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UAW Says GM Workers Ratify Labor Contract By 2-to-1 Margin

September 28, 2011
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Under the pact, the automaker's 48,000 hourly workers have traded the promise of generous pay and benefits for job security and compensation gains that are more closely tied to the automaker's health, profitability and quality advances.
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Companies Ready to Tackle Changes Must Use Kid Gloves

September 27, 2011
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As the economy continues experiencing growing pains, more organizations are revamping their compensation programs.
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Ex-Sara Lee Executive to Land $2.5 Million in Leaving Firm

September 26, 2011
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According to the filing, C.J. Fraleigh will continue to receive a pro-rated amount of his most recent annual base salary of $597,000 through his termination date of Jan. 13, 2012. He also will receive severance of $2 million over 21 months, which is the equivalent of his annual salary plus 75 percent of his bonus target for fiscal 2012 ending June 30.
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Someone Is Getting a Raise — but Perhaps Not You

September 16, 2011
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Contrary to the sour economic mood, employers are giving salary increases averaging 3.1 percent in 2009, while only 10 percent of employers are freezing salaries of their workers, surveys conclude.
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Expect ‘Severe’ World Economic Downturn Next Year, Analysts Say

September 16, 2011
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Fitch Ratings estimates that the U.S., Europe and Japan will see a contraction of 0.8 percent in their combined gross domestic product in 2009, in contrast to estimated GDP growth of 1.1 percent for 2008.
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‘Say on Pay’ May Put Spotlight On HR Leaders

September 16, 2011
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Shareholder "say on pay" proposals seem to be picking up steam, and experts say this could put HR executives in the spotlight.
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Activision Shareholders Vote a Resounding Yes On ‘Say on Pay’

September 16, 2011
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Shareholders at the video game maker voted 69 percent in favor of a shareholder proposal that would give them an annual advisory vote on executive compensation. It marked the highest support for a say-on-pay proposal in the U.S. since investors first began voting on the matter two years ago.
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Dems Looking to Reverse Justices’ Limits on Pay Claims

September 16, 2011
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In a controversial pay discrimination case handed down last month, the Supreme Court majority asserted that Congress intended to strictly limit the time period in which a claim could be filed. Democrats in the House and Senate are poised to advance bills to overturn the ruling,
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Geithner Mulls Capping Exec Pay Tax Deduction—for All U.S. Companies

September 16, 2011
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The Treasury secretary nominee said he would consider ‘extending at least some of the TARP provisions and features of the $500,000 cap to U.S. companies generally.’
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University of Michigan Study If We’re in a Recession, It’s a Mild One

September 16, 2011
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If this is a recession, it is the mildest one the U.S. economy has experienced in 55 years, and 2008 will more likely be a year of subpar growth, according to a new economic forecast.
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