“The policy was implemented in July last year. Since then, revenue at the Australian company has increased by 46%, and profits nearly tripled.” BBC: The Company That Banned Wednesdays.

+ “U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and now anticipate strong customer demand.” AP: Unemployment hits 49-year low as US employers step up hiring.

+ NYT: Why Wages Are Finally Rising, 10 Years After the Recession.