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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike

Businesses in New York City would be required to provide freelance employees with contracts or face severe penalties, including jail time, if they did not pay freelance employees, according to a bill introduced this week in the New York City Council.

Conservative business interests will likely appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Obama Gives Paid Sick Leave to Federal Contractors

Federal contractors can earn up to seven days of paid sick leave per year starting in 2017. Obama also renewed his call for more comprehensive paid family leave opposed by many Republicans.

Federal contractors can earn up to seven days of paid sick leave per year starting in 2017. Obama also renewed his call for more comprehensive paid family leave opposed by many Republicans.

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Papa John’s Once Again Faces Wage Theft Allegations

A complaint filed in New York accuses a franchise's owners of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to approximately 300 workers.

A complaint filed in New York accuses a franchise’s owners of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to approximately 300 workers.

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Marginalized Home Health-Care Workers Now Eligible for Minimum Wage, Overtime Guarantees

A federal appeals court ruled that home health care workers, most of whom are women and people of color, should qualify for minimum wage and overtime benefits.

A federal appeals court ruled that home health-care workers, most of whom are women and people of color, should qualify for minimum wage and overtime benefits.

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Low-Wage Colorado Workers Win Wage Theft Case

In a class action lawsuit against a grocery store, workers in Colorado won over $300,000 due to them in unpaid minimum and overtime wages and penalties. But most Colorado businesses who practice “wage theft,” get away with it.

In a class action lawsuit against a grocery store, workers in Colorado won over $300,000 due to them in unpaid minimum and overtime wages and penalties. But most Colorado businesses who practice “wage theft,” get away with it.

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Advocates: Six Years With No Minimum Wage Increase Is Too Long

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t enough money to keep a single parent working full-time out of poverty, and it's worth less every year due to inflation.

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t enough money to keep a single parent working full-time out of poverty, and it’s worth less every year due to inflation.

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New York Fast-Food Workers to Get $15 Minimum Wage

Fast-food employees in New York state will see their wages raised to $15 an hour, a major victory for the nationwide campaign to raise the pay of some of the country’s lowest-wage workers.

Fast-food employees in New York state will see their wages raised to $15 an hour, a major victory for the nationwide campaign to raise the pay of some of the country’s lowest-wage workers.

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Scott Walker Moves to Do Away With Workers’ Weekends

Walker's latest austerity measures came just hours before he officially became a contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Walker’s latest austerity measures came just hours before he officially became a contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

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Kentucky Judge Upholds Louisville Minimum Wage Increase

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

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Obama’s Overtime Pay Overhaul to Have Big Impact on Women, People of Color

The proposed rule would boost the overtime exemption from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year.

The proposed rule would boost the overtime exemption from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year.

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