labor laws

  • UGLY SIDE OF NICE NAILS_Monitor
    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   BY Larry C. Price  

    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