Below is a collection of the best articles I have found where you can learn more about the effects of federal wage and hour law. All the information below is current and links will be kept up-to-date. Additional resources may be added in the future, so please check back any time.
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Information about real wages in America.
“Whatever Happened to Overtime?” – Politico Magazine
News article about overtime and how few are getting it.
Archive of stories/cases involving employers who have not paid their workers what they should have.
“Coming Soon: A Change in Who Gets Overtime Pay” – CNN Money
Efforts to enable more workers who are salaried to get paid overtime (OT).
“How the Boss May Be Quietly Pocketing Your Server’s Tips” – The Huffington Post – Business
Information for waitresses and servers.
“Awarded Stolen Wages, Workers Struggle to Collect” – The New York Times
Evidence for employers cheating workers after workers have won court cases.
The effect of a minimum wage increase.
“Seattle Restaurant Data Demolishes Conservative Argument Against $15 Minimum Wage” – Think Progress
Commentary about the positive effect of minimum wage increases.
“Low Wages Cost U.S. Taxpayers $153 Billion a Year” – The Huffington Post – Business
How much money low wages costs our federal budget.
A solid source of information from a major university about wages and their effect on workers.
Evidence that employers are demanding more and more, and giving back less and less.
“Bernie Sanders Wants to Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek” – The Huffington Post – Politics
What Sen. Sanders says about salaried workers and the hours they work.
“Higher Pay May Boost Productivity, New Study Says” – MarketWatch
Evidence that increasing worker pay increases worker productivity.
The harsh reality of a minimum wage salary in certain states.