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‘Hardcore Pawn’s’ Les Gold: The Motor City’s Wheeler-Dealer Dishes on Management, Part Two

June 30, 2014
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Les Gold is the patriarch of a family-owned pawnshop, American Jewelry and Loan in the Motor City. He recently talked to “Whatever Works” about raising the minimum wage, reality TV, knee-jerk reactions, the Affordable Care Act and more.
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You Should be Paying Your Interns

May 29, 2014
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If you use the services of interns, pay them. Otherwise, you are taking a huge gamble that is difficult to win.
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The Wage-and-Hour Implications of the NLRB’s Northwestern Football Player Ruling

March 27, 2014
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If scholarship athletes are employees, then they are likely owed minimum wage and overtime. This case has huge implications beyond collective bargaining.
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Long-Term Care Providers Earn a Little Respect — and Minimum Wages

February 10, 2014
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The demand for long-term care providers makes pay and benefits critical factors in recruitment and retention, experts say.
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Protesters Enlist the Grinch to Get Some More Green

December 5, 2013
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In Chicago and across the nation fast-food workers protested on Dec. 5 seeking $15 an hour wages.
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SpongeBob SquarePants, Employment Law Professor

November 12, 2013
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Bravo to Eugene Krabs for bringing the plight of the unpaid intern to the forefront of pop culture. Employees are not allowed to volunteer their time or work for free.
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
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That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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New York City Fast-Food Workers Strike to Protest Wage Rates

November 30, 2012
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Workers formed picket lines outside some New York City fast-food eateries to protest their wages and hours as part of a unionization campaign.
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Chicago Car Wash Workers Report Getting Less Than Minimum Wage: Report

September 21, 2012
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Three quarters of respondents to a recent survey said they earned below the minimum wage of $8.25 per hour, and less than 2 percent were paid the legal rate for overtime. The average pay was $6.59 per hour, and around 80 percent reported working more than 40 hours in the week prior to being surveyed.
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Waste Workers' Wages Reduced in Scranton, Pennsylvania

July 10, 2012
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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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