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Dave Jamieson

White House Delays Enforcement Of Minimum Wage, Overtime For Home Care Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it plans to delay its enforcement of new minimum wage and overtime protections for the count...

Dave Jamieson

White House Might Cave On A New Minimum Wage Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was once part of President Barack Obama's "We Can't Wait" economic agenda. But now the wait might be getting even longer. The Labo...

Dave Jamieson

Subway Franchisee Has Inventive Scheme To Avoid Paying Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A former Subway sandwich maker in Washington claims his employer used an inventive scheme to avoid paying him overtime: Creating fiction...

Friday Talking Points -- Meet Brian Schweitzer

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news media showed without a shadow of a doubt that they have not learned from their coverage in the run-up to the Iraq war, as pretty much everyone who got Iraq fundamentally wrong before we invaded was invited to share their views.

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Think You Deserve Overtime Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats want more American workers to be taking home overtime pay. Echoing a similar move by President Barack Obama, a bill ...

Jump Starting Real Wage Growth for Women: Increasing the Minimum Wage and Improving Overtime Laws

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Heidi Hartmann

Two changes both administered by the Wages and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor would help ensure that real wages rise for millions of women, not to mention many men, in the coming decade.

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...

Obama's Economic Interference

Carol Roth | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Carol Roth

We have to stop trying to legislate growth and instead, foster an environment that creates more demand for labor and better jobs.

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!

Obama: Overtime Pay Plan Will Help 'Build An Economy That Works For Everybody'

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's not right that businesses that treat their employers fairly can be undercut by competitors who do...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy Pi Day!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Setting a level for hypocrisy usually not so blatantly shown by Democrats, Senator Dianne Feinstein is hopping mad that the government spied on her computers. The irony is so thick you can spread it on toast.

Obama Overtime Plan Already Stirring Controversy

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's move to make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay is being hailed by Democrats who see ...

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. ...

Obama To Push For More Overtime Pay, White House Official Says

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millio...

Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion Of Overtime Pay

The New York Times | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his ad...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers Still Fuming Over Shutdown -- Hundreds Sue Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not even three weeks since the shutdown ended, hundreds of federal employees who worked through the impasse have now filed paperwork to ...

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

No Justice, No Piece

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If dishing out pizza to an endless stream of drunken D.C. bar-goers strikes you as a trying job, Jose Luis Ormeno might tell you it's ev...

Dave Jamieson

Worse Than Walmart?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

Dawn Hughey had worked at Dollar General for just four months when she was named manager of a store in the Detroit suburbs in 2009. Having recently mo...

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 | 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...

House Expected To Advance Controversial Overtime Alternative

AP | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

BY SAM HANANEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House is poised to approve a bill that would give private sector workers the...

'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.