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How Many Salaried Workers in Your State Would Gain Overtime Protections under the New Proposed Threshold?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay covered workers 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for each hour of work per week beyond 40 hours.

We're All In This Together: How Labor Came To The Choppergate Party

Angry with Bronwyn Bishop over her diddling of her travel expenses? Fair enough. But save some of that outrage for the other side.

The Smoking Gun Of Bronwyn Bishop's Chopper Charter Will Never Emerge. And You Can Thank Labor For That

Angry with Bronwyn Bishop over her diddling of her travel expenses? Fair enough. But save some of that outrage for the other side.

Proposed 2015 DOL Overtime Rule Changes: Primary Duty Test

As you know, on July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the Act, to be exempt (from overtime), an employee must meet...Show More Summary

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Point to Solid Labor Market

Alan Diaz/APJob seekers attend a career fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a solid laborShow More Summary

DOL Issues Administrator’s Interpretation on Employee/Independent Contractor Status under FLSA

How do you know whether a worker counts as an “employee,” not an independent contractor, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? On this often-litigated issue, the US Department of Labor has released Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1, dated July 15,...

Migrant Laborers In California Get Free English Classes From Local Charitable Teen

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A young woman is breaking down language barriers to give hardworking people a fair hand at a good job. California teen Shira Alcouloumre helps migrant day laborers in Laguna Beach learn English, hoping it will help improve their employment opportunities, FOX 11 reported. "It makes you feel more human," Shira told the news outlet about her work. Show More Summary

Proposed 2015 DOL Overtime Rule Change: What #HR Needs to Know

On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed changes to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The overtime rule changes are significant and fall into two categories: salary basis and primary duties test. Show More Summary

About to Announce for President, Scott Walker Is Trying to Take Away Your Weekends

After decades of fighting, unions lead the charge to enact fair labor standards and the eventual creation of, what many commonly refer to as, “the weekend.” For those unfamiliar, America's workers love our weekends. We use that time to relax from an exhausting workweek, mow the lawn, do the laundry, binge-watch Netflix and cook up some barbecue—among other national pastimes.

Welfare Mom Cheryl Prudham Said She ‘Deserved’ Costly C-Section For 12th Child

Cheryl Prudham, a welfare mom of 12 in the U.K., says that she “deserved” a costly and unnecessary C-section at the expense of taxpayers after going through her “fair share of labor” over the years. While the 32-year-old’s decision essentially cost U.K. Show More Summary

Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws. Their argument:...

Labor Secretary Perez: government unions have the right to require members to pay their ‘fair share’

Weighing in on the Supreme Court's decision to hear a dispute over union fees in the public sector, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told the NewsHour's Judy Woodruff that states have appropriately said that you can require people to pay...Show More Summary

President Obama's Proposed Overtime Regulations Could Leave Workers Worse Off

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor released its long-awaited proposed rules making some drastic changes to the way overtime exemptions are applied under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under rules last updated in 2004, a worker...Show More Summary

Get Ready for New Overtime Rules -- Millions More Will Be Covered

Get ready for expanded overtime. In the upcoming month, the Department of Labor is expected to release new Fair Labor Standards Act rules which are expected to greatly expand the number of employees eligible for overtime. The FLSA requires that employees who work more than 40 hours a week......

By the Numbers: #RaiseTheWage

Since 2013, President Obama has been calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum hourly wage an employer must pay an employee for work is currently $7.25. While Congress hasShow More Summary

Your Overtime Pay Costs Are About to Jump: 5 Things to Do

A change in the Fair Labor Standards Act is about to turn your payroll, and planning, world upside down.

"Free Labor" Or "Slave Labor" - Hillary's Unpaid Intern Hypocrisy

What difference does it make? In yet another gross exposure of Hillary hypocrisy, The Guardian reports that the great savior of "everyday Americans", promising to fight for fairness for working Americans; She who proclaims $15 per hour...Show More Summary

Surprise: Same-Sex Couples Are Better At Chore Equality Than Straights

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A small study looking at how gay and straight couples negotiate chores has found that (surprise) same-sex couples are better at discussing and negotiating a fair division of labor, which in turn leaves both parties more satisfied. Every...Show More Summary

Roberts Courts to Review Wage Theft Class Action Case

The Roberts Court on Monday agreed to consider limits on the ability of workers to form class-actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Roberts Courts to Review Wage Theft Class Action Case appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Union hypocrisy exploits union workers

By Erin Shannon, The Seattle Times IN Washington state and across the nation, union executives and labor activists are demanding mandatory paid sick leave and a $15 minimum wage for workers. They say it is a “matter of fairness” — workers deserve higher wages and paid time off when they are sick.

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