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 [...]
The unpaid Black Swan interns who sued Fox Searchlight over having to perform menial tasks like making coffee won their case last week: A federal judge ruled that not paying the interns was a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It's about time, writes Cullen Seltzer on Slate. In...
While it’s not particularly shocking that there are undocumented workers currently employed in this country, one of the biggest problems is that oftentimes employers aren’t treating those immigrants fairly. One such case unearthed by the federal government claims that nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven stores in Long Island, N.Y. Show More Summary
Restaurants are experimenting with how their tip structure works with some eliminating them altogether. Could this mean more fair pay for staff and a better customer service experience? Or is it just a public relations stunt? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat
Obama and his open-borders pals pay lip service to fairness and the rule of law for the cameras.
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
Janet Sparks was never the first to raise her hand in class as a child. Even today she doesn’t like speaking up in church. Last Friday, the normally reserved Wal-Mart customer service manager stood in front of a crowd of 14,000 to challenge her bosses – including her ultimate employers, the billionaire Walton family — [...]
LONDON (Reuters) - British retailers have been accused of not paying their way on tax, with just two of 25 well-known store groups awarded a "Fair Tax Mark", in a report published on Thursday by the Fair Tax Campaign.
Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) investors should pay attention to a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. In today’s marketplace, there are many indicators market participants can use to monitor Mr. Market. A duo of the most underrated are hedge fund and insider trading sentiment. At Insider Monkey, our studies have [...]
The tech industry has seen its fair share of acquisition whoppers lately, with Salesforce acquiring ExactTarget for $2.5 billion this month, and Yahoo putting the icing on its acquisition spree by snatching up Tumblr for $1.1 billion. 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.....
Though Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Ace 3 is a fairly basic smartphone, it nevertheless includes LTE, highlighting how the technology is making its way to simpler and cheaper devices. Users generally have to pay a high price to get an LTE...Show More Summary
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 [...]
Wells Fargo Bank agreed to pay $42 million to settle a complaint that it failed to maintain foreclosed properties in minority neighborhoods, turning the vacant houses into dilapidated eyesores. The National Fair Housing Alliance and member organizations sued Wells Fargo...
When I was a recent grad, desperate for a paying gig, I looked across this fair nation. I wondered, “Where might the jobs be?” And then I realized: there were none. So, much like my forefathers, I packed on up and moved to Southern California. After all, if you’re going......
A trip to a job fair exposed another concern about the weak recovery to Fed governor Sarah Bloom Raskin -- those who do find employment often must accept low paying positions.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) offered an odd view on women’s paycheck fairness and equity laws on Sunday, suggesting that federal legislation on workplace equity is condescending to women who are well-qualified for the workplace. Blackburn’s comments came during a round table on Meet the Press. The panel was discussing women’s increasing roles as the primary [...]
If you just pay attention to US equities, you probably noticed the big 200 point Dow drop on Friday, but mostly it was a fairly uneventful month. But for world markets there were huge twists and turns that will likely be echoing forShow More Summary
If you're under 21 you're likely to earn less than older workers, regardless of experience or training. There's a claim before the Fair Work Commission to abolish junior pay awards, reports Amy Ripley