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DOL proposes rescinding Trump-era rules undermining worker protections against wage theft

Washington – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced plans to rescind two Trump-era rules that weakened wage theft protections under the Fair Labor...

Missouri Wendy’s fast food franchisee fined $160K for using child labor

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor uncovered federal child labor law violations at local Wendy’s restaurant locations in nine states, including Missouri. Missouri...

New Trump administration joint-employer rule has $1 billion price tag for...

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), on Jan. 12, announced a final ruling on the joint-employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...

At least $2 billion in stolen wages recovered in ’15, ’16

Represents only a fraction of total stolen wages A new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) finds that employers stole about $2 billion from...