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U.S. Department of Labor Hid Data Showing Tip Rule Change Would Cost Workers Billions

Following is a statement from Christine Owens, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project: “We are deeply disturbed to learn that the U.S. Department of Labor prepared but then concealed an economic analysis that inconveniently found that workers could lose billions of dollars in wages under a controversial DOL proposal to allow employers to keep their workers’ tips. “If that weren’t bad […]

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L.A. Enacts Landmark ‘Ban the Box’ Law Covering Private Employers

BERKELEY, CA, Dec. 12, 2016 – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed legislation late Friday requiring employers to remove questions about past convictions from job applications and delay conviction inquiries until after an offer of employment is extended. The landmark “ban the box” measure—sponsored by City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and backed by a […]