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Government Enforcing Child Labor and Wage Laws for Farmworkers in North Carolina

The New York Times has this article about the Obama Administration’s effort to enforce the child labor and wage and hour laws on farms, and describes the effort in North Carolina in particular. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) contains sever… Read More
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Ninth Circuit Rejects Tip-Pooling Claims of Servers Making More than Minimum Wage Before Tips

In a case that appears to one of first impression at the federal appellate level, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Cumbie v. Woody Woo, Inc., that there are no tip-pooling claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for restaurant employees who are pa… Read More
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DOL Concerned About Unpaid Internships, and New Protection for Nursing Mothers

The federal Department of Labor is stepping up enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with regard to unpaid internships because such arrangements very well could be violating the FLSA’s minimum wage requirements. In other FLSA news,… Read More
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Study Shows that Low Wage Workers are Subject to a Host of Employment and Labor Law Violations

A new study, “Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers,” shows that employers routinely violate the employment rights of low wage workers, with frequent violations of the wage and hour laws, workers’ compensation laws, and anti-retaliation… Read More
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