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  • Minimum wage battles to continue in 2015

     Minimum wage battles to continue in 2015
    Labor notched some big wins last year in its efforts to beef up its ranks. Organizers vow to continue that push this year on signature items such as raising the minimum wage, but business groups are equally adamant about pushing back. Also on the...
  • Hokies bump pay for assistant football coaches in 2015

    Bud Foster isn’t the only Virginia Tech assistant football coach receiving a raise. The school bumped the pay of each of his eight colleagues 6.0 percent. The increases were mandated by a clause in head coach Frank Beamer's contract, which calls...
  • 2015 job market: more opportunities, better offers

    2015 job market: more opportunities, better offers
    South Florida's workers shouldn't quite take the attitude of Johnny Paycheck, who sang "take this job and shove it," in the late-1970s. But workers "are starting to not be as scared. People are looking at new opportunities and growth again, rather...
  • Language in proposed Virginia budget worries workers, patients

    Language in proposed Virginia budget worries workers, patients
    A paragraph in Gov. Terry McAuliffe's new Medicaid budget is sending ripples of concern through the home health care industry, worrying workers and the families they serve. Advocates said the new rule could cause labor shortages, push disabled people...
  • Audit finds $30 million in 'questionable' court spending and salaries

    California's court leaders spent $30 million over four years on "questionable" expenses and salaries, leaving less money for cash-strapped trial courts, a state audit said Wednesday. The audit, ordered by the Legislature, called on the court's statewide...
  • Insurance costs continue to squeeze workers

    Insurance costs continue to squeeze workers
    Although health insurance costs have not exploded under the Affordable Care Act, as many critics said would happen, the law hasn't provided much relief to American workers either, according to a new study of employer-provided health benefits. Workers...
  • Cut costs by getting your health plan to cover more of your care

    We don't have to tell you that the cost of health insurance has been steadily rising. The average U.S. worker with employer-provided coverage now pays $9,695 per year in premiums and other out-of-pocket costs for a family of four, according to the...
  • On-call workers entitled to pay for all hours spent at job, court rules

    Employees who while on call are required to stay at a worksite should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. In a decision written by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, the state’...
  • Middletown School Superintendent Asks For 6 Percent Budget Increase

    MIDDLETOWN – Superintendent Patricia Charles is seeking a nearly 6 percent increase in education spending for the 2015-16 school year, saying her budget would "move the schools forward." However, anticipating resistance to her $80.7 million...
  • Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes

    Financial advising firm focuses on professional athletes
    When a new professional athlete gets that first big paycheck, it can be hard to suppress the desire to splurge on a sports car, luxury condo or whatever catches his or her fancy. Friends, family and associates might come looking for a piece, whether it'...
  • Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals

    Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals
    Graphic designer Jonathan Ng didn't worry much about his spending habits or his trouble finding a full-time job that came with employer-sponsored health insurance. Then the 29-year-old New York transplant got engaged and took an online quiz to determine...