Senate Looks To Move Minimum Wage

Although it’s unlikely that the Senate will move favorably on the Save American Workers Act, quite the contrary is true on the subject of increasing the federal minimum wage.  In fact, the Senate is reportedly getting close to bringing the issue to the floor for a vote to increase the federal minimum from its current…

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Website Solicits Wage Theft Stories

Now, in the wake of the numerous class action lawsuits against McDonald’s and a number of its franchisees, a group of employees along with their allies conducted protests in dozens of cities around the country.  In addition, another group calling itself “Low Pay is Not OK” has launched a website, www.robbedonthejob.org, where they solicit employee…

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Overtime Pay Threshold Could Reach $52,000

According to human resource and employee relations firms, the President’s Executive Order signed last week could increase the overtime threshold to as much as $52,000 per year – meaning that anyone not guaranteed that much in their salary would be entitled to overtime pay.  In one of its client alerts, HR Consultant Sesco Management, advised…

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$15/Hour Minimum Wage Rejected

There may be hope for us yet as the liberal bastion of Amherst, Massachusetts, officially voted down a proposal to establish a local minimum wage of $15/hour at its Town Meeting 2 nights ago.  The proposal, initiated by a UMass student, would have cost the town itself (which is home to several colleges in addition…

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Minimum Wage Staying in the News

Efforts at the national, state and local levels to increase the minimum wage continue to make news and will likely do so right on through the fall mid-term elections.  There seems to be a concerted effort by the Obama Administration and a bona fide strategy by the democratic party to make ‘income inequality’ an issue…

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Overtime Pay Next On President’s Priority Listing

Russia may have invaded Crimea, Syria may still be in chaos as their civil war rages on, his Affordable Care Act may be devastating the health insurance of millions of Americans, and millions more may have given up looking for work in the current economic environment, but President Obama whistles past the graveyard and continues…

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Vermont Paid Sick Leave Bill Sent To Appropriations Committee

Staying in New England for a moment, Vermont’s House of Representatives referred H.208, a bill that would mandate annual paid sick leave for employees in the Green Mountain state to the House Appropriations Committee.  The bill would require employers to give employees one hour paid leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum…

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Connecticut In The Minimum Wage Forefront

As we reported last week, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy is pushing S.32, a proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.  As a result, and not one to let world crises get in the way of a good political opportunity, President Obama visited Connecticut this week to push for an…

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