FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT
Last, week, under the cover of a media bliss-out except among Koch funded right-wing channels, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would effectively repeal future standard setting under every important environmental, public health, consumer protection, labor standards, occupational safety and civil rights law on the books.
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The question remains -- does a higher salary mean you are obliged to work more hours? If so, what are the boundaries and how can one sustain this long term? There is a growing body of research that indicates how important time away from work is for health and wellness - not to mention productivity on the job.
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Department of Labor Says Most Workers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors: 5 Notable Takeaways