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Why your paycheck isn't keeping up with inflation

Jan 16, 2023
The average paycheck lagged behind inflation in 2022, and the higher prices are hitting low-wage workers the hardest.
Recent data show that wages aren't growing at a fast enough rate to keep up with inflation, which impacts low-income workers the hardest.
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Crisis at Christmas: Strikes disrupt the U.K. during the festive season

Dec 29, 2022
During a wave of industrial unrest, triggered by the cost of living crisis, striking workers voice their discontent from the picket line.
Workers strike outside a mail-sorting office not far from London. The now-privatized Royal Mail service says it can't afford an inflation-matching pay hike.
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Employers get creative with inflation compensation

Aug 18, 2022
From early bonuses to gas cards and free lunch, companies offer perks to retain employees while struggling to keep their costs down.
To help workers deal with high prices, some employers have given bonuses or moved up pay increases. Other approaches include gasoline stipends or additional paid time off.
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The salary games some employers play

Jun 6, 2022
Withholding information about pay during the hiring process? In this economy?
Pay transparency laws aim to prevent pay discrimination. But some employers act like it’s inappropriate to even ask about pay. 
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All those people quitting jobs, where are they going?

Oct 28, 2021
Many flee stressful and unpredictable jobs and seek admin, communications and tech jobs — especially jobs that can be done remotely.
As people continue to leave demanding industries, competition is fierce for comfortable, work-from-home jobs.
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New overtime proposal raises salary threshold to $35,000

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 inflation — something that employers might welcome. 
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Fed workers face a zero-dollar pay stub

Jan 11, 2019
As the shutdown continues, nonessential workers face their first pay period without paycheck.

Millions of the nation’s lowest paid workers will get a new year boost

Dec 26, 2017
Analysts say local economies could also benefit from the wage hikes.