her questions weren’t in line with their company culture. They only hire people who are intrinsically …

Business

State Sen. Jim Oberweis explains how the term 'wage theft' is like, um, wife-beating

Here's a riddle wrapped in an enigma: What does wife-beating have to with wage theft?<p>If you answered "absolutely nothing," you might be as confused as <b>Don Chartier</b> — an advocate for tougher laws against wage theft — was when state Sen. <b>Jim Oberweis</b> started grilling him at a recent committee hearing …

Chicago

How to win your salary negotiation | Ladders

Negotiating your salary can be a touchy subject, but when done right, you just might be able to up the chances of getting the money you feel you …

Business

85,000 employers to get S$660m in Wage Credit payouts this month

SINGAPORE: More than 85,000 employers in Singapore will receive S$660 million in Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) payouts by Mar 31, according to a joint …

Finance

Paying People More Won't Make Them Work Harder

According to science, there's little or no connection between what you pay and how hard they work.<p>Of all the "levers" that managers can pull when trying to get the best out of workers, none is more proverbially powerful than the almighty paycheck.<p>Conventional wisdom says that professionals will …

Business

It doesn’t pay to lie to future employers about your salary

In case you needed more proof that it’s a bad idea to lie about your salary, here it is.<p>This week, participants on Quora — a site where users can …

Employment