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Stories with subject: Wages and salaries
  • Pay bias lawsuit by former state lawyer dismissed 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:52 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which a former lawyer for the New Mexico Attorney General's Office alleged she was a victim of pay discrimination based on her gender.

  • NY transit workers reach tentative contract deal 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:52 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

  • Oklahoma House passes state trooper pay raise bill 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:28 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers could get their first pay raise in seven years under a plan given final legislative approval Tuesday, though it remains unclear whether money will be available in the overall state budget to fund the plan.

  • Court expands legal rights for injured workers 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:22 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.

  • ND workers' comp agency sues over computer project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:37 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's workers' compensation agency has sued a Chicago company over a failed $17 million computer system overhaul.

  • Finmeccanica shares down on CEO change 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:20 am
  • MILAN - Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms.

  • Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:38 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday.

  • 100,000 direct care workers get pay raise 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:52 am
  • ALBANY, New York - New York's new budget will increase pay 2 percent for about 100,000 caretakers of the disabled and others next year, the first raise in several years for many.

  • NC farmers lead country on legal foreign workers 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:49 am
  • As a push to change U.S. immigration laws stalls, North Carolina farmers have proven adept at legally bringing thousands of temporary agricultural laborers into the United States using a specialized visa program.

  • Workers' comp benefits OK'd for wounded manager 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:43 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - An Omaha clothing store manager shot up to nine times in revenge for reporting an earlier robbery is entitled to compensation for drug and alcohol rehab and treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

  • Exxon CEO's compensation rises 3 percent to $28.1M 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:16 pm
  • IRVING, Texas - The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. received compensation worth $28.1 million last year, a 3 percent increase over the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a company regulatory filing.

  • NY to appeal ruling against salary cap 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:05 am
  • ALBANY, New York - New York officials say they will appeal a state judge's ruling against the $199,000 salary cap intended for executives at the Health Department's nonprofit contractors.

  • Dempsey is MLS' top-paid player 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:41 pm
  • Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey is the league's highest-paid player at $6,695,000 in guaranteed compensation this season.

  • Okla. GOP leaders plan to derail judge pay hikes 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Republican legislative leaders say they plan to derail a pay raise for members of the Oklahoma judiciary that would have also increased the salaries of the statewide elected officials such as the governor and attorney general.

  • State, unions agree on new 4-year contract 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:26 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Lincoln Chafee says Rhode Island has reached a tentative agreement with its public employee unions for a new contract that includes a 6 percent pay increase.

  • 2,000 Johns Hopkins hospital employees on strike 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:04 am
  • BALTIMORE - Two thousand Johns Hopkins hospital employees from maintenance workers to housekeepers and kitchen staff are on strike after union leaders and officials failed to agree on a wage increase.

  • JPMorgan awarded CEO Jamie Dimon $11.8M last year 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:07 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon's total compensation fell 37 percent last year to $11.8 million as the nation's largest investment bank grappled with billions in legal costs and fines.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • Denver Post studies impact of Colorado hiring law 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:44 pm
  • DENVER - More state workers have been hired without traditional public-employee protections, and more is being spent on them, after voters approved a constitutional change backed by several governors.

  • Marlboro maker Altria Group CEO made $17.5M in '13 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:07 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. CEO Martin J. Barrington's pay package jumped to nearly $17.5 million for fiscal 2013.

  • Opelousas board considers cutting leaders' pay 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:28 am
  • OPELOUSAS, Louisiana - An ordinance to reduce the salaries of the mayor and the Board of Aldermen by 7 percent was introduced at Tuesday's meeting.

  • Missouri budget would fund employee salary study 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:05 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers want to spend $300,000 to study the salaries of state employees.

  • Union: No SEPTA strike in immediate future 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:53 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - The head of the union representing transit workers in Philadelphia says a strike is not imminent.

  • Republic Airways pilots reject contract offer 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:28 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Pilots for Republic Airways overwhelmingly rejected a proposed 4-year contract that the company said would have put them at or near the top of wages for pilots at regional airlines.