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5 Questions for Rep. George Miller, Chairman, House Education and Labor Committee

January 10, 2007
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Rep. George Miller, D-California, became chairman of the just-renamed House Education and Labor Committee this month, when Democrats took control of Congress. Miller played a prominent role in making an increase in the minimum wage a congressional priority.
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Payroll Cashing Fee Is Unlawful Wage Deduction

December 15, 2006
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Check your state’s wage and hour laws to make sure there are no similar prohibitions against charging employees cash-machine fees.
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Supreme Court Wrestles With Pay Discrimination Time Frame

November 28, 2006
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Case involving a female employee who worked for Goodyear from 1979 to 1998 may hinge on whether justices decide a worker can sue an employer for many years of unfair wages.
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All You Need to Know About Overtime Exemptions You Can Learn From TV

November 21, 2006
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The best way to explain exempt versus nonexempt rules is by pointing to specific employees and then describing exactly what about their jobs requires them to be paid salary or overtime. The problem is common frames of reference. The answer, of course, is television.
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Is Travel Time Compensable

October 26, 2006
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Employees who are required to carry their safety equipment during their commute to and from work, obtain food and drinks for their shifts, and discuss their jobs during their commute are not necessarily performing integral and indispensable "principal activities" warranting overtime pay.
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Pay Discrimination Case Could Expose Firms to Big Liabilities

October 8, 2006
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Only one case on the Supreme Court's 2006-2007 docket involves a labor law issue, but it could wind up costing employers.
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Top Five Employer Mistakes Under the FLSA

September 8, 2006
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Some of the most common FLSA mistakes made by employers are easily identified and remedied. Whether you have five or five thousand employees, here are five mistakes you should try to avoid.
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A Crazy Quilt of Wage Laws

August 31, 2006
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As Congress made another attempt to raise the federal minimum wage, Chicago passed a new “big box” ordinance setting minimum wages and benefit spending for the city’s largest retailers. The ordinance is now one of hundreds of state and local laws that form a nationwide crazy quilt of minimum wage regulations.
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IWorkforce Management-i August 14, 2006

August 11, 2006
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Preview the August 14, 2006 Table of Contents
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