[caption id="attachment_6985" align="alignright" width="620"] Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant encouraged protesters to block freeways on May Day[/caption] The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a "day of action" on which city employees are welcom...
For bosses who want to spy on employees at work, it’s never been easier – or more commonplace – than it is today. But the practice has HUGE drawbacks. Despite the fact that some companies justify employee monitoring as a way to make their operations run more smoothly, it can actually damage mo...
Contrary to popular belief, there are no laws against sharing salary information -- and doing so actually increases the chance of being paid fairly. To ensure that you’re paid fairly at your job, the best advice may be to talk to co-workers about how much you make. Seriously. This is exactly wh...
Quit your job to help our economy? This past September, more than 2.6 million Americans – nearly 2% of the entire workforce -- quit their jobs, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report last Thursday. This marks the highest "quit rate" since back in 2008 (April), when the Great Recession...
Oftentimes stay-at-home moms are depicted as modern-day June Cleavers, dressed in sleek Lululemon gear while shuttling their kids from school to T-ball practice to piano lessons and then home again for hand-made organic dinners. These women have supposedly chosen to take an extended leave from the w...
Last week a coalition of Chicago aldermen put forth an ordinance proposing a $15 an hour minimum wage for workers in the nation’s third-largest city. According to details in the ordinance, corporations with more than $50 million in annual sales would be required to increase minimum worker pay to ...
Every job comes with its own load of stress, but a new report from the job search site CareerCast details which positions have the most and least. As the study reveals, jobs where employees risk their lives in the daily round of work, such as military personnel and firefighters, rank as the most st...
On the surface, the U.S. employment picture seems to be improving these days. We hear that we’re in a period of steady (albeit slow) economic recovery, that more and more companies are hiring, and that unemployment is gradually inching downward. But according to recent surveys by Salary.com, many...
Today there are fewer Americans in the workforce than at any time over the past 35 years. And women of the Baby Boomer generation are leading this surprising job-market exodus following the Great Recession. The U.S. labor force participation rate stood at a mere 63.2% in August of 2013 – the lowe...