JPMorgan Chase & Co Inc said on Tuesday it will raise the minimum wage for 18,000 US employees over three years, a decision that follows political pressure and moves by some states to raise pay for low-level workers.
President Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.
The president scooped ice cream at Bask
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor is working on a move to increase the minimum wage for Saudis under the Nitaqat program, said a report.
The ministry is preparing a comprehensive list to raise Saudi wages in the private sector
Egypt will spend 29.6 billion Egyptian pounds ($4.30 billion) on a stimulus package to get its moribund economy going, a third more than previously planned, according to a Finance Ministry statement on Monday.
The original plan an
Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has set a minimum wage of 1,200 Egyptian pounds ($170) a month for workers in the public sector, to take effect from January, the state news agency said.
A newly-formed trade union, the Bahrain Labour Union Free Federation (Bluff), has questioned why the country's labour law does not include a minimum wage for Bahrainis and expatriates.
Bluff, which was formed last month, wants
Kuwait lawmakers are considering a separate law to set a minimum salary for the roughly 560,000 domestic workers in the country and impose rules protecting them from abuse.
'This is the first step. It is a most welcome legislation beca
A senior official has ruled out the introduction of a minimum wage for foreign workers, saying it could undermine the country's economy.
Labour Ministry legal adviser Dr Abdelbast Abdelmohsen admitted Bahrain saw its cheap and manual l
Kuwait on Wednesday introduced a minimum wage of 60 dinars ($208.9) a month, in a move that affects hundreds of thousands of Asian workers.
The world's fourth largest oil exporter depends on unskilled foreign labour for cleaning and co
A comprehensive labour agreement that aims to protect the welfare of Indian workers and housemaids is to be signed between Bahrain and India next month.
Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi will authorise the deal with Labour Mini