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Lilly Ledbetter Interview: 'Miss Lilly' Speaks Her Mind

August 21, 2012
As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce senior editor Ed Frauenheim speaks with Lilly Ledbetter about the act named after her and why she believes equal pay is an important concept for employers to latch onto.
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Waste Workers' Wages Reduced in Scranton, Pennsylvania

July 10, 2012
Mayor Chris Doherty reduced the entire city's payroll to $7.25 an hour, including his own, the Times-Tribune of Scranton reported. Policemen and firefighters are included in those who saw their pay slashed, after the mayor said the city doesn't have enough money to pay its employees their regular rates.
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How Do We Get People to Work Overtime?

June 28, 2012
Aside from a few people, we have a horrific time getting employees to work overtime. We have to practically beg for volunteers. We're considering a rotating schedule of mandatory on-call weeks in which the entire workforce shares the inconvenience of pulling extra hours. Would this work? What else could we try? —Frazzled in HR, software/systems, Knoxville, Tennessee
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