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Unpaid Overtime

Overtime: Finally, A Break for the Middle Class

Robert Reich | Posted 07.01.2016 | 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.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Urge Obama Not To Blow It On Major Pay Reform | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned the White House may bend to Republicans and business groups, House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to "make the bo...

Reality TV Workers Have Little to Be Thankful for

Michael Winship | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

Working on shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta" often means working exhausting schedules without breaks or even overtime pay.

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.

Do You Work Overtime? (POLL)

Posted 06.14.2013 | Home

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The Number Of Workers Claiming Unfair Pay Has Skyrocketed

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

The number of workers taking their employers to court over unfair pay is skyrocketing. Wage-and-hour lawsuits shot up 432 percent over the past 20...

'Working Families Flexibility Act' Doesn't Give Flexibility or Support to Working Families

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

In a perfect gift for mothers just short of Mother's Day, House Republicans have once again introduced legislation with a charming title and a potentially devastating impact for working women and families.

"Comp-Time" in a Real-time World

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Overtime pay is not just to be kind to workers. It also counteracts the absence of a federal statute that sets a ceiling on weekly work hours. What's to keep an employer from routinely asking for 70 hours and firing employees if they refuse?

How Corporate America Is Turning Into a Cult and Why It's Harming the American Employee

Ruth Whippman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Ruth Whippman

Over the last decade or so, a growing disconnect has developed between the bizarre and almost cult-like rhetoric and practices that companies use with their staff, and the increasingly grim reality of being an employee in modern day Corporate America.

K9 Officer Can Sue To Get Overtime For Taking Care Of Dog

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

One police officer is suing his town, claiming he's owed overtime wages for taking care of his police dog. Bob Diario claims that his village, Tinl...

Walmart Worker Loses Job, Savings After Being Attacked By Customer

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

Violence at Walmart on Black Friday isn't rare. One New York woman was arrested last year after punching a Walmart greeter on Black Friday. Likewise, ...

12 Hour Work Days Are Good, Says One Self-Interested Company

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

Twelve hour work days are the new normal. But maybe they're not all that bad? That's the spin that one company is putting on a recent survey it com...

Pharmacy Settles Allegations It Misclassified Managers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Oddly enough, employees from one of the nation’s largest pharmacies could soon be celebrating the fact that they won't be classified as management. ...

More And More Workers Claim Companies Are Withholding Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

Do American companies have a problem with paying their employees? A growing number of workers seem to think so. Collective action lawsuits alleging...

More Workers Filing Lawsuits To Claim Unpaid Overtime

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

More workers are fighting back against their employers. Workers filed 32 percent more lawsuits against their employers for unpaid overtime last ye...