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Here’s a Good Rebuttal to Anyone Who Thinks a C-section Is Easy

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

On August 15, a woman named Raye Lee gave birth to a six-pound, eight-ounce baby boy she named Roxas. Roxas was born via emergency C-section after hours of labor — a fairly common birth story, though one that is stressful and terrifying for every mother who goes through it. Instead ... More »

Labor Department Ensures Federal Contractors Comply with LGBTQ Non-Discrim Protections

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Among its provisions, the regulations will help to ensure companies contracting with the...Show More Summary

Immigration/Farm Labor – Important in Upcoming Election?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is agriculture still relevant at state fairs?” I won’t disclose my age, but I will say I have never missed a Missouri State Fair. No, I am not a carney. I was there with my dad as he managed FFA shows and exhibits, I have exhibited my own cattle and more recently have attended... Read More

California Supreme Court Decides "Grossly Ineffective" Teachers Should Keep Their Jobs

We understand that a teacher's job is difficult and often thankless. But so are a lot of jobs. We also understand that private labor markets are fairly efficient and don't award workers in the private workforce nearly the same "perks" received by California's unionized teachers. Show More Summary

United Airlines now beats Southwest in one key area

For many years, labor relations in the airline industry were fairly predictable. A very small number of airlines -- led by Southwest Airlines - had harmonious management-labor relations. Southwest benefited from a unique team culture,...Show More Summary

Ferris wheel that dropped girls had worn out rivets, report finds

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Worn-out rivet fasteners on a Ferris wheel are being blamed for an overturned gondola at an eastern Tennessee fair that earlier this week sent three girls plummeting more than 30 feet to the ground. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced late Friday that it had renewed...

$7.25 of pay keeps the FLSA away

$7.25 of pay keeps the FLSA away as suggested by Meaulnes Kenwood FRED Blog, August 8, 2016     View on GeoFRED® In 1938, the U.S. federal government passed the Fair Labor Standards Act, establishing a federal minimum wage of $0.25 per hour. Show More Summary

Business News: Subway® Signs Cooperative Agreement Ensuring Fair Pay For Its Workers

Check out this important business news. In a move that must be freaking out International Franchise Association executives, Subway® has agreed (in writing) to focus on making sure its franchisees comply with current labor laws. Subway just voluntarily signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Show More Summary

Occupational Health News Roundup

Slate investigates a little-used Fair Labor Standards Act provision that could improve conditions for farmworkers; Syrian child refugees face exploitation in Turkey's textile industry; OSHA cites a Wisconsin shipyard for exposing workers to high levels of lead; and researchers offer new insights into the effects of Seattle's $15 minimum wage law.

What we know about Penny Wong and foreign policy

Over the weekend Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition, announced a fairly major reshuffle of the Labor shadow ministry. Tanya Plibersek has left foreign affairs for the domestic battleground that is education; Senator Penny Wong (formerly...Show More Summary

Is the Labor Market Tossing a Fair Coin?

David Altig: Is the Labor Market Tossing a Fair Coin?, Macroblog: How important is tomorrow's June employment report? In isolation, the answer would surely be not much. The month-to-month swings in job gains can be quite large, and one month...

Just how well do you understand ‘salaried,’ ‘hourly,’ and ‘wages’?

During 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 79 percent of the investigations that it initiated. Violations might be expected in audits responding to employee...Show More Summary

T.I. Is Being Sued by the Employees of His Upscale Soul Food Restaurant

A group of employees who worked at T.I.’s Atlanta restaurant, Scales 925, are suing the rapper for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Controversial Bill In House of Reps. Would Make Minor League Ballplayers Second-Class Citizens

With a legal case working its way through the courts that would allow players in Minor League Baseball to earn overtime pay, a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would work to exclude players in the minors from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The 'Save America's Pastime Act' in Congress will do nothing of the sort

A new proposal aims to amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to exempt Major League Baseball.

5 ways to prepare for new white-collar overtime requirements

Many companies are aware of the recent federal change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption rule that, according to the Department of Labor, will make 4.2 million additional salaried white-collar American workers eligible for overtime pay. The FLSA does not provide an exemption from these requirements for small businesses. Show More Summary

5 Options For Responding To The New Salary Levels For Exempt Employees

Since May 18, 2016, there have been numerous articles addressing the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime rules. The Department of Labor (DOL) had been working on these revisions since 2014. As part of the process, the DOL took...Show More Summary

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act—FLSA’s $10,000 Gift to Employers

The new FLSA is going to have a number of unintended consequences, which will benefit companies and embarrass employees. This changes everything! The post Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act—FLSA’s $10,000 Gift to Employers appeared...Show More Summary

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