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A Crazy Quilt of Wage Laws

August 31, 2006
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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Overtime Pain and Gain

April 1, 2004
Changes to federal overtime pay rules are moving toward implementation this spring. Can companies wring all possible payroll savings from the rules while still keeping employees happy with their compensation in a tightening labor market?
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