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​Missouri Defeats Right-to-Work Legislation

In the August 2018 primary election Missouri showed its support for workers’ rights, voting almost 2-to-1 against Proposition A which would have made Missouri a “right-to-work” state. So-called “right-to-work” legislation claims to promote…

It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It: Congress Proposes Barriers to Unemployment Insurance

During the last few years, which represent the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, many workers have been able to benefit from state unemployment insurance (UI) programs. UI benefits prevent middle class Americans from sliding into…
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Senate Considers Amendment to FLSA That Would Protect Home Health Workers

This week, Senator Robert Casey (D. Pennsylvania) introduced legislation to afford minimum wage and overtime coverage to the home care worker industry. The legislation aims to protect many employees who went without minimum wage and overtime protec…

Department of Labor Finds that Employees who Wear Safety Equipment Must be Paid to Don and Doff that Equipment

On June 16, 2010 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2010-2, Section 3(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 203(o), reversing two prior DOL opinions relating to under what circumstances emp…

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