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'The Business Buffett Rule'

January 27, 2012
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For a company paying the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour (about $15,000 a year for a full-time worker), what if the total compensation for the CEO was capped at 100 times that? That means a CEO's annual income would be about $1.5 million. As pay goes, that's not peanuts. But it also is a far cry from packages that have ballooned for many execs into the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Data Bank Focus: But Real Earnings Fall, Too

January 27, 2012
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Prepaid Gift Cards Offer the Benefit of Found Money

January 25, 2012
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To reward their workers, nearly half of HR executives are using prepaid gift or credit cards as part of incentive programs and wellness initiatives.
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Aon Employees Face Tax Hit in HQ Move to London

January 24, 2012
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Aon spokesman David Prosperi declined to comment when asked whether the company would ease holding requirements on senior executives who must maintain certain percentages of Aon stock.
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Average Tech Pay in Silicon Valley Tops $100,000

January 24, 2012
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For the U.S. as a whole, technology workers reported their average annual wage rose to $81,327 in 2011 from $79,384 in 2010, according to a survey by Dice.
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Court: Ex-Temp Creates Fake W-2s

January 24, 2012
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The former temporary worker, Valerie Yvonne Brown, faces charges of aiding or assisting the preparation of a false or fraudulent document and identity theft, according to the filing.
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Employer Must Pay Workers' Compensation for Concurrent Job: Court

January 20, 2012
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William Thomas worked as a light equipment operator for the Warren County Department of Public Works when he was injured in 2009. Court records show that Thomas also was employed by a janitorial service at that time.
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Report: California Program has Little Effect on Worker Injuries, Fatalities

January 19, 2012
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While safety standards listed under the state Injury and Illness Prevention Program typically improve safety, the commission said it's unclear whether state mandates cause employers to be safer than companies that voluntarily implement such practices.
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The Foreboding Footnote to NYC's Job Growth

January 19, 2012
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Lower-paying jobs make up most of the city's expected job growth for the next two years as health care and social services positions flourish.
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