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“Study: Minimum Wage Cost Germany 60,000 Jobs” [Axel Schrinner, Handelsblatt] Even they can’t comply: federal Department of Labor settles overtime claims with its own employees [J. William Manuel, Bradley Arant] “50 Business Groups Sue Feds Over Upcoming Overtime Rule” [Connor Wolf, Inside Sources, related, Daniel Fisher on suit by 21 states] “With all these efforts […] Wage and hour
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