The National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel announced changes to worker rights approach in new memo. During Obama's presidency, the National Labor Relations Board passed a number of regulations to expand protection for employees who wish to unionize or organize in other ways to lobby...
[caption id="attachment_6425" align="alignright" width="300"] Carol Houlder, a substance abuse counselor, waited a year for surgery on her injured ankle to be approved. “I was in so much pain and felt so hopeless for so long,” she said.[/caption] Last week, following investigative reports about...
Millions of overworked, middle-class employees are about to get some relief – and maybe even a salary boost – due to a proposed federal rule that many workers haven’t even heard about. Under this rule, employees earning less than $50,400 a year would automatically be eligible for overtime com...
Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new rule mandating that employers notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or is hospitalized due to a work-related injury, amputation or loss of an eye. The requirement, which ...
[caption id="attachment_4340" align="alignright" width="300"] Richard Mattos, 59, looks for jobs at a state-run employment center in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Mattos is one of more than 1 million Americans who will lose federal unemployment benefits at year's end. Photo: Jonathan J. C...
The Department of Labor recently announced it will be awarding over $30 million in grants to a dozen community-based organizations offering employment training, education and other services to formerly incarcerated women and juveniles. Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris released a statement explaini...
Today’s labor report brought mostly good news for workers. First, private sector jobs grew by 215,000 from November to December. Second, U.S. companies reported a dramatic fall in the number of layoffs during December, a new report signals. Even more promising, the rate of layoffs in 2012 was the ...
[caption id="attachment_2303" align="alignright" width="240"] Applicants line up for a recent job fair in New York City.[/caption] According to a report in July from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.6 million jobs are currently open and ready to be filled, provided that the right candidates apply....
A handful of Mexican guest workers walked off the job at CJ’s Seafood in Louisiana and filed a complaint with the U.S. Labor Department, alleging that the seafood processing plant forced them to work 24 hours at a time picking crawfish, while withholding breaks or any overtime pay. The letter c...