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 »
By Vickie Elmer
Good news: Companies are starting to worry so much that their talented workers may walk away that they're employing various retention tools -- including tuition reimbursement and higher salaries -- to keep their best people.
More good news: Two-thirds of companies in the last year have... 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 »
By Jennifer Liberto
WASHINGTON -- Chief executives at some of the nation's largest companies earned an average of $12.9 million in total pay last year -- 380 times more than a typical American worker, according to the AFL-CIO.
Average CEO pay rose 14 percent compared to 2010, when they earned $11.4... Read More »
What's the best strategy to make sure you get paid what you're worth (whether by your boss or a client)?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
In this tough economy we'd all like to earn a little more money. But given the fragile recovery and the throngs of Americans who still remain out of work, now may seem like a bad time to ask for a raise.
Still, many workers are long overdue for a boost in wages. Income growth has been stagnant for much of... Read More »
By Martin Crutsinger
WASHINGTON -- Americans' income rose in December by the most in nine months, a hopeful sign for the economy after a year of weak wage gains. But consumers didn't spend any more than they had in November. Instead, they ended up saving all their additional income.
Economists noted that... Read More »
By Stephen Ohlemacher
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why do Mitt Romney and other wealthy investors pay lower taxes on the income they make from investments than they would if they earned their millions from wages? Because Congress, through the tax code, has long treated investment more favorably than labor, seeing it... Read More »
Maybe it's because your mom's one, or your Aunt Suzie, or your Brother Jim. Maybe it's because you've had your life touched, or moved, or shaken by a few of them. Whatever the reason, people care about teachers, and how much they make. When AOL Jobs wrote of a report that claimed teachers were overpaid, our... 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 »
By Calli Tapler
In the boom times, taking a pay reduction was pretty much unthinkable. You worked hard and did well so you got a raise or a better job that paid more money. A decrease in salary was seen negatively, as if you'd done something wrong in your career. Read More »
It's that time of year for getting cozy, sipping cider and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. How many hours do you need to work to get ready for turkey time? Depending on your job, you may need a couple of hours or a couple of days to pay for the best meal of the year. Read More »
A report from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms once again that higher degrees really are worth the heavy cost, when it comes to the boost it gives your lifetime earnings. Your level of education has more of an effect on your salary than your race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, English-speaking ability or... Read More »
By Yinka Ibukun
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A newborn baby in Nigeria got added to a government payroll, earning about $150 a month for the last two or three years, a discovery indicative of the widespread corruption starving the oil-rich West African nation of much needed funds, authorities said Friday.
The... Read More »
The debate over federal employee pay is an old and always fiery one. Every year, the Federal Salary Council comes out with a report that states that federal workers receive significantly less pay compared to private workers in similar jobs. Then conservative think tanks strike back with their own analyses,... Read More »