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
Regardless of Opinion L.A. guest blogger Charlotte Allen's ridiculously inflammatory contention that " Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter," the facts remain discouraging for women when it comes to equal pay.
When President Obama announced the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day this week, we applauded his efforts to address the so-called "gender wage gap" but, from a data point of view, mourn the fact that he, like many others before him, is building his case around a flawed number. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked--for the third time--the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill--the attainment of equal pay for equal work--seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. Show More Summary
With the Democratic record on hiring and paying women, why was the "Paycheck Fairness Act" even brought up?
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asserted over the weekend that the Republican Party was the party of "women's equality" days after Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act. In a party line Senate vote last week, RepublicansShow More Summary
Criticized by the president for her stance on equal-pay policy, Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land of Michigan said she supports the principle of equal pay for women but would have voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act debated in the Senate this week.
This afternoon the United States Senate effectively blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a liberal initiative that would narrow the "fictional" pay gap between men and women.
Senate Republicans blocked legislation Wednesday meant to close the pay gap between men and women. The Paycheck Fairness Act would make it illegal for employers to penalize employees who discuss their salaries and require the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect pay information from employers. Show More Summary
Moments after Senate Republicans unanimously voted to block the advancement of the Paycheck Fairness Act — a bill that would have held employers accountable for wage discrimination against women — the bill's lead sponsor, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, unleashed a barrage of scathing criticism against her good-for-nothing colleagues. Read more...
S enate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, a bill that would make it illegal for employers to punish workers for discussing wages and would require them to share pay information with the Employment Opportunity Commission. Show More Summary
Four years ago, the Paycheck Fairness Act, a long overdue update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which would strengthen the law to help close the ongoing gender wage gap, failed to move forward on a procedural in the Senate, even though...Show More Summary
One of the biggest trending terms on Facebook Trends this morning is the “Paycheck Fairness Act.” The bill, which was filibustered by Republicans for a third time, would have guaranteed equal pay for women and men. The Senate fell just six votes short of guaranteeing equal pay for women. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Barbara […]
Senate Republicans did not accept President Obama’s double dog dare to prove they care about women being paid the same as men. Instead, they banded together to sink the Paycheck Fairness Act before they would have to debate it, Politico reports. Debating the bill would have entailed explaining why workers... More »