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Why the Disappointing Jobs Report?

Harlan Green | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Due to severe budget restrictions still in effect, and the uncertain outcome of the Presidential election, governments are not spending enough on public works projects long overdue to take up the hiring slack.

Another Sign Low-Wage Workers Are Finally Gaining Some Power

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business

There's a power shift afoot in the U.S. economy. Gap's recent announcement that all five of its brands will end on-call scheduling this fall -- the t...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart To Employees: Relax, The Minimum Wage Is Going Up! | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

Last year, the worker group OUR Walmart began circulating petitions in Walmart stores calling for a $15 minimum wage and consistent, full-time hours f...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Explains How Anti-Obamacare Bill Is Corporate Welfare | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would redefine a full-time work week under the Affordable Care Act as 40 hours instead of 30 actually amounts to a break for...

'My Wages Are Too High For Help But Too Low To Let Me Get Ahead'

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Amy Windish, 42, lives in Middletown, Pennsylvania, and works as a consultant for a medical device company. Windish told The Huffington Post she began...

Boyfriend Of Overworked Employee Who Died While Napping In Car Found Out On Facebook

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Maria Fernandes, 32, died Aug. 25 while parked in a convenience store parking lot trying to catch some shut-eye between her shifts at Dunkin' Donuts. ...

Underemployment, Poverty and the New Normal in America

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

Underemployment is expensive in dollars and even more costly in terms of its impact on children of under-employed parents. We need to make discussing and addressing this imperfect imbalance a priority.

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

Dean Baker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

The March jobs report provided some evidence that we are beginning to see the sort of labor market shifts from the ACA that would be expected. First, voluntary part-time employment in March increased by 230,000 to 18.9 million. The key word here is "voluntary."

With H.R. 2575, Republicans Launch Another Attack on American Workers

D. Taylor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

The most disturbing trend has been the tendency of employers not only to cut and cap hours or eliminate part time workers' health benefits, but to hide behind the ACA in eliminating a host of statutory benefits.

No, Obamacare Isn't Turning America Into A Part-Time Economy

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Obamacare has not yet turned America into a nation of part-time workers, as many of its strongest critics have long said it would. In fact, the op...

Target Axes Some Workers' Health Care, Blames Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

Jan 21 (Reuters) - Target Corp said it will stop offering health coverage to part-time workers, citing new public insurance exchanges floated by the...

Dave Jamieson

Trader Joe's Explains Its Big Obamacare Move | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

As The Huffington Post reported last week, Trader Joe's has decided to end health care coverage for many of its part-time workers and nudge them onto ...

SeaWorld's Latest Controversy

The Huffington Post | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

SeaWorld Entertainment is cutting back work hours for some part-time employees, a move that will help it avoid an Obamacare mandate to offer those wor...

White House: Obamacare Isn't Causing Employers To Cut Worker Hours

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business

New data from the White House Council of Economic Advisers suggests that President Obama's Affordable Care Act isn't having the detrimental effect on ...

Kim Bhasin

Leaked Memo Reveals Big Change At Forever 21 | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

A leaked memo from Forever 21 shows the fast-fashion apparel retailer plans to cut the hours of some full-time employees and reclassify them as part-t...

9 Facts About Part-Time Workers That Should Freak You Out

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

Politicians like to talk about the middle-class jobs they can and will create, if only given the chance. But thus far this year, it appears few of the...

The Disturbing Nature Of America's Part-Time Jobs Recovery (In 1 Chart)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy has created more than four times as many part-time jobs as full-time jobs this year, and a new government report shows why that's suc...

The Truth About Obamacare And Part-Time Work

Quartz | Tim Fernholz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business

Quartz: Some businesses say they are hiring more part-time workers because of a new health care law, but the real culprit behind the rise in p...

QE3 Works, So Please Don't Mess With It!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Dear Federal Reserve Governors; Please don't mess with QE3 just yet! Not in September, or even December. There are still too many reasons not to be...

Obamacare Report Finds Disturbing Risk For Part-Time Workers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Millions of part-time U.S. workers may see their hours cut because of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a recent study. T...

City Makes 'Ridiculous' Move To Skirt Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

Turns out it's not just corporations that know how to skirt Obamacare. The city of Long Beach, Calif., is limiting the hours of its part-time workf...

Arthur Delaney

Poverty Stalks The Suburbs | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- There's nothing Deidre Duffy would rather do than host a backyard barbecue for a few friends. "I don't want anything fancy,...

Alice Hines

Another Company Slashes Employee Hours To Skirt Obamacare | Alice Hines | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

A convenience store chain with roughly 150 stores in mid-Atlantic states has in recent weeks aggressively cut employee hours to avoid having to provid...

Dave Jamieson

How Big Business May Dodge Obamacare | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Working as a server at a Capital Grille in Tampa, Fla., Kevin Kearney typically picks up more than 30 hours per week, bringing home just enough money ...