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May 19th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — May 19, 2016

Published May 19th, 2016 -

Yesterday, the Department of Labor announced the final overtime rule, which will take effect on December 1 this year, and employers will have six months to comply.  The final rule raises the salary threshold from $455 per week to $913 per week, or $47,476 per ... More »

May 5th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — May 5, 2016

Published May 5th, 2016 -

Earlier this week, the EEOC issued a fact sheet to employers nationwide, stating they must allow transgender employees access to the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, Politico reports.  The fact sheet explains denying an employee equal acce... More »

April 21st, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — April 21, 2016

Published April 21st, 2016 -

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard argument for Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, a dispute arising under the FLSA.  There is an exception to the FLSA for any “salesman, partsman or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles.”  At is... More »

April 17th, 2016

Weekend News & Commentary — April 16-17, 2016

Published April 17th, 2016 -

Fight for $15 was a winner at the Democratic presidential debate on Thursday night.  As Politico reports, when asked about their support for a $15 minimum wage bill, both Democratic candidates indicated their support.  In a shift in Hillary Clinton’s pla... More »

April 7th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — April 7, 2016

Published April 7th, 2016 -

Yesterday, the New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor, Noam Scheiber, and Thomas Fuller, discussed their views about new family leave laws in California, New York, and companies across the country.  Kantor attributes the recent momentum for paid parental leave t... More »

March 24th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — March 24, 2016

Published March 24th, 2016 -

Yesterday, the Labor Department released its long-awaited persuader rule, requiring public disclosure of any consultants employers hired to help persuade workers not to form a union or support a union’s collective bargaining position, the New York Times ... More »

March 20th, 2016

Weekend News & Commentary — March 19–20, 2016

Published March 20th, 2016 -

The New York Times reports that voters and workers believe international trade costs the American economy more jobs than it creates, a belief that has manifested itself in the polls over the last few weeks.  Last month, Carrier announced it would be moving its... More »

March 10th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary—March 10, 2016

Published March 10th, 2016 -

Opening statements are set to begin today in the McDonald’s hearing before an administrative law judge at the NLRB in New York, the Chicago Tribune reports.  This hearing comes almost two years after the NLRB determined that McDonald’s could be hel... More »

February 25th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — February 25, 2016

Published February 25th, 2016 -

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit upheld a 2011 Labor Department rule prohibiting businesses from collecting tips given to waiters, casino dealers, or other service employees, to share with support staff, such as dishwashers, according to Politico and ABC News.  T... More »

February 11th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — February 11, 2016

Published February 11th, 2016 -

Teachers in Los Angeles have voted to raise their membership dues, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Union leaders explain the 30% increase in dues is needed to fight well-funded and non-union charter schools, and other challenges to the traditional public ... More »

February 7th, 2016

Weekend News & Commentary — February 6–7, 2016

Published February 7th, 2016 -

On Thursday, the West Virginia State House narrowly passed a right-to-work bill, according to Lydia DePillis at the Washington Post.  Although Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to veto the bill, it passed by a vote of 54-46, and overriding Tombl... More »

January 28th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — January 28, 2016

Published January 28th, 2016 -

The West Virginia House of Delegates voted yesterday to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law.  According to West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the debate lasted over two hours, and the bill passed 55 to 44.  The bill will now move to the West Virginia ... More »