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Salaries and Compensation

Online Information

  • Federal minimum wage requirements
  • California minimum wage requirements
  • Salary surveys: Provides access to general and profession-specific surveys for the California and Los Angeles regions
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States: Shows salaries by state, race, gender, education and more; also includes historical data
  • ProQuest Direct (ABI/Inform): Search with the keywords "compensation" or "salaries" and the profession that you are researching (e.g., "compensation executive" or "compensation librarian" or "salaries california") 

Marshall School of Business Network

  • Compact Disclosure: Provides access to executive salaries for publicly traded companies

University Libraries

  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States [Crocker circulation desk: HA202.A4]
  • Employment, Hours, and Earnings  (Business Reference HD5723 .A26)
  • World Cost of Living Survey  (Business Reference HD6977 .W67)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook  (Business Reference HD8051 .A62)
  • Search HOMER, with the keywords "compensation" or "salaries" and the profession which you are researching (e.g., "compensation executive" or "compensation librarian" or "salaries california")

Benefits

Online Information

  • Benefit News online newsletter: "The online edition of the nation's leading business publication on health care, retirement planning, compensation, and other employee benefits." (Quoted from the Benefit News website.)
  • The Employee Benefit Research Institute: "EBRI gathers, documents, analyzes, and communicates the facts that will shape the employee benefit programs of the future." (Quoted from the EBRI website.)
  • The Employee Benefits Survey: conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

University Libraries

  • Search HOMER, with the keywords "employee benefits" for books written about benefit programs

Rules and Regulations

Online Information

University Libraries

  • Search HOMER, with the keywords "employment law" for books on employment law and legislation
  • Also remember that you can access USC's Law Library at the south side of campus

Government Offices

Online Information
Federal Offices

California Offices

Periodicals

Online Information

California Employment

Online Information

  • California Department of Labor Relations was established to improve working conditions for California's wage earners, and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California.
  • State of California Employment Development Department (EDD): Includes labor market information, compensation, demographics, forms and other resources
  • Salary surveys for California and Los Angeles
  • California minimum wage (through the Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Equal opportunity law in California and Oregon (site maintained by James J. Jordan of Corte Madera, CA, an attorney licensed to practice law in California and Oregon)
  • Employment law forum of California, provided by Mortimer Law Offices in San Francisco. Provides information relating to workplace issues such as sexual harassment, defamation of character, wage claims, wrongful demotion and termination, invasion of privacy, unemployment, worker's compensation and many others

University Libraries

  • Search HOMER, with the keywords "california employment" and another term specific to your needs (e.g., "legislation" or "construction") for books on these topics

Demographics

Online Information

Crocker Business Library

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (Circulation: HA202.A4)
  • County Business Patterns (Journal stacks)

Other University Libraries

  • California Demographics [GOV DOCS: CALIF.F423 D45 1994-] (also broken down by Senate districts, call number L500.E36 1993 D#, where # is the Senate district number; ask a GovDocs librarian for assistance)

Statistics

Online Information

Organizations

Online Information

Crocker Business Library

  • Search the Encyclopedia of Associations (Reference: HS17.G3364) under "Management," "Human Resources," etc.

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