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Feb 17, 2017 | Advice/Information

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.


Overtime Law Blog/FLSA Decisions

Visit this website to read and learn about current Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits. The blog is written by one of the finest labor lawyers in America, whom I trust.


“Overworked America: 12 Charts That Will Make Your Blood Boil”

Information about real wages in America.


“Whatever Happened to Overtime?” – Politico Magazine

News article about overtime and how few are getting it.


Al Jazeera America

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.


“9 Months On, Koch Fears Realized After Town Raised Minimum Wage to $15” – Addicting Info

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.


UC Berkeley Labor Center

A solid source of information from a major university about wages and their effect on workers.


“Five Charts that Show Work-Life Balance is Dead” – Bloomberg

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.


“You Have to Work 100 Hours a Week to Get By on Minimum Wage in These States” – MarketWatch

The harsh reality of a minimum wage salary in certain states.

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