- New bonus policy upsets some Wyoming state prison workers Updated: Jul-31-15 10:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Some Wyoming Department of Corrections employees are upset about a new policy that gives bonuses to new hires instead of veteran officers.
- Tomblin announces reduction in workers' comp premiums Updated: Jul-31-15 10:55 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says employers in the state will see an estimated $43 million reduction in workers' compensation premiums in the coming year.
- US paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter Updated: Jul-31-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.
- Starkville employee pay tied into raises for aldermen, mayor Updated: Jul-31-15 4:14 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - The Starkville Board of Aldermen has voted to increase the minimum worker pay rate by tying the issue with a salary increase that will boost salaries for the next administration.
- No coverage for worker hurt in wreck after business errand Updated: Jul-29-15 9:14 am
PHOENIX - An Arizona court ruling says an employee hurt in an auto accident isn't entitled to workers' compensation for her injuries though she had just made a business errand to finish her work day.
- Number of groups hiring Nebraska lobbyists reaches new high Updated: Jul-28-15 1:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - More groups than ever are turning to lobbyists to try to exert influence in the Nebraska Legislature, but spending on specific lawmakers remains difficult to track, a government watchdog group said Tuesday.
- Gutierrez says he will pay congressional staff overtime Updated: Jul-28-15 5:15 am
WASHINGTON - Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez says he will comply with a proposal made by President Barack Obama and pay overtime to members of his staff.
- Indiana mayor seeks 11 percent pay hike for city's officers Updated: Jul-27-15 4:07 am
GREENSBURG, Indiana - A southeastern Indiana mayor is seeking a nearly 11 percent pay hike for his city's police officers in hopes of preventing some of them from being lured away by better-paying jobs.
- Competition for workers in C. Indiana leads to incentives Updated: Jul-26-15 9:08 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The competition for workers in the central Indiana job market has grown so intense that one retailer is offering hiring bonuses.
- Advocates hopeful about $15 minimum wage in Connecticut Updated: Jul-24-15 5:19 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Momentum is building for a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Connecticut, at least for some workers, given the formation of a new low-wage worker advisory panel and this week's recommendation to raise pay for fast-food workers in neighboring New York, according to some state lawmakers and activists.
- Southwest flight attendants reject contract proposal Updated: Jul-24-15 4:45 pm
DALLAS - Flight attendants at Southwest Airlines Co. have voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract offer that included pay raises and a bonus.
- Where's the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike Updated: Jul-23-15 8:59 pm
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York's fast-food industry - and restaurant owners aren't loving it.
- Poland's police, firefighters, others demand higher wages Updated: Jul-23-15 9:31 am
WARSAW, Poland - Hundreds of Poland's police, firefighters and other uniformed workers have picketed the main government building to demand higher pay and modernization of their sectors.
- Jefferson Parish workers could get pay raises from spill Updated: Jul-23-15 8:05 am
GRETNA, Louisiana - Jefferson Parish government employees could be set to receive a 5 percent pay raise thanks to the recent oil spill settlement with BP.
- ACLU: Michigan judge employs 'pay or stay' sentences on poor Updated: Jul-22-15 6:56 pm
DETROIT - The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a Detroit-area judge known for sending poor people to jail if they can't immediately pay fines, saying the "pay or stay" policy is illegal and creating a debtors' prison.
- Lane County approves tax break for International Paper mill Updated: Jul-22-15 10:44 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved a five-year tax break totaling $8.56 million for the International Paper linerboard mill in Springfield.
- Ailing energy workers may be eligible for compensation Updated: Jul-22-15 9:35 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Employees who worked at what is now the U.S. Department of Energy office in Grand Junction could be eligible for compensation if they suffer from illnesses related to radiation exposure.
- Tennessee sheriff sues county over salary dispute Updated: Jul-22-15 8:53 am
BOLIVAR, Tennessee - Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen has sued the county mayor and the county over a salary dispute involving his department.
- Los Angeles County pushes $15 minimum wage for some workers Updated: Jul-21-15 8:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County on Tuesday became the latest area in the country to take a step toward lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour after officials were told it would either kill business or help lift bread-winners out of poverty.
- Legal fight over state worker pay sees 2 key rulings Friday Updated: Jul-17-15 9:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The legal ping pong over paying Illinois government workers without a budget took new bounces Friday, with appellate justices reversing one order and the Supreme Court declining to step into the fray.
- State troopers get hefty back-to-back pay raises in 6 months Updated: Jul-17-15 6:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Six months after receiving a sizable raise from lawmakers, Louisiana's state police got a second salary boost this month that, when combined, increased a trooper's pay by 30 percent on average despite continued state budget difficulties.
- Kaka tops Gerrard, Lampard, Pirlo on MLS salary list Updated: Jul-17-15 12:53 pm
BETHESDA, Maryland - Kaka remains Major League Soccer's highest-paid player at just over $7 million, and newcomer Steven Gerrard is No. 4 behind Toronto midfielders Sebastian Giovinco and Michael Bradley.
- Correction: SCOW--Farmworkers-Rest Breaks story Updated: Jul-17-15 11:47 am
SEATTLE - In a story July 16 about a Washington Supreme Court decision concerning farm workers' rest break pay, The Associated Press reported erroneously the identity of the general counsel of the Western Growers Association. He is Jason Resnick, not Jeff.
- W.Va. governor: 'misunderstandings' in prevailing wage fight Updated: Jul-16-15 12:26 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says there are "a lot of misunderstandings" in his administration's ongoing fight with Republican lawmakers over the prevailing wage for public construction projects.
- Shawnee County district attorney seeks higher staff salaries Updated: Jul-16-15 5:06 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Shawnee County district attorney told commissioners during a budget meeting that his office needs more space and better salaries.