H&M announced its commitment to pay garment workers “fair living wage” by 2018. The post H&M Makes Commitment to Pay a Fair Living Wage By 2018 appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to receive the Daily Digest via email. The Trouble with Pay It Forward, Pay It Back (The GC Advocate) Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal argues against the pay it forward model of higher education funding that Oregon will soon attempt. Show More Summary
On Monday, H&M announced what looked like bold progress towards paying its factory workers something above poverty wages for the hours they spend pumping out flimsy garments. The Swedish company's "four-pronged approach" went into wide media release, and at a … Continue reading ?
Amidst growing public concern over potential exploitation of overseas garment factory workers, the world’s second-largest clothing retailer, Sweden-based H&M, has announced what it believes is a roadmap toward paying a “fair living wage”...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.
A measure that would have ensured bosses didn't make more in a month than their lowest-paid workers made in a year has been voted down in Switzerland. The "1:12 Initiative for Fair Pay," which would have capped executive salaries at 12 times that of their lowest-paid employee, was rejected...
Confirming that the brotherhood of the "fairness doctrine" in which everyone is equal to everyone else (but some are too big to fail or prosecute, and are thus a little more equal) will have to do more work to bring wayward Switzerland,...Show More Summary
Figuring out a fair wage is a challenge in any business; Here Inc. columnists share how to keep compensation fair and productive. Companies like Starbucks, Walmart and McDonalds have come under heavy scrutiny for high profits and executive compensation at the expense of livable wages for their workers. Show More Summary
From Law360: A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday shot down health insurer Highmark Inc.’s bid to derail a proposed class action accusing it of stiffing staffers on overtime pay, finding reason to believe the Fair Labor Standards Act applies and that numerous employees may have been shortchanged.
Four million people are likely to take out a payday loan in the next six months. With this increase in use, the Citizens Advice service has seen a ten-fold increase in the proportion of their clients receiving advice on debt that included a payday loan over the last four years. Citizens Advice are campaigning to make sure […]
Even in America's most bike-friendly city, it's a constant criticism among motorists nettled by the growing number of little blinking lights in traffic: Why don't bicyclists pay for the roads they use?
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.
Interns are to get more support to protect their right to fair pay, as the government launches new advice for young people new guidance will provide further support to interns uncertain about their pay rights HMRC targets 200 employers advertising intern opportunities results of London Fashion Week enforcement activity revealed Interns are to get more […]
We finish out a weird week with another full issue presentation here at THOIA (see also: The Catch and The Monster-Go-Round) with the final two terror tales from the June 1973 issue of Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #47. And hey, ifShow More Summary
At first blush, the increase of 1.25 to 1.68 LNCO shares per BRY share seems rich. The price is fair though, and the deal still makes sense despite the added dilution.
A group of federal employees who worked without pay during the partial government shutdown last month are suing over alleged damages, claiming violations of federal labor law. The lawsuit accuses the government of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by...
ByAdmiral Nemo: Introduction National Presto Industries (NPK) is a small cap conglomerate which routinely pays a high dividend. NPK has three distinguishable business segments: the housewares segment which makes small kitchen appliances...Show More Summary
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.
By Dustin Hurst and Travis Perry | Watchdog.org Here are the top 8 scariest things about your government, America. 1. Redistribution of wealth Totally! Pay your fair share, kids. 2. Invasions of privacy And scan we must. 3. Drones Coming to a theater near you… 4. HealthCare.gov An unfortunate split screen…. Picture via @Darth. 5....
It's fairly easy to examine tax returns and figure out the share of personal income taxes paid by various groups. But what about the corporate income tax. Who pays that? One way or another, people ultimately end up paying corporate taxes. Show More Summary