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The New Labor Regulations Make Republicans Cry

Republicans continue to freak out over the Obama administration’s continuing advancements in giving American workers a fair shake. They are going to do whatever they can to repeal those regulations, even though these strategies won’t work. Buried on page 523 of the Senate’s proposed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 is a provision […]

Fed's Powell says interest rates could rise 'fairly soon'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. rate hike may come "fairly soon" if data confirm the economy is continuing to grow and labor markets are still tightening, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell said on Thursday in remarks that may help tee up higher rates as soon as mid-June. Show More Summary

New French Law Condemns Checking Work Email on the Weekends

5 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The recently enacted El Khomri labor law in France has seen more than its fair share of protests from the French, mostly because, in a country where the 35-hour work week is mandated, the new law's emphasis on protecting management instead of labor is unacceptable to its citizens. But, as ... More »

The 2016 #FLSA Overtime Changes: What #HR Needs to Know

I’m not going to write a big long explanation for this post. If you’re in the HR world, you know that the much-awaited final ruling came from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) about changes to the overtime rule in the Fair Labor Standards...Show More Summary

Farmworkers rally for overtime pay, days off, bargaining rights

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Protesters, including Timothy Cardinal Dolan, gathered to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.

David Feeney’s stupidity may lose Labor Batman

Labor was having a fairly good day yesterday until David Feeney forgot how many houses he owned. Truth be told, Labor’s shadow spokesman for Justice wasn’t simply guilty of a momentary lapse of memory. He had forgotten he owned a $2.3 million home for almost three years. Show More Summary

The Positive Impact of New Wage Protections on Home Health Agency Bottom Lines.

By JEFFREY GROSSMAN and SEAN GREER In January 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) officially extended federal wage protections to home care workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, entitling them to the federal minimum wage, time-and-a-half pay for overtime, and pay for time spent traveling between clients. Predictably, lobbyist groups working on behalf of

Social Conflict In France Turns Into Violence As Mob Rule Trumps Negotiations

The protests against planned labor law reforms in France are increasingly turning into violent clashes between police and masked hooligans. There is no culture of negotiation toward a fair compromise in France and the Fifth Republic seems broken down -- going on like this will only multiply the protesters in the streets and further boost the ranks of the extremists.

Experts say Obama's new overtime rule will benefit 12.5 million US workers

If you're a salaried employee making less than $47,476 a year, experts say you have good reason to rejoice. Currently workers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 must be paid at least time-and-a-half for each hourShow More Summary

Relief, of Sorts, For the Middle Class

In reality, it’s just enforcing a bit of fairness: The Department of Labor on Wednesday will finalize a rule extending overtime protections to 4.2 million more Americans currently not eligible under federal law, boosting wages by $12 billion over the next 10 years, the White House said Tuesday evening. The updated rule, which takes effect […]

Fair Pay for Postdocs: Why We Support New Federal Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor's recently announced revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will make more than 4 million currently exempt U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay, unless their salaries are raised. Among them are an estimated 37,000 to 40,000 junior scientists who have emerged as critical players in modern biomedical research. Show More Summary

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: Follow the Rules or Reverse Course and Redefine your Business Strategy?

Co-authored by Jim Finkelstein and Stephen Epling, FutureSense LLC When we read about the proposed U.S. Department of Labor legislation regarding FLSA ("Fair Labor Standards Act") overtime rule changes, we were reminded of a recent trip...Show More Summary

Job openings rose in March to highest level in eight months while layoffs declined

U.S. job openings increased in March to the highest level in eight months and layoffs continued to decline, indicating the labor market remains fairly robust despite April’s slowdown in employment gains.READ MORE

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Technology and Fair Labor

Human trafficking, modern slavery, commercial exploitation. Whatever you call it, Evolving Perceptions is a series of interviews with individuals working to address the issue. Students, survivors, educators, parents and professionals...Show More Summary

U.S. job openings rise in March, but hiring ebbs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job openings increased in March and employers appeared to have trouble filling openings, indicating the labor market remains fairly robust despite April's slowdown in employment gains. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 149,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.8 million, the Labor Department said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

ADPVoice: Preparing Your Business For FLSA Overtime Rule Changes

As early as this May, theU.S.Department of Laboris expected to release the final rules related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which could make millions more employees eligible for overtime. The forthcoming FLSA overtime rule changes are also about to make compliance more challenging for business leaders. Chief Human Resource [...]

Eight Seasonal Side Hustles to Make Bank This Summer

While the cost of living keeps going up, most wages have remained fairly stagnant, confirms a 2015 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report, which analyzed American’s wage pattern from 2007 to 2014, shared that the bottom...Show More Summary

Tyson Gets Its Hand Slapped for Cheating Workers—Again

last monthNews : Truthdig

By Carl J. Mayer The Supreme Court handed a victory to slaughterhouse employees seeking to recover overtime wages, but the suit was just one in a string of cases against the food giant with a penchant for flouting fair labor laws.

Bernie Sanders Sounds Off on Verizon's Unfair Labor Practices and Tax Dodging on Eve of Strike

Almost 40,000 workers are set to strike on Wednesday April 13th. Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are prepared to go on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13 if a fair agreement cannot be reached with the the largest U.S. wireless communications service provider. Show More Summary

Why the Job Market isn’t Fair

We need to look beyond unemployment to fix labor market inequality. The post Why the Job Market isn’t Fair appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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