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The Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015: U.S. Legislators Propose Overhaul Of Musicians’ Online Royalty Payments

“A group of congressional lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday to overhaul the way that licensing payment rates are set for digital streaming and satellite play, as well as to pay performers when their songs are broadcast over the airwaves.”

Leveling The Playing Field With The Fair Play Fair Pay Act

Fair play, fair pay. It’s a simple concept. And we’re finally seeing it applied in a comprehensive bill legislating pay parity for music creators. Guest Post by Daryl Friedman of The Recording Academy from GrammyPro.com Monday representatives of The Recording Academy are standing by in New York City as Congressman...

3 Count: Radio Parity

Fair Play Fair Pay act proposed to equalize music royalties, HarperCollins and Amazon reach a deal and Periscope talks piracy.

Fair Play, Fair Pay Act Of 2015 Introduced To Congress

Yesterday, House Democrats Jerrold Nadler, John Conyers Jr. and Ted Deutch and Republican House member Marsha Blackburn introduced the "Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015" to members of Congress seeking to make sure music creators receive fair pay for their work. During a press conference in New York on...

Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015 would require radio to pay for music

A broad coalition of recording artists, labels, managers and other industry players are lining up in support of a bill introduced in Congress on Monday designed to require forms of terrestrial and digital radio to pay royalties to musicians for use of their recordings.

Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015 would require radio to pay for music

A broad coalition of recording artists, labels, managers and other industry players are lining up in support of a bill introduced in Congress on Monday designed to require forms of terrestrial and digital radio to pay royalties to musicians for use of their recordings.

Obama Wants Home Care Workers to Get Minimum Wage, But a Federal Judge Is Standing in the Way

There are two million home health-care workers in the United States, and not one of them is guaranteed minimum wage or overtime pay under federal law. That's because in 1974, amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act exempted all workers who provide “com

Democrats keep up the fight for fair pay even though Republicans will block it

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Equal pay is the law but not the reality in the United States. That's why, on Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update and close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Show More Summary

Republicans fight for employers’ right to make people work more for less pay

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The right to work for a fair wage was considered such an important civil rights issue during the 1960s that one of the 10 demands of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a: “A national minimum wage act that will give all Americans a decent standard of living”. The amount they proposed...

Some Truckers Get Overtime Pay Under FLSA, 3rd Cir. Rules

The Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that certain truckers are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, finding that drivers of lighter vehicles are subject to a "carveout" from the FLSA's overtime exemptions. The FLSA establishes minimum wage and overtime requirements that apply to the majority of workers.......

Six Years After the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Still More Work to Do

Six years ago today, President Obama signed his first piece of legislation — the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – to extend the time period in which an employee could file a claim for pay discrimination.  The Act overruled the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, which Ledbetter said allowed her […]

When shareholders want to talk about pay equality, but companies don’t

Across the country, conversations about the gender pay gap are gaining prominence. In Washington, the Paycheck Fairness Act got a big push from Democrats before ultimately stalling in Congress last year. President Obama also signed two executive actions to boost pay transparency among federal contractors. Show More Summary

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the 6th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 6th anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law: “Six years ago today, President Obama made the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first piece of legislation he signed into law. Show More Summary

An America that Works for Women

The anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act provides the nation with a good time to reflect on our priorities for women in the workplace. It is a celebration of our work to create a fairer workplace for women, and also a reminder of how far we have to go. Women make up over half of our country's population. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: We Need to Become a State Where Everyone Pays Their Fair Share

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee delivering his State of the State address on January 13. He argues that state legislators must act this session to reform our unfair tax system. On so many fronts, Washington leads the nation. Show More Summary

Supreme Court, Don’t Gut the Fair Housing Act

Before former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA) passed away earlier this month, one of his final acts of advocacy was an effort to save the Fair Housing Act—and the Supreme Court should pay close attention to Sen. Brooke’s defense of this landmark legislation as it considers the future of this law.

Representative Van Hollen’s Tax Plan Reintroduces Flawed “CEO-Employee Pay Fairness Act

This week, Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced a series of tax proposals aimed at redistributing income by cutting taxes for middle-and lower-income taxpayers and raising them on businesses and high-income taxpayers (Read more about it here). Show More Summary

Dems Maneuver to Curb CEO Pay Loophole

Right out of the blocks, House Democrats are pushing a tax reform in the 114th Congress that tackles the extreme gaps between CEO and worker pay. The "CEO/Employee Pay Fairness Act" would deny corporate tax deductions for executive compensation...Show More Summary

Mom And Dad, Please Explain This One to Your Daughters

Some months back, April 9, 2014 to be exact, 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 equalShow More Summary

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