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Is the Labor Market Tossing a Fair Coin?

David Altig: Is the Labor Market Tossing a Fair Coin?, Macroblog: How important is tomorrow's June employment report? In isolation, the answer would surely be not much. The month-to-month swings in job gains can be quite large, and one month...

Just how well do you understand ‘salaried,’ ‘hourly,’ and ‘wages’?

During 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 79 percent of the investigations that it initiated. Violations might be expected in audits responding to employee...Show More Summary

T.I. Is Being Sued by the Employees of His Upscale Soul Food Restaurant

A group of employees who worked at T.I.’s Atlanta restaurant, Scales 925, are suing the rapper for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Controversial Bill In House of Reps. Would Make Minor League Ballplayers Second-Class Citizens

With a legal case working its way through the courts that would allow players in Minor League Baseball to earn overtime pay, a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would work to exclude players in the minors from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The 'Save America's Pastime Act' in Congress will do nothing of the sort

A new proposal aims to amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to exempt Major League Baseball.

5 ways to prepare for new white-collar overtime requirements

Many companies are aware of the recent federal change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption rule that, according to the Department of Labor, will make 4.2 million additional salaried white-collar American workers eligible for overtime pay. The FLSA does not provide an exemption from these requirements for small businesses. Show More Summary

5 Options For Responding To The New Salary Levels For Exempt Employees

Since May 18, 2016, there have been numerous articles addressing the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime rules. The Department of Labor (DOL) had been working on these revisions since 2014. As part of the process, the DOL took...Show More Summary

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act—FLSA’s $10,000 Gift to Employers

The new FLSA is going to have a number of unintended consequences, which will benefit companies and embarrass employees. This changes everything! The post Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act—FLSA’s $10,000 Gift to Employers appeared...Show More Summary

The New Labor Regulations Make Republicans Cry

Republicans continue to freak out over the Obama administration’s continuing advancements in giving American workers a fair shake. They are going to do whatever they can to repeal those regulations, even though these strategies won’t work. Buried on page 523 of the Senate’s proposed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 is a provision […]

Fed's Powell says interest rates could rise 'fairly soon'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. rate hike may come "fairly soon" if data confirm the economy is continuing to grow and labor markets are still tightening, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said on Thursday in remarks that may help tee up higher rates as soon as mid-June. Show More Summary

New French Law Condemns Checking Work Email on the Weekends

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The recently enacted El Khomri labor law in France has seen more than its fair share of protests from the French, mostly because, in a country where the 35-hour work week is mandated, the new law's emphasis on protecting management instead of labor is unacceptable to its citizens. But, as ... More »

The 2016 #FLSA Overtime Changes: What #HR Needs to Know

I’m not going to write a big long explanation for this post. If you’re in the HR world, you know that the much-awaited final ruling came from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) about changes to the overtime rule in the Fair Labor Standards...Show More Summary

Farmworkers rally for overtime pay, days off, bargaining rights

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Protesters, including Timothy Cardinal Dolan, gathered to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.

David Feeney’s stupidity may lose Labor Batman

Labor was having a fairly good day yesterday until David Feeney forgot how many houses he owned. Truth be told, Labor’s shadow spokesman for Justice wasn’t simply guilty of a momentary lapse of memory. He had forgotten he owned a $2.3 million home for almost three years. Show More Summary

The Positive Impact of New Wage Protections on Home Health Agency Bottom Lines.

By JEFFREY GROSSMAN and SEAN GREER In January 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) officially extended federal wage protections to home care workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, entitling them to the federal minimum wage, time-and-a-half pay for overtime, and pay for time spent traveling between clients. Predictably, lobbyist groups working on behalf of

Social Conflict In France Turns Into Violence As Mob Rule Trumps Negotiations

The protests against planned labor law reforms in France are increasingly turning into violent clashes between police and masked hooligans. There is no culture of negotiation toward a fair compromise in France and the Fifth Republic seems broken down -- going on like this will only multiply the protesters in the streets and further boost the ranks of the extremists.

Experts say Obama's new overtime rule will benefit 12.5 million US workers

If you're a salaried employee making less than $47,476 a year, experts say you have good reason to rejoice. Currently workers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 must be paid at least time-and-a-half for each hourShow More Summary

Relief, of Sorts, For the Middle Class

In reality, it’s just enforcing a bit of fairness: The Department of Labor on Wednesday will finalize a rule extending overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans currently not eligible under federal law, boosting wages by $12 billion over the next 10 years, the White House said Tuesday evening. The updated rule, which takes effect […]

Fair Pay for Postdocs: Why We Support New Federal Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor's recently announced revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will make more than 4 million currently exempt U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay, unless their salaries are raised. Among them are an estimated 37,000 to 40,000 junior scientists who have emerged as critical players in modern biomedical research. Show More Summary

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