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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

A must-read for Equal Pay Day, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has  published its annual pay gap analysis, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, complete with charts on the gender pay gap broken down by state, race/ethnicity, education, and age. The analysis shows that one of the widest pay gap disparities is […]

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Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Internationally And Online

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Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Internationally And Online

Equal Pay Day 2013 Events In The U.S., Overseas And Online From the National Committee on Pay Equity: The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a blog carnival all day on Equal Pay Day and a tweetchat at 1 pm (ET), with hashtag #TalkPay. This June will mark 50 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal […]

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Study: Women’s Pay Is Less Than Men In Every State And Major City

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Study: Women’s Pay Is Less Than Men In Every State And Major City

A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows the gender-based pay gap hurts women and families in every single U.S. state and all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas. Nationally, women with full-time jobs are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men who hold full-time jobs, according to the study conducted by […]

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Insurers Efforts To Delay Health Law Affects Benefits For Millions

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Insurers Efforts To Delay Health Law Affects Benefits For Millions

By JULIE APPLEBY KHN Staff Writer– Regulators in some states are trying to prevent insurers from getting around the health law by extending potentially cheaper, but more limited policies for another year, but other states are giving the firms leeway. At issue are rules that take effect Jan. 1, which require insurers to cover a set package […]

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U.S. Payroll to Population Rate Falls Further in February

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U.S. Payroll to Population Rate Falls Further in February

The U.S. Payroll to Population rate, as measured by Gallup, was 43.3% in February, down from 43.6% in January. Gallup’s unadjusted U.S. unemployment rate increased to 8.0% last month from 7.8% in January. …read more  

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Misclassifying Employees To Avoid Health Care Reform In 2014 Can Backfire

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Misclassifying Employees To Avoid Health Care Reform In 2014 Can Backfire

While the Affordable Healthcare Act doesn’t go into full effect until 2014, the employee count to determine which employers meet the threshold of 50 full-time employees will be based on 2013 numbers. That has some employers scrambling now to find ways to stay below the 50 person mark, a number which actually includes employees working […]

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Older Workers Delay Retirement, No End In Sight For Many

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Older Workers Delay Retirement, No End In Sight For Many

The Conference Board—Even as stock prices rise, unemployment drops, and overall recovery takes hold, more U.S. workers than ever are delaying retirement, according to a report by The Conference Board, Trapped on the Worker Treadmill? “It’s disconcerting that the two years in which the U.S. economy seemed to finally, if fitfully, turn the corner also left […]

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Recessions Are Killer, Cutting Short Older Workers’ Lives, Study Finds

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Recessions Are Killer, Cutting Short Older Workers’ Lives, Study Finds

Recessions can be fatal for older workers. A new study shows recession’s toll on health and reveals unexpected advantages of Social Security and Medicare for older workers, those in their 50s and 60s. The study conducted by Wellesley College economists found that over time, a recession can have significant, adverse effects on the health of […]

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Pressure Rising To Avoid Federal Health Care Program Spending Cuts

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Pressure Rising To Avoid Federal Health Care Program Spending Cuts

By MARY AGNES CAREY, KHN— Pressure is mounting for Washington to find a way to avoid the automatic spending reductions set to begin March 1, with President Barack Obama urging Congress to stop the “meat-cleaver approach” that he says will undermine U.S. military strength and “eviscerate job creating investments in education and energy and medical research.” But […]

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Minimum Wage: A Graphic Story

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Minimum Wage: A Graphic Story

Raising The Minimum Wage: The Graphic Story Of The Minimum Wage And The People Who Earn It In The United States. The federal minimum wage was last increased on July 24, 2009, when it rose from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour. It was the last step of a three-step minimum wage increase approved by Congress […]

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