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Google says U.S. suit is wrong — it pays women fairly

The Internet giant refutes claims by the Labor Department there's a gender pay gap at Google.        

Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

NEW YORK (AP) — Google says it's "taken aback " by the government's claim that it doesn't compensate women fairly. The U.S. Department of Labor had accused Google of shortchanging women doing similar work to men, saying it found "systemic compensation disparities" across the company's workforce.

Faster Fashion Cycle Accelerates

Sustainable fashion initiatives face huge obstacles in displacing fast fashion’s popularity, despite fair labor and environmental concerns.

The Trump Child Labor Agenda

Trump’s EPA is making the lives of the children who labor on our farms, which is in itself a legacy of Jim Crow and the inability to get the Fair Labor Standards Act through Congress without excluding typically black work in 1938, far less safe. Which is of course a benefit for these psychopaths. “Luz” […]

In One Executive Order, Trump Revoked Years of Workplace Protections for Women

In 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order. It required companies with federal contracts to heed 14 different labor and civil rights laws, including ones aimed at protecting parental leave,...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Revokes Order That Protects Women in the Workplace

President Barack Obama instituted the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order in 2014, four years after the Government Accountability Office revealed how much money in federal contracts was being handed over to companies violating labor and civil rights laws. Trump just revoked it. Read more...

Remembering César Chávez

Today, nearly a dozen states are observing the birth and legacy of César Chávez, the civil rights and labor rights leader who, along with Dolores Huerta, founded the United Farm Workers union to promote and defend the  fair treatment...Show More Summary

Trump Nullifies Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule For Federal Contractors

This week incoming President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that essentially rolls back an Obama-era rule requiring companies to disclose labor law violations.

HELP Committee Should Ask Acosta for Commitments to the DOL Mission

Ahead of Wednesday’s confirmation hearing for Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor, workers and workers’ advocates have been vocal about their concerns with his appointment. Workplace Fairness, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, among others, are seeking assurances from Mr. Acosta about how he intends to protect workers and […]

Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movement

Fair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, the type of marketing that merges first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in labor and wealth, the idea that small producers profit directly from the products and goods they produce.

Trump Labor Department has a message to employers: Workplace safety? Not a priority.

Donald Trump’s Labor Department is sending employers a message that it’s open season on worker safety—by cutting off public messages about enforcement of worker safety rules. What Fair Warning noticed 10 days ago is still going on today: In a sharp break with the past, the department has stopped publicizing fines against companies. As of Monday, seven weeks after […]

This week in the war on workers: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces? Not under Republican rule.

President Obama instituted the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule to make it harder for companies with egregious labor law violations to get government contracts. You can guess what’s happening now, right? Republicans don’t think labor...Show More Summary

Minimum Wage Massacre - Wendy's Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs

In yet another awkwardly rational response to government intervention in deciding what's "fair", the blowback from minimum wage demanding fast food workers has struck again. Wendy's plans to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its...Show More Summary

Workplace Fairness Applauds the Withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s Nomination for Labor Secretary

Along with hundreds of workers rights organizations and millions of workers (whether they realized it or not!) Workplace Fairness is applauding the withdrawal this afternoon of Andrew Puzder’s nomination as Secretary of Labor. Puzder...Show More Summary

Rollback of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order is ‘opening salvo of the war on workers’

Not violating federal labor law seems like a commonsense precursor for being awarded lucrative federal contracts. House Republicans, however, disagree.

SAPVoice: How High-Tech Leads to More Fair Hiring Practices

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Competition for talent in the labor market is fierce, which makes it even more important to invest in training, tools and technology to support your hiring and retention of a diverse employee base.

The Government's 11th-Hour Push for Fair Pay

In the waning hours of the Obama administration, the U.S. Labor Department has filed suits against federal contractors Oracle and J.P. Morgan Chase alleging that some employees weren’t paid fairly.

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