- Boston mayor, city councilors seek hefty pay raises Updated: Aug-31-15 4:02 pm
BOSTON - Boston's mayor and City Council are again looking for pay raises that could make them among the best compensated of comparable cities across the country.
- State may approve up to $15-hour wages for home-care workers Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Home-care workers and the state will likely approve a contract that makes $15-per-hour wages possible.
- US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July Updated: Aug-28-15 9:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.
- Arizona pension fund for police gets new top executive Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 am
PHOENIX - Arizona's pension fund for public safety workers has a new chief administrator to oversee the multi-billion dollar plan's investment portfolio.
- California lawmakers approve equal pay protections for women Updated: Aug-27-15 6:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's state Assembly on Thursday approved legislation aimed at closing the wage gap between women and men through what proponents describe as the strongest equal pay protection in the nation.
- Dole Food CEO, former top exec ordered to pay $148M Updated: Aug-27-15 4:40 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.
- KCC workers opting to leave civil service for pay raises Updated: Aug-26-15 10:50 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Corporation Commission said 81 percent of its classified workers have chosen to leave the state's civil service system in exchange for a pay raise.
- PM hikes Romanian doctors' wages by 25 percent Updated: Aug-26-15 7:59 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's prime minister has hiked doctors' and nurses' wages, among the lowest in Europe, by 25 percent after medics threatened to strike following a court ruling that they could no longer accept informal payments and gifts.
- Public workers won't pay more for health care in 2016 Updated: Aug-25-15 6:00 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The health care costs of South Carolina's public employees will stay the same next year, but their employers will pay more.
- Detroit art museum reports raises, bonuses for 3 executives Updated: Aug-25-15 12:18 pm
DETROIT - An art museum that relies on tax dollars and had a key role in Detroit's bankruptcy case is proposing bonuses and pay raises for three executives, including the recently retired chief executive whose loan on a six-bedroom home will also be forgiven.
- 2nd-highest paid L.A. employee paid through settlement Updated: Aug-25-15 5:44 am
LOS ANGELES - Newly released salary data shows that the second-highest paid Los Angeles County employee made almost $790,000 in 2014, but didn't attend work a single day.
- Monroe County commissioners to seek significant pay raise Updated: Aug-23-15 1:20 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Monroe County's commissioners are seeking a pay raise that's well above what the southern Indiana county's council has recommended for its elected officials.
- Va. retirement system officials earn state's top salaries Updated: Aug-23-15 12:56 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Seven Virginia Retirement System officials top a list of the highest-paid state employees.
- Birmingham approves minimum wage increase to $10.10 Updated: Aug-18-15 7:16 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday to set a minimum hourly wage in the city and increase it to $10.10-an-hour by July 2017.
- Judge accused of groping woman is suspended without pay Updated: Aug-18-15 10:37 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A central Pennsylvania judge accused of groping a woman who appeared in his courtroom has been suspended without pay while facing bribery, harassment and other charges.
- New Orleans mayor signs living wage ordinance Updated: Aug-18-15 7:40 am
NEW ORLEANS - A new minimum wage in New Orleans guarantees workers under city contracts a 44 percent increase in pay.
- Connecticut shutters nail salons over wage violations Updated: Aug-17-15 4:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - State labor officials shuttered nearly two dozen nail salons, recovered more than $47,000 in wages owed to employees and penalized businesses $100,000 for pay and records violations.
- Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' wins suit against ex-employer Updated: Aug-17-15 1:53 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - A Russian court on Monday awarded symbolic damages of one ruble ($0.01) to a former "Kremlin troll" who sued her ex-employer and demanded closure of what she describes as a "factory" that has been churning out Internet propaganda defending President Vladimir Putin.
- More than $7M in back pay unclaimed in New Jersey Updated: Aug-14-15 1:06 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Nearly 10,000 workers in New Jersey are owed more than $7 million in back pay and they may now know it, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Belle Fourche police chief pushes for higher officer wages Updated: Aug-14-15 8:50 am
BELLE FOURCHE, South Dakota - The police chief in Belle Fourche (foosh) says he would rather have fewer but better-paid officers on the force.
- Huntsville mayor won't seek raises sought by firefighters Updated: Aug-14-15 7:47 am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The mayor of Huntsville is pouring cold water on firefighters' request for a pay raise.
- Prosecutor: NY-based 'scam charity' duped high school kids Updated: Aug-13-15 6:15 pm
MINEOLA, New York - More than 100 New York teenagers - and dozens in Chicago, Houston and Nashville, Tennessee - were duped by a Long Island-based "scam" charity into working at concession stands at major sports and entertainment venues in those cities on the promise they would be paid $9 an hour, but most received little or no compensation, prosecutors said.
- Columbus' 2016 budget includes 3 percent raise for employees Updated: Aug-13-15 5:31 am
COLUMBUS, Mississippi - Columbus city employees would get a 3 percent pay raise in the upcoming fiscal year if the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget is approved.
- US Labor Department: Savannah River contractor discriminated Updated: Aug-12-15 3:31 pm
AIKEN, South Carolina - The contractor who manages the Savannah River nuclear site in South Carolina must pay more than $235,000 to some female and black employees after the U.S. Department of Labor found the workers were underpaid.
- US Labor Department: Savannah River contractor discriminated Updated: Aug-12-15 3:22 pm
AIKEN, South Carolina - The contractor who manages the Savannah River nuclear site must pay more than $235,000 to some female and black employees after the U.S. Department of Labor found the workers were underpaid.