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Panel to discuss giving pay raises to state's judges

JACKSON — The need for judicial pay raises will be the topic of a panel discussion Jan. 24 at the Capital Club in Jackson. The Capital Area Bar Association will host the discussion during its Bench and Bar Relations CLE luncheon. Panelists are expected to include Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., Court of Appeals Chief Judge L. ...

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Workers rack up $1M-plus in overtime

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg city employees earned more than $1 million in overtime last year. The Hattiesburg American reports that one fire department engineer’s overtime boosted his paycheck above the fire chief’s. The Hattiesburg American requested and analyzed salary reports for the information. It says the fire department engineer got $34,876 in overtime — doubling his annual salary for a total ...

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Earnings outstripped by consumer prices

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 96.8 million full-time wage and salary workers were $754 in the first quarter of 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. This was 2.2 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 2.4 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period. Data on ...

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Average compensation costs exceed $27 per hour

Private industry employers spent an average of $27.42 per hour worked for total employee compensation in Dec. 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Wages and salaries averaged $19.41 per hour worked and accounted for 70.8 percent of these costs, while benefits averaged $8.00 and accounted for the remaining 29.2 percent. Total compensation costs for state and local government ...

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Earnings make sharper climb

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 98.7 million full-time wage and salary workers were $748 in the fourth quarter of 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. This was 2.7 percent higher than a year earlier, compared with a gain of 1.4 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) over the same period. Highlights from ...

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Compensation costs on the rise

WASHINGTON — Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the three-month period ending Sept. 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Both components of compensation — wages and salaries (which make up about 70 percent of compensation) and benefits (which make up the remaining 30 percent of compensation) — increased the same amount, 0.4 percent. ...

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