If you’re a salaried employee who makes under $47,476 a year, you will now be paid time and a half for every hour you work over 40 hours a week.
By Kristen Doerer
The U.S. economy added 2.6 million jobs overall in 2015, part of a two-year gain that was the best since the late '90s. Yet wage growth remained relatively slow. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez explores the final jobs report of…
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama is calling for a substantial expansion of who’s eligible to earn overtime pay. His proposal would the lift the salary cap to $50,000 for all workers, even managers and executives. But many businesses have said the president’s idea…
By PBS NewsHour
By News Desk and Associated Press
Weighing in on the Supreme Court's decision to hear a dispute over union fees in the public sector, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told the NewsHour's Judy Woodruff that states have appropriately said that you can require people to pay their…
A labor dispute between shipowners and longshoreman on the West Coast has been going on for months now. This weekend, the president dispatched labor secretary Thomas Perez to California to try to resolve it. For more, economist Christopher Thornberg joins…
By Associated Press
President Barack Obama is sending his labor secretary to California to meet with both sides in a contract dispute that has affected the flow of goods from Asia into West Coast ports.
By Simone Pathe
Two-thirds of voters told exit pollsters last week that the economy was getting worse. And yet, Friday's jobs report marked the ninth straight month of job gains over 200,000 and the lowest unemployment rate since the summer of 2008.
Labor Secretary Perez: 'Level Playing Field' Needed for American Workers…
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