Tag: labor

French President Threatens to Outlaw Protests Against Labor Reforms | The Real News

An update on the French demonstrations that are protesting labor change laws.

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OVERTIME: It’s about time. | U.S. Department of Labor

President Obama says, “The fundamental principle behind overtime pay comes from a Depression-era law called the Fair Labor Standards Act, which helps ensure that workers who put in more than 40 hours per week should generally get paid more for that extra time. I directed Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and the Department of Labor to update and modernize the overtime rules and uphold that principle… It doubles the salary threshold and automatically updates it every three years. The rule takes effect December 1.”