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10 Cities Where Wages Are Increasing

10 Cities Where Wages Are Increasing

The top city has seen a 3 percent rise in wages

PayScale's quarterly index of wage trends reveals the 10 cities where wages have seen the most growth in 2014. Read More »

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

On wages, hours, unpaid Internships and breaks

Getting paid (or getting a learning experience) are the reasons you took that summer job or internship, right? Learn about how to get paid, hours and breaks Read More »

Ask Donna: Answers to AOL Jobs Reader Questions On Wages and Overtime

Ask Donna: Answers to AOL Jobs Reader Questions On Wages and Overtime

Can my boss clock me out if I work through lunch?

Our resident employment attorney answers reader questions about being paid if you work through lunch and if religious employees are covered by overtime laws. Read More »

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

The complaint is the largest ever brought against the retailer

The National Labor Relations Board says the retailer illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees who participated in protests. Read More »

The Real Reason Unions Are Dying

The Real Reason Unions Are Dying

The country's GDP has been growing at a nice clip forever (give or take a recession or two). But in the past three decades, workers have been getting a smaller share of the pie. Many economists blame technology, saying it enables companies to increase productivity and supercharge profits, without giving workers... Read More »

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

GOP's 'Family Friendly' Bill Allows Comp Time Instead Of Overtime

Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give private-sector workers who more than 40 hours a week the option to take paid time off instead of being paid overtime. Read More »

7 Industries With Plummeting Salaries

7 Industries With Plummeting Salaries

Middle class wages, over all, have been pretty stagnant for over a decade. But not everyone's wages have stagnated. In fact, some people have seen their salaries rise at a rosy clip, while many others have actually become poorer. The Bureau of Economic Analysis has tracked average full-time income by industry... Read More »

What People Really Earn In 2013

What People Really Earn In 2013

PARADEAlana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson By Parade Ever wonder what your local mayor makes? Or the comedian at the company retreat? (Hint: It's more than you think!) In our annual jobs survey, salary taboos take a hike. Ben Strothman Age: 51 City: St. Paul, Minn. Occupation: Movie projector technician Pay:... Read More »

10 Cities With Fastest-Growing Wages In 2012

10 Cities With Fastest-Growing Wages In 2012

By Abby Rogers and Callie Bost Unemployment is still a major problem in the United States. But it looks like we're finally making our way out of the recession, at least in terms of pay wages. Read More »

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

In an era when so many American workers have seen their wages stagnate or even fall, paychecks for top executives have climbed astronomically higher. And higher. A new report shows that despite public outrage, the trend continues. Salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent last year to a median $14.5... Read More »

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

China: World's Largest Supplier Of Educated Workers

By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Low-wage, unskilled labor was once its competitive edge, but now China is quickly rising as the world's largest supplier of college-educated workers. By 2030, China alone will account for 30 percent of the world's new college-educated workers, predicts a study by... 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 »

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

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 »

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

The owner of three Subway shops won an award that no boss would want to receive. After workers in Anil Dhawan's stores in Vancouver, British Columbia, complained that they were pressured to waive their right to overtime pay, labor activists there awarded Dhawan the "Bad Boss Award." The Employee Action and... Read More »

Report: U.S. Is Creating Lousy Jobs

Report: U.S. Is Creating Lousy Jobs

By Dunstan Prial An analysis of recent labor market data shows that while the number of jobs created in early 2012 exceeds that of a year ago, the jobs added to U.S. payrolls paid less than those created in early 2011. In the first four months of fiscal year 2012, employment and withheld income tax... Read More »

FedEx Units Pay $3 Million To Settle Bias Claims

FedEx Units Pay $3 Million To Settle Bias Claims

By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department says the ground delivery unit of FedEx Corp. will pay $3 million to settle federal charges of hiring discrimination. The settlement with the department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs covers wages and back interest to more than 21,000 job... Read More »

Workers, State Officials Allege Labor Abuses At Calif. Warehouse Complex

Workers, State Officials Allege Labor Abuses At Calif. Warehouse Complex

Workers at a massive warehouse complex in Southern California are claiming that they were shorted wages and routinely subjected to workplace indignities, among other labor abuses, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The workers are employed at three large warehouses at a complex in... Read More »

Retail Manager Fined For Underpaying Developmentally Disabled Worker

Retail Manager Fined For Underpaying Developmentally Disabled Worker

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 »

Restaurant Workers Group Targets Darden In Race-Discrimination Lawsuit

Restaurant Workers Group Targets Darden In Race-Discrimination Lawsuit

It's been nearly 50 years since landmark passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that among other things prohibited discrimination in employment based on race or national origin. But that doesn't mean blacks and other minorities don't still face discriminatory practices on the job. One such allegation in... Read More »

Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

Number of Minimum Wage Earners Surges in New York

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 »

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