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Domestic Workers, Overtime Pay, and the Perceived ‘Cost Problem’

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

Last week, California passed a bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers. Some are concerned about the cost people with disabilities—many of whom are low-income—may incur to pay for such care.

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Finally, Domestic Workers Get Basic Labor Protections

The White House approved regulations extending minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.

On Tuesday, the White House approved regulations extending basic labor protections for domestic workers. A confluence of events enabled these regulations to come about—some political, but more movement-driven.

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Race and the Fair Labor Standards Act: 75 Years Later, Vestiges of Racism Persist

When we hear “stress kills,” we often imagine a wealthy business executive dying of a heart attack in their early 50s because they put in too many long nights at the office. But stress also kills pregnant Black women and their babies in a more surreptitious way.

On the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, many women of color are still excluded from overtime and minimum wage protections. The law’s legislative history helps explain why.

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