The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobby in the United States, will oppose President Barack Obama's plans to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers. Obama is set to sign an executive order Thursday directing the Labor Department to raise the threshold for workers covered by overtime protections. Show More Summary
Last June, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a classified “execute order” to authorize and initiate a military operation. The nature, scope and duration of the military operation could not immediately be determined — even the title of the order is classified — but it evidently pertains to the conduct of military […] The post U.S. Show More Summary
History has ordered the eight-hour television event "Texas Rising" from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America, produced by Thinkfactory Media with Leslie Greif ("Hatfields & McCoys") serving as executive producer, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, History & H2. Show More Summary
Millions of workers currently deemed ineligible for overtime pay under a federal regulation known as the "white-collar exemption" might soon be able to pocket more for their labor under an executive order President Barack Obama is expected to sign on Thursday.
President Obama plans to issue an executive order to expand overtime protections for “millions of workers,” revising regulations to cover more people the administration believes should be paid extra for working more than 40 hours a week. According to the White House, Obama will direct Labor Secretary Thomas Perez “to begin the process of strengthening overtime […]
President Obama, flexing his executive authority once again, plans to order the Labor Department to expand overtime pay requirements to include millions more workers – in a move likely to rankle the business community.
Under current guidelines, most people earning more than $455/week (about $24K/year) are ineligible for overtime pay, but multiple news reports claim that President Obama is set to issue an executive order that would increase the number...Show More Summary
President Obamahitlerstalin is going to pull out the pen marked “for unconstitutional use only” and signed an executive order (no doubt printed on pink paper) to do the following: On Thursday, the president will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer [Read more...]
President Barack Obama is reportedly set to sign an executive ordering overtime pay for millions of American workers employed on a salary. A senior Obama administration official confirmed the Thursday overtime expansion signing ceremony with Fox News earlier this morning. Show More Summary
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding will not change its partnership structure in order to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai told Reuters in an exclusive interview in Hong Kong on Wednesda...
Some of our more third party oriented commenters like to say that Obama has done nothing for workers. Well…. President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his administration to confront corporations that have had soaring profits even as wages have [...]
Ben Daniels (House of Cards, Law & Order: UK) has been tapped to star in Starz’s ballet drama Flesh And Bone from executive producers Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and John Melfi and creator/exec producer Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad). Show More Summary
Supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un, who reportedly ordered the execution of 33 people for contact with a South Korean missionary, was elected to the highest legislative body of his country with unanimous support of the electorate. He was the only one on the ballot and no one voted against him, according to state media.
Today, the full run of Clone Wars was released on Netflix, including the entirety of Season Six, which never aired on television. It's a beautifully executed set of episodes that, despite a few bumps, fills in a lot of details not covered by the prequel films—starting with Order 66. Read more...
As Russia President Vladimir Putin consolidates his military hold on the Crimean Peninsula, President Obama signed an executive order suspending certain Russian visas and allowing the Treasury Department to impose financial sanctions...Show More Summary
Executive orders were the starting point for past civil rights actions. Featured Image: read more
The civil rights movement of the 20th Century has been a good template for LGBT rights except on employment. Why? We’re still missing a key executive order of the kind that helped level the playing field for racial minorities. Featured Image: read more
Calling the Russian invasion of Crimea a "violation of international law," President Obama on Thursday announced that he had signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against individuals who have allegedly sought to undermine Ukrainian sovereignty. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - President Obama signed an Executive Order Thursday allowing the U.S. government to impose a host of sanctions on both individuals and entities deemed to be violating Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. In a phone call with reporters, senior administration officials discussed the Executive Order and said it is intended to, "send a […]