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Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Managers added unpaid breaks to time sheets

In the wake of allegations that McDonald's has been stealing employee wages, two former managers have come forward to confirm some of the shady practices. Read More »

Walmart Gets More Heat for Low Pay

Walmart Gets More Heat for Low Pay

Workers are pouring out their woes in anonymous posts

No names please: Workers for the nation’s biggest employer are pouring out their woes online. Even the financial media is paying attention. Read More »

Owners of 23 Domino's Pizzerias Agree To Pay Back Workers

Owners of 23 Domino's Pizzerias Agree To Pay Back Workers

Wage case brought by NY attorney general settled

The owners of 23 Domino's pizza franchises in New York will pay $448,000 to minimum wage workers who were underpaid, according to the state attorney general. Read More »

7 God-Awful Ways To Survive on Minimum Wage

7 God-Awful Ways To Survive on Minimum Wage

How much beans and oatmeal can you eat?

As the debate rages over whether to raise the minimum wage, it’s worth asking how people are coping at the current payment level. It’s not a pretty picture. Read More »

Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly A Way Of Life For Many

Low-Wage Jobs Unexpectedly A Way Of Life For Many

Including older, better-educated, more experienced workers

Low-wage work used to be a stepping stone to a better career, but as middle-income jobs increasingly vanish, people are becoming stuck in these occupations. Read More »

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Lawsuits say McDonald's fails to pay employees for all hours worked

Workers have filed class-action suits against McDonald's, alleging it steals income with practices that drive wages below the legal minimum. Read More »

McDonald's Hit By Lawsuits Over Worker Pay

McDonald's Hit By Lawsuits Over Worker Pay

Latest move to call attention to pay practices in fast-food

Several lawsuits are being filed against McDonald's this week saying the fast-food chain engages in practices to avoid paying workers what they are owed. Read More »

Obama Moves to Broaden Overtime Rights

Obama Moves to Broaden Overtime Rights

Opponents cry foul, but millions may benefit

President Obama is changing the rules that exclude many American workers from getting overtime pay for longer hours. His opponents in Congress and business are lining up to oppose him. Read More »

Obama Rallies a Connecticut Crowd For Minimum Wage Hike

Obama Rallies a Connecticut Crowd For Minimum Wage Hike

Four New England governors join Obama in a college gym

President Barack Obama goes on the road to rally support for a federal minimum wage increase. First stop: New Britain, Connecticut. Read More »

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

From frying chicken to firing up the debate

How a young fast food worker from Brooklyn became one of the most prominent faces to push for a higher federal minimum wage. Read More »

Gap Raises Minimum Wage Ante To $10

Gap Raises Minimum Wage Ante To $10

Walmart considers a similar move

Gap, Inc. announced that it will set a minimum wage of $10 per hour for its employees by next year. Wal-Mart is considering supporting a minimum wage increase. Read More »

Chicago Sandwich Shop Reinstates Workers It Fired Three Days Before Christmas

Chicago Sandwich Shop Reinstates Workers It Fired Three Days Before Christmas

Snarf's CEO apologizes via Facebook page

Snarf's Sub Shop has agreed to hire back 20 employees it fired by email in December. Read More »

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

The new federal minimum wage covers only new contracts

President Obama announced he will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers covered by new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 Read More »

Most Overpaid and Underpaid Jobs in America

Most Overpaid and Underpaid Jobs in America

Other than minimum-wage workers, who should earn more?

When Americans were asked which they think are the most overpaid and least underpaid jobs, here's what they said. Read More »

5 States Likely To Approve A Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

5 States Likely To Approve A Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

21 states have a higher minimum than the federal amount of $7.25 an hour

As the country focuses on the minimum wage, which states are most likely to improve an increase in 2014? Read More »

Is 2014 The Year For Increasing The Minimum Wage?

Is 2014 The Year For Increasing The Minimum Wage?

70 percent of country supports increasing the federal minimum wage of $7.25

The federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 an hour. It's an election year and 70 percent of the country supports an increase. Read More »

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

One man's opinion. And it's a strong one.

Only those who believe in Santa Claus could think the employment situation is getting better, says this career coach. Read More »

D.C. Pushing $11.50 Minimum Wage

D.C. Pushing $11.50 Minimum Wage

Would be one of the nation's highest rates by 2016

Washington, D.C.'s city council is considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016. This adds to minimum wage activity across the nation. Read More »

Walmart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

Walmart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

Walmart says giving is for workers facing "extreme hardship"

A Cleveland Walmart is asking its employees to help each other out during the holidays. Read More »

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Major League Baseball Under Fire For Internship Practices

Possible unpaid internships are at the heart of the matter

The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are under investigation by the Department of Labor for possible minimum wage violations of low-paid employees. Read More »

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