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Why Go To The Hamptons When You Can Go To The State Fair?

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and you didn't book an Airbnb in the Hamptons yet? Well, you'll never get anything now. But perhaps it's time to open your mind—who needs a nice crisp rosé on the beach when you can eat fried Diet Coke in a parking lot? The NY State Fair is still open for business through the 7th. [ more › ]

57 Law Professors Submit Comment to DOL on Overtime Rule

57 law professors, including some of the nation’s foremost experts on the Fair Labor Standards Act, submitted comments to the Department of Labor on its rulemaking concerning exemptions from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirement of the FLSA. 

This Labor Day, Americans Deserve a Raise and Fair Trade

American workers are the best in the world. They teach our children, care for our sick and elderly, build our communities and much more. This Labor Day, we must recognize the tireless devotion of our working men and women - and stand...Show More Summary

This Labor Day, Americans Deserve a Raise and Fair Trade

American workers are the best in the world. They teach our children, care for our sick and elderly, build our communities and much more. This Labor Day, we must recognize the tireless devotion of our working men and women - and stand up for them. Show More Summary

This Labor Day Americans Deserve a Raise and Fair Trade

American workers are the best in the world. They teach our children, care for our sick and elderly, build our communities and much more. This Labor Day, we must recognize the tireless devotion of our working men and women - and stand up for them. Show More Summary

National Guard to exhibit at New York State Fair

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The New York Army National Guard and Air National Guard have personnel at the fairgrounds outside Syracuse until the fair ends Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Is Refugee Labor the New Fair Trade Issue?

Fair Trade refers to just compensation for farmers and workers who produce the ingredients we enjoy in various products. With a Fair Trade label, consumers can identify which products were produced in an ethical manner. The main goal...Show More Summary

HR Has the Power to Impact Change

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Attorney Jonathan Segal with the firm Duane Morris LLP shared his knowledge about the proposed changes to the salary basis threshold and the primary duties test. Show More Summary

The Twisted Delights of Abject Art

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

During the summer, as Labor Day approaches and people flee the city for vacation, Ferris wheels and circus tents can be seen in the distance announcing the arrival of fairs across the counties.

Employee or Freelancer? Government Issues Opinion

last monthTechnology : The Goods

The opinion broadened the definition of what an employee is, and concluded that most workers are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

How Many Salaried Workers in Your State Would Gain Overtime Protections under the New Proposed Threshold?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay covered workers 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for each hour of work per week beyond 40 hours.

We're All In This Together: How Labor Came To The Choppergate Party

Angry with Bronwyn Bishop over her diddling of her travel expenses? Fair enough. But save some of that outrage for the other side.

The Smoking Gun Of Bronwyn Bishop's Chopper Charter Will Never Emerge. And You Can Thank Labor For That

Angry with Bronwyn Bishop over her diddling of her travel expenses? Fair enough. But save some of that outrage for the other side.

Proposed 2015 DOL Overtime Rule Changes: Primary Duty Test

As you know, on July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the Act, to be exempt (from overtime), an employee must meet...Show More Summary

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Solid Labor Market

Alan Diaz/APJob seekers attend a career fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a solid laborShow More Summary

DOL Issues Administrator’s Interpretation on Employee/Independent Contractor Status under FLSA

How do you know whether a worker counts as an “employee,” not an independent contractor, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? On this often-litigated issue, the US Department of Labor has released Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1, dated July 15,...

Migrant Laborers In California Get Free English Classes From Local Charitable Teen

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A young woman is breaking down language barriers to give hardworking people a fair hand at a good job. California teen Shira Alcouloumre helps migrant day laborers in Laguna Beach learn English, hoping it will help improve their employment opportunities, FOX 11 reported. "It makes you feel more human," Shira told the news outlet about her work. Show More Summary

Proposed 2015 DOL Overtime Rule Change: What #HR Needs to Know

On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The overtime rule changes are significant and fall into two categories: salary basis and primary duties test. Show More Summary

About to Announce for President, Scott Walker Is Trying to Take Away Your Weekends

After decades of fighting, unions lead the charge to enact fair labor standards and the eventual creation of, what many commonly refer to as, “the weekend.” For those unfamiliar, America's workers love our weekends. We use that time to relax from an exhausting workweek, mow the lawn, do the laundry, binge-watch Netflix and cook up some barbecue—among other national pastimes.

Welfare Mom Cheryl Prudham Said She ‘Deserved’ Costly C-Section For 12th Child

Cheryl Prudham, a welfare mom of 12 in the U.K., says that she “deserved” a costly and unnecessary C-section at the expense of taxpayers after going through her “fair share of labor” over the years. While the 32-year-old’s decision essentially cost U.K. Show More Summary

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