Feb 19, 2016

Oregon lawmakers approve landmark minimum wage increase

Oregon lawmakers have approved landmark legislation that propels the state’s minimum wage for all workers to the highest rank in the U.S., and does so through an unparalleled tiered system based on geography. The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed Senate Bill 1532, ...

Jan 30, 2016

Foreign working population in Japan jumps to record high

The number of foreign workers in Japan totaled 907,896 at the end of October, the most since the government started requiring employers to submit reports on their non-Japanese employees in 2007, the labor ministry said. The figure, up 15.3 percent from a year before, ...