labor laws

  • U.S. dollar bills are seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, November 14, 2014.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo - RTX2BDR2
    May 18, 2016  

    For the first time since 2004, the federal government is changing the earnings threshold that governs who is eligible for overtime pay. Some Republicans and business advocates warn that the rules change could turn out to be a job killer. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

    May 8, 2015  

    In New York City, manicures are inexpensive for customers but come at a high price for workers. The New York Times found that nail salon employees work for very low wages or for nothing, usually after paying a fee to be hired. Sarah Maslin Nir, who spent a year investigating the story, talks to Judy Woodruff about how nail salons have gotten away with illegal and unhealthy working conditions. Continue reading

  • Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside McDonald's downtown flagship restaurant on May 15 in Chicago. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images.
    December 21, 2014  

    A lawyer from the National Labor Relations Board filed formal complaints against McDonald’s and some of its franchises on Friday. To unpack this story further, Steven Greenhouse, a former correspondent for the New York Times, who has covered labor issues, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • July 10, 2013    

    In Burkina Faso, gold production has more than doubled in recent years. Though child labor is against the law in the West African nation, the economics and the nature of mining make labor law enforcement extremely difficult. Continue reading