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What a Democrat-controlled House means for labor laws and minimum wage

Here’s how the midterm elections will affect workers......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 9th, 2018

Here"s what J.B. Pritzker"s election means for Illinois" taxes, minimum wage, health care and more

For the second election in a row, Illinois voters h.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneNov 9th, 2018

Capitol Report: Minimum wage expansion, abortion restrictions among ballot initiatives for Tuesday

Beyond electing governors, members of the Senate and House, in 37 states, voters will decide on 155 statewide ballot measures......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 2nd, 2018

Kudlow calls federal minimum wage a terrible idea

A federal minimum wage is a terrible idea that hurts small businesses, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 1st, 2018

Commentary: Some horse sense (and nonsense) about the minimum wage

Let’s say employers must pay a substantially higher wage for all unskilled labor. Would this requirement lift many people out of poverty? Still more, would it lead to greater general prosperity? Everything does come up roses – if you ignore cost.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 29th, 2018

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Amazon’s $15 minimum wage | Interest rates spike | Best new ideas in money

A tight labor market and its consequences, and new ideas about your money and your life......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

Amazon’s $15 minimum wage could put pressure on other retailers to raise pay

Amazon’s minimum wage increase to $15 is applying even more pressure to retailers to raise wages as the labor market tightens......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 3rd, 2018

Why Amazon Really Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15 - WIRED

WIREDWhy Amazon Really Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15WIREDAfter months of increased public criticism about its grueling labor pr.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 3rd, 2018

Labor Shortage Lifts Wages on Europe"s Eastern Flank

In Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, wages are rising fast as workers grow scarce, a sign that the laws of supply and demand remain in force there even though many Western economies have seen slow wage growth despite falling jobless rates......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 27th, 2018

Temporary Holiday Workers May Make Little More Than Minimum Wage

Part-time holiday workers, who major retailers are hiring by the hundreds of thousands, often do not make much more than the minimum wage. This means their effect on the national economy is quite........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstSep 19th, 2018

29 Lowest Paying Companies

The federal government, in 1938, passed the Fair Labor Standards Act, which among other provisions established a minimum wage to ensure that all working Americans could afford a certain standard of........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstSep 12th, 2018

"He really laid into him:" Mass. labor leader rips DeLeo

This story was originally published on MassLive.com. A top Massachusetts union leader ripped House Speaker Robert DeLeo in front of a crowd of union members and state lawmakers, sharply voicing his unhappiness with the longtime Democrat and top le.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

GOP-led Legislature may stymie 2 Michigan ballot drives

Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 1st, 2018

U.S. wage growth is getting wiped out entirely by inflation

The good news: Pay is up 2.7 percent in the past year. The bad news: The cost of living is up 2.9 percent. This means, according to Labor Department figures, that U.S. workers' paychecks are worth less than they were a year ago......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 10th, 2018

Disneyland workers OK contract that raises minimum wage to $15

Unions representing nearly 10,000 workers at the Disneyland Resort ended a months-long labor dispute by voting Thursday in favor of a three-year.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 27th, 2018

Prospects slowly looking better for moms and dads who are hourly workers

While there is still a long way to go, state laws, a tight labor market and employee demands are starting to push what has long been a high-wage perk to some low-wage workers......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 11th, 2018

Why prospects are slowly looking better for moms and dads who are hourly workers

While there is still a long way to go, state laws, a tight labor market and employee demands are starting to push what has long been a high-wage perk to some low-wage workers.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 10th, 2018

Why prospects are slowly looking better for parents who are hourly workers

State laws, a tight labor market and employee demands are starting to push what has long been a high-wage perk to some low-wage workers......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 10th, 2018

Lawmakers fail to vote on minimum-wage hike

Lawmakers appeared unlikely to vote this year to increase Connecticut's minimum wage despite a strongly worded letter from the leader of the state's largest labor organization......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 10th, 2018

Lawmakers appear unlikely to vote on minimum-wage hike

Lawmakers appeared unlikely to vote this year to increase Connecticut's minimum wage despite a strongly worded letter from the leader of the state's largest labor organization......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 9th, 2018

What employers should know about the DOL’s new self-audit program

Minimum wage and overtime lawsuits are common and can be very costly to resolve. Employers can spend years embroiled in lengthy investigations, court hearings and trials.  A pilot program launched in April by the federal Department of Labor (DOL) seeks.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 3rd, 2018