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2014-07-03 16:21:12

The family-owned company has a history of paying the industry's highest wages. FRESNO, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, peach and table grape grower Gerawan Farming has paid the highest wages in the industry. Today the family-owned and operated company announced that it is boosting its base pay wage from $10 to $11. (Gerawan's wages that are above base, such as grape harvest and packing, are already much higher than $11.)...

2014-06-03 23:00:29

NOVAtime invites business owners and HR professionals to register for its free webinar: Wage & Hour: Understand the Laws and Avoid Litigation, to be held online on June 18, 2014. Diamond Bar, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 NOVAtime Technology, Inc. (http://www.novatime.com), a leading provider of workforce management solutions, announced today that it will hold a complementary live webinar on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 on Wage and Hour laws. Called Wage & Hour: Understand the Laws and...

2014-03-13 16:26:32

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn invited actor Martin Sheen to hold a press event today with the Raise Illinois coalition at Saint Pius church in Chicago to make the case for raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Sheen, known for his starring role as President Jed Bartlet from the West Wing television series and other acting credits, as well as his activism for various progressive causes, used his celebrity status to urge elected officials to lift...

2014-01-27 20:21:23

Possible victims of wage theft in San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland, CA are encouraged to download our e-Book for wage law help SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Keller Grover LLP, a well-respected wage and hour law firm in California, has announced the launch of a new website http://www.cawagehourlaw.com for victims of wage theft. The online resource is presented as a simple to navigate website with multimedia functionality, downloadable e-Book, and...

2014-01-05 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MINIMUM WAGE Profile America -- Sunday, January 5th. The business world was confronted with a new idea on this date in 1914, when Henry Ford announced that he would pay his workers a minimum wage of $5 a day, which is about 117 in current dollars. The idea eventually gained general...

2013-08-05 10:01:44

Research from the University of Copenhagen has revealed the effects of a decade of decentralized wage negotiations in the private sector. In an article in the Journal of Labor Economics, researchers conclude that wages have risen for all employees and that companies are now better able to retain key personnel. "Average wages rise when employees and managers negotiate on an individual basis, without a collective-bargaining agreement dictating fixed rates for all," explains Jakob Roland...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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