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Dave Jamieson

Major Sandwich Chain Under Fire For 'Systematic Wage Theft'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business

Jimmy John's, the "freaky fast" sandwich staple of America's college towns, is being sued by two former employees for what they describe as "systemati...

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.

Fast Food Managers Prefer 'Stature' To Overtime Pay, Wealthy CEO Says

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

Fast food CEO Andy Puzder took to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal Tuesday to rip into a White House proposal to raise the wages of low-paid...

Extra Effort Unrewarded

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans despise America's poor and jobless. The GOP made that perfectly clear by repeatedly denouncing them and cutting food stamps and unemployment benefits. But last week, Republicans revealed that they also hate hard-working Americans!

Dave Jamieson

How Obama's Reforms To Overtime Law Will Change People's Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

In her years managing a small dollar store in Michigan, there were times when Dawn Hughey worked 60, 70, or even 80 hours a week just to keep the plac...

Obama Can Give 10 Million Workers A Raise Without Even Asking Congress

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

If President Barack Obama goes through with a reported proposal to expand overtime protections, he could end up giving 10 million workers a raise. ...

Big Win For Domino's Workers

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Delivery workers at a Domino's pizza shop in New York City have accepted nearly $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit in which they claim...

Workers Could Lose Meal Breaks Under GOP Proposal

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A Tennessee Republican has introduced a bill in the state senate that would allow workers to waive their right to a 30-minute meal break, a move that ...

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Government Accused Of Breaking Own Labor Laws With Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

A group of federal workers who had their pay delayed due to the shutdown are suing the federal government, saying it violated its own labor laws by gi...

How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons

Amy B. Dean | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
Amy B. Dean

Domestic workers have had some breakthrough wins over the past two weeks. Up until then, these workers were excluded from protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage, paid breaks, and overtime pay.

Dave Jamieson

Lawsuit Alleges Massive Corner-Cutting At Firm That Vets Defense Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another former investigator has sued the private, for-profit firm that performs many of the security clearance checks for U.S. governmen...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Finally Delivers On Promise To Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move that will change working conditions for two million Americans, the Labor Department announced Tuesday the enactment of a new r...

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.

Dave Jamieson

Wage Theft Alleged At Major Federal Building

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Workers at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center filed a complaint with the Labor Department on Monday alleging a sl...

Caregiving Should Be Middle Class Work

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Caregiving is skilled work. Any parent needing child care, or person with disabilities employing a caregiver, will tell you that. But their pay is low and their benefits almost nonexistent.

Do You Work Overtime? (POLL)

Posted 06.14.2013 | MarloThomas

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Dave Jamieson

House GOP Passes Bill Loosening Overtime Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of their efforts to rebrand the GOP as a more caring party, House Republicans passed a hotly debated bill Wednesday that would l...

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.

GOP Floats Controversial Overtime Alternative

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of...

GOP Forcibly Making Working Families Flexible

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP forced flexibility act is part of a list of proposals House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) calls "Making Life Work." That's right, Republicans intend to make life nothing but work. No eight hours for sleep. No eight hours for anything you will. Just work, Gumby, just work.

Making Life Work

Rep. Renee Ellmers | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Renee Ellmers

If technology and communications can adapt to people's modern lifestyles, then why can't our labor laws follow suit? Private-sector businesses continue to live under an outdated federal mandate that says the only way to compensate for overtime is through cash wages.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Looks To Loosen Overtime Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are planning to introduce legislation that could loosen the nation's 75-year-old law governing overtime in the workpla...

Workers Should Get Overtime For Checking Email Outside Of Work, Lawsuit Claims

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business

CHICAGO -- Does scanning emails and answering calls from bosses on your smartphone after hours constitute work that should be compensated? A lawsuit w...

The Toll Long Hours And Little Sleep Takes On Your Waistline

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Overwork and little sleep can affect every aspect of our lives, from relationships, job performance and daily wellbeing to our fundamental health. A new study suggests that difficult and demanding work schedules also can contribute to obesity.