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Compensation and Benefits

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  • 'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
  • Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers

    Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers
    Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday as they ended a three-day strike over higher wages — and said they could walk off the job again. Hopkins officials had not presented a...
  • Struggling Hopkins workers need better wages, not unusable benefits [Letter]

    Struggling Hopkins workers need better wages, not unusable benefits [Letter]
    Johns Hopkins Hospital President Ronald R. Peterson talked about the "generous benefits" he offers to employees ("Balancing priorities and resources at Johns Hopkins," April 11). But I'm a Hopkins employee, and I can't afford many of those "generous...
  • Sources: Ravens exercised fifth-year option for cornerback Jimmy Smith

    Sources: Ravens exercised fifth-year option for cornerback Jimmy Smith
    The Ravens have exercised their fifth-year option on starting cornerback Jimmy Smith, according to league sources. Smith is now due a partially guaranteed $6.898 million base salary in 2015, compensation that becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the...
  • Questioning wage law built on the kindness of strangers

    I want to thank Mr. Sean Malone, the Annapolis lobbyist, for getting me to look a little deeper into something we generally regard as acceptable without giving it much thought — the base wage for tipped workers. In my column of April 9, I...
  • Social Security to end decades-old letter service

    Social Security to end decades-old letter service
    — The federal agency best known for paying retirement benefits is shutting down a curious side business it began nearly 70 years ago: helping people connect with long-lost relatives. Since the end of World War II, the Social Security Administration...
  • Thousands gather to protest pay at Hopkins Hospital

    Thousands gather to protest pay at Hopkins Hospital
    Many held signs reading "End Poverty Pay at Johns Hopkins Hospital." Some repeated union rally chants. Others brought their children and family for support. All gathered Saturday at the Inner Harbor to demand better wages and benefits from the world-...
  • City hopes reclaimed brick will pave way to jobs, sustainability

    City hopes reclaimed brick will pave way to jobs, sustainability
    For years, the city has fought blight with excavators, clawing down abandoned and decrepit buildings. This month, it started to attack its vacant home problem by hand, signing off on a plan to take apart a selection of houses brick by brick....
  • Living on a retirement budget before retirement

    When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked. "I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
  • How to grow your retirement nest egg

    As private-sector companies that offer traditional pensions grow scarce, individuals are left to navigate retirement savings largely on their own, often turning to employer-sponsored 401(k) programs to help create a nest egg. Those who don't can turn...
  • Omega awards bonuses, reports increased income, funds from operations

    Omega awards bonuses, reports increased income, funds from operations
    The CEO of a Hunt Valley-based real estate investment trust, which has a portfolio of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the U.S., was awarded $7.3 million in compensation for 2013, a year that the firm’s returns placed it among...
  • Fairness for caregivers [Editorial]

    Fairness for caregivers  [Editorial]
    If Maryland moves to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — as it should — employers around the state are going to have to adjust the way they do business, even if they don't presently have any minimum wage workers. Once those with lower...