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Implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

President Barack Obama signs the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplace" executive order in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, July 31, 2014. The President is joined on stage by Labor Secretary Thomas Perez as well...Show More Summary

TO BE FAIR, THEY LABOR UNDER EVEN SLEAZIER ONE-PARTY GOVERNMENT: 15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lo…

TO BE FAIR, THEY LABOR UNDER EVEN SLEAZIER ONE-PARTY GOVERNMENT: 15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea.

Nail Salon Workers Suing Employers For Violating Labor Laws

Last week, the NY Times rattled fans of mani/pedis and fair labor laws with a damning report documenting the profuse exploitation of nail salon workers, triggering the implementation of a statewide salon task force and dozens of pieces examining the ethics of getting one's nails done. Show More Summary

Budget lacks fairness: Shorten

Labor leader says Abbott government's second budget compounds worst aspects of the first.

Fair Trade, Free Markets, and the Bitter Fight Behind Your Morning Cup of Coffee

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

How do you make the billion-dollar coffee industry more fair to small farmers and impoverished laborers? Those in the fair trade movement think they have an answer — but can't agree on what it is.

3 Common Legal Issues When Paying Employees by Commission

Companies that use commissions as a significant part of employees' pay may be able to take advantage of the Fair Labor Standards Act's commission-based employees exemption. Under this exemption, employers aren't required to pay overtime to certain commission-based workers. That can mean big savings. Of course, an in-house lawyer knows......

Here's the Shocking Human Rights Cost of a Manicure in New York City

The New York Times has spent the better part of a year conducting a fairly groundbreaking investigation of labor conditions for nail salon workers, and the first installment in their “Unvarnished” series is clear, chilling, and heartbreaking to the last word. Show More Summary

Richard Trumka, A.F.L.-C.I.O. Chief, Warns Candidates on Inequality

Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, vowed that organized labor would no longer accept “cautious half-measures” from presidential candidates about how to address economic fairness, an unmistakable attempt to nudge Hillary Rodham Clinton toward embracing a liberal agenda.

Fair pay for tipped workers is good for employees, businesses

We are thrilled that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his acting Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino have thrown a lifeline to more than 400,000 tipped workers living in poverty in New York by increasing New... To view the full story, click the title link.

Gawker FLSA Collective Action Illustrates Clash of Technology and Law

When a class is certified in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, the employer turns over names and addresses and the opt-in letters go out. Nowadays, there is a distinct variation on this theme.

When is an Employee "Working?" This is a Complex Legal Question.

Employee "working" status triggers a variety of protections including, for many hourly employees, minimum wage and overtime standards. However, the term "work" was not precisely defined in the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act creating a federal minimum wage. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Places Governor In The Back Pocket Of Organized Labor

By Connor Wolf, The Daily Caller The Fairness Center announced Wednesday that it has sued Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for signing an executive order which it claims unfairly benefits organized labor.

Andrew Karpie: Adding a New Services Procurement Voice to Spend Matters

Categories: BPO, Industry News, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Talent Management Tags: General News, L3 If looked at from an outsider perspective, Spend Matters has done a fair job covering the services procurement solutions landscape to date. Show More Summary

Obama Wants Home Care Workers to Get Minimum Wage, But a Federal Judge Is Standing in the Way

There are two million home health-care workers in the United States, and not one of them is guaranteed minimum wage or overtime pay under federal law. That's because in 1974, amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act exempted all workers who provide “com

Invisibill Shorten

If NSW Labor leader Luke Foley loses by a fair margin on Saturday - something like the 46 to 54 now suggested by polls -…

10 Signs You’re In A Truly Equal Relationship

2 months agoHumor : Thought Catalog

You agree to divide household labor—not necessarily equally, but fairly.

Some Truckers Get Overtime Pay Under FLSA, 3rd Cir. Rules

The Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that certain truckers are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, finding that drivers of lighter vehicles are subject to a "carveout" from the FLSA's overtime exemptions. The FLSA establishes minimum wage and overtime requirements that apply to the majority of workers.......

New York Restaurant Workers Face Lower Tips, Still Not Enough Wages

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments...Show More Summary

Fairness for Workers Laboring in the Shadows

Leopolda Zumaya was working as an apple picker in Pennsylvania when he fell from a tree, breaking his leg and leaving him with permanent nerve damage and a chronic pain disorder. A treating physician said Mr. Zumaya's injuries were among the worst he'd seen, but when his boss learned Mr. Show More Summary

The Legacies of Slavery and Jim Crow Live on With Exclusion of Home Health Care Workers from Fair Labor Laws

This year, our nation came close to ending a shameful, nearly century-long chapter in history that carried on the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow for domestic workers in the U.S. But on the cusp of finally bringing justice to a neglected...Show More Summary

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