Wages and Salaries Category

April 9, 2019

Bank of America Will Lift Minimum Wage to $20, as Lawmakers Spotlight Inequality

A day before he was to testify before Congress, the chief executive, Brian Moynihan, said the lowest-paid workers would earn $17 an hour starting in May and $20 in two years.

April 4, 2019

Making Video Games Is Not a Dream Job

The workers behind hits like Fortnite and Call of Duty need unions to protect them from exploitation.

April 3, 2019

A Suit Against Disney Claims Unequal Pay for Women

The complaint, filed on behalf of two employees in the studio division, asks for back pay and for Disney to adjust salaries and benefits for female workers.

April 3, 2019

Short of Workers, U.S. Builders and Farmers Crave More Immigrants

As a tight labor market raises costs, employers say the need for low-wage help can’t be met by the declining ranks of the native-born.

April 3, 2019

Japan Stumbles as China’s Growth Engine Slows

A slump in exports raises questions about how effective Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies would have been without Chinese help.

April 1, 2019

U.S. Moves to Limit Wage Claims Against Chains Like McDonald’s

The Labor Department offered a view far narrower than the Obama administration’s regarding companies’ liability for workplace violations by franchisees.

March 31, 2019

A C.E.O. Who’s Scared for America

Capitalism, he says, is slowly committing suicide.

March 30, 2019

The $70,000-a-Year Minimum Wage

A small Seattle company shows that capitalism can have a heart.