President Barrack Obama plans to use his executive authority to expand overtime pay. Officials say the President is granted the right to regulate overtime under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act. In an article in the Washington Post,...Show More Summary
A section of the Fair Labor Standards Act allows employers to pay their disabled employees subminimum wages. Advocates say it's time to change that. The post Americans With Disabilities Are Left Behind By Obama’s Call For A Higher Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The following op-ed was originally published by Roll Call. A little more than five years ago, after years of fighting for the rights of those demanding pay equality, we stood together at the White House watching President Barack Obama take a historic step in protecting American workers when he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Show More Summary
No progress has been made on closing the gender wage gap since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Here's where to go next. The post Five Years After The Lilly Ledbetter Act, How To Start Closing The Gender Wage Gap appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) is pushing a bill this session that, as he puts it, will force Comcast—or whoever your service provider is—to pay you. Under the Telecommunications Consumer Fairness Act, which is...Show More Summary
“ Age, time and overtime: the US cult of overwork http://t.co/FVEsYpQQx0 Time to fix the Fair Labor Standards Act: fair pay for overtime — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) January 11, 2014 ”
A recent class action lawsuit filed in California could result in getting unpaid wages for Yelpers, or Yelp Reviewers. The lawsuit states that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) law has been violated by Yelp. Although the lawsuit seems ridiculous, the attorneys of the case believe otherwise. Show More Summary
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.....