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November 2016 Archives

Political landscpare for wage and hour disputes may be brewing

For anyone who might have doubted whether wage and hour laws are getting more complex, a recent judicial decision adds fire to the mix. Specifically, a federal judge in Texas recently issued a preliminary injunction against an Obama administration regulation regarding time-and-a-half overpay.

Women in blue-collar industries not given the same opportunities

As gender equality and the emphasis on higher education meet in today's society, more people take on jobs considered outside the social norm for men and women. At the same time, more people with higher education enter the workforce with fewer job skills. The need for marketable labor skills has led to the re-emergence of the need for young blue-collar workers in America.