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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The White House is proposing new rules that will boost the number of people eligible to receive overtime pay. The rules are facing opposition from the retail and restaurant industries.
Monday, June 29, 2015
The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from the current cap of $23,660.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The problem has had a wide impact, keeping farmworkers, Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes and foreign students from entering the U.S. The agency has 100 experts working on a fix.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Gap held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss its restructuring plan. The news comes a day after Gap said it will close a quarter of its North American non-outlet stores.
Monday, June 15, 2015
A judge handed former American International Group, Inc., Chief Hank Greenberg on Monday a symbolic victory in his lawsuit against the government over the bailout of AIG. While the judge sided with Greenberg on the merits of the case, he refused to grant Greenberg and other shareholders any compensation.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.
Friday, June 05, 2015
The Labor Department said Friday that employers added 280,000 jobs. The pickup in hiring brought more people back into the workforce, which pushed the unemployment rate up a notch to 5.5 percent.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data — like which free snacks tend to attract people to break rooms more than others.
Monday, May 04, 2015
The McDonald's turnaround plan is staking its future on being a "progressive burger company." But what does that mean?
Friday, April 24, 2015
Comcast called off its pending merger with Time Warner Cable Friday morning. Regulators were concerned that a combined company would control too much of the market for broadband Internet service.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?
Friday, April 17, 2015
Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Retailers rely on systems that require workers to be ready to work a shift — whether or not they end up working. The state attorney general is looking into the way big retailers handle scheduling.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Airbnb's entry into the Cuban market last week opened many American's eyes to what real estate on the island looks like. Interest in travel and buying homes is up, but there are plenty of challenges.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com and .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Kraft Foods recently announced a massive recall of its macaroni and cheese. The company — and the processed food industry in general — are hitting some stressful times.