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Employment law commentary volume 29, issue 4 April 2017
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2017

The Economic Policy Institute has reported that, in 2016, as many as 4 million workers nationwide wanted but were unable to obtain full-time work

Employers who permit after-hours work should exercise caution in light of an anticipated increase in nonexempt workers
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

Following the directive issued in March 2014 by President Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor published a proposed new rule in the Federal Register

Do perceptions of wage fairness affect consumer behavior?
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

The answer is yes, according to a recent study from the Harvard Business School, "Paying Up for Fair Pay: Consumers Prefer Firms with Lower

A substantial salary-test jump is likely
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 4 2015

On January 28, the Economic Policy Institute announced that "noted economists and a former Secretary of Labor" had written to U.S. Secretary of Labor

Ways and Means holds hearing on tax extenders
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2014

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to evaluate the policy ramifications of short-term extensions versus making the expired tax

New study estimates that ending currency manipulation could create 5.8 million jobs in the United States
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2014

Currency manipulation, by which a country intentionally weakens the value of its own currency in order to boost exports, has not been kind to the U.S

Private Fund Update - March 17, 2014
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2014

As the East Coast digs out of the snow once again, this week's Private Fund Update describes: The major housing finance reform bill released over the

US hiring practices draw increased scrutiny from EEOC
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 17 2011

With more US employers hiring, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the body responsible for enforcing Federal anti-discrimination laws, has increased scrutiny on two practices which it believes create unfair barriers to equal employment opportunity: preemployment credit checks and the exclusion of unemployed job candidates

Briefing paper says economic effects of government regulations overblown
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2011

The Economic Policy Institute has issued a briefing paper that discusses the impact of federal health, safety, environmental, and financial regulations on the economy and argues that regulatory opponents significantly overstate their costs

House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy."