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300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

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 »

CEO John Hammergren: Earning $150 Million Under The Radar

CEO John Hammergren: Earning $150 Million Under The Radar

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 »

Scrubs On, Scrubs Off: Nurses Want To Be Paid To Dress For Work

Scrubs On, Scrubs Off: Nurses Want To Be Paid To Dress For Work

Whether companies should pay employees for the time it takes them to get into uniforms required to perform the job has long been a bone of contention between management and labor. The issue has been raised again by two nurses in Colorado, who have filed a lawsuit because they believe they should be paid to... Read More »

How Discretionary Income Changes During A Lifetime [Infographic]

How Discretionary Income Changes During A Lifetime [Infographic]

Ahhh, discretionary income. What most Americans wouldn't do to have more of it. It's the amount of money we have left over after paying for life's necessities -- food, clothing, shelter -- that goes toward buying fun stuff, such as iPads, vacations, jewelry or new cars, and more serious things, such as health... Read More »

Employee Can Keep $27,000 Overpayment, Court Says

Employee Can Keep $27,000 Overpayment, Court Says

Workers who get overpaid because of an accounting error usually find they have to pay the money back. But in Australia, a court has ruled that an employee of a recruiting company can keep about $27,000 paid to her in error because the overpayment prevented her from getting unemployment payments. Read More »

Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

Don't Wimp Out in the Face of Salary Negotiations

We know that, especially in today's economy, many job seekers are just grateful to receive a job offer. Make no mistake, having a job offer is a reason to celebrate, especially after all the hard work that goes into a job search. But you shouldn't consider yourself lucky just to have an offer and feel you need... Read More »

Wage Increases for U.S. Workers Not Keeping Up With Inflation

Wage Increases for U.S. Workers Not Keeping Up With Inflation

Despite the weak economic recovery, workers are likely to see a pay raise next year -- though a modest one -- a new survey of employers suggests. Employees can expect, on average, base pay to rise 3 percent next year, according to the 2011/2012 U.S. Compensation Planning Survey, released this week by Mercer, a... Read More »

Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

Five Industries With the Fastest-Growing Pay

As the economy perks up, wages in many industries are reviving, some faster than others. There are steady pay improvements in strong sectors, like health care, but what about the beleaguered finance and insurance industry? Wages there are actually showing signs of life, too, according to research from online... Read More »

Employees Expect Less Layoffs, More Pay In Months Ahead

Employees Expect Less Layoffs, More Pay In Months Ahead

In a pleasant sign that things are improving ever so slightly in the job market, more than a third of employees actually expect to get a pay raise in the next year, and a majority of those working feel confident they won't be laid off in the next six months. The sentiments could be an indicator that things are... Read More »

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