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...
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
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.
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.
A new proposal aims to amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to exempt Major League Baseball.
If it passes, D.C. would be the second city in the country to have such a law in place.
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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 »
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
Protesters, including Timothy Cardinal Dolan, gathered to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.
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
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
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.
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
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 […]
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