It has nothing to do with the burden or lack thereof carried by the rich. It is because we want to throw money at the problem – preferably money belonging to someone else.
Only seven years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was written into law by Barack Obama, an act named for the woman who wouldn't take pay discrimination lying down, a junior version of the fair-pay queen has risen in Kansas City, Kansas. A teen, a hero, a pay-discrimination advocate ... More »
If the price that one pays for an asset is “fair” or “reasonable,” then one should not doubt having made the transaction. He/she might need to reevaluate whether the current price still reflects a reasonable value at a later date. After all, if a company’s share price...
Dana White believes he has a number of fairly reasonable responses to Donald Cerrone’s recent statement that his current UFC contract shows he “don’t mean (expletive)” to the companyFiled under: News, UFC, Videos
People love to be scared by movies. The fact that we pay money to sit in a dark room with complete strangers, hoping to scream and jump in terror, is inherently sadistic, albeit in a fairly tame fashion. However, what scares audiences...Show More Summary
Lilly Ledbetter hears from women all the time -- at events, at airports, via email -- who suspect wage discrimination on the job and seek her help. "It’s an epidemic," she said of pay inequality. "In this country, we have resources. We are better educated. We shouldn’t be in this situation."
A company’s stock can rocket even as its operations are being run into the ground. But how else to link a chief’s pay to performance?
The first bill President Obama signed into law after his inauguration was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named for Alabama woman Lilly Ledbetter. Ledbetter made a name for herself in a decadelong fight with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after learning they were paying her significantly less than her ... More »
The LedBetter Gender Equality Index -- cleverly named in homage to Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Fair Pay Act -- lays bare the gender ratio at the top of the 230 companies that own nearly 2,000 of the world’s most popular consumer brands.
Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released an annual publication, titled “The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2013.” This excellent report details the amount that different households pay in federal taxes,...Show More Summary
An appeals court said dancers at Extasy in Prince George’s County are not independent contractors.
“Therapy for a Vampire” may not pay off on its promising title, but this spoofy trifle still offers its fair share of diversions. Writer-director David Rühm enjoyably mines every vampire trope in the book to spin this Mel Brooksian-lite tale of thwarted romance, psychobabble, vanity, envy and...
A hearing is set for June 23rd after a year-long panel inquiry into the business practices of major pay TV companies.
While your paycheck gets smaller, the owners of some industries make out, writes jobs columnist Nick Corcodilos. Picking good employers who pay you for your contributions to profitability has become a much more challenging task. Photo...Show More Summary
Some may think that streaming services are no longer the center of technological innovation in music. As a cooperatively-owned streaming platform that runs on the blockchain and pays artists directly and fairly, Resonate begs to dif...
"To be paid less just because of my sex -- it doesn't seem fair."
LOS ANGELES — The president of the New Frontier Democratic Club made his hard pitch for voting for Hillary Clinton inside the South Los Angeles community room. She will lead the charge for racial equality and fair pay for women, Mike Davis told the two dozen black men and women last month. She will...
French star Jean-Michel Jarre is urging that musicians, authors and content creators are paid fairly. The CISAC president is on tour to promote his new album Electronica 2.
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), it is not possible to afford a two-bedroom apartment at the fair market rent price working full-time at the current minimum wage -- in any state...
Robin Wright bears a striking resemblance to her House of Cards character Claire Underwood, according to Vanity Fair. At least when it comes to not tolerating any less than desirable behavior. The actress, who turned 50 last month, revealed that she fought tooth and nail to be paid just as much as her Netflix show’s... Show More Summary