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  • CEO Pay Jumps in 2012 Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    CEO Pay Jumps in 2012

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports there was a 15 percent gain in the average pay of CEOs of big companies.

  • Public Pension Cost Cover-Up? Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Public Pension Cost Cover-Up?

    Moody's is reporting that many state public pensions are actually facing a much larger funding gap than their financial reports say. Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group CEO, and Steven Malanga, Manhattan Institute, discuss.

  • No Paid Time Off? Welcome to 'No-Vacation Nation' Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    The United States lags other countries when it comes to offering workers time off, and is especially tough on part-time workers.

  • A Low-Wage US Contractor Just Cooked Your Burger Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    People hold signs during a protest for better wages for fast food workers.

    Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?

  • Longer Benefits Keep People Jobless? Maybe Not Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
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    Extended unemployment benefits do not keep people from finding a job, a report showed. But whether extensions help or hurt the jobs picture is far from settled.

  • Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 1:13 PM ET
    Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

    Discussing whether Wall Street or Silicon Valley offers better benefits to employees, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin & Jon Fortt.

  • Q1 Employee Cost Index Up 0.3% Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    Q1 Employee Cost Index Up 0.3%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on first quarter employee compensation.

  • And the Worst Company in America Is... Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    And the Worst Company in America Is...

    Electronic Arts has been voted the worst company in America by Consumerist readers, beating out Bank of America, Ticketmaster, and even Carnival Cruise Lines.

  • Your Company's Next Health Plan: Drop the Doughnut Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    A new survey on corporate health benefits draws a picture of a world where companies go beyond building gyms and banning smoking, to rewarding employees for lowering their cholesterol and being monitored by a "primary nurse case manager."

  • The Great Health Care Policy Debate Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    The Great Health Care Policy Debate

    Ezekiel Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania vice provost for global initiatives, explains why entitlement reform doesn't necessarily need to include cutting health benefits.

  • Fortune's Top Five Companies to Work For Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 6:25 AM ET
    Fortune's Top Five Companies to Work For

    Leigh Gallagher, Fortune Magazine, reveals this year's list of top companies for workers to land a job, including Google, SAS, CHG Health Care Services, Boston Consulting Group, and Wegmans Food Market.

  • Morgan Stanley to Defer Bonuses Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley to Defer Bonuses

    All of Morgan Stanley's employee bonus' - both cash and stock - will be deferred if their total comp is more than $350,000 and the bonus portion of that pay exceeds $50,000, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • What Now? New 401k Worry Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    What Now? New 401k Worry

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports changes in the way IBM contributes to employee retirement accounts may have a wide-ranging impact, and discussing whether volatile markets could place workers in a vulnerable position, with Alison Borland, Aon Hewitt, and Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School of Management.

  • Best Corporate Management Practices Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    Best Corporate Management Practices

    Joel Stern, Chairman and CEO, Stern Stewart & Co speaks about the importance of the need to manage human capital in a way that doesn't just peg employees' performance to company bottom lines.

  • Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
    Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer

    A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.

  • The Email Heard 'Round the World Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:24 PM ET
    The Email Heard 'Round the World

    A lot of uncertainty on what a second term would mean for business, and CNBC's Robert Frank reports Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel sent an email to employees threatening job cuts if Obama wins.

  • European Countries With the Best Holiday Entitlements Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Statutory holidays: 28Public holidays: 8Workers in the United Kingdom are entitled to the highest number of holidays compared to anywhere else in the world.However, vacation entitlement are often more complex in the UK, since the actual holiday provision depends on company contracts and the treatment of public holidays. While employees are entitled to 28 days, firms are allowed to include the eight public holidays as part of the 28-day package. Therefore, some UK workers actually have fewer vaca

    Here's a list of European countries with the most mandated paid holidays per year, according to Mercer's 62-country report "Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines."

  • Most Workers Flub Their Health Benefits Enrollment Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    As the open-enrollment season for health benefits approaches, many workers will be making some bad choices.

  • Richard Branson's Five Rules for Business Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson

    When starting Student magazine and then Virgin Music, Richard Branson followed five simple guidelines that he still finds relevant and useful today.

  • Extreme Perks: Get Paid Extra to Go On Vacation Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 9:38 AM ET
    The Cook Islands

    A Denver startup is paying workers more to take a holiday. From rock climbing to house cleaning, see what some firms are offering to attract top talent.