Diners at Seattle's Melting Pot location may have noticed more than just menus, glassware and fondue on their tables during recent visits: management has also been serving up notices of a 3-4% price hike at their restaurant, a surcharge they say is used to cover higher minimum wage costs in Seattle....
In total dollars, what group steals the most from their fellow Americans each year? The answer may come as a surprise: it's employers, many of whom are committing systematic wage theft. And this isn't just a matter of underpaying workers. Many are actually refusing to pay workers what they're...
After Donald Trump’s election last week, a number of U.S. business owners breathed a sigh of relief, believing that the December 1st deadline for implementing the new overtime threshold required by the Department of Labor had just been postponed — if not cancelled entirely. In a statement dur...
Good news for American workers: new federal overtime rules are going into effect at the end of the year. Back in 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to draft now overtime regulations that would live up to the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, while simplifying rules ...
The bill requires contracts for projects and payment within 30 days of completion. When it comes to a timely paycheck, freelancing sucks. Freelance workers often don't get compensated with the same regularity that salaried, or even hourly, workers do. Instead, they may have to follow up with a clie...
In a statement issued last week, President Obama proposed a solution for too many Americans working long days for little pay. He noted that federal and state overtime regulations have not been updated in years, and exemptions originally designed for the high-pay professional class now leaves out wor...
Several months ago we covered the groundbreaking suit that NFL cheerleaders brought against their teams for wage and hour violations. But as it turns out (as Slate.com puts it), cheerleading “isn't the only job where an employer treats you like you should be paying him for the privilege of being o...
Many Walmart workers advocating for higher wages announced that they were planning large-scale protests at more than 1,600 Walmart stores nationwide on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and America’s biggest shopping day of the year. Read more here on the Walmart Black Friday protests. ...
With major parts of the federal government still shut down as the nation moves into week two of the standoff, a brief moment of compromise emerged over the weekend, when a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives approved a bill that will compensate furloughed federal employees with back ...
Last month, a group of low-wage workers spoke at a New York City Council hearing, sharing their views on economic injustice throughout the fast food industry.  Council members are joining other public officials in a growing trend of scrutinizing what labor advocates and employment attorneys say is ...