The purpose of the Labor Department is to advocate on behalf of workers. As such, it deserves a qualified leader of competence and commitment.
South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, promised radical economic transformation in his 2017 state of the nation address. A lot of what he said in support of this promise is alternative facts.
The idea of a minimum wage has become widely accepted so why is a maximum wage so controversial?
Despite performing the same job, one of BA's three cabin crew fleets earns far less than their colleagues.
South Africa's proposed national minimum wage must not be seen as a solution for all the country's economic problems but as a floor to protect the most vulnerable workers.
Do Mexico's lowest earners need a big raise?
A global movement of low-wage workers is improving conditions for fast food employees and others in the U.S. and around the world. A Dartmouth labor historian examines the movement's origins.
Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality.
Reducing the minimum wage - and eliminating income tax for those workers - is a far better strategy to tackle poverty.
Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the world. The retailer's size means it has huge influence on labor standards. A Dartmouth historian profiles the women who are pushing Walmart to improve.
Obama's new overtime rules will be a big win for workers, but they could also give a boost to companies and the economy.
The new regulation will allow millions more U.S. workers to qualify for overtime pay. Our experts assess the impact.
Boris Johnson says so. But the reality about EU minimum wages and the effect on migration is more subtle.
Falling homeownership rates, stagnant wages and diminishing retirement savings mean that for more and more Americans, the middle-class dream is slowly dying – if it's not already gone.
While it's true that many big businesses are reliant on cheap labour, the new national living wage is unlikely to hurt their profits too badly.
There are few markets that have easier entry and exit than those in the sharing economy.
The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
Three of our regular writers offer their thoughts on the key economic issues and themes in the new year.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.