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Another Phony GOP House Labor Hearing

Published September 28th, 2017 -

A couple of weeks ago, a House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee held a hearing on another bill to dismantle basic workplace protections.  The bill, H.R. 3441, dishonestly labeled the “Save Local Business Act,” could more properly be titled, the “Shield... More »

Equal Pay [for Teens] for Equal Work

Published May 15th, 2017 -

Tyeshawn Clark,[1] is a 17-year-old high school student who lives with his mom and 2-year-old brother in Dorchester, MA. Every day after school Tyeshawn works at the Transformative Culture Project, a job placement he found through the Boston Private Industry C... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 5, 2017

Published May 5th, 2017 -

Congress may be open to revisiting the classification of gig economy workers as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Per Bloomberg BNA, “the head of the House workforce committee May 3 told an audience of innovators t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 4, 2017

Published May 4th, 2017 -

The New York Times reports that Apple plans to create a $1 billion fund for the advancement of manufacturing jobs in the United States. In an interview with CNBC, Apple’s chief executive Timothy D. Cook noted, “Those manufacturing jobs create more jobs around ... More »

Where Tips End and Wages Begin

Published April 17th, 2017 -

One year ago, this blog featured a post that outlined various reasons why the restaurant industry’s use of tips in lieu of guaranteed wages had come to provoke, in the author’s words, “a firestorm of criticism”: that reliance on tips as a significant component... More »