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In the wake of flooding or heavy snow fall countless businesses close their doors, and many individuals are coping with homes in disrepair. If you are wondering whether your employer should pay you for lost time, here are some simple rules: pay during bad weather.
Learn more how to prevent discrimination. Learn more about the acts that protect you against discrimination: the Civil Rights Act, the Disabilities Act, Black Lung Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Lily Ledbetter Act. What can you do against sexual harassment? And know where to get help if you believe that you're discriminated at the work.
Union members make 28% more on average.
05/10/17 - An Obama administration policy that would have given more white-collar workers overtime pay starting December 1, was blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas, issuing a preliminary injunction after business groups and 21 states sued, indefinitely postponing the change. The Trump administration hasn't officially said whether it will continue to defend the new Obama rules, but its support is unlikely. The deadline is June 30.
The new legislation would provide overtime pay to more than 4 million low paid managers, who currently don't qualify for that. At the moment, under the FLSA, if an employee makes at least $23,660 per year - or $455 per week - their employer doesn't have to pay them overtime. The new policy would raise that bar to $47,476 annually or $913 per week for a full time worker.
Seven states - New York, California, Massachusetts , Hawaii, Oregon, Connecticut and Illinois - have extended provisions to give domestic workers protections on minimum wage, overtime pay and paid leave, and some of them also provide discrimination and harassment protections. Read more on Domestic Workers Rights.
1/09/17 - Executive Order 13706, “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors,” provides up to seven days of paid sick leave annually for federal contractors and subcontractors. The ruling will take effect for certain contracts and subcontracts effectiveJanuary 1, 2017.
The United States is the only developed country without laws providing paid maternity leave. The Labor Department is awarding half a million dollars to help feasible studies on new paid leave policies. See the accompanying video at our Maternity section.