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Phone Sex Worker Sues Firm for 'Draconian' Pay Setup

Want to be your own boss? Make your own hours? Not get properly paid according to the Fair Labor Standards Act? While the first two perks of working as a "phone actor" for Tele Pay USA's "adult and psychic hotlines" are listed on the company's website, the latter is the...

How Does the New Working Families Act Affect Your Business?

The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 involves some major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing workers in the private sector to receive paid time off instead of overtime pay for working overtime hours. Despite already...Show More Summary

Workplace protections for men we'd love to see Trump take away, too

On the eve of Equal Pay Day, President Trump celebrated the best way he knew how: by rolling back Obama-era protections for women in the workplace. Trump specifically revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act, which made it easier for women to take sexual harassment cases to court and establish paycheck transparency. Show More Summary

New Fair Play, Fair Pay Act: What's Inside?

In a recent rare and purposeful show of bi-partisan support, the Fair Play Fair pay act was re-introduced, with the hopes of modernizing U.S. law as it relates to the regulations governing both digital and terrestrial radio broadcasts. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy Yesterday Congressman...

On ‘Equal Pay Day,’ fight over gender wage gap rages on

Another session of Congress, another attempt from Democratic lawmakers to enshrine the Paycheck Fairness Act into law. But with tight Republican control over the federal government, the bill seems likely … Click to Continue »

Fair Play Fair Pay Act reintroduced in Congress, would make radio pay artists

Legislation requiring broadcasters to pay artists and record labels when their songs are played on the radio was reintroduced Thursday.        

Trump Performance Lags Obama's At Same Point (ON AGREED PLATFORM POINTS)

``Yes, by this point Obama had proposed, negotiated, renegotiated, and signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. That's on top of getting the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed within the first two weeks of his administration... Show More Summary

Obama Accomplished Way More In His First Month Than Trump

I'm jumping the gun a little here, but I'd like to remind everyone that during his first month in office, Barack Obama: Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Banned torture. Signed a $787 billion stimulus bill. Sent 17,000 additional...Show More Summary

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: 8 years later

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Equal pay for equal work has been a rallying cry for decades, but it wasn’t until Jan. 29, 2009, that it became federal law when former President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act...

Obama's Legacy: Working to Get Women the Pay They Deserve

Click here for reuse options! The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first law Barack Obama would sign as president of the United States. Excerpted from A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama by Michael D’Antonio. Copyright © 2016 by the author and reprinted by permission of Thomas Dunne Books/St. Show More Summary

Will I ever get paid overtime? Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), established in 1938, is a federal law that regulates overtime pay, minimum wage, child labor, and recordkeeping. This past Spring, the U.S. Department of Labor approved a proposal to increase the salary threshold to qualify for FLSA standards, meaning anyone working full-time and making less than $47,476 will qualify […]

Taxpayer-funded arts bodies should pay workers fair rates

7 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT tax and rate-payers provide the money that is allocated by Arts-ACT to arts organisations, and those organisations’ applications for funding should reflect the need to pay staff properly. A Canberra arts organisation recently advertised two contracted positions for which they propose to pay an average of between $40 and $80 A DAY. Show More Summary

Puzzling through overtime rules after judge's denial of pay expansion

About 4 million additional Americans were set to qualify for overtime pay under a new federal rule. But a federal judge has blocked the rule from going into effect Thursday as planned. The change under the Fair Labor Standards Act would have doubled the annual salary threshold — to $47,476 from...

Band Files $30 Million Lawsuit Against Motley Crue After Paying $1 Million To Be Their Opening Act

After you've paid $1 million to get the support slot on the Motley Crue tour, isn't only fair that the road crew for the bad boys of rock refrains from attacking you with urine filled water guns? _________________________ The Raskins, who supported Motley Crue on a U.S. tour, are suing...

Your Office Space Should Be Determined by Your Work (Not Your Pay Status)

I wanted to share with you an interesting conversation I had with a couple of human resources professionals about the upcoming changes to the overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). One of the people in the group mentioned...Show More Summary

$7.25 of pay keeps the FLSA away

$7.25 of pay keeps the FLSA away as suggested by Meaulnes Kenwood FRED Blog, August 8, 2016     View on GeoFRED® In 1938, the U.S. federal government passed the Fair Labor Standards Act, establishing a federal minimum wage of $0.25 per hour. Show More Summary

Hero Teen Calls Out Pay Discrimination, Gets Fired

Only seven years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was written into law by Barack Obama, an act named for the woman who wouldn't take pay discrimination lying down, a junior version of the fair-pay queen has risen in Kansas City, Kansas. A teen, a hero, a pay-discrimination advocate ... More »

Lilly Ledbetter Knows That the Gender Pay Gap Isn’t a Myth

The first bill President Obama signed into law after his inauguration was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named for Alabama woman Lilly Ledbetter. Ledbetter made a name for herself in a decadelong fight with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after learning they were paying her significantly less than her ... More »

‘LedBetter’ Index Lets You Buy From Companies With Women In Top Jobs

The LedBetter Gender Equality Index -- cleverly named in homage to Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Fair Pay Act -- lays bare the gender ratio at the top of the 230 companies that own nearly 2,000 of the world’s most popular consumer brands.

Farmworkers rally for overtime pay, days off, bargaining rights

last yearNews : NY Daily News

Protesters, including Timothy Cardinal Dolan, gathered to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.

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