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United States: Report: U.S. Department Of Labor Proposal To Almost Double Minimum Salary For Exempt Employees In March 2014, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to update existing overtime regulations for so-called “white collar” employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Fresh Market joins Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Fresh Market Inc., is the latest retail chain to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers supporting the labor group’s Fair Food agreement.

Wage-Law Enforcer: ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Violations Demand Tougher Action

David Weil, who oversees the U.S. Labor Department’s powerful Wage and Hour Division, recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal about his job. Mr. Weil's division enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that sets standards for minimum wage and overtime pay and covers most workers.

Unsurprising Unanimous Decision: No Pay for Security Screenings

Raise your hand if you saw this coming. Contracted employees, leaving an Amazon warehouse, have to go through security screenings. They sued for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The district court dismissed their lawsuit, but the Ninth Circuit reversed, holding (contrary to every other circuit court that......

Panel Of Ivy League Graduates Determines That Wage Laborers Should Perform Required Tasks For Employers Without Compensation

Earlier this year, I argued that 9CA was right to interpret the Fair Labor Standards Act as requiring employers to compensate employees for mandatory security checks. This being the Roberts Court, it took them less than two months to unanimously conclude otherwise. The Sotomayor concurrence (joined by Kagan) suggests that the Obama administration siding with […]

Competitive Enterprise Institute Event Highlights Department of Labor’s Crimanlization of Volunteer Work at For-Profit Businesses

The Competitive Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation are co-hosting an event on December 9th (see event details, here and below), which highlights the Department of Labor's absurd enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act that puts volunteering at for-profit businesses in its cross-hairs. Show More Summary

The Past Is Never Past: Slave Labor in the West Virginia Salt Works

"It is not fair to the men who were forced to work in this industry to celebrate the salt without celebrating them as well."

The Past Is Never Past: Slave Labor in the West Virginia Salt Works

2 months agoNews : James Fallows

"It is not fair to the men who were forced to work in this industry to celebrate the salt without celebrating them as well."

Federal Money to Ivanpah Solar Power Plant Would Be Prize for Unions

By Kevin Dayton, Union Watch Fairly or not, news media has recently brought negative public attention to the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a $2.2 billion thermal solar power plant built under a union Project Labor Agreement in California’s Mojave Desert.

What Whole Foods Employees Think of the Company's "Values"

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Whole Foods has just launched its first national advertising campaign, featuring the slogan "Values Matter." It emphasizes not just quality food, but also the company's "fair labor practices." How do Whole Foods employees feel on that point? Read more...

Tech Underbelly: Indentured Servitude and Bonded Labor in the US

A labor collusion pact with the aim of suppressing pay levels among Apple, Google, Microsoft, Pixar, and others, demonstrated that the idea that Silicon Valley plays fairly is an illusion. But even more unsavory abuses occur further down the food chain. Show More Summary

Timely Compliance With Home-Care Rule Needs Year-End Effort

By Christine Pulfrey, Bloomberg BNA Enforcement of a final rule that takes effect Jan. 1, 2015, to extend Fair Labor Standards Act minimum-wage and overtime protections to certain direct-care workers is to be delayed, but employers should not hesitate to ensure timely compliance with the rule's minimum-wage, overtime and recordkeeping requirements.

Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II

Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Earlier this year, in Perez v. Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC, a federal district court in Oregon...

Now More Than Ever, Courts Should Police Administrative Agencies

Ilya Shapiro Under the Bush administration, the Labor Department interpreted a piece of the Fair Labor Standards Act as exempting mortgage-loan officers from eligibility for overtime pay. The Obama Labor Department didn’t see the law...Show More Summary

Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I

Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Under FLSA, 29 U.S.C. §§ 212(a), 215(a)(1), the US Department of Labor (DOL) can go to...

Jennifer Lawrence: 'Sex crime' victim or in need of a reality check?

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Jennifer Lawrence finally broke her silence on the photo hack that revealed private and nude photos of the young actress over Labor Day weekend. "It is not a scandal," she said of the hack in an interview with Vanity Fair. "It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation."

Jennifer Lawrence on Phone Hacking: ‘It Is Not a Scandal. It Is a Sex Crime.’

Apart from a brief statement from her spokeswoman, Jennifer Lawrence has refrained from publicly addressing her nude photo hack over Labor Day weekend. That changes with this month's Vanity Fair cover story, in which Lawrence has strong words for the hackers who stole her photos, the web sites who spread... More »

Cedar Fair Yield Is Attractive For A Reason

By Crunching Numbers: Early last month Cedar Fair LP (NYSE:FUN) reported that attendance through Labor Day had fallen short of expectations, and as a result, lowered both its revenue and Adjusted EBITDA guidance for the second time this year. Show More Summary

House Subcommittee Questions Department of Labor’s Enforcement of “Hot Goods” Provision

The National Law Review The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture recently held a hearing to address growing concerns that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is using the "hot goods" provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) in an arbitrary manner against producers of perishable agricultural products.

State, local laws force public employees to pay labor unions

By Jason Hart, Taxpayer money goes to mandatory labor union “fair share” or “agency” fees in Washington, D.C,. and 23 states.

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