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Work Advice: When it comes to tipped employees, things can get complicated

The Washington Post

In an attempt to resolve pay inequities, and in response to minimum-wage hikes in some areas, a few restaurant owners have tried raising prices and abolishing tips — with mixed results.

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New Congress on Track to Block Long-Sought Workplace and Public Health Protections

Elizabeth Grossman

This week in the war on workers: Union membership keeps dropping in 2016

Laura Clawson

Five Groups of Americans Who’ll Get Shafted Under Trump’s Hiring Freeze

Richard Eskow

What the BLS Union Numbers Don't Tell You About People Organizing and Collective Action

Jackie Tortora

Trump’s war on EPA regulations will kill jobs and a lot of people

Joe Romm

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Reynaga v. Rosebud Forest Products

In an action brought by a millwright under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. section 1981, and Oregon state law, alleging that during the course of his employment, he was subjected to disparate treatment and a hostile work environment because of his race or national origin, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant employer is: 1) reversed in part as to the hostile work environment claim,including employer liability through negligence, the disparate treatment claim with regard to the breaking of the plaintiff’s lock and the termination of his employment, the retaliation claim with regard to the termination of the plaintiff’s employment, and corresponding state law claims; and 2) affirmed in all other respects.

Salinas v. Commercial Interiors, Inc.

In a suit against a now-defunct framing and drywall installation contractor alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. sections 201 et seq., the Maryland Wage and Hour Law, Md. Code Ann., Lab. & Empl. sections 3-401 et seq., and the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, Md. Code Ann., Lab. & Empl. sections 3-501 et seq, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendant, holding that it did not jointly employ plaintiffs for purposes of the FLSA, is reversed where, based on the undisputed facts, that defendant jointly employed plaintiffs for purposes of the FLSA and the analogous Maryland law.

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In the News

Gorsuch Would Bring Conservative Bent to Labor Cases

Obama’s Protections for L.G.B.T. Workers Will Remain Under Trump

Communications Union Escalates Effort to Organize Bank Staff

Can Labor Fight Back?

Labor Secretary Nominee's Company Outsourced Jobs

Connecticut Democrats Push for $15 Hourly Minimum Wage

NLRB Orders Union Elections for Yale Graduate Students

The number of US women taking maternity leave isn’t increasing — and Trump won’t fix that

The workforce shortage has reached long-term care. We should act.

Trump Freezes Overtime, Pay Data Regulations

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