New Labor Department Rule Could Eliminate Gig Work

Independent contractors would become employees under reclassification. The Department of Labor has released a final rule that would prohibit the classification of some workers as independent contractors. The new…

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Labor Department Orders Backpay from Plaza Azteca

The owner of more than 40 locations in the Mexican restaurant chain paid workers less than minimum wage. The Department of Labor found that more than 40 Plaza…

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Congressman Promotes Increase in Military Minimum Pay

Representative from California wants soldiers to receive at least minimum wage. Representative Mike Garcia of California reintroduced a plan to ensure all members of the military are at…

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DOL Survey Finds “Egregious” Violations in Garment Industry

Average sewing fees were $2.75 below wage standards in Southern California. Results from a Department of Labor (DOL) survey released at the end of March show that 80%…

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House Bill to Limit Protections for Gig Workers

The legislation would adjust the rights of independent, flexible workers. The House of Representatives is considering the Worker Flexibility and Choice Act to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act…

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Speaker Pelosi Announces Minimum Annual Pay in House

One in eight congressional staffers make less than $42K. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that starting in September, the House of Representatives will be implementing minimum…

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President’s Minimum Wage Rule Challenged in Federal Court

Case claims Congress alone can creating laws that “bind the public.” Following President Biden’s executive order from April 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule…

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Labor Department Issues Rule on Workers’ Tips

Employers who take employees’ tips subject to penalties regardless of repetition or wilfullness. Last week, the Department of Labor announced a final rule that allows the department to…

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Interior Adjusts Pay for Wildland Firefighters

Guaranteed $15 minimum wage for frontline firefighters. The Department of the Interior announced that it would be increasing the base pay for all wildland firefighters employed by the…

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President Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Increase to $15 per hour will be effective by next March. On Tuesday, President Biden issued an executive order that raises pay rates to $15 per hour minimum.…

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