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 »
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 »
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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.
City: St. Paul, Minn.
Occupation: Movie projector technician
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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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »