BERLIN (Reuters) - Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-largest clothing retailer, laid out a plan on Monday to pay a fair "living wage" to some 850,000 textile workers by 2018, saying governments were acting too slowly.
As U.N. climate talks begin in Warsaw, officials from the Philippines are demanding that the world act to fight climate change -- and that rich countries pay their fair share.
A lawsuit is seeking employment benefits and wages for reviewers (a.k.a. "Yelpers") that have been posting free reviews on Yelp. The lawsuit claims Yelp has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has refused to pay wages to its reviewers.
Over the weekend, the House unanimously passed the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act. If passed by the Senate, all furloughed federal employees will receive back-pay over the duration of the government shutdown.
Workers on the federal payroll hit by the shutdown will be guaranteed their pay. Finally, the House unanimously agreed on something. Members approved the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, H.R. 3223, in a 407-0 vote, with 25 members not voting. Workers will not be paid until the shutdown — now in its fifth day […]
President Barack Obama on Thursday visited the site of the historic 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., leaving behind a copy of the first bill he signed in office, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Obama’s visit, ahead...Show More Summary
One of the nation's largest check cashing authorization services has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Part of a broader FTC initiative targeting data brokers,...
American women were appalled when the U.S. Supreme Court snatched away Lilly Ledbetter’s gender pay discrimination victory over Goodyear Tire because Ledbetter did not know about repeated gender discrimination in pay at each moment it occurred. In a decision that ignored workplace norms and realities, the Court explained that Ledbetter lost her right to sue [...]
June 25th marks 75 years since the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal. The law guaranteed workers a minimum wage and overtime pay. Yet a group of workers who embody a growing industry are still excluded from those protections: home care [...]
On June 10, 1963, the U.S. government passed an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act making it illegal to pay women less than men for the same work. That was 50 years ago, and women are still paid less than men at all education levels, in almost every field. On average, women make 77 [...]
Two big rulings strike a blow for the rights of interns. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Alex Footman, Black Swan, Eden Antalik, Eric Glatt, Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, Fox Entertainment...Show More Summary
It's been 50 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. It's safe to say, though, that equal pay may be the law but it's not the reality. No, not four years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, either. Show More Summary
President Obama celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act at the White House today, urging Congress to improve on it by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act. "Until equal pay truly is a reality, we're also here to recommit.....
Monday marks 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The law stipulates that women must be paid equal wages for equal work. Yet a half century later, the gender wage gap still stands at 77 cents earned [...]
From tomorrow Canberrans struggling to pay their traffic fines should find repayments a little easier to make, and their license easier to hold onto thanks to a new scheme from the ACT Greens. “The new scheme is designed to be fairer, take account of the circumstances of Canberrans who are struggling, and improve social justice outcomes [...]
Vermont, once again, is leading the country. A similar bill, called the Paycheck Fairness Act, is languishing in the Congress. How did we do it in Vermont? We worked together.
Legislation at the federal level designed to improve women’s economic opportunities appears stalled, including, most recently, the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. But some states are taking matters into their own hands and working on similar laws in their legislatures. They could serve as models for what needs to be done [...]
The Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would “pave the way for women to more easily litigate their way to pay equality” failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday as Republicans united against the measure for the second time in two years, according to this story from The New York Times.
Yes, friends, it’s true: we may have to pay taxes for books purchased online, if the Market Fairness Act, which just moved quickly through the Senate, also passes quickly through the House. The Market Fairness Act supports equal taxation for three-dimensional (ye St. Marks Bookshop, ye Moe’s Books, ye Seminary Co-op) and online (ye Amazon.com, [...]
In a rare moment of bipartisan collaboration this week, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that brings us one step closer to paying sales tax for online purchases. If it becomes law, you won’t be able to avoid the bite, so here are some ways you can still save a buck. Look for coupon codes. Show More Summary