Britain Looks to Address Inequality With Executive Pay Measures

By AMIE TSANG August 29, 2017 LONDON — Worried by a long-term rise in inequality, Britain announced on Tuesday a series of measures aimed at increasing transparency over executive compensation, hoping to ramp up pressure on companies that offer lavish...

Home Health Care: Shouldn’t It Be Work Worth Doing?

By EDUARDO PORTER August 29, 2017 Do you know who is going to care for you when you are old and frail? By current standards, it’s likely to be a middle-aged immigrant woman, with maybe a high school education and little if any training, making $20,000...

Economic Scene: Labor Wants to Make Nafta Its Friend. Here’s the Problem.

August 22, 2017 Eduardo Porter ECONOMIC SCENE Can Nafta be re-engineered to raise workers’ wages? Organized labor thinks so. As the United States sets out to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, union officials are pinning...

Start-Ups and Old Guard Spar Across U.S. on Noncompete Pacts

As some states make it harder to block workers from going elsewhere, Idaho has passed a law that tips the scale toward their employers.

Turf Battles: Blue Cities Want to Make Their Own Rules. Red States Won’t Let Them.

Turf Battles By EMILY BADGER July 6, 2017 At a time when Democrats are locked out of power from the White House, both chambers of Congress, the majority of governor’s offices and three-fifths of the country’s state houses, their ideas at least...

How a Rising Minimum Wage Affects Jobs in Seattle

Two studies offer conflicting conclusions on the law’s effects on the labor market, and some say the area’s economic boom is a larger factor.