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Meet the E-dumper, the world's largest electric vehicle

A Swiss consortium of companies is constructing the largest electric vehicle in the world – in record time. The prototype is not intended as a dainty little exhibition piece for trade fairs, but rather for hard labor in the quarry. Experts from Empa are in charge of its operational safety.

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What to do and where to go this month Special Events Orange International Street Fair: Enjoy a day of live music performances, arts and crafts booths and food from countries across the globe. Festivities take place during Labor Day weekend in Old Towne Orange. 10 a.m-10 p.m. Sept. 1-3. orangestreetfair.org Newport Beach concerts: Visit the […]

Labor lawyer: Ezekiel Elliott faces an uphill court battle with the NFL

Elliott's case hinges on proving the NFL didn't provide 'fundamental fairness' during arbitration

Working, and paying taxes, on holidays

Happy Labor Day. While many Americans are working on this holiday, others are fortunate to have off this first Monday in September. Whether you're working or not most likely depends on the type of employee you are. The Fair Labor Standards...Show More Summary

Laboring

If you are reading this you are either outside the United States, in a job that doesn’t get today off, or bored. If you are in either of the last two, I am sorry. It was a fairly uneventful weekend … Continue reading ?

Taylor Swift Booed By Fans For Apparently Ducking Them After Friend's Wedding — Fair Or Not??

Taylor Swift spent the Labor Day Weekend in Martha's Vineyard as a bridesmaid at friend Abigail Anderson's wedding, but she couldn't get through it — and her release of some more new music — without taking some heat from fans while there. Security was tight at the church during the ceremony, of course, but fans were [...]

French PM says labour reforms 'ambitious, balanced, fair'

The French government said on Thursday it would cap unfair dismissal payouts and give companies more flexibility to adapt pay and working hours to market conditions in a labor reform France’s biggest union said was disappointing.

Microsoft's Labor Day sale includes big savings on PCs, movies, and more

Labor Day may still be a week away, but Microsoft is already celebrating with some solid deals. Microsoft has kicked off a fairly big labor day sale in its online store, and there are some solid deals to be had on PCs, movies, TV shows and more....

Labor Are Socialists, And Other Ridiculous Theories From Desperate Liberals

The Coalition’s latest attack on Labor’s ‘socialism’ would be funny, if it wasn’t so desperate, writes Ben Eltham. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann gave a speech to the Sydney Institute last week. It’s fair to say it wasn’t one of his best efforts. Of course, politicians pontificating is scarcely news. But every so often, they give [...]Show More Summary

Congress can correct NLRB’s joint employer mistake

House members introduce “Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which would restore the traditional joint employer standard that the NLRB upended and modifies the definition of joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act to be consistent...Show More Summary

WELL, BE FAIR, THEY HAVE NO OTHER MARKETABLE SKILLS: College Protesters Demand Peers Pay Them for ‘E…

WELL, BE FAIR, THEY HAVE NO OTHER MARKETABLE SKILLS: College Protesters Demand Peers Pay Them for ‘Emotional Labor’.

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.

Labor and employment roundup

3 months 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

5 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

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