AMERICAS

[US] IKEA raises minimum wage to $16 and adds more benefits [US] IKEA raises minimum wage to $16 and adds more benefits

IKEA US said it would raise its starting wage for US workers to $16 per hour, with some hourly wages...
11 Nov 2021

[US] $7 million mess after 2020 census workers’ payroll tax delay [US] $7 million mess after 2020 census workers’ payroll tax delay

Trump had sold the push as a way to get “bigger paychecks for working families” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
08 Nov 2021

[Quebec] Nurses impacted by healthcare payroll problems [Quebec] Nurses impacted by healthcare payroll problems

First, the province’s orderlies were affected and now it is nurses’ turn to complain about delays in retroactive payments.
05 Nov 2021

[US] 571k jobs added in October thanks to boost from hospitality [US] 571k jobs added in October thanks to boost from hospitality

Leisure and hospitality - a category including bars, restaurants and hotels - saw a gain of 185,000.
05 Nov 2021

[New York] Department of Labor issues cannabis and the workplace guidance [New York] Department of Labor issues cannabis and the workplace guidance

The MRTA legalised the use of recreational marijuana for individuals ages 21 and older.
04 Nov 2021

[US] Staff shortages continue despite wage increases [US] Staff shortages continue despite wage increases

US Labor Department figures released on October 29 show wages and benefits rising at their fastest pace since 2001.
02 Nov 2021

[US] $17 million back pay owed to detainees paid just $1 a day [US] $17 million back pay owed to detainees paid just $1 a day

It accused the GEO Group of violating state labour law and enriching itself unjustly.
01 Nov 2021