It’s August; Why Are So Many People at Work?

U.S. workers have the shortest paid vacations among developed and emerging market countries. Unlike most developed nations, the United States does not require employers to give employees a minimum number of vacation days. And it happens that U.S. employers are
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Obama Administration Prods Congress on Immigration Reform

By Phillip Kurata Staff Writer The Obama administration has laid out proposals to Congress to enable undocumented people in the United States to earn citizenship. “Currently there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants present in the United States,” Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said before the Senate Judiciary (more...)

U.S. Protects Migrant Workers’ Rights

“We’re committed to ensuring that workers are safe on the job and paid what they’re owed by the law,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a statement about Labor Rights Week, August 27–31. “This means no one can be paid less than $7.25 an hour. And it
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“Ban the Box” Law Took Effect

The "ban the box" law took effect last week in Philadelphia, according to media. New law prohibits employers in Philadelphia from asking applicants if they have any criminal convictions during a first interview. Such questions are allowed during a follow-up interview. But Criminal justice employers and others (more...)

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