From tomorrow Canberrans struggling to pay their traffic fines should find repayments a little easier to make, and their license easier to hold onto thanks to a new scheme from the ACT Greens. “The new scheme is designed to be fairer, take account of the circumstances of Canberrans who are struggling, and improve social justice outcomes [...]
Vermont, once again, is leading the country. A similar bill, called the Paycheck Fairness Act, is languishing in the Congress. How did we do it in Vermont? We worked together.
Legislation at the federal level designed to improve women’s economic opportunities appears stalled, including, most recently, the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. But some states are taking matters into their own hands and working on similar laws in their legislatures. They could serve as models for what needs to be done [...]
The Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would “pave the way for women to more easily litigate their way to pay equality” failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday as Republicans united against the measure for the second time in two years, according to this story from The New York Times.
Yes, friends, it’s true: we may have to pay taxes for books purchased online, if the Market Fairness Act, which just moved quickly through the Senate, also passes quickly through the House. The Market Fairness Act supports equal taxation for three-dimensional (ye St. Marks Bookshop, ye Moe’s Books, ye Seminary Co-op) and online (ye Amazon.com, [...]
In a rare moment of bipartisan collaboration this week, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that brings us one step closer to paying sales tax for online purchases. If it becomes law, you won’t be able to avoid the bite, so here are some ways you can still save a buck. Look for coupon codes. Show More Summary
The Senate approved a long-anticipated Internet sales tax proposal Monday, paving the way for shoppers to pay sales tax on the majority of online purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act would allow the 45 states (and the District ofShow More Summary
It appears inevitable. [This brings] the legislation one step closer to enactment and paving the way for shoppers to pay sales tax on the majority of online purchases. The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act would allow the 45 states (and the District of Columbia) that currently charge sales taxes to require large online retailers to collect [...]
The mountain just got taller In 1938 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law one of the most important pieces of legislation concerning American labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This act established the minimum...Show More Summary
The financial transaction tax that is central to the Inclusive Prosperity Act is a chance to make both big investments in our people and our infrastructure, and to make sure Wall Street pays their fair share.
For years, Republicans have delayed a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen penalties against employers who discriminate against women in pay and give women greater opportunity to find out whether they have been discriminated against. But on Thursday, House Democrats announced they were creating a “petition to discharge,” which, if it [...]
Last summer, Republican senators filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have bolstered protections for women who are discriminated against in their paychecks and increased salary transparency to let women find out if they were being paid less than their male colleagues. The bill was filed again this year by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), with [...]
On this Equal Pay Day, we must urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides a much-needed update to the Equal Pay Act -- a law that has not been able to achieve its promise of closing the wage gap because of limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.
In 1963, Congress enacted the Equal Pay Act to end unfair discrimination against women in the workforce. At that time, 25 million female workers earned...
On the final day of the 2013 legislative session, a group of Republican legislators introduced “The Georgia Fair Taxation Act.” By doing so, they set the stage for what may prove to be the most important legislative battle of next year’s...Show More Summary
Some form of the Paycheck Fairness Act has been around for 15 years, and it will likely linger on the Hill for much longer.
Those tax and spenders of both political parties are at it again, now voting 75-24 in favor of legislation known as The Marketplace Fairness Act which compels Online retailers to pay sales taxes no matter where they’re located. Large brick and mortar retailers pushed for the legislation to dampen the impact of big Online retail [...]
A Guest Post from my friends at Consumer Law QA - If you have ever been asked to pay for a credit report, then you probably didn’t realize that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) demands that all of the 3 nationwide consumer reporting companies, which are Experian, Equifax and Trans Union, are obliged to [...]
In 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) put forth new regulations to specify how a private sector business could determine if it was mandated to pay an intern a salary. Under the Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA), the term “employ” isShow More Summary
The gender pay gap has widened to 2005 levels according to new numbers form the BLS. Here's why it's good news for the Paycheck Fairness Act.