U.S. Department of Labor

Liz Weston: What good financial advice looks like

Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone.<p>Unfortunately, you're still on your own in trying to determine the good advice from the bad. The U.S. Department of Labor has delayed …

Business

Who's picking your food? A record number of foreign laborers

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Santa Rosa

Opinion: Labor must fight the perception of corruption. Here's how.

CLOSE<p>Over a period of years, former Fiat Chrysler executive Al Iacobelli and former UAW Vice President General Holiefield helped to save Chrysler and …

Detroit

Forex - Dollar Hovers Near 4-Month Lows Ahead of U.S. Data

© Reuters. Dollar remains under pressure vs. rivals with U.S. data on tap<p>Investing.com - The dollar was hovering near four-month lows against other …

Economy

Here’s the Real Cost of ‘Elite’ Journalism

The pay rates are ever-declining and newsrooms remain as white and male as ever. That's not only bad for readers—it's bad for business.<p>Facebook …

Journalism

The Administration and Congress Should Not Undermine Registered Apprenticeships

Download the PDF here.<p>During a March 2017 meeting with CEOs representing American and German firms,1 President Donald Trump went big on …

Betsy DeVos

Despite tough stance on immigration, Trump’s companies hire many foreigners

As a candidate and as president, Donald Trump’s position and comments on immigration have been controversial.<p>But while the president condemns illegal …

Donald Trump

Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed

Programs to train young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should carefully balance industry-specific preparation with more …

Education

Do You Want to See the Report That an OFCCP Compliance Officer Must Complete on Your Audit Before It Can Be Closed?

In order to close an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) evaluation, a compliance officer (CO) must complete the Standard …

Law

Here's exactly what to say to white men who think they're being oppressed or discriminated against

For today’ installment of “Things We Can’t Believe We Have To Talk About,” we present you with a bunch of white men who are filing a class-action …

Diversity

U.S. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise

© Reuters. U.S. jobless claims rise to 261,000 vs. 246,000 forecast<p>Investing.com - The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the …

Business

Commentary: Walmart Has 4 Reasons to Raise Wages But the New Tax Cuts Ain’t One

The tax bill passed last month by the Republican Congress and signed by President Donald Trump—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—will create huge budget …

Social Justice

Hobbico files for bankruptcy; layoffs next?

In a notice sent to employees Wednesday, the distributor of hobby products said the layoffs could begin in April.<i>Biz tips? Email Ben Zigterman at</i> …

EUR/USD Advances Above $1.20, Pressures Dollar to Lows

Investing.com – The dollar fell sharply against a basket of major currencies amid a duo of weaker-than-estimated economic reports while a sharp …

Economy

Demanding an End to Child Trafficking and Forced Labor

Child trafficking — the buying and selling of children for the purpose of exploitation — is one of the most profitable industries in the world. …

UNICEF

Department of Labor Scraps Prior Unpaid Intern Test and Adopts More Flexible Approach

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it will apply a new, more flexible test for determining whether interns working for …

Law

52 Harms in 52 Weeks

One year ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. During his victory speech, he promised to “bind the wounds of …

HBCUs

Why reforms are needed to improve the immigration system for visa holders, the economy and our country

Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece looking back at the top technology issues as we started the New Year, recapping what we’ve learned as a company, …

Immigration

Dirty Money: Report Shows Union Corruption Still Widespread

Unfortunately, union corruption continues across the country. According to a recent report by the Detroit Free Press, “U.S. Department of Labor …

Law

Trump Administration Waives Punishment For Convicted Banks, Including Deutsche — Which Trump Owes Millions

The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global …

Deutsche Bank

Canada Is Trying to “Hug” the Crazy Out of Trump

Will our northern neighbors’ chipper disposition be enough to stop the president from pulling out of NAFTA?<p>Last fall, <b>Donald Trump</b> achieved the heretofore unthinkable: he pissed off Canada. Our perennially friendly neighbors, always willing to lend a hand or a generous pour of syrup, reached their …

Donald Trump

Construction Firms Are Hiring Because of Trump, but There Aren’t Enough Workers

Low housing inventory and the increased demand for new homes in the U.S. private-housing sector would indicate a construction boom for 2018, but a …

Construction

Littleton landscaper pays $500K in back wages, penalties for underpaying foreign workers

Parkside Landscaping of Littleton has paid more than a half million dollars in back wages and penalties to settle allegations it underpaid the …

21st Century

U.S. Department of Labor Reissues 17 Bush-Era Opinion Letters

On January 5, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued 17 Opinion Letters that were previously issued in …

Law

4 Emerging Job Roles in Marketing and Digital Experience

If getting a more interesting job, a fatter pay check, or both, is on your to do list for 2018, you may be in luck because the Age of the Customer is …

Report: Over 300 Labor Union Offices Have Embezzled Money Across The Country

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Conservative View

MSHA Penalties Increased for 2018

Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act …

Law

DOL Revives Slate of FLSA Opinion Letters From 2009

Article ByAllan S BloomProskauer Rose LLPLaw and the WorkplaceContinuing the pro-business activities many expected from the agency, the U.S. …

Law

Google Engineer Sues Over Firing for Memo on Gender Differences

The engineer who was fired by Google after he criticized its diversity policies for ignoring differences between the sexes sued his ex-employer, …

Diversity

U.S. Department of Labor Abandons Strict, Six-Factor Intern Test In Favor Of Flexible “Primary Beneficiary” Test (US)

The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, must be similar to training which would be given in an …

Law