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
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
This isn't the first time JPMorgan's board has kowtowed to Jamie Dimon's wishes. But it could be the last, if the board changes its tune.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 27, 2014 11:20 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Union elections have grown outdated as labor groups turn to nationwide, highly public campaigns to woo new members and force resistant employers to change.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
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
Since 2003, workplace anti-bullying bills have been introduced in 25 states. All have failed. Why this may be a problem best solved outside of the law.Jan 7, 2014 12:58 PM ET
More boards are willing to address egregious CEO performance issues than in previous years and, more than ever before, directors are willing to speak out in favor of chair and CEO separation.
FORTUNE -- If you are among the throngs seeking a corporate board seat, knowing what's on the agenda of corporate boards in 2014 may be top of mind. But if you aren't, you may be interested for trickle down MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 7, 2014 9:40 AM ET
Board diversity, executive pay, transparency on political contributions, and human rights improvements are all on the agenda for shareholders this proxy season.Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 6, 2014 12:23 PM ET
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