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Joe Stiglitz: We Need Fair Taxes For All

Here's a nice Labor Day topic: economic inequality! Listen to Joe Stiglitz: BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ: Our democracy is now probably better described as one dollar, one vote than one person, one vote. Show More Summary

Be Sure to Visit Mingei World Arts at The Decatur Book Festival in Booth #527

Labor Day means.... The Decatur Book Festival! Come visit Mingei in Booth #527, near the corner of Ponce de Leon and Church Street Fair Hours? Saturday, August 30, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 31, noon to 6:00 p.m. Look for...Show More Summary

Last-Minute Labor Day: Road Trip to These Classic American State Fairs

9 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Fried food, Ferris wheels, and fun are on the schedule at state fairs across the country, and Labor Day Weekend is the last great weekend during summer fair season. There?s at least ten different fairs doing their thing this weekend, so one more summer road trip might just be a great way to end the season. Show More Summary

Fair Folks Opens Coffee Bar in the East Village; Labor Day Parties

• The Cannibal is hosting a Labor Day party. Forty dollars at the door gets you burgers, free-flowing beer, and more. It starts at noon. [Grub Street] • And Extra Fancy is hosting its annual Labor Day Jammy, which also starts at noon. Show More Summary

FedEx Ruling: Form, Rather Than Label, Determines Independent Contractor Status

Independent contractor or actual employee? An employee gets Fair Labor Standards Act protections, including overtime and benefits. Independent contractors get, well, their salary. The appeal of contractors then, is obvious for big companies like FedEx. Unfortunately, as FedEx just learned, often it's not the label that matters -- it's the......

Animal Planet's Labor Live Cam Exclusive Video: Desi the Calf Takes Wobbly First Steps

Animal Planet L!VE is putting the "labor" into Labor Day Weekend. Throughout the holiday weekend, the Labor Live Cam, which can be viewed here, will stream live animal births from the Nebraska State Fair's birthing pavilion. Not only...Show More Summary

Animal Planet Takes Labor Day Literally With Digital Live-Birth Cameras

Animal Planet this morning announced its first ever Labor Live event for Labor Day weekend.  Throughout the holiday weekend — usually a TV viewing sinkhole —  live animal births from the Nebraska State Fair will be broadcast as theyShow More Summary

Labor Day Submission: Apparently I Am Very Responsive To Nipple Stimulation

Most of my labor and delivery were fairly standard. BUT…I was that person who slipped and fell in her own amniotic fluid on the floor. Just like in the movies. There was also a period of a few hours where I was asked to sit around tweaking my own nipples. Show More Summary

News: FLA cites Quanta for further Apple labor problems

2 weeks agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

The Fair Labor Association has released new reports containing audits of two Apple supplier factories, both Quanta facilities, in Shanghai and Changshu, China. Both audits were done in August 2013. Issues cited include workers beingShow More Summary

Latest audit on two Chinese Apple suppliers finds labor, health violations

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

A new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) on two facilities run by of one of Apple's manufacturing partners has found numerous violations, including excessive overtime, underpayment of sick wages, and inadequate health and safety measures. Show More Summary

Fair Labor Association reports on Apple partner facilities, Apple responds

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has just released the report on its audit of two Chinese facilities run by Apple manufacturing partner Quanta, where they found a number of issues. The audit found that the facilities, located in Changshu and Shanghai, had a number of compliance issues. Show More Summary

Fair Labor Association supplier audit reveals excessive overtime, Apple pledges to continue improvement

As part of its partnership with Apple, the Fair Labor Association has conducted an independent audit of supplier Quanta, and discovered that the company's factories were responsible for some labor violations, including excessive overtime and hiring fees.

Apple Working to Remedy Labor Violations Found at Quanta Factories

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today published a new report examining two factories operated by Apple-supplier Quanta Computer, finding several code violations related to working hours, recruitment policies, compensation, health and...Show More Summary

Fair Labor Association publishes data from audits of two Apple suppliers, Apple responds

The Fair Labor Association, the group that has been performing independent assessments of Apple’s supplier facilities since 2012, today published findings from audits of Apple suppliers it carried out last year after. The reports include assessments of two Apple facilities in Shanghai and Changshu, China (here and here) that belong to Apple’s partner Quanta and […]

The Fair Labor Association Delivers Its Findings On Two Apple Supplier Facilities

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Back in 2012, Apple signed up for the Fair Labor Association’s voluntary audits in order to bring more transparency to its production practices and supplier partnerships. Today, the FLA released a new report, which contains an audit of two facilities operated by supply partner Quanta in Changshu and Shanghai. Show More Summary

‘Dear Saveur: I’m so great that I deserve to get paid for working 10-hour days’

I’ve asked Saveur associate test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin about her ad. Saveur is hiring fall interns! (saveur.com) “Your proposed unpaid positions are in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act” (facebook.com)

LinkedIn Pays $6 Million in Back Wages

If you’re an employer, take heed from LinkedIn. It does not pay to violate the Fair Labor Standards Act. Yesterday the Labor Department announced that LinkedIn has agreed to pay six million in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees. Show More Summary

NLRB Finds Information Security Rule Illegal, But Dissent Asserts Context Shows It’s Legal

Bloomberg BNA A California grocery chain committed an unfair labor practice when it instructed workers to keep employee information “secure” and to use it fairly, lawfully, and only for its intended purpose, the National Labor Relations Board 2-1 held July 31.

LinkedIn To Pay Workers Nearly $3.5 Million In Unpaid Overtime After Breaking Federal Labor Laws

LinkedIn has to pay employees nearly $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages after a federal investigation found the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The post LinkedIn To Pay Workers Nearly $3.5 Million In Unpaid Overtime After Breaking Federal Labor Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Obama Signs Yet Another Executive Order Targeting Federal Contractors

4 weeks agoTechnology : The Goods

President Obama signed an executive order today to ensure fair labor practices at federal contractors.

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