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Stealing Wages

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By GREGORY N. HEIRES Retailers bemoan the estimated $14.4 billion they lose each year to shoplifting. What they don’t like to acknowledge is that they steal more than that amount—an estimated $15 billion—by paying their workers less than the minimum … Continue reading






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The Instability of Labor and the Gig Economy




By GREGORY N. HEIRES The gig economy is receiving a lot of attention these days as online businesses like Uber car service and Airbnb Inc. hoteliers prosper. Optimists predict online businesses will continue to grow rapidly and workers will increasingly … Continue reading






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The Economic Recovery Leaves Behind Low-wage Workers




By GREGORY N. HEIRES Wages have declined for most U.S. workers since the end of the recession in 2009, and there’s little hope for improvement without policy changes. The largest real wage declines have hit workers in the most poorly … Continue reading






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