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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

3 weeks 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

2 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

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• Department-store chain Macy's, along with other retail giants like Kroger, spent this summer lobbying Texas governor Rick Perry to veto the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Sign UltraViolet's petition to the mega-retailer, which urges the company to do the right thing and support wage equality. 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

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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

8 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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

8 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : Filthy Rich

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

9 months agoNews : NY Daily News

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

Fair Pay for Postdocs: Why We Support New Federal Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor's recently announced revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will make more than 4 million currently exempt U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay, unless their salaries are raised. Among them are an estimated 37,000 to 40,000 junior scientists who have emerged as critical players in modern biomedical research. Show More Summary

“An Economic Analysis of Overtime Pay Regulations”

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

From Donald Boudreaux and Liya Palagashvili for Mercatus. Abstract: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must pay workers who work more than 40 hours in a week time-and-a-half for every hour worked over 40. Numerous exemptions...Show More Summary

FLSA and Mt. Clemens after Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo

Today, the US Supreme Court decided Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, an appeal from a jury verdict for plaintiffs seeking overtime pay via a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action and a Rule 23 class action under Iowa’s wage payment...

The 14th Amendment is not enough: We must have an Equal Rights Amendment

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. The Act did not protect women from discriminatory pay, but only plugged a hole in the existing patchwork of federal laws. Women now have a longer time period to file a discrimination claim. Show More Summary

Meet the Woman Trying to Smash the Gender Pay Gap

On Friday, the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama introduced a slate of new measures aimed at addressing the stubborn gender pay gap. "Today, women account for almost half of the workforce. But the typical woman who works full-time still earns 79 cents...

President Obama Issues New Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

The announcement coincides with the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

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