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New Labor Law Has A Hidden Benefit For Working Moms

Liz Morris | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Liz Morris

As many are celebrating the impact these new overtime rules will have on their pay, few have recognized that the rules come with a hidden benefit for mothers: a right to break time and a private (non-bathroom) space to pump breast milk for their babies.

Obama Destroys Young Careers - Part Two

Jesse Kalisher | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Jesse Kalisher

When President Obama declared that anyone earning less than $47,500/year would be taken advantage of if not paid overtime, he made sure to exclude one...

You're About To Be Hit With An FLSA Overtime Lawsuit

Matt Rissell | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Matt Rissell

It's a lot of work upfront to create and enforce policies and procedures that protect your business, not to mention staying informed of changes that affect your business when it comes wage and hours matters in the FLSA.

Obama Destroys Young Careers

Jesse Kalisher | Posted 06.18.2016 | Business
Jesse Kalisher

President Obama and the FLSA have mandated that effective 12/1, anyone earning less than $47,500 a year must be paid overtime (there is one glaring ex...

5 Options For Responding To The New Salary Levels For Exempt Employees

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Since May 18, 2016, there have been numerous articles addressing the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime rules. The Department of Labor (DOL) had been working on these revisions since 2014. As part of the process, the DOL took public comments and received over 270,000 responses before issuing the proposed regulations on May 17th.

New Overtime Rules May Affect Benefits Plans

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

The recently finalized FLSA regulationshighlight the potential impact on salaries and wages for many organizations. With a December 1st date looming ...

The Tao of Universities & Fair Labor Standards Act

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

The Tao Te Ching suggests that it is sometimes necessary to learn to see the events in our world backwards, inside out and upside down.

FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: Follow the Rules or Reverse Course and Redefine your Business Strategy?

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Co-authored by Jim Finkelstein and Stephen Epling, FutureSense LLC When we read about the proposed U.S. Department of Labor legislation regarding FLS...

Injustice anywhere: A reflection on homecare and Black History Month

Doug Moore | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Doug Moore

In California, this month is particularly poignant for the homecare providers of the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW). On February 1, all of t...

FLSA Proposed Rules Clarified

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The DOL estimates 4.6 million exempt workers who make less than the 40th percentile will be affected by this legislation in the first year. It is time to audit compensation policies and practices.

Majority of Workers Who Will Benefit From Updated Overtime Rules Are Women

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Caroline Fredrickson

For many women-domestic workers as well as office workers-coming under the overtime provisions will mean that they will actually have more time for their families and other pursuits --but if they are indeed forced to work long hours, at least they will be paid for it.

How Unions Improve the Lives of Every Worker

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Laura Reyes

It's well established that union members earn substantially more than nonunion workers ($207 more a week), and are more likely to have health care coverage and solid pensions. What is less well known are the advantages that unions provide for all workers, not just those who belong to unions.

6 Key Facts Everyone Should Know About the Federal Court Case for Home Care Workers

Robert Espinoza | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Robert Espinoza

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments on whether the Labor Department has the authority to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to workers who provide home care assistance to elders and people with disabilities. This federal court case affects all of us.

Black History Is Labor History: How Jim Crow-Era Racism Is Impacting Homecare Workers Today

Doug Moore | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices
Doug Moore

This Black History Month, let's celebrate and honor Black history by recognizing and committing to all of the work we have still to do. No one is equal until we are all equal.

Bargaining Power to the People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Moving right-to-work (for less) from the state to the county level is the latest tactic in the relentless campaign by CEOs and corporations to reverse gains made by workers in the 1930s New Deal.

Minimum Wage, Minimum Age: Republicans Continue to Fight

Gerry Myers | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

The media, Congress and American workers are talking about raising the minimum wage nationally. So why hasn't an increase been passed? Who opposes raising the minimum wage? Not average Americans. Not even most Republicans. The answer: Republicans in Congress.

States Must Find Way to Do Right by Home Care Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

When does justice delayed become justice denied? For the nation's 2 million home care workers, that time may be here. But states have the power to rectify the situation, and they should.

The State of the Direct Care Worker

Carla Washington | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Carla Washington

Another recurring theme in President Obama's State of the Union address was that progress in America does not stand still -- and neither should our efforts to ensure that direct care workers share in the fruits of the American dream.

Keeping the Promise of Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

For this administration, raising the minimum wage is just one part of what the president has called the "unfinished business" of America.

After 75 Years, Minimum Wage Protections Still Elude Home Care Workers

Sarah Leberstein | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Sarah Leberstein

One of our nation's cornerstone workplace laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, turned 75 this week. America's roughly 2.5 million home care workers might not be celebrating the anniversary, however.

Dave Jamieson

A Promise From Obama To Workers Still Unfulfilled

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In December of 2011, President Barack Obama stood at the White House alongside a group of home care workers and announced that his admin...

The FLSA at 75

Louis Pechman | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Louis Pechman

The America we live in is far different from that which existed 75 years ago and both employee advocates and company executives have raised serious questions as to how well the FLSA is currently working.

75 Years of Rewarding Work and Responsibility

Seth D. Harris | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Seth D. Harris

A higher minimum wage provides a shot in the arm to an economy powered above all by consumer demand. When working families have more money in their pockets, they don't stash it in offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands -- they pump it back into their local economies.

All Parents Want Their Children to Have Productive, Fulfilling Lives

Jim Gibbons | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

For young people with the most significant disabilities, the Special Minimum Wage Certificate means the difference between reaching their personal employment potential and having no job at all.

Loosening the Ties That Bind

Kathie Lingle | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Kathie Lingle

The major flaw in the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 is that it's only a start to what needs to be done.