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
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
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…
By News Desk and Associated Press
February’s labor report came in with stronger growth than expected, with 295,000 jobs added last month and the lowest unemployment rate since the 2008 financial crisis. But wage growth continues to lag, with hourly earning rising just one tenth of…
By PBS NewsHour
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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