The Supreme Court has said it will hear a challenge by Tyson Foods of a $5.8 million judgment involving more than 3,000 workers at the company's Iowa pork-processing plant. The workers claimed Tyson failed to pay them for time spent putting on and taking off protective clothing and equipment.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the contingent workforce, which examines the state of part-time workers, those employed by temporary staffing agencies and independent contractors in the workforce.
The Los Angeles City Council on May 19 voted 14-1 to adopt a motion directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would annually increase the city's minimum wage over the next five years, reaching $15.00 per hour by 2020.
The US Department of Labor has submitted draft Fair Labor Standards Act regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a final review before they are presented to the public at large for comment.
The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) has launched an outreach program called the "Zip Code Project" in order to ensure employer implementation of, and compliance with, District of Columbia employment laws, including the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act.
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