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By David Stephanides — The WK Labor & Employment Law Library provides publications in a single comprehensive source for labor and employment law. WK publications include fair employment practices, labor relations and disabilities law at the federal and state levels and provides comprehensive primary source research materials, annotated explanations along with news and current developments. Aspen Publishers […]

<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/14-states-boost-minimum-wage-in-january-federal-contract-employees-get-hike-too/ target=_blank >14 states boost minimum wage in January; federal contract employees get raise</a>

By David Stephanides – As 2016 begins, the Department of Labor continued its push for a  increase by underscoring the progress that has been made while federal lawmakers are still sitting on their hands. Noting that in the absence of a national raise, states and localities have taken action, the DOL’s chief economist, Heidi Shierholz, pointed out […]

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Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions In Unpaid Wages

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Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions In Unpaid Wages

Widespread labor violations by Southern California apparel manufacturing industry employers costs garment workers millions of dollars a year in unpaid wages, the U.S. Labor Department reports. Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Labor Department conducted 221 investigations this year of garment industry employers, mostly in and around Los Angeles. Investigators found more than $3 […]

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Predatory Payday Lenders: On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated By Debt

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Predatory Payday Lenders: On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated By Debt

By Paul Kiel and Krista Kjellman Schmid, ProPublica, and Mitchell Hartman, Marketplace– Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation’s military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders who charge high annual percentage rates, sometimes exceeding 400%. The Military Lending Act sought to protect service members […]

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No Just-Cause: In 49 Of 50 U.S. States You Can Be Fired For Any Reason

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No Just-Cause: In 49 Of 50 U.S. States You Can Be Fired For Any Reason

By JAKE BLUMGART, AlterNet— Don’t get too comfy at your desk, your job might not be as secure as you think. Anecdotal reports from labor lawyers and a few polls show that most Americans believe their bosses must have a good reason to kick them to the curb. We labor under the illusion of what […]

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Bizarre Boss Requests – 5 Ways To Say No And Not Get Fired

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Bizarre Boss Requests – 5 Ways To Say No And Not Get Fired

By VICKIE ELMER— Bosses’ requests can be bizarre – and occasionally illegal. Take for example, the boss who asked a co-worker to spy on senior management. Or the one who asked to have her dog’s toenails clipped. Then there’s the one who asked a colleague to serve as a surrogate mother for his child. All […]

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Wage Theft And Predatory Corporations – When The Boss Steals Your Pay

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Wage Theft And Predatory Corporations – When The Boss Steals Your Pay

This article on wage theft is part of an ongoing AlterNet series, “The Age of Fraud.“ By LYNN STUART PARRAMORE, AlterNet— Imagine you’ve just landed a job with a big-time retailer. Your task is to load and unload boxes from trucks and containers. It’s backbreaking work. You toil 12 to 16 hours a day, often without […]

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Equal Pay Day

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Equal Pay Day

When President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963, women were earning an average of 59 cents on the dollar compared to men. While women hold nearly half of today’s jobs, and their earnings account for a significant portion of the household income that sustains the financial wellbeing of their families, they […]

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

A must-read for Equal Pay Day, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has  published its annual pay gap analysis, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, complete with charts on the gender pay gap broken down by state, race/ethnicity, education, and age. The analysis shows that one of the widest pay gap disparities is […]

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Study: Women’s Pay Is Less Than Men In Every State And Major City

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Study: Women’s Pay Is Less Than Men In Every State And Major City

A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows the gender-based pay gap hurts women and families in every single U.S. state and all of the nation’s major metropolitan areas. Nationally, women with full-time jobs are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men who hold full-time jobs, according to the study conducted by […]

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