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Papa John's Franchisee Gets Jail Time For Wage Theft

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

The owner of several Papa John's franchises in New York City will serve 60 days in jail for failing to pay his workers the minimum wage and overtime,...

SpaceX Accused Of Denying Overtime Pay, Meal Breaks Again

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business

A former technician at SpaceX has sued the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace company for $5 million, claiming it failed to pay employees overtime ...

GOP: No Bootstraps For You, Baby!

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a GOP field filthy with candidates who kiss up to corporate bosses and systematically suppress workers' wages, Walker is a stand out. But the whole motley GOP crew is determined to do whatever it takes to deny workers and their children economic mobility.

This Could Be The Biggest Boost For Work-Life Balance Since …

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

Millions of overworked middle-class Americans are on the verge of getting some relief, and possibly a raise, because of a proposed federal rule that y...

Victory for Home-Care Workers

Rudy López | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Rudy López

All labor has dignity, especially when it enhances the well-being of the sick among us. Protecting the rights of home care workers is to defend the dignity of not only the worker, but the patient as well.

What the Overtime Proposal Is Really About

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In July, the U.S. Department of Labor demonstrated an exceptional commitment to America's working families by proposing an update to the rules that determine who qualifies for overtime pay.

Raise Your Voice to Raise Wages

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 08.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

There are many signs that the economy is recovering, but we still have a long way to go.

Will the New Overtime Regulations Impact Your Small Business?

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) notified the public of a proposed change in laws regarding overtime exemption, and this is expected to affect more than 4.6 million workers--including those who work at small business locations.

FLSA Proposed Rules Clarified

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.10.2015 | 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.

This Democratic Congressman Is Adopting Obama's Overtime Rules

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

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Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Dave Jamieson

'Vacation Is When I Have A 40-Hour Week' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past year, as his agency was developing a rule to expand overtime pay to more Americans, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met a lot of...

Jason Linkins

Civilized Nations Don't Put Children In Brutal Prisons, So Why Do We? | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, Dana Liebelson joins us to discuss her recent exposé of the prison system in Michigan, where children -- co...

Obama Heralds Job Growth, New Overtime Rule In Wisconsin Speech

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, July 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama ripped the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and poked fun at the large crop...

Overtime: Finally, A Break for the Middle Class

Robert Reich | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

The U.S. Department of Labor just proposed raising the overtime threshold -- what you can be paid and still qualify to be paid "time-and-a-half" beyond 40 hours per week -- from $23,600 a year to $50,400. This is a big deal. Some 5 million workers will get a raise.

Michael Calderone

Media Companies Could Be Forced To Pay Overtime Under New Obama Proposal | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.01.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- When reporters covered President Barack Obama’s proposal Monday night to extend overtime pay to millions of additional Americans, some, ...

New Overtime Pay Protections for American Workers

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The fight for fair wages is far from over. We have already heard opposition from some Congressional Republicans who want to block this common-sense measure to expand overtime pay for hardworking families.

President Obama's Proposed Overtime Regulations Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

On the surface, this adjustment seems like a boon for American workers. Ironically, however, while the rule would make more employees eligible for overtime pay, it might result in workers being worse off than before.

Dave Jamieson

Obama's Overtime Reforms, Explained | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

In a blog post on The Huffington Post on Monday, President Barack Obama laid out his highly anticipated plan to extend overtime pay to more American w...

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

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 06.30.2015 | 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.

Hollowing Out the Middle Class

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The Department of Labor's new regulations aim to expand the number of workers who are entitled to receive time-and-a-half pay for working over 40 hours per week. While the White House claims this change is a lifeline for the middle class, the reality is that these new rules will hollow out the middle class and likely increase inequality in the workplace.

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

Barack Obama | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Barack Obama

Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Makes His Boldest Economic Move Since Taking Office | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week will propose a plan to extend overtime pay to 5 million American workers who are currently excluded und...

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?

Sam Stein

White House Moves Closer To Major Executive Action On Overtime Pay | Sam Stein | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration on Tuesday morning put in motion one of the last major elements of the president's economic agenda, a reform to overtime rule...