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'Eat Shop Sleep' Underscores Importance of Proactively Addressing Wage/Hour Issues

April 24, 2012
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I remain convinced, as I've pointed out before, that I can walk into any company and find a wage-and-hour violation.
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Apple and Foxconn: Beginning to See the Light

February 29, 2012
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In remarkable moves, Apple and its major supplier Foxconn recently gave into public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble electronic gadgets in China.
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Workin' Hard for the Money: Dancers on the Poverty Line

February 27, 2012
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A new study points out that 40 percent of New York City's dancers work three to five jobs to get by, and a quarter of them are working in restaurants or hospitality to make ends meet.
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Study: Wage Bill Would Benefit 1M New Yorkers

February 17, 2012
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The study found that 880,100 New York employees earn less than $8.50 an hour. About 352,000 of those are in New York City, about 40 percent of the state total. In the city, 92 percent of those workers are at least 20 years of age.
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'The Business Buffett Rule'

January 27, 2012
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For a company paying the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour (about $15,000 a year for a full-time worker), what if the total compensation for the CEO was capped at 100 times that? That means a CEO's annual income would be about $1.5 million. As pay goes, that's not peanuts. But it also is a far cry from packages that have ballooned for many execs into the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Powerful Union Signs on to Living-Wage Bill in New York City

November 21, 2011
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Leaders of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East will push for City Council passage of a bill hiking the minimum wage by 59 percent at certain subsidized developments. Business interests oppose the measure.
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Former Press Box Hostess Sues Indianapolis Colts Over Pay, Work Hours

October 12, 2011
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According to court documents, the woman is seeking class-action status that would include other unnamed hostesses, in part because ‘some, if not most, of the individual group members may not be aware of their rights to wages under federal and Indiana law, or may not, because of financial means or experience, be in a position to seek the assistance of counsel to commence individual litigation.’
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TOOL Blogs on Wage-and-Hour Issues

February 17, 2010
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To keep pace with developments in wage-and-hour law, several law firms have launched blogs on the topic, with attorneys writing about the latest cases and trends.
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