Employees who worked during the shutdown in October say that the Fair Labor Standards Act requires that workers receive at least minimum wage and overtime pay on their regularly scheduled paydays.
FORTUNE -- Remember that time the government shut down for 16 days in October? Federal employees who were deemed "essential" and still had to work during the shutdown certainly do.
A lawsuit filed against the U.S. government seeking so-called liquidated damages is MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 3, 2014 1:33 PM ET
Amid protests from professors and students all over the world, the U.S. State Department has forced the online education site to block access to students in sanctioned nations. Fortune speaks with Coursera's Daphne Koller on the matter.
FORTUNE -- Since its inception, Coursera, the education company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) to 6.3 million users in 190 different countries, has committed publicly -- and repeatedly -- to delivering free education MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Jan 31, 2014 2:32 PM ET
News service Patch fired hundreds of its employees by conference call on Wednesday, showing just how tactless some employers can be when it comes to mass firings.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 31, 2014 10:47 AM ET
Short of abandoning their business model altogether, there's little cruise lines can do to prevent norovirus outbreaks beyond the precautions they already take.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 30, 2014 11:11 AM ET
While the president will make a big to-do about corporate pledges against discrimination of the long-term jobless, in some parts of the country the law is already ahead of him.
FORTUNE -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is expected to call for major corporations to pledge to not discriminate against the long-term unemployed.
Companies like Lockheed Martin (LMT), AT&T (T), Procter & Gamble (PG), MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Jan 28, 2014 3:55 PM ET
Even those who must wear special uniforms to go to work are not necessarily paid for their time. It all depends on their union agreements, and a recent Supreme Court ruling made that perfectly clear.
FORTUNE -- Wouldn't it be nice to get paid for getting dressed in the morning? After all, wearing proper attire is part of the job, right?
Fat chance. First off, if you're not putting on job-specific clothes MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Jan 28, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Union elections have grown outdated as labor groups turn to nationwide, highly public campaigns to woo new members and force resistant employers to change.
FORTUNE -- Technical workers at an Amazon.com warehouse in Middletown, Delaware had the chance to elect union representation on Wednesday in the first-ever union election held at an Amazon facility. The workers voted 21-6 against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
"It's not a big surprise," MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Jan 17, 2014 11:48 AM ET
So-called "ban the box" campaigns, which prohibit employers from immediately asking jobseekers to disclose their criminal history, have been gathering steam across the U.S.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 14, 2014 12:13 PM ET
The federal minimum wage for a tipped employee is $2.13 per hour -- a rate that's gone unchanged for 23 years.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 13, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Holding your boss captive is illegal and punishable by law in France. So why does it keep happening? For one, it seems to be effective for French workers.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 8, 2014 10:47 AM ET
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