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Here is Elon Musk’s out-of-this world new pay package at Tesla

Elon Musk has agreed to stay as the company's CEO for the next decade in exchange for a highly unusual pay package based on market value and operational milestones that Musk must reach.

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A person was able to ‘shoplift’ from Amazon’s new convenience store

CNBC reporter Deirdre Bosa said she was able to leave the Amazon Go store without being charged for a cup of yogurt, a situation Amazon said is a "rare occasion" that "happens so rarely that we didn’t even bother building in a feature for customers to tell us it happened."

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Study: Many millennials spend more on coffee than they save for retirement

What would you be willing to sacrifice to start a debt-free life? According to micro-investing app Acorn's new survey of millennials' financial spending habits, almost half are willing to go to extreme lengths to wipe the red out of their ledgers.

Salary

Amazon will no longer ask job applicants for their salary history

Amazon announced that it is banning any salary history inquiries for prospective U.S. employees, according to an internal message posted this week.

Parents at Work

Survey: YouTube now among biggest influences on what kids want to be when they grow up

The YouTube videos your kids watch can exert more of an influence on their career ambitions than their own parents, a reminder to monitor what they watch closely to make sure these outside influences are appropriate for a child to see.

Management

This is the top reason employers expect more people to quit this year

Forty-five percent of hiring managers reported that salary is the main reason why workers quit their jobs. Here's how employers can improve workers' experiences on the job to try to prevent them from leaving.

Job Search

Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.

Management

Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

Without regular feedback, teams fall apart. To be an effective manager, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here's how to be a strong communicator, even when you need to deliver bad news.

News

Survey: Americans have an extremely high bar for what constitutes online harassment

When it comes to online harassment, Americans are more divided on what is right, what is wrong, and who is responsible for the problem.

News

These are the best jobs in America

The U.S. News Best Jobs of 2018 list is out. Here are the top careers to be in, according to factors like growth, work-life balance, and median salary.

News

Bad news: You probably don’t have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off

If you work at a business in America, you most likely don't have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off on Monday, January 15, according to a recent survey.

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Survey: Millennials want passion more than money

New research on millennials at work shows that when they get a new job, the most popular top priority is being in a role they're passionate about.

Science of Work

Study: Perfectionism is on the rise among millennials

While holding to yourself to a high standard can help you strive for success, perfectionism can also hold your career back when it becomes your only metric for success and satisfaction.

News

Survey: Highly educated dads get the most time with their children

Six in 10 fathers still say they spend too little time with their children, but highly educated dads with advanced degrees seem to be better off and spend the most time with their children.

News

These are the cities hit hardest by the winter blues

It's easy to feel like all you want to do is crawl back under the covers instead of heading to work in the morning. These are the top cities where the winter season brings workers down emotionally.

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Ex-Google engineer James Damore files class-action suit alleging discrimination against white conservative men

Former Google engineer James Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against Google for discrimination on account of alleged 'perceived conservative political views,' 'their male gender,' or 'their Caucasian race.'

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Here’s what one state is doing to help workers caring for elderly parents

What happens when you need to take care of your parents on top of doing your job? Strain on yourself and your colleagues — plus massive lost productivity.

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In Iceland, it’s now illegal for men to be paid more than women

Iceland has now made it illegal for men to be paid more than women, reportedly becoming the first country in the world to make public and private employers prove they offer equal pay to men and women for equal work.

Health

This is the best excuse to use for calling in sick at work

We've all been in need of an excuse to tell our employer so we can get a day of much-needed rest. If you've got to play sick, here's the best way to do it.

News

New Time’s Up initiative wants to help less famous employees deal with sexual harassment

On Monday, 300 women in Hollywood shared an open letter and an initiative titled 'Time's Up,' which outlined how they would use their privileged platform to help employees who are not famous deal with sexual harassment.

Parents at Work

Research: ‘Mental load’ weighs down working mothers

Among working mothers, 72% think it's their responsibility to keep their children’ schedules up to date, compared to 22% of working fathers.

Parents at Work

Here are the top 4 companies for working parents

Fortune and Great Place to Work released their list of the top 50 companies for parents who work, plus other research, showing how they benefit employees.

News

Survey: These are the top skills employees want to learn

Some workers feel like they’ll need to add to their arsenal of skills to keep up at work in the future. Here's what they want to learn.

News

Poll: Americans have very different definitions of sexual harassment at work

Americans hold startling differences of opinion about what exactly constitutes sexual harassment across gender, race, and generational lines.

Age Discrimination

Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn

If you're above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation's top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook.