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Hershey Chocolate Sweatshop Case’s Bittersweet Ending, Back Wages Paid

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Hershey Chocolate Sweatshop Case’s Bittersweet Ending, Back Wages Paid

The workforce at a warehouse run by Hershey’s chocolate contractors melted down in sweatshop conditions in August 2011, exposing a summer employment scam that took advantage students from around the world. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recovered more than $213,000 in back wages for 1,028 foreign students who worked in summer jobs in […]

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Federal Investigators Find Childcare Workers Routinely Cheated Out Of Wages

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Federal Investigators Find Childcare Workers Routinely Cheated Out Of Wages

Cheating daycare workers out of wages owed to them is so common, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is conducting ongoing multistate investigations of wage law violations at childcare facilities. Childcare is a rapidly expanding industry that employs many low-wage, vulnerable workers. These workers who, due to a lack of knowledge of […]

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South Africa Could Do More For Miners, Says ILO Mining Specialist

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South Africa Could Do More For Miners, Says ILO Mining Specialist

South Africa could do more for the nation’s miners, says the International Labour Organization’s mining industry specialist. ILO News – South Africa has taken significant steps since the end of apartheid to address working conditions in the mining industry, but there is still a lot of room for improvement, said International Labour Organization mining specialist […]

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Tuesday 17 April Is Equal Pay Day For U.S. Women

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Tuesday 17 April Is Equal Pay Day For U.S. Women

Tuesday, 17 April is Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes how far women in the United States must work into 2012 to earn what men doing similar work earned in 2011. When the President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, women were earning an average of 59 cents on the dollar compared to […]

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By The Numbers: Life And Death Working At Foxconn

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By The Numbers: Life And Death Working At Foxconn

From ProPublica: An investigative series by the New York Times and a performance piece by Mike Daisey featured on This American Life have put the spotlight on Foxconn, the Taiwanese company whose massive Chinese factories manufacture some of the world’s most popular consumer electronics. As well as working with companies like Dell, Motorola, Nokia and Hewlett-Packard, Foxconn assembles popular […]

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Quick Guide to EEOC Website Links for Employees & Job Applicants

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Quick Guide to EEOC Website Links for Employees & Job Applicants

A quick guide to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – EEOC – website links of for employees and job applicants Overview Coverage Timeliness Filing A ChargeHow to File Charge Handling Confidentiality Mediation Remedies Existing Charges Filing a Lawsuit Discrimination by TypeAge Disability Equal Compensation Genetic Information National Origin Pregnancy Race/Color Religion Retaliation Sex Sexual Harassment […]

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Flat Taxes Are Big in the Former USSR: Have They Worked?

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Flat Taxes Are Big in the Former USSR: Have They Worked?

By Braden Goyette, ProPublica GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich have all introduced proposals for flat taxes, which aim to tax everyone at the same rate. The idea is to simplify the tax code, getting rid of loopholes and reducing entitlements and deductions. Gingrich and Perry have both promised that Americans […]

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