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
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
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
“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
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
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
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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The Internet giant refutes claims by the Labor Department there's a gender pay gap at Google.
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.
Sustainable fashion initiatives face huge obstacles in displacing fast fashion’s popularity, despite fair labor and environmental concerns.
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 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
On Equal Pay Day, fight for your own fair pay.
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...
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
This week incoming President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that essentially rolls back an Obama-era rule requiring companies to disclose labor law violations.
A former leader in the Department of Labor on our fissured workplace.
Ahead of Wednesday’s confirmation hearing for Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, workers and workers’ advocates have been vocal about their concerns with his appointment. Workplace Fairness, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, among others, are seeking assurances from Mr. Acosta about how he intends to protect workers and […]
Fair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, the type of marketing that merges first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in labor and wealth, the idea that small producers profit directly from the products and goods they produce.