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The US economy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years — from stable employment in large organizations to an increased reliance on temporary or contracted labor (with an emphasis on service and tech industry jobs). While the manufacturing world has shrunk, the on-demand workforce (or...

The Texas AFL-CIO has asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Sherman Division for the ability to intervene in the lawsuit challenging the DOL’s new overtime rule. Essentially, the AFL-CIO wants to defend the DOL’s position that the federal agency had the...

The stakes for violating wage and hour laws in California just got raised. In a landmark decision, a San Diego restaurant owner was sentenced to two years in jail for wage theft and labor violations. The state Labor Commissioner’s Office and the San Diego District...

Employers may soon be able to use a key money-saving strategy that was recently taken away from them by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 21st Century Cures Act was just signed into law and, among other things, it allows small employers to maintain general...

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