The Los Angeles-area meatpacking company Clougherty Packing Co. has agreed to employ 700 of 2,000 women who were wrongfully denied employment simply because they are female as new jobs at the plant become available.
The U.S. Department of Labor, concerned that too few employees throughout the United States were aware of the protections offered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), recently released a guide intended for workers to help explain the benefits of the federal law. The guide works through a typical FMLA leave process - from determining eligibility for FMLA job-protected leave to returning to work after taking leave.
Pharmaceutical sales reps are not entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court held, in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., that pharmaceutical sales reps are properly considered "outside sales" and are exempt from overtime pay requirements.
Summer is right around the corner and many college students may be searching for meaningful work experience in their chosen fields to fill the next three months and earn additional cash for the next school year. But, with the job market still reeling from the economic downturn, more and more companies are offering unpaid internships.
A new rule proposed by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Obama Administration would set a goal of hiring 7 percent of its federal contracting workforce as employees with disabilities. The proposed rule is not official yet; it will go through a review and public comment process that may change the percentage.
The proposed federal employment law changes for children working on farms have critics and supporters throughout California.