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issue 223 jun. 23, 2015

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In the News more

Who Owns Your Overtime?

I am an adjunct professor who teaches five classes. I earn less than a pet-sitter.

Dollar-Slice Pizza Employees Work 70-Hour Weeks for Minimum Wage: Suit

Top US CEOs still make 300 times more than their workers

Former Shell worker cites unsafe conditions on oil ship

Franchises fear a "devastating" change to their business model

60 percent of Americans live with a minimum wage higher than the federal one

Can these fixes make college more affordable?

Why we pay our restaurant workers more

Airport workers steadily gaining back lost ground on wages

Women doctors get less industry funding for research: study

Older Workers Stay Unemployed Much Longer Than Younger Ones, Study Says

The Lessons Unions Learned From the 'Justice for Janitors' Protests

San Diego County Restaurant Workers Report Wage Theft

How A Pay Rise For NY Fast-Food Workers Could Spread Across America

Topic of the Week more

Hunting for Red Flags: Surviving a Background Check

You've aced the interview with the right combination of expertise and enthusiasm, but there is one more hurdle, the background check. You're home free, right? Hardly. read more

BLOGS: Today’s Workplacemore

Judge Jerry Smith is a deeply conservative judge. He once voted to allow a man to be executed despite the fact that the man's lawyer slept through much of his trial. He's a reliable vote against abortion rights. And he once described feminists as a "gaggle of outcasts, misfits and rejects." So when Judge Smith writes an opinion protecting women's access to birth control, even when their employer objects to contraception on religious grounds, that's a very big deal. read more

On June 13, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the city's landmark $15 minimum wage into law. Although the city's workers won't be seeing that full figure until 2020, the new law will bring billions of dollars into the pockets of at least 36% of the workforce, and should be seen as the culmination of grassroots action supported by a coalition of labor groups such as Raise the Wage and Fight for $15. read more

Uber must pay its drivers benefits, overtime, working expenses, and other standard compensation that the company has thus far avoided providing, the California Labor Commission has ruled. read more

Emily Foster

Justice Gets Delivered To FedEx Workers

June 18, 2015 | Emily Foster

FedEx says it "lives to deliver." Last Friday, more than 2,000 of its workers finally received a delivery of justice from a federal judge. read more

In the Courts more

Adams v. Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Fourth Circuit; No. 14-1608 Decision Date: June 15, 2015

In a suit by a former assistant principal contending that the board of education violated her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and alleging interference with medical leaves, retaliation for taking those leaves, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of disability, and failure to accommodate his condition, the district court's judgment is affirmed where there is no merit in the claims. read more

Reyazuddin v. Montgomery County

Fourth Circuit; No. 14-1299 Decision Date: June 15, 2015

In an action by a blind government employee who was not transferred to or hired at a call center along with her sighted workers, alleging violations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C.A. section 794, or Title II of the American Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. section 12131, the district court's order granting summary judgment to defendants is: 1) reversed as to plaintiff's Section 504 claims where genuine issues of material fact remain; and 2) affirmed as to the Title II claim because public employees cannot use Title II to bring employment discrimination claims against their employers. read more

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