Employers rethink cost of living calculations

Oct 12, 2020
As employees stay remote and can move anywhere to work, some companies are reconsidering the math that goes into compensation packages.
People sit in socially distanced circles while picnicking at Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco. Some companies are reconsidering compensation based on a worker's location.
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Some states hike overtime salary threshold higher than Feds

Jan 1, 2020
A new federal salary level for low-paid managers to be eligible for overtime pay kicks in Jan. 1.
Employees work overnight in a factory.
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1.3 million lower-paid managers to get overtime

Dec 25, 2019
Salaried management workers who earn less than $35,568/year will be entitled to overtime pay starting Jan. 1, 2020.
Working late? More workers are eligible for overtime in 2020. Above, an office building in Chicago, Illinois.
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More Chinese students studying abroad return to China

Aug 27, 2019
In 2017 and 2018 some one million students studying abroad returned to China.
Prince Jiang left his life in Indiana to become the first certified Lego professional builder in mainland China.
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Younger workers more likely to talk pay with colleagues

Jul 4, 2019
Greater transparency around salaries could help close racial and gender pay gaps but can be tricky to navigate.
A group of business people having a meeting in an office
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