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Why wage and hour litigation is skyrocketing

It's no doubt a rare thing for America to become less litigious on any given issue. But the growth in lawsuits under one law in particular — the Fair Labor Standards Act, which sets the nation's minimum wage and overtime levels — has been particularly dramatic. The employer-side law firm Seyfarth Shaw observed this in a blog post […]

Stay Union, Stay Strong: N.J. State AFL-CIO Calls for Solidarity in Face of Friedrich’s U.S. Supreme Court Case

Strong unions empower working people to fight for justice, fairness, dignity and respect. No matter the challenges that we face, your solidarity will ensure a strong and enduring labor movement for generations to come.

U.S. jobless claims, continuing claims decline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a fairly robust labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 271,000 for the week ended Nov. Show More Summary

Tyson Foods Wants the Supreme Court to Block Its Employees From Suing for Wage Theft

Workers have filed dozens of lawsuits against Tyson Foods alleging millions of dollars in "wage theft" for its failure to keep wage and hour records and to properly pay workers for overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). Show More Summary

Kate Winslet Back in Vogue With 'The Dressmaker'

Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker (Credit: Ben King) In a mostly stellar career Kate Winslet has had her fair share of commercial and critical misfires including Labor Day, A Little Chaos and, currently, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs. But the Oscar-winning actress looks set to bounce back in The Dressmaker, [...]

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders jumps into local Verizon union fight

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders waded into a labor dispute involving Verizon on Monday, urging the telecommunications giant to negotiate a fair contract for 39,000 members of the Communications Workers... To view the full story, click the title link.

Sanders urges Verizon to resolve local labor dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is wading into a labor dispute involving Verizon, urging the telecommunications giant to negotiate a fair contract for 39,000 members of the Communications Workers of America. The Democratic presidential candidate joined Verizon workers at a demonstration outside a Verizon Wireless store.

Help fund the sequel to the reality show that opened fashionistas’ eyes to sweatshop labor

A year ago, a group of Norwegian fashionistas went to Cambodia to experience life as a sweatshop worker. Their hellish experience went viral, allowing the women to bring their message about fair treatment of garment workers to fashion giants like H&M, though their message to the retailer resulted in pushback rather than improvement. Show More Summary

U.S. jobless claims up slightly, four-week average lowest since 1973

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, remaining at levels consistent with a fairly healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Oct. Show More Summary

3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight on challenges like child labor in cocoa and slavery in seafood, and also celebrating the farms, factories, brands and retailers that are doing things differently. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Rules Google Book Scanning Project is Fair Use

The 2nd Circuit writes the latest chapter in a decade-old fight that attracted the interest of the MPAA and practically every labor guild representing authors in media and entertainment. read more

Sep Labor Market Conditions Index Raises Possibility of Negative Rates

Now that we know for certain just how poorly the Chair’s favorite indicator of labor market health is doing it is fairly clear, as if wasn’t already, there will be no Fed action before next spring. It might, however, become necessary to clarify “no Fed action” to mean more than [...]

New Papers on Wage and Hour Regulation: Industrial Relations, vol. 54(4) (Oct. 2015)

The most recent issue of the journal Industrial Relations -- a special issue in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act--includes these papers on pay secrecy, reporting pay, and proposed amendments to the Fair Labor Standards...

Occupational Health News Roundup

Union fair share fees at stake in upcoming Supreme Court case; United Arab Emirates announces labor reforms for migrant workers; taxi drivers in Chicago stop service in protest of proposed Uber rules; and health privacy at risk in workplace wellness programs.

Home Health Aides and the Negative Consequences of "Fair Wage" Legislation: Why Good Intentions Aren't Enough

Sometime next month a pivotal 2013 regulation adopted by the U.S. Department of Labor, extending Federal minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation's one million home health aides (HHAs), will finally go into effect--or not....Show More Summary

Will Fair Scheduling be the Next Labor Fight to Hit Seattle?

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

A new survey says almost half of Starbucks workers get their schedules one week or less in advance. Sorbis/Shutterstock Last year, the New York Times wrote about how low-wage workers live at the mercy of scheduling software that gives them only a few days' notice of when they have to work. Show More Summary

Questions Answered About the Proposed FLSA Overtime Rule Change

Accurately categorizing your employees as “exempt” or “non-exempt” from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sounds like a fairly straightforward task. But a closer look at the finer details of the FLSA can quickly turn an easy yes/no question into a complex, and somewhat subjective, analysis or job duties, titles, and compensation. Show More Summary

IMMIGRATION: The H-2 visa program invites foreign workers to do some of the most menial labor in Am…

IMMIGRATION: The H-2 visa program invites foreign workers to do some of the most menial labor in America. Then it leaves them at the mercy of their employers. Thousands of these workers have been abused — deprived of their fair pay, imprisoned, starved, beaten, raped, and threatened with deportation if they dare complain.

Farmworkers continue to fight for job stability and fair pay in Pacific Northwest

Berry pickers for Sakuma Brothers farm, a main supplier for Driscoll's, want the public to keep boycotting the giant berry brand in hopes of better labor standards.

Kourtney Kardashian Displays Her Amazing Bikini Body on a Tricycle

Kourtney Kardashian takes her kids Mason and Penelope (not pictured) to a Labor Day fair on Monday (September 7) in Malibu, Calif. The 36-year-old reality star posted a photo to her Twitter account that same day of her riding a tricycle without handlebars while rocking a gold bikini. “Happy Labor Day! ???? wait, there’s no [...]

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