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If NSW Labor leader Luke Foley loses by a fair margin on Saturday - something like the 46 to 54 now suggested by polls -…

10 Signs You’re In A Truly Equal Relationship

You agree to divide household labor—not necessarily equally, but fairly.

Some Truckers Get Overtime Pay Under FLSA, 3rd Cir. Rules

The Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that certain truckers are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, finding that drivers of lighter vehicles are subject to a "carveout" from the FLSA's overtime exemptions. The FLSA establishes minimum wage and overtime requirements that apply to the majority of workers.......

New York Restaurant Workers Face Lower Tips, Still Not Enough Wages

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments...Show More Summary

Fairness for Workers Laboring in the Shadows

Leopolda Zumaya was working as an apple picker in Pennsylvania when he fell from a tree, breaking his leg and leaving him with permanent nerve damage and a chronic pain disorder. A treating physician said Mr. Zumaya's injuries were among the worst he'd seen, but when his boss learned Mr. Show More Summary

The Legacies of Slavery and Jim Crow Live on With Exclusion of Home Health Care Workers from Fair Labor Laws

This year, our nation came close to ending a shameful, nearly century-long chapter in history that carried on the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow for domestic workers in the U.S. But on the cusp of finally bringing justice to a neglected...Show More Summary

Unions sue to halt Rauner's move to withhold 'fair share' fees

State employee unions on Thursday sued to block Gov. Bruce Rauner's attempt to withhold fees unions receive from nonmembers, calling his executive order a "patently illegal" attempt to weaken organized labor ahead of new contract negotiations. The...Show More Summary

Labor has another tax policy that looks as good as its mining tax

Labor finally has released a policy - a populist pitch to make nasty foreign multinationals pay their “fair share” of tax. As Labor leader Bill…

FairPoint customer service complaints rise as labor strike rages on

As FairPoint's labor unions continue to strike over getting fair wages and benefits for the fifth month in a row, New Hampshire customers are continuing to suffer a series of service delays, reports WMUR.com.

With Obama’s Help, UAW Tries To Force VW Workers To Unionize

Investor's Business Daily Labor: A year ago, the United Auto Workers launched a high-profile campaign to unionize a Tennessee Volkswagen plant. But a majority of the workers said no. The UAW lost fair and square, but it won't take no for an answer.

U.S. Department of Labor’s blueberry squeeze goes wrong

I’ve got a new piece at Reason on how the U.S. Department of Labor stepped over the line when — relying on an obscure “hot goods” provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act — it slapped an order on two Oregon blueberry growers forbidding them from selling their crop until they settled a (dubious) […] U.S. Show More Summary

Judges Say No To Obama Labor Regulators' Hot Blueberry Crush

Walter Olson What does federal labor law have in common with civil forfeiture law? As I write at Reason: Under a provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor can seek what is known as a “hot goods” order,...Show More Summary

Walter Olson on the Labor Department's Asset Forfeiture Tool, 'Hot Good' Orders

last monthNews : Reason

Under a provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor can seek what is known as a "hot goods" order, freezing the physical output of an employer hat it suspects of having violated wage and hour law, all without having to prove its case at a trial. Show More Summary

News: Apple releases 2015 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

last monthTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Apple has released its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2015, providing an update on the actions the company has continued to take in ensuring that fair labor practices and human rights are respected through its supply chain. Show More Summary

Can Anyone Save the Labor Movement?

Amy Dean’s profile of AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka is excellent and well worth your time. I am skeptical of the framing of this issue as “Can Richard Trumka Save the Labor Movement?” (and to be fair, the framing is in the title, which Dean almost certainly didn’t write) because, as is so common when talking […]

United States: Report: U.S. Department Of Labor Proposal To Almost Double Minimum Salary For Exempt Employees

mondaq.com 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 […]

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