Salaries & Wages

Seattle’s minimum-wage increase made the most vulnerable workers poorer

The fight for $15 has become the rallying cry of low-wage workers in America. It is nearly impossible to support yourself with a low-paying job. The solution appeared simple: require employers to pay people more. In 2014 The City of Seattle passed a ordinance to increase the minimum wage from from …

Social Justice

Philadelphia Announces Wage Tax Reduction

At its height, the Philadelphia City Wage Tax reached 4.96% in 1985. Since the mid-1990s, Philadelphia mayors have steadily whittled the number down. …

Philadelphia

Wage growth not so bad since 2011

There are a plenty of gripes about wage growth falling behind the rate of inflation but the latest data shows Australians haven't done too badly in …

Consumer Price Index

New study: Guess who's getting the shaft from Seattle's minimum-wage hike?

<i>Oh, let’s not always see the same hands</i>. Seattle led the way for imposing dramatic increases in the minimum wage to $15 per hour over a span of a few …

Social Justice

Bill to bar employers from asking about salary history OK'd

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bill barring employers from asking about salary history, a move supporters say is intended to promote equal pay …

Chris Christie

A new study, looking at Seattle, finds some downsides to raising the minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage hurts workers. That's an argument that's come up again and again in many California cities that have acted to push up the …

Minimum Wage

A Groundbreaking Minimum-Wage Study

Basic economics holds that when you mandate a higher price for something, you get less of it. But reality is a bit messier than that, and there’s a …

Social Justice

setting six-year $140 million contract in June 2016, has an average salary of $24.6 million.

Andrew Luck's spot as the player with the highest average annual salary appears to be in danger. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that …

Adam Schefter

Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Hasn’t Actually Led to Fewer Jobs

A new study shows restaurants are paying workers more without cutting jobs<p>The most polarizing issue facing the restaurant industry in recent years has arguably been the minimum wage. While fast-food workers and labor groups such as Fight for $15 campaign for what they say is simply a fair living …

Social Justice

How to ask for a pay rise

It’s the dreaded question. Asking your manager for a pay increase – however much you think you deserve it – can be the most awkward question to …

Human Resources

Here's the Wage You Need to Rent a 2-Bedroom Apartment Around the Country

Don't move to California.<p>The rule of thumb for apartment hunting is thus: Roughly 30 percent of your paycheck should go towards rent. Easy enough. Now, consider someone making the federal minimum wage of $7.25 for 40 hours a week, every week. That person would have to find an apartment for around …

Minimum Wage

Designers, How To Go About Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating for a higher salary can be tricky business. Thankfully, Theresa Christine Johnson from The Dieline shares five tips for designers on how …

Packaging Design

How to figure out your salary in your next job

If you’re looking for a new job, there’s probably one big question on your mind: What’s my salary going to be?

Employment

Asking for Current Salaries Without Putting Candidates Off

Recruiting is all about talking to people: talking to candidates during the whole process, talking to hiring managers as you move candidates along, …

Employment

A Mid-Year Checklist for How to Always Be Ready for a Great New Job

The 'Best Jobs' with the highest salaries<p>(Getty Stock)<p>One of the key traits of a great job is a fat paycheck. These 25 Best Jobs offered the highest …

Bachelor's Degree

Salaries Are Rising The Fastest At These Jobs

Shutterstock<p><i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “Salaries for These Jobs Are Growing the Fastest (and No, They’re Not All in Tech)“</i><p>If you’re angling for a raise, now might be the time to go ahead and make the ask … if you work in a certain set of jobs, that is. A new Glassdoor report …

The top 25 highest-paid athletes in the world for 2017 are …

Forbes has released their 2017 list of the top 25 athletes in the world, and the athletes earning top-dollar come from across the spectrum. There are …

Gareth Bale

A new bill could boost pay for the disabled–to at least the minimum wage

Did you know that if you are an employer you are allowed, by federal minimum wage law, to pay your disabled workers less than minimum wage? You can. But a new bill may change that.<p>The bill, called Raise the Wage Act, is sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Reps. …

Social Justice

Why Your Networking Isn't Working

The 'Best Jobs' with the highest salaries<p>(Getty Stock)<p>One of the key traits of a great job is a fat paycheck. These 25 Best Jobs offered the highest …

Bachelor's Degree

For low-income workers, Ontario’s minimum wage hike is life changing

Rechev Browne has watched his life change as his pay increased. Eight years ago, he was earning $14 an hour as a No Frills supervisor in Toronto while studying at George Brown College.<p>“It was very difficult,” said the 29-year-old Mr. Browne “I had a big OSAP loan. I had to move back with my family …

Minimum Wage

Illinois's $15 Minimum Wage Could Purge 382,200 Jobs From State: Report

Illinois lawmakers are trying to raise the state's minimum wage by more than 80 percent in a move that, according to a new study, could shed hundreds …

Social Justice

Restaurants could consider a 'WynneTax' in wake of wage hike: Consultant

A top restaurant consultancy firm is taking aim at Ontario’s plan to increase the minimum wage. In a statement released Wednesday, The Fifteen Group …

Business (Canada)

Get used to 'sedate' salary rises

China Photos/Getty Images<p>Salary rises are still sedate across most industries and sectors in Australia, according to the latest annual salary guide …

Employment

Wage Growth Isn't So Sluggish After All

Unless you're a baby boomer.<p>Baby boomers can be forgiven for thinking that the world revolves around them, because the U.S. economy actually has. Until now.<p>As boomers left the nest and formed households in the 1970s and 1980s, they contributed first to inflation, and later to strong economic …

Baby Boomers

This is the No. 1 job in America for getting a pay raise

Recruiters, cooks and customer service managers saw salary spikes<p>It pays to be recruited into this job.<p>Recruiters saw their pay grow 7.4% from May …

Money

The Best And Worst Industries For A Raise In Canada

Bad news, Canadian wage-earners: Once again, wage growth isn’t keeping up with the rising cost of living.<br>Statistics Canada’s latest survey of payroll …

Canadian News

Why politics drives a minimum wage wedge: Cohn

The minimum wage is as much about theology as ideology, and the decision is usually more about politics than economics.

Canadian News

Here’s What to do When You Can’t Ask About Salary

New employment laws in Massachusetts, New York City, Philadelphia and elsewhere will soon prohibit employers from asking job candidates for their …

Employment

Habits To Help You Build A Fortune On A Small Salary

Many of us assume that if you have a small or average salary, you cannot build a wealth out of it. Nevertheless, have you hear about ‘it’s not how …

Wealth

16 high-paying jobs with fast-growing salaries

Earning potential isn't just dependent on snagging a high-paying job. You also need a job in which your wages will continue to grow steadily.<p>Job …