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......
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
In the biggest settlement of its kind to date, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women who were pregnant or had recently given...
An incisive new study, Fulfilling he Promise of the Endangered Species Act: The Case for an Endangered Species Reserve Program, by Reason Foundation research fellow Brian Seasholes deftly outlines a win-win-win strategy for protecting...Show More Summary
Is this deja vu, or deja deja deja vu? Back in April, Senate Republicans rejected the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2014. At the time, The Washington Post noted that it was the third attempt in recent years to pass the wage equality legislation. But hey, maybe the fourth time would......
Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has introduced a bill called the “CEO-Employee Pay Fairness Act.” This bill would prevent a corporation from deducting the cost of compensating CEOs if the corporation did not raise the wages of...Show More Summary
It has been quite the week for fair pay for women. On Monday, we witnessed a shameful act when opponents blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate. On Tuesday, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that there has been no significant progress in closing the national gender-based wage gap. Show More Summary
Republicans in the Senate on Monday unanimously filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act. Did you see this on the news? Did you hear about it on the radio? Did you read about it in your local paper? There is an election coming and accurate,...Show More Summary
The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee’s ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by employers. Republicans have long opposed the bill, which they believe will negatively impact business owners. [Politico] This woman recounts reporting her sexual assault at a school [...]
In a move that surprised absolutely no one and still managed to be disappointing, America's deadbeat dad the GOP once again voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act—the bill that aims to protect women from gender-based wage discrimination. Show More Summary
New data from the Census Bureau reveals that the pay gap has gone from 77 cents to 78 cents on the dollar
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) is annoyed at being forced to vote on fair pay. Republicans blocked a key equal pay measure Monday night, and are whining that Democrats made them vote on it at all. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close...Show More Summary
Surprise! For the 4th time since 2012, Senate Republicans have blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act. The GOP, of course, claims that it’s not that they’re against equal pay for women. It’s just that–well, to be honest, it’s not entirely clear how they finish the end of that sentence. Some argue that the Paycheck Fairness Act–which would [...]
After voting to move the Paycheck Fairness Act to debate, Republicans turned around and quashed it. The post Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.
If you’re an employer, take heed from LinkedIn. It does not pay to violate the Fair Labor Standards Act. Yesterday the Labor Department announced that LinkedIn has agreed to pay six million in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees. Show More Summary
LinkedIn has to pay employees nearly $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages after a federal investigation found the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The post LinkedIn To Pay Workers Nearly $3.5 Million In Unpaid Overtime After Breaking Federal Labor Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) exemption for "learned" individuals -- it's a grey line sometimes. But other times, it's really, really not. FLSA puts us lawyerly folk into the "exempt" category due to our advanced degrees. The same goes for engineers, doctors, and other individuals putting their graduate degrees......
A property tax system in which one to three family homes pay a lower effective tax rate than apartment buildings violates the Fair Housing Act, alleges a lawsuit filed by two New York City renters. The plaintiffs, Rosa Rodriguez and...
A group of Gawker Media's former unpaid interns are claiming they are entitled to back pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. As PandoDaily reports, "the suit, initially filed in a Manhattan federal court in June of last year,...Show More Summary
Georgia Senate candidate Karen Handel, of Komen Foundation scandal fame, does not support the Paycheck Fairness Act. She really doesn't support it—and in making clear just how strongly she rejects the idea that the government shouldShow More Summary