Surveys show most long distance truck drivers also did non-driving work like loading and waiting, but only a minority were paid for it.
Analysis shows that productivity-based payments are associated with recognised unsafe work practices including longer hours of driving and fewer rest breaks.
The digital economy has created millions of jobs that involve intense competition, unregulated working conditions and extremely low rates of pay.
Workers will soon get to see just how fat the fat cats have become.
The option of “holding out” for a permanent job looks increasingly risky as these opportunities dwindle.
The costs of casual work are now outweighing the slim benefits in wages (and even those are not as much as they used to be).
The focus should be on supporting women to negotiate fairer pay.
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
Leading Australian cricketers have indicated they may boycott forthcoming tournaments if no pay deal is reached.
Cricket has experienced its fair share of industrial drama over the years – and the 2017 dispute looks like a re-run of a brawl that enveloped the sport in Australia 20 years ago.
We get angry about pay disparities, but the complex nature of executive salaries makes it hard to know where to start.
ACTU president Ged Kearney called on Malcolm Turnbull ‘to stand up for workers in this country, to actually change the laws to protect people’s pay’.
Hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy workers stand to lose thousands of dollars per year after the Fair Work Commission's landmark decision to cut penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays.
Timekeeping laws still refer to the forgone days of punch cards and time clocks.
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If you think the hours you work are all converted directly into dollars, think again. There are a lot of ways employers can manipulate your time – some of which are legal, others highly questionable.
Early childhood educators are paid below the national average.
Research shows early childhood educators tend to prop up their low-paid jobs using their household income, or by borrowing from families.
Good incentives are about more than just dollars.
Incentive schemes are widespread in the corporate world. But they may be doing more harm than good.
BHP Billiton Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie didn’t get his incentive payments in 2016 after the Samarco disaster.
Like in the US and UK, Australian companies should be forced to disclose how the pay of CEOs compares with that of an average worker.
Obama’s speech announcing his new overtime rules emphasized their impact on economic growth.
Obama's new overtime rules will be a big win for workers, but they could also give a boost to companies and the economy.
Want to know how your salary jar stacks up?
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Pay transparency laws are the latest effort to eliminate the still-yawning gap between the salaries of men and women. Do they work?
Was Anthony Albanese right about truck driver pay and safety?
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Was Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, right to say that evidence shows better pay for truck drivers will improve safety?
If you’re a screenwriter, it’s Hollywood or bust.
Success as a screenwriter takes as much tenacity as talent.
Who gets paid the most?
Lots of research supports the idea that workers with higher educational levels and more experience earn more. But what about personality traits?
Counting your blessings. A worker at a chocolate factory in Germany.
Germany’s strategy for export-led growth has set the Eurozone up for a fall. Plans to introduce minimum wages in 2015 might be too little too late for European countries locked in a futile game of beggar-thy-workforce…