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 […]
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
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 »
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
Protesters, including Timothy Cardinal Dolan, gathered to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.
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
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
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.
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
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 […]
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
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
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 www.metrointel.com
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
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
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 [...]
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
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.
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
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