Salaries & Wages

Iowa GOP bill to reverse raises worries low-income workers

As House Republicans push for a bill that would prevent local governments from determining minimum hourly wages, workers in some Iowa counties are …

Employment Law

This is the new face of creeping underemployment

If you felt reassured by last week’s ‘fall’ in the unemployment rate, and wish to hang on to that feeling, you’d better stop reading now.But if you …

Employment Law

Recruiters Don't Need Your Salary History -- But Here's Why They Want It

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve been following you for a couple of years, and it’s been an eye-opening experience to use my voice at work and on the job-search trail.<p>When I first started reading your columns I was pretty unhappy at work, but it was a good enough job (especially on paper) that I didn’t want to jump …

Employment

3 thoughts the hiring manager has when negotiating salary

Are you looking for a new job? You should know not only how to negotiate your salary, but also know what your hiring manager is thinking during your …

Employment

Don't pit the jobless against exploited workers

Right-wing economists get way too much airtime in South Africa. This is both because of laziness in the media and because left-leaning economists …

Social Justice

Maryland should be truthful in reporting teacher pay

The highest-paid teacher in the Maryland county where I live earned more than $150,850 a year in salary alone. But you’d never know that from the salary statistics published by the Maryland State Department of Education.<p>The statistics for beginning, mid-level and maximum salaries are based on …

Opinion

How to Negotiate Like a Boss

3 salary negotiation mistakes you’re probably making right now<p>Last week, a friend pinged about an upcoming salary negotiation. In advance of the …

Employment

The NBA's Highest-Paid Players 2017

NBA

Minimum Wage Increase Battle: Conservatives Should Consider This Option

Subsidizing the pay of low-skilled workers would have many advantages for all.<p>If there’s one blessing in the election of Donald Trump as president of …

Social Justice

The Salary Chronicles: I Received A $118K Job Offer, But It's The Benefits That Really Mattered

<i>Welcome to The Salary Chronicles, where we’re bringing transparency to negotiation and salaries, one story at a time. We ask women to share their experiences negotiating their salary and what their advice is for others doing the same. We share these stories anonymously so they feel comfortable</i> …

Employment

NBA Trade Deadline portfolio: Carmelo Anthony

It’s hard not to feel for Carmelo Anthony at this point, because this iteration of the Melodrama having reached DEFCON-one status is most certainly …

NBA

Minnesota Democrats aim to crack down on wage theft

Minnesota Democrats say they want to bolster the state's ability to go after businesses that fail to fully compensate workers.<p>Lt. Gov. Tina Smith …

Minnesota

Lufthansa reaches wage agreement with pilots

BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says it's agreed to an arbitrator's proposal for a new wage agreement for its 5,400 pilots, signaling an end to a lengthy and bitter dispute.<p>The airline, Germany's largest, said Wednesday it agreed to a four-stage 8.7 percent total wage increase, and a one-off …

Business

Salary increases slowing down: survey

MANILA – Salary increases in the private sector are slowing down as employers hold off on adjustments to make sure top performers are rewarded, …

Employment

'Criminals': Domino's CEO slams wage fraud whistleblowers

Domino's CEO Don Meij has admitted up to 2400 of the pizza chain's staff were underpaid while blasting whistleblowing former franchisees as …

Fraud

Evaluating the Salary Cap Impact of the Ibaka Trade

We’ll dive deep on some stats next week to figure out how helpful Ibaka will be (he’ll be great), but for now let’s take a quick look at just the …

Basketball

The One Thing You Can Do Now to Attract More Job Applicants

Transparency plus money equals trust. It's the recipe for the perfect job posting.<p>Hiring managers understand their company's rhythms better than almost anyone--but it's easy to miss the forest for the trees. A well-crafted job posting can lure attractive candidates with snappy writing, but if you …

Business

Puzder is dangerous pick for labor

His company has relied on hyper-sexualized images of women to sell burgers, saying in a 2011 news release, “Ugly ones don’t sell burgers.”

Employment Law

The top 10 highest-paying companies for tech jobs

It's safe to say that tech skills are in demand.<p>And some of the best known companies in the world are willing to pay for those skills.<p>Job site Paysa analyzes over 35 million salary data points for over 100,000 companies along with tens of millions of résumés to paint a clearer picture of what …

Employment

These Tech and Creative Jobs Will See the Biggest Salary Boosts This Year

If you’re a new grad looking to land your first job, you probably already know that some of the best-paying jobs for women are in tech. And though it might take hard work to break into the industry, it totally pays off once you land an amazing gig with a great salary. As with any field, there are …

Employment

There's an odd gender anomaly showing up in wage data

The Federal Reserve is pleased to see unemployment falling. It’s one reason they are now taking small steps toward tighter interest rates. Rising wages will be an important signal that inflation is picking up.<p>We see in this chart from the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank that wages are indeed rising, …

Gender

Activists pushing for end to Massachusetts sub-minimum wage

Activists are planning to rally at the Massachusetts Statehouse to call for an end to the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers.<p>The rally was …

Employment Law

How to negotiate the best job package

You got the job offer, but the salary is a little low. Do you counter? Surprisingly, many people don’t.<p>Nearly three in five U.S. employees accepted the salary they were initially offered at their most recent or current job and did not negotiate, according to a Glassdoor Salary Negotiation Insights …

Business

These are the best industries for job seekers right now

If you’re looking for a new job right now, think “health care” and “transportation,” and stay away from mining, real estate and media.<p>That’s according to a new study from the jobs site Glassdoor, which analyzed 5.1 million jobs advertised online across 25 industries. Glassdoor found which …

Business

Slumping Wage Growth Mars Unexpected Surge in Canadian Jobs - Bloomberg

Canada’s workers are getting plenty of jobs, just not wage increases.<p>Data released Friday show a labor market that’s finally beginning to create new …

Labor Economics

Denver ranked as 2nd-most appealing city in U.S. for tech employees

HiredClick image to view Hired’s 2017 State of Global Tech Salaries report, which ranks Denver as the second-most appealing tech hub to live for …

Employment

Programming while black will cost you $10,000 in salary

Racial discrimination may be alive and well in the technology industry.<p>The online hiring platform Hired released its 2017 State of Salaries report today (Feb. 9). The San Francisco-based company has a database of 280,000 interview requests and job offers for 45,000 engineers and technologists on …

Employment

Facebook's Paid Family Sick Leave - A Contribution To American Wage Inequality

One thing we all know about American wages these days is that they’re much more unequally distributed than they used to be in the past. This is over and above any of those influences of the capitalists gaining more of the pot at the expense of the workers. We’re also all aware that the US doesn’t …

Employment Law

13 tech jobs that pay $200k salaries

Which IT roles earn the biggest salaries? Thirteen tech jobs can pull in salaries of $200,000 or more, according to new data from a tech staffing …

Employment

Chicago’s lax enforcement of minimum wage hike leaves workers in the lurch

Sabrina Jackson looked forward to a raise last summer at her job as a crossing guard near her children’s Englewood school.<p>Chicago’s minimum wage was …

Employment Law