On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed the Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information into law. This executive order prohibits federal contractors from retaliating against workers who discuss their wages and salaries, but even if you don't work for the government, it's part of a trend that could affect your working life.
Jennifer Lawrence is known for being a badass, whether she's on the big screen fighting a dystopian civil war or railing against body shaming to Barbara Walters. Cripes, she's won an Oscar and been nominated for two more, PLUS she's the lead in a billion-dollar grossing movie trilogy (and a half) and she just turned 25! With a no-nonsense head on her shoulders, she's made waves a few times in Hollywood for speaking her mind, but she hasn't spoken out about the gender pay gap, until now.
If you were absolutely sure your boss couldn't retaliate against you for revealing your salary to your co-workers, would you tell? Thanks to improved worker protections, we might soon find out.
Over the past 15 years, the city of San Francisco has given us evidence of what happens when we raise the pay and benefits of low-wage workers. Is it doom and destruction or the city of Oz?
Anyone who has ever had a boss plead poverty as an excuse for not giving raises, or even paying living wages, needs to read this article. The United States of America has no regulations regarding the difference between lowest and highest paid employees and CEOs of companies. That means people who pay minimum wages with no benefits to workers are free to set six figure take-home salaries for themselves, and it happens all too often. The fight to reverse this growing gap is starting.
Some economists argue that raising the minimum wage gives more people the power to purchase goods and services, while others say that raising the minimum wage hurts the poor, because businesses aren't able to hire as many low-wage workers. Both arguments are right and wrong at the same time.
Mothers get the short end of the stick when it comes to equal pay in the working world. But, contrary to popular belief, working mothers might actually make the best employees.
Economists argue over whether inflation has shrunk the minimum wage, and they never seem to resolve the issue. Here we have the argument over money and inflation simplified.
Hold on to your pearls, Donna Reed. Gone are the days of women staying home to clean house and cook a roast while their men head to the office. A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center showing that women make up 40 percent of the household breadwinners. What does this mean for the gender wage gap?