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Category: Wages AM

FAIR WAGES FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) allows entities holding what are called “special wage certificates” to pay their disabled workers less than the federal minimum wage.

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Hey baby! Women speak out against street harassment

(CNN) — Head down, look straight ahead. Earbuds in, volume off. Walk quickly, but with purpose. Don’t make eye contact unless you need to. Look behind you every few blocks, make sure you’re not being followed. Don’t be obvious.

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Should The Minimum Wage Be The Same In All States?

While there is a current federal minimum wage set nationwide, numerous states set their own standards. There is also a great deal to be said for this and certain politicians and members of the public would like to see it be uniform across the country.

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Some Walmart workers want better wages, affordable benefits

The 52-year-old makes $11.60 an hour as a front-of-the-store manager at a Louisiana Walmart and says she struggles to pay for basic necessities, let alone her $600-a-month rent.

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The truth about Walmart wages

Walmart has been on something of a charm offensive where the public is concerned (and anintimidation offensive where its workers are concerned), hoping to blunt the impact of the Black Friday rebellion. Walmart’s big claim is that its wages are really quite good, if you happen to be a full-time worker there, anyway. The reality?

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Minimum Wage For Restaurant Servers Remains Stagnant For 20 Years Under Industry Lobbying

Rebecca Williams has waited tables, on and off, for 30 years. A lot has changed since her first stint in the business ended in the early 1990s. Restaurants now tout their commitment to local and organic fare. Diners eagerly pass and poke at tapas-style small plates. Chefs at brick-and-mortar restaurants now compete with a growing legion of food trucks. But one thing that’s remained consistent in all that time is Williams’ paycheck.

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Hotel Employees Rejoice: Minimum Job Wage Raises in 8 States

REPOST ARTICLE SOURCE:  http://www.hoteljobs.com/2012/01/05/hotel-employees-rejoice-minimum-job-wage-raises-in-8-states/ Effective Jan 1, 2012, many hotel employees across the US should see an increase in their hourly job wages. Due to state laws requiring employers adjust the minimum wage paid to their employees in accordance with inflation and living costs, hotel staff earning a minimum wage in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, [...]

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More American workers sue employers for overtime pay

Americans were pushed to their limit in the recession and its aftermath as they worked longer hours, often for the same or less pay, after businesses laid off almost 9 million employees.

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