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2011-02-07 15:10:56

Why in the United States are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Part of the answer lies in the unique economies of our larger cities, finds a study by Ronni Pavan of the University of Rochester and Nathaniel Baum-Snow of Brown University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. "Our results show that overall up to one-third of the growth in the wage gap between the rich and the poor is driven by city size independent of workers' skills," says Pavan. Using U.S. Census...

2011-02-04 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Building Trades Unions applaud the bi-partisan action taken yesterday by the U.S. Senate to defeat an attempt by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to deny Davis-Bacon Act wage protections on Federal Aviation Administration construction projects. By a vote of 55-42, the Senate tabled Paul's amendment to the FAA re-authorization bill (S.223). We were especially pleased that three Republican senators - Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mark Kirk...

2011-02-03 12:54:00

Agreement includes back wages, interest, benefits and job offers GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal contractor Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women who were subjected to systemic discrimination by the company. The settlement follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which found that the women were rejected for general laborer...

2011-01-14 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home health aides have stronger workplace protections because of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that the workers are subject to the overtime provisions of Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act, Labor & Industry Secretary Sandi Vito said today. As a direct result of the Nov. 17, 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Bayada Nurses, Inc. v. Department of Labor & Industry, home health aides employed by an agency are now considered...

2011-01-13 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Year-over-year wage gains for private sector workers are likely to improve in the coming months, according to the final fourth quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO ) The WTI rose to 97.29 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from 97.00 in the third quarter, marking the second straight gain. Previously,...

2011-01-12 00:01:23

PayScale Index reports decrease in consumer buying power with salaries at 2007 levels and the cost of goods continuing to rise Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 PayScale, Inc. today announced the 2010 Q4 PayScale Index that tracks quarterly compensation trends. Specifically, The PayScale Index follows changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in the United States. The newly released data shows wage levels at the end of 2010 were no higher than they...

2011-01-11 16:33:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information for professionals, today announced the 2011 release schedule for its Wage Trend Indicator(TM) report. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The Wage Trend Indicator(TM) is released in 12 monthly reports per year showing the preliminary, revised, and final readings for each quarter. A leading indicator of compensation trends, the index is...

2011-01-03 13:24:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the 2010 Cumulative Supplement to Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey. The treatise and its supplement are published by BNA Books in cooperation with the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law. It is a companion volume to the ABA/BNA Books treatise The Fair Labor Standards Act. (Logo:...

2010-12-30 10:56:00

Workers in 8 states to recover more than $1.5 million in overtime back wages HOUSTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor announced the filing of a consent judgment in a case against CEMEX Inc. and the recovery of $1,514,449 in overtime back wages for 1,705 current and former ready-mix drivers who worked in eight states. "Ensuring that workers are paid their full wages is a top priority of this department," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "This...

2010-10-14 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual rate of increase in wages for private sector workers likely will increase slightly in the coming months, according to the final third quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) In the third quarter, the WTI increased for the...