Topic of the Week
Blog of the Week
Striking Alabama Coal Miners Want Their $1.1 Billion Back
History repeated itself as hundreds of miners spilled out of buses in June and July to leaflet the Manhattan offices of asset manager BlackRock, the largest shareholder in the mining company Warrior Met Coal.
Thought for the Week
"Fewer harassment complaints don’t necessarily indicate less harassment is taking place. Employees who may have come forward before 2020 may not be able to afford to now. They might be afraid of losing their job or other retaliation when they’ve lost a loved one and their income, a member of their household is out of work, or they have COVID-related medical bills."
–Victoria E. Langley | The Employment Law Issue
List of the Week
from Pew Research
Facts on Minimum Wage in the U.S.
1. 29 states have set their own higher minimum wage
2. 52% of U.S. voters agree that the minimum wage should rise
3. Nearly 30% of U.S. workers earn near minimum wage
Top Five News Headlines
- There’s a push for unemployment reform in Democrats' $3.5 trillion package
- UPDATE: Federal Judge Allows Student-Athletes Wage and Hour Claims Against the NCAA to Continue
- Labor Department Issues Tip Regulations Final Rule on Tip Sharing, Civil Monetary Penalties
- New Legislation Makes Procedural Changes to DFEH Enforcement and Expands Employer Record Retention Requirements
- Tenth Circuit Upholds Employer’s Decision to Deny Telework Accommodation Request Under Rehabilitation Act