On average, working women in America earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn. Wage inequality varies greatly by state, according to the American Association of University Women.
Screening out job candidates who look tipsy on Facebook may seem like an obvious way to avoid hiring irresponsible workers. But there are pitfalls to this approach.
Maybe the unending chill this past winter is to blame. Almost 20% of Americans recently polled by Rasmussen Reports say they’re unhappy at work, and more than 60% say they have considered quitting.
Back in November, Consumer Reports magazine urged its readers to hold off on buying health insurance through websites operated by the state-based exchanges authorized by the Affordable Care Act. Now it holds a different view.
Some companies encourage employees to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other networks to spread the word about their work. So Honda Motor Co., among others, has issued social media guidelines for employees, with a caution.
Q. We are a nonunion company with a call center employee who has been stirring things up. Recently, he and a large group of first-shift employees stayed in the parking lot instead of coming back from lunch on time. A few of them held up signs saying, “Fair Wages Now!” We’d like to fire the bad apple. Are we taking any big risks if we do?