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Articles by Meg McSherry Breslin

A Nation of Wage Stagnation

October 14, 2013
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After a decade of flat wages, two economists say major changes are needed — and employers aren’t going to like them: Raise the minimum wage and create opportunities for workers to join unions.
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As Companies Get Wiser on Wellness Programs, Workers Get Healthier and Wealthier

September 18, 2013
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Says one expert: ‘It’s not just having a wellness program but rather saying that, “We are wellness.” ’
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Overturn of DOMA Opens Policy Options for Employers

August 8, 2013
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The ruling’s impact may be greatest for smaller businesses that don’t have comprehensive coverage packages for LGBT workers.
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DuPont Sees Bottom-Line Boost After Retooling Its Rewards

December 17, 2012
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Early results of DuPont's program have been encouraging, giving company leaders hope that its new recognition system will have a measurable effect on the company's overall business objectives. Studies also show that companies excelling in employee recognition are 12 times more likely to generate strong business results than their peers.
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Five Ways to Revamp Your Rewards System

December 17, 2012
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Companies and consultants offer tips on what, when and how to reward worthy employees.
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Year-End Employer Rewards to Employees Can Come in Small Packages

October 30, 2012
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A poll shows that the majority of workers don't expect or need huge end-of-year gifts: For 69 percent, a gift card of $25 will do.
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Tech Firms Pony Up Pay for Top Gen Y Workers

September 20, 2012
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A new survey reveals average salaries for millennials are topping $90,000 at some technology firms, although pay for the typical younger employees were far less, with average salaries at $39,700.
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Employees Increasingly Are Asking Bosses to Show Them the Money

May 16, 2012
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For many workers, perks are now no longer enough. Recently, 'it has been all about the base wage or salary,' a Buck Consultants principal says.
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Dodge Ball Anyone? When Work Becomes a 15-Minute Playground

April 6, 2012
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Recess at work programs are becoming an important element in an overall employee wellness package. ‘When you talk to people about wellness, it's not really that fun. But when you talk to them about recess, nobody is going to say it wasn't one of their favorite times of the day as a kid,' says one executive.
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