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2011-08-16 05:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pace of private sector wage growth likely will improve by early 2012, according to the preliminary third quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The WTI increased to 98.32 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from 98.21 in the second quarter. If confirmed by the revised and final third quarter...

2011-07-15 00:00:35

Starbucks Baristas filed a class action suit on May 24, 2011. The San Jose Employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are representing the employees in the lawsuit against the Coffee Giant for allegedly violating wage & hour laws, including unpaid training time. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 On May 24, 2011, the San Jose employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks in Santa Clara Superior...

2011-07-14 05:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private sector workers likely will see higher annual pay increases later this year, according to the final second quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The WTI rose to 98.21 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up from 98.01 in the first quarter. The index has climbed steadily over the past year....

2011-07-12 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a first-of-its-kind federal website to make it easier for software developers to incorporate Labor Department data into online and mobile applications. The site features published application program interfaces, known as APIs, and software development kits, known as SDKs, which allow developers to remotely access data collected by the department. The tools, available at http://developer.dol.gov,...

2011-06-15 11:12:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pace of annual wage gains for private sector workers is expected to improve later this year, according to the revised second quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The WTI has risen for four straight quarters to 98.21 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up from 98.01 in the first quarter of 2011....

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2011-05-23 10:30:00

Not sure if your employer is paying you correctly for that split weekend shift? Calculating your hours and overtime can certainly be tricky. However, the Department of Labor (DOL) is attempting to ease some of that complexity with a smartphone application that will aid you in tracking your time sheet. The app, called DOL-Timesheet, lets workers calculate regular work hours, break time and overtime pay to create their own wage records. Officials say the information could prove valuable in a...

2011-04-14 10:29:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony today before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) member Thomas Mistick, principal of Church Restoration Group, Cranberry Township, Pa., stated that the Davis-Bacon Act, as administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, "hinders economic growth, increases the federal deficit; and imposes an enormous paperwork burden on both...

2011-04-13 17:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pace of wage growth for private sector workers is expected to improve modestly in the coming months, according to the final first quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) In the opening months of 2011, the WTI increased for the third consecutive quarter to 98.01 (second quarter 1976 = 100),...

2011-04-13 09:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Building and Construction Trades Department President Mark H. Ayers: America's Building Trades Unions welcomes and appreciates the interest and effort on the part of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to attempt to improve the manner by which Davis-Bacon Act local prevailing wage surveys are conducted and analyzed (Mythological Changes Needed to Improve Wage Survey; GAO - 11 - 152). As our...

2011-03-30 00:00:30

An online employee attendance tracking tool could have prevented some of the issues, say experts at TrackSmart.com Sunrise, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Following on the heels of $240,000 in FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) violations and a $10,000 fine against a Decatur, Illinois restaurant owner, Department of Labor spokeswoman Rhonda Burke said that the department's wage and hour division has stepped up its monitoring and enforcements efforts within the restaurant industry. The fines...


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