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  • (verb): As of wars, battles, or campaigns.
    Synonyms: engage
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A wage is remuneration paid by an employer to an employee. It may be a calculated as a fixed task based amount, or at an hourly rate, or based on an easily measured quantity of work done. It is contrasted with salaried work, which is based on a fixed time period.

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Compensating Differential - Geographical Wage Differentials
... There is a wide literature dealing with geographical wage differentials ... increase the supply of labour in this area and in turn depress wages ... If the attractiveness of that area compared to other areas do not change, the wage rate will be set at such a rate that workers would be indifferent between living in areas ...
Leisure Employment Services Ltd V HM Revenue & Customs - Facts
... These workers were paid the minimum wage ... caravans, for which the maximum level of deductions from their wages were made (the maximum amount is stated under the r 36 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations) ... HM Revenue and Customs (which enforces the National Minimum Wage Act) issued an enforcement notice ...
Wages in The United States
... In the United States, wages for most workers are set by market forces, or else by collective bargaining, where a labor union negotiates on the workers ... The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes a minimum wage at the federal level that all states must abide by, among other provisions ... and a number of cities have set their own minimum wage rates that are higher than the federal level ...
... Leesburg, Virginia-based WCRW/1200 (which previously had the WAGE callsign) received a permit to move to 1190 kHz as well as to raise its power to 50 kW ... As of April 2010, WAGE and WBIS had effectively the same ownership.) On April 21, 2010, the FCC approved applications for WAGE to increase its daytime power to 50 kW and nighttime power to 1300 watts from different ... Once WAGE moved to 1190, WBIS would be forced to shut down ...
Migrant Workers In Kuwait - Kafeel Sponsorship System - Minimum Wage
... In the parliamentary debates over the Kuwaiti minimum wage, MPs Askar Al-Enezi and Sadoon Al-Otaibi have dismissed past wage increases as “too small” and not enough to ...

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    Nations like the Cuban and the Swiss
    Can never hope to wage a Global Mission.
    No Holy Wars for them. The most the small
    Can ever give us is a nuisance brawl.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Most women without children spend much more time than men on housework; with children, they devote more time to both housework and child care. Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a “leisure gap” between them at home. Most women work one shift at the office or factory and a “second shift” at home.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)

    Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.)