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What does "tight labor market" mean? Opportunity!

by Tracey Samuelson May 3, 2019
Workers' bargaining power is greater.

New overtime proposal raises salary threshold to $35,000

by Erika Beras Mar 25, 2019
Three years after a similar, failed Obama administration proposal, the Department of Labor has issued a new proposal that would allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay. This time, the proposal is not tied to…
A new proposal to allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay comes three years after a similar Obama-administration proposal that failed.
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What happens when a company like Amazon raises wages everywhere?

by Amy Scott Oct 2, 2018
It puts some pressure on firms that might not be ready to raise workers' pay, one economist says.
A worker packs cat food at the Amazon fulfillment center in May in Aurora, Colorado.
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Amazon ups wages for 350K, says it will advocate better pay

by Associated Press Oct 2, 2018
Employees at Whole Foods, which Amazon now owns, will get the same pay hike. Amazon's hourly operations and customer service employees, some who already make $15 per hour, will also see a wage increase.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a press conference in Santa Monica, California.
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Enforcing minimum wage is harder than you think

by Kai Ryssdal and Paulina Velasco Feb 23, 2018
Victims of wage theft have few options, a Politico investigative reporter says.
Workers celebrate outside the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles on April 4, 2016, after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.
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Here is the truth about wages that you won’t hear from Trump

by Jana Kasperkevic and Kimberly Adams Feb 2, 2018
Are wages really growing under President Donald Trump?
President Donald Trump holds a glass of water before he delivers the State of the Union address.
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The financial reality facing America's 16 million retail workers

by Marielle Segarra Jan 29, 2018
A lot of retail workers have to use credit cards and borrow money from family members to meet basic expenses.
A female Wal-Mart employee walks through a parking lot as she returns to work at a Wal-Mart store June 23, 2004 in St. Charles, Illinois.
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Can you convince Americans to support lower corporate taxes by promising them a pay raise?

by Reema Khrais and Jana Kasperkevic Oct 18, 2017
President Donald Trump said that lowering corporate taxes could result in a $4,000 pay raise for U.S. households.
President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform at the Indiana Farm Bureau today in Indianapolis.
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Workers who provide services to veterans and their families just took a pay cut

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 28, 2017
Government contract employees are on the losing end of a new federal contract.
About 400 people were affected by pay cuts at the Family Assistance Service Centers.
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How to ace a job interview? We asked a manager

by Hayley Hershman Apr 21, 2017
Is it OK to bring up salary in an interview?
Prepare for the one interview question you're dreading the most.
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