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Phone Sex Worker Sues Firm for 'Draconian' Pay Setup

Want to be your own boss? Make your own hours? Not get properly paid according to the Fair Labor Standards Act? While the first two perks of working as a "phone actor" for Tele Pay USA's "adult and psychic hotlines" are listed on the company's website, the latter is the...

Letter to the House Committee on Education & the Workforce concerning H.R. 986, The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017; H.R. 2776, The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act; and H.R. 2775

Heidi Shierholz and Celine McNicholas of the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center submitted the following letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education & the Workforce, on June 28, 2017.

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4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Rhode Island bill would lock in existing public employee union benefits until new contract reached. Why bargain in good faith? [Providence Journal editorial] NYC Mayor De Blasio signs “Fair Work Week” package imposing on fast-food and...Show More Summary

6 "Ridiculous" Things I Don't Regret Packing in My Hospital Bag

As a highly anxious pregnant lady with an acute fear of labor and a fairly low pain threshold, I embraced the epidural birth plan almost immediately. Self-medicating before a wax was my norm. How could I get through a "natural" birth?...Show More Summary

How Does the New Working Families Act Affect Your Business?

The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 involves some major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing workers in the private sector to receive paid time off instead of overtime pay for working overtime hours. Despite already...Show More Summary

No Regulation by Amicus Brief

Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 to regulate certain employment practices between employers and employees. In order to put the law into effect, Congress delegated authority to the Department of Labor (DOL) to enforce the statute’s provisions. Show More Summary

Is McDonald's Ripping Off Franchisees on Rent?

Some say high rent prices make it impossible to pay workers fairly Are McDonald's high rents to blame for low pay? A labor union is accusing the company of gouging its franchisees on rent, Bloomberg reports, alleging that the sky-high...Show More Summary

Thousands of Restaurant Workers Protested Wages, Immigrant Rights on May Day

“All we’re asking is for the current president to treat people like human beings.” For 131 years American workers have taken to the streets on May Day, May 1, to march for fair labor conditions. This year’s strikes and organized rallies,...Show More Summary

Report: Company behind Ivanka Trump's clothing brand pays workers about $1 per hour

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

G-III Apparel Group, the company that makes clothing for the Ivanka Trump brand, has violated several standard labor practices, according to a report by the Fair Labor Association. Read more | Comments

Ivanka Trump Brand Clothing Produced In A Sweatshop!

Nothing speaks to how much American jobs and international good will mean to you than shipping your manufacturing jobs overseas and paying next to nothing. The Fair Labor Association toured a Chinese factory which produces Ivanka Trump...Show More Summary

BUSTED: Ivanka Trump pays sweatshop workers near minimum wage for 57-hour workweeks

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The author of the upcoming book, “Women Who Work” will have to answer for how she treats the women who work for her. The Washington Post reports that inspectors with the Fair Labor Association found dozens of violations of international labor standards during an audit of a factory in...

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Google says U.S. suit is wrong — it pays women fairly

The Internet giant refutes claims by the Labor Department there's a gender pay gap at Google.        

Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

NEW YORK (AP) — Google says it's "taken aback " by the government's claim that it doesn't compensate women fairly. The U.S. Department of Labor had accused Google of shortchanging women doing similar work to men, saying it found "systemic compensation disparities" across the company's workforce.

Faster Fashion Cycle Accelerates

Sustainable fashion initiatives face huge obstacles in displacing fast fashion’s popularity, despite fair labor and environmental concerns.

The Trump Child Labor Agenda

Trump’s EPA is making the lives of the children who labor on our farms, which is in itself a legacy of Jim Crow and the inability to get the Fair Labor Standards Act through Congress without excluding typically black work in 1938, far less safe. Which is of course a benefit for these psychopaths. “Luz” […]

In One Executive Order, Trump Revoked Years of Workplace Protections for Women

In 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order. It required companies with federal contracts to heed 14 different labor and civil rights laws, including ones aimed at protecting parental leave,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Revokes Order That Protects Women in the Workplace

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

President Barack Obama instituted the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order in 2014, four years after the Government Accountability Office revealed how much money in federal contracts was being handed over to companies violating labor and civil rights laws. Trump just revoked it. Read more...

Remembering César Chávez

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today, nearly a dozen states are observing the birth and legacy of César Chávez, the civil rights and labor rights leader who, along with Dolores Huerta, founded the United Farm Workers union to promote and defend the  fair treatment...Show More Summary

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