Today is the hearing for Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta ( watch it on C-SPAN), and the continuation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's hearing. Both nominees have faced considerable questioning on workers' rights issues, and have mostly been evasive about how they will interpret the laws protecting workers if they are confirmed. Workplace Fairness covers all the latest developments with the Acosta nomination in today's blog post by Shannon Rusz, and will continue to keep you informed about all the latest developments as the nominations proceed.
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HELP Committee Should Ask Acosta for Commitments to the DOL Mission

Shannon Rusz

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Paul Bland

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O'Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy

In a dispute between a Maine dairy company and its delivery drivers concerning the scope of an exemption from Maine's overtime law, 26 M.R.S.A. section 664(3), the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendant is reversed where: 1) the exemption's scope is not clear; and 2) because, under Maine law, ambiguities in the state's wage and hour laws must be construed liberally in order to accomplish their remedial purpose, the court adopts the drivers' narrower reading of the exemption.

March 22, 2017

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