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Does My Employer Have To Pay Earned Sick And Vacation Time When I Leave?

Does My Employer Have To Pay Earned Sick And Vacation Time When I Leave?

Can employers make retroactive changes to PTO policies?

Are your vacation and sick pay earned benefits? Do you have rights if your employer changes PTO policies? AOL Jobs employment law expert Donna Ballman explains. Read More »

Leaked Memo Shows Forever 21 Demoting Full-Timers To Part-Time

Leaked Memo Shows Forever 21 Demoting Full-Timers To Part-Time

Is it 'retaliation' against Obamacare?

Is it 'retaliation' against Obamacare? Read More »

Is The U.S. Turning Into A Nation Of Temps?

Is The U.S. Turning Into A Nation Of Temps?

The total number of temp workers is at a seven-year high. Why? Read More »

50 Best Companies For Older Workers

50 Best Companies For Older Workers

AARP and Society for Human Resource Management's annual ranking of best employers for the plus-50 set. Read More »

Walmart Worker: Why I Love My Job And Can't Fathom The Protests

Walmart Worker: Why I Love My Job And Can't Fathom The Protests

This week, thousands of Walmart associates are in Bentonville, Ark., to celebrate the annual shareholders' meeting. So are hundreds of Walmart protesters, some employees, most organizers, all demanding better wages and working conditions. The protesters have so far grabbed much of the media coverage; but what... Read More »

Don't Accept An Offer Without Asking These Questions

Don't Accept An Offer Without Asking These Questions

Job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you've been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Read More »

5 Best Company Perks You Can Expect

5 Best Company Perks You Can Expect

Increased pay is a great way to retain workers but 58% of the workforce also pointed to better benefits. Read More »

5 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

5 Questions To Ask Before Accepting A Job Offer

By Doug Arms Finding the right job is never easy, and a recession that has caused employers to be gun-shy on hiring has made it even harder. So it's easy to understand how it might be tempting to jump at an offer for a job that seems to meet your requirements: full-time with a salary. Yet it's important to... Read More »

Best Reasons To Work At A Startup

Best Reasons To Work At A Startup

Question: I'm considering working at a startup, but the money's not as good. What kind of benefits does startup work offer outside of salary? – Ashley Read More »

Can't Get The Salary You Want? Negotiate For These 7 Benefits

Can't Get The Salary You Want? Negotiate For These 7 Benefits

By Debra Auerbach You've been waiting for this moment ever since the interview ended. You receive a call from the company's hiring manager, who says those six magic words: "We'd like to extend an offer." You're excited, but the hard work isn't over yet. It's time to talk about salary and benefits. While... Read More »

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

As Summer Wears On, So Does Caterpillar Workers' Joliet Strike

It's been a long, hot summer for many working Americans, but perhaps none more so than the nearly 800 unionized employees at Caterpillar in Joliet, Ill., who have been walking the picket line in near-triple-digit heat on some days for nearly three months. Despite the oppressive temps, picketing workers... Read More »

Sears Is Hiring Now: What's It Like To Work There?

Sears Is Hiring Now: What's It Like To Work There?

"Busy wives love the ease of shopping by phone," read a 1960s catalog for the country's biggest retailer. Sears can no longer lay claim to that title, and it discontinued its iconic catalog in 1993. But it remains a great American employer, with 3,447 openings last week alone. Sears has been slipping since... Read More »

Unemployment Benefits Whittled Down

Unemployment Benefits Whittled Down

Many long-term unemployed will begin seeing their federal jobless benefits disappear starting this week. Although Congress reauthorized federal emergency unemployment benefits earlier this year, lawmakers reduced the weeks the jobless can collect payments. The cutbacks come in two phases -- one now and another... Read More »

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

Bosses vs. Workers: Who Takes More Vacation Time?

It's hard to find anyone who doesn't think a vacation is a good thing. Beyond getting to explore different parts of the country or the world, vacations have been shown to improve mental health, prevent job burnout and even enhance creativity. Yet if you're guilty of ending the year without using most of your... Read More »

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

What To Say When You're Asked For 'Salary Requirements'

It's the worst part on the online application -- the "salary requirements" field. Here's how to handle the question without getting disqualified: Read More »

Walmart's Tireless Cost-Cutting Drives Down Workers' Wages, Report Says

Walmart's Tireless Cost-Cutting Drives Down Workers' Wages, Report Says

Walmart is often credited with lowering the prices of consumer goods. Now the big-box retailer is being credited -- or more precisely, blamed -- for driving down some workers' wages and benefits. According to a new report by a pro-labor group, the National Employment Law Project, workers employed by... Read More »

Salary Negotiations: 10 Tips To A Better Offer

Salary Negotiations: 10 Tips To A Better Offer

By Alison Green Not much makes job-seekers more anxious than negotiating-or even discussing-salary. After all, you might ask for too much, ask for too little, or otherwise sabotage your own chances of getting the best possible salary. Negotiation will go more smoothly if you know what landmines to avoid. Read More »

No More Unemployment Checks For Seasonal Workers

No More Unemployment Checks For Seasonal Workers

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Should seasonal workers be allowed to collect unemployment checks in their downtime? A growing number of states are saying no. Read More »

Senate Panel Approves Benefits For Same-Sex Partners Of Government Workers

Senate Panel Approves Benefits For Same-Sex Partners Of Government Workers

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee has approved legislation to give benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent the legislation to the full Senate on Wednesday. The Senate has failed to pass previous versions of the bill. Read More »

3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

3 Ways to Negotiate A Better Salary -- Even In A Recession

Have you ever received a job offer and thought, "I wish the starting pay was higher"? At a time when getting the offer should be cause enough for celebration, you might assume negotiating for more pay is taboo. Not true! Here's one reason why you should: Read More »

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