The American Legislative Exchange Council laid out its blueprint for 2015 at its annual meeting in early December, making public a plan that includes attacks on labor unions, paid sick leave, and minimum wage increases that have proven popular across the political spectrum.
Federal early child-care and education policies must require states to raise caretaker and teacher salaries, or else qualified workers will continue to struggle, earn less than they deserve for this vital work, or leave the field, while the children—at their most critical development stage—will receive lower quality care.
More than 300,000 wage and salary workers in California and New York are victims of wage theft, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Wisconsin business interests are publicly lobbying for state lawmakers to pass so-called right-to-work legislation, despite Gov. Scott Walker repeatedly stating that restricting collective bargaining rights would distract from his own legislative agenda.
Walmart, for the second consecutive year, is holding a holiday food drive for its own employees. The retail giant has decided once again that instead of raising the wages of its 2.1 million employees, it will ask workers with a bit more disposable income to donate food to their associates with less.
When Sen. Warren and Rep. George Miller invited Walmart workers to brief Congress on Tuesday about the retail giant’s abusive practices, the conversation was about more than just Walmart.
The holiday rush, expected to be a boon, exacerbates not so rosy conditions facing the majority of the nation’s 7.8 million retail sales workers and cashiers year-round.
Federal courts are increasingly recognizing Title VII protects against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is why a broad ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could be especially devastating.
A new report from the National Women’s Law Center argues, among other things, that Congress should pass the Fair Employment Protection Act to correct the narrow definition of a supervisor created by last summer’s Supreme Court decision in Vance v. Ball State University.
The seemingly non-controversial bill got derailed earlier this month when state legislators approved an amendment preventing local governments from passing new work leave policies, which could threaten the livelihood of survivors of domestic violence, crime, or abuse.