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Questions tagged [employment]

A person in the service of another under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written, where the employer has the power or right to control and direct the employee in the material details of how the work is to be performed.

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Does the H-1B visa program cause a net decrease in the employment prospects of skilled U.S. job applicants in STEM fields?

It is widely claimed that the H-1B program "takes away jobs from Americans." For example, here's a message posted in the Academia chat room by SSimon not long ago: The way I understand it when H-1B'...
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Do taller people earn more money?

There are several articles that state that tall people make more money. According to wikipedia it is a known fact that some jobs require tall people, however I'm skeptical that on average this is ...
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Is it more expensive to employ a smoker than a non-smoker?

DN.se Det kostar nära 6.000 dollar (knappt 40.000 kronor) mer per år att ha en rökare anställd än någon som inte röker, visar en studie i USA. Skälet är rökares större sjukfrånvaro, dyrare ...
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Do high-school-leaving exams decide your future?

Tomorrow my daughter will take her Gaokao exams. This is China's national end of high school exam for university entrance - something akin to Americas SAT or GRE exams. It is commonly said that such ...
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Were the vast majority of lost manufacturing jobs since 2000 lost due to automation?

There has been a lot of discussion here in the US about manufacturing and about bringing back jobs from overseas. While interviewing US presidential candidate Andrew Yang on the Waking Up podcast, ...