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Class of 2011 Salaries Rise 2.3%

January 12, 2012
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The average starting salary for those with bachelor’s degrees in the class of 2011 was $41,701, up 2.3 percent from the class of 2010, according to the winter 2012 Salary Survey report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
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Financial Rewards of International Operations Comes With Potential Employment Costs

January 6, 2012
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The hiring and firing of employees at will, setting working hours, requiring employees to agree to noncompete agreements and even deciding whether to offer health care, vacation or maternity benefits are areas in which American employers enjoy a great deal of latitude, with relatively little government restriction or regulation. That's not necessarily the case overseas.
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Lady Gaga's Ex-Personal Assistant Sues Pop Star for Overtime Pay

January 5, 2012
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Jennifer L. O'Neill said her annual salary was $75,000, but she was not paid overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. She said she was on duty 24 hours a day.
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Data Bank Focus: Income Disparity

November 8, 2011
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Former Press Box Hostess Sues Indianapolis Colts Over Pay, Work Hours

October 12, 2011
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According to court documents, the woman is seeking class-action status that would include other unnamed hostesses, in part because ‘some, if not most, of the individual group members may not be aware of their rights to wages under federal and Indiana law, or may not, because of financial means or experience, be in a position to seek the assistance of counsel to commence individual litigation.’
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Grads' Average Salary Offer Tops $51,000: Survey

October 4, 2011
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Graduates earning business degrees saw their overall average salary rise 4.6 percent in 2011 to $48,805 from the September 2010 average of $46,672.
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Ford to Add, Retain 12,000 Jobs With New UAW Agreement

October 4, 2011
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The automaker plans to insource manufacturing work from Mexico, Japan and China. The 12,000 new or retained jobs include 5,000 previously announced positions, Ford said.
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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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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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