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Only one in three public school teachers think their base salary is adequate

Sep 12, 2023
They're paid less than others with comparable education and experience.
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Why it's getting more expensive to hire workers in China

Aug 9, 2023
China’s government is making employers pay more into its social welfare system, just as the economy is stalling.
Employees work on a speaker assembly line in Fuyang in China's eastern Anhui province. It's been getting costlier for employers in China to hire workers.
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Job-seekers lowball salary asks at "altruistic" companies

Aug 2, 2023
New research finds that job-seekers lowball their salary demands with employers who say they have an altruistic mission and do good in the world. The finding holds for nonprofit and for-profit employers that use “social impact framing” in their identity and messaging.
New research finds that job-seekers lowball their salary demands with employers who say they have an altruistic mission and do good in the world. The finding holds for both nonprofit and for-profit employers that use “social impact framing” in their identity and messaging.
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Pay transparency laws are changing the rules for salary negotiations

Sep 28, 2022
California will require companies to publish salaries in job postings, a move aimed at closing pay gaps for women and people of color..
California is joining a growing number of locales to require that most companies include salary ranges in job postings.
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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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With unemployment high, why can't companies find the workers they need?

Mar 17, 2021
There are many theories, including unemployment benefits being too high, a skills mismatch and low wages.
Businesses could attract more workers if they raised wages, one expert says. According to the National Federation Independent Business, that's starting to happen.
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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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