Real wages are down almost 8% since 2006, according to the compensation research firm PayScale, which analyzed Consumer Price Index data and information provided by 3,000 clients.
Exceptions: People employed in the health care and engineering sectors have seen real wages grow by more than 10% since 2006.
Another silver lining: HR jobs have experienced a recent wage boost, growing 1.3% since late 2013.
- DOL's advice: Think twice before using interns as free labor
- New York City statute grants employees new sick leave rights
- Federal sequester raises issues for exempt employees
- Church wages don't count toward unemployment benefits
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