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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 mangakas have long work hours?

I've found several sources that explain that mangakas (manga artists) have to work insanely long hours to meet their deadlines. In this Quora answer, an assistant mangaka claims: We were well-paid,...
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Are roughly 90% of H-1B visa workers in the IT sector paid below-market rates?

In an article penned last year by (present and former) IEEE-USA presidents, we read that (my experpts and emphsis): In 2014 (the last year we have good data), Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, and Tata ...
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Do single, childless women earn more than their male counterparts in urban USA?

The Daily Wire has a 2016 article that claims that women are not victims of pay discrimination. The general topic is covered by a relation question here: Are women underpaid relative to men? ...
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The average age of a highly skilled factory worker in the U.S. is 56 (or so)

In a 2012 NYT piece we read that The average age of a highly skilled factory worker in the U.S. is now 56. “That’s average,” says Hal Sirkin, the lead author of the study. “That means there’s a lot ...
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Are “Get Paid to Travel” ads part of a sex trafficking network?

Recently, on Facebook, the following images have been trending in my feed, people forwarding them on, claiming that most if not all of them are actually attempts to get women into sex trafficking (...
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Is networking the most effective way to get employment?

The old adage is “it's not what you know, but who you know”, being a short statement of the premise that ability is less important than knowing the right person. At one end of the spectrum is ...
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Does Australia have one of the Highest levels of temporary employment in the OECD?

There is a post being shared around by Australian Unions that claims Australia has one highest level of temporary employment in the OECD. The image has a list of 15 countries where the OECD has ...