In most offices, poor performing workers could find that raise or bonus they were seeking is suddenly off the table -- or they may be suddenly sent packing. In the world of sports -- especially college sports, however, a big financial reward of hundreds of thousands of dollars could be coming.
Take the case... Read More »
For many employees, discussing pay with co-workers is something you just don't do, in part because employers -- especially smaller ones -- frown upon sharing such details. But no longer. As The Wall Street Journal reports, a small but growing number of private-sector firms are letting employees in on company... Read More »
The word "startup" for many people conjures up images of a newly formed tech company filled with young, not-too-well paid staffers who are hoping their stock options might be worth something someday.
But that's changing -- at least in tech hotspots, such as Silicon Valley, according to a new online... Read More »
No worker likes to lose pay -- especially when it's associated with unused sick pay or vacation time. But the case of former Bell, Calif., city prosecutor Eric Eggena is raising eyebrows because of the extraordinary amount he's seeking -- $837,000.
Eggena is suing his former employer, claiming that Bell... Read More »
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 »
In these tough times many people just want to work, so the idea of having a job that's enjoyable may seem a bit too pie-in-the-sky. For others, though, a good dollop of fun is just what's needed to make work worthwhile.
"Fun," of course, is an objective measure. But with the help of PayScale, AOL Jobs... Read More »
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars. That's how much a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee was paid last year under a presidential program that recognizes exceptional performance on the job.
The government worker, a veterinarian, was paid $179,700 in base salary and given a $62,895 "service bonus" for... Read More »
Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay.
The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden,... Read More »
One thing many U.S. workers were conditioned to accept during the recent recession was stagnant wages. But with the economy rebounding, more workers than not say they expect a raise this year, according to a new survey by Glassdoor.com.
And they might not be deluded.
Earlier this year, another survey... Read More »
A manager of a retail store in Australia reportedly has been fined 11,500 Australian dollars (about $12,400) by a government agency for underpaying an employee with developmental disabilities.
Fair Work levied the fine against Maria Doherty, a former manager and part owner of a Garfield Berry Farm store in... Read More »
By Alan Fram
WASHINGTON -- Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since the fall.
Lawmakers were... Read More »
By Jeff Karoub
DETROIT -- General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials have announced.
The Detroit-based automaker said roughly 19,000 salaried... Read More »
A judge in Norfolk, Va., has ordered the creation of a special grand jury to examine the case of a local community organization employee who continued to be paid even though she had been suspended from her job for a dozen years.
As the The Virginian-Pilot reports, Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles E. Poston... Read More »
It's not easy living on minimum wage in New York state. That's especially true in New York City, long known as one of the most expensive cities in the nation and the world, where eking out a living on $7.25 an hour for many means a meager existence at best.
Making matters worse in the Empire State is that... Read More »
Anyone employed in the pharmaceutical industry knows it's been a tough few years for large drug companies. With few new blockbuster drugs coming down the pipeline and patents expiring on the current crop of profitable ones, many well-known drugmakers have taken strong medicine to cut expenses, including... Read More »
The Great Recession and subsequent fragile recovery have shifted many Americans' view of taking time off from work. Fearing that they won't have jobs upon their return, plenty of workers leave paid vacation and sick days on the table -- and lose them because their employers require those days to be taken... Read More »
For many Americans, showing up for work each day ensures a steady paycheck and the means to pay bills and other necessities and comforts of life. But while money is a motivating factor for many employees to go to work, it isn't the main driver for how well they perform their jobs, a recent survey... Read More »
Working in China's burgeoning manufacturing sector is proving exceedingly tough for many Chinese workers. Long hours and intense pressure to quickly churn out the latest high-tech gizmos destined for overseas markets have led to protests and even suicides among some workers, according to media... Read More »
The recent recession and ongoing sluggish economy have contributed mightily to ongoing debate about the divide between rich and poor. Growing wage inequality is one of the drivers behind the recent Occupy Wall Street protests that spread across the country and the world.
The richest of the rich have been... Read More »