RSS icon

Top Stories

Wages and Hours

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.
Read More

Increase the Minimum Wage

September 26, 2005
In this opinion column, an advocate for employees argues that the federal minimum wage "still matters, and still has a useful role to play in the low end of our labor market."
Read More

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?
Read More