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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...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Fringe Benefit Group will be showcasing The Contractors Plan, its comprehensive bona fide prevailing wage benefit plan, and its online benefits portal, MyContractorsPlan.com, during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in booth H-31525. Austin, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 Contractors are registering to bid on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) jobs in record numbers, and state and federal agencies have intensified compliance efforts to ensure that ARRA funds are spent properly....

2011-03-16 05:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers in the private sector overall likely will see higher annual wage increases in the coming months, according to the revised 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) The WTI stands at 97.99 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up from 97.42 in the fourth quarter of 2010, marking the...

2011-02-07 15:10:56

Why in the United States are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Part of the answer lies in the unique economies of our larger cities, finds a study by Ronni Pavan of the University of Rochester and Nathaniel Baum-Snow of Brown University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. "Our results show that overall up to one-third of the growth in the wage gap between the rich and the poor is driven by city size independent of workers' skills," says Pavan. Using U.S. Census...

2011-02-04 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Building Trades Unions applaud the bi-partisan action taken yesterday by the U.S. Senate to defeat an attempt by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to deny Davis-Bacon Act wage protections on Federal Aviation Administration construction projects. By a vote of 55-42, the Senate tabled Paul's amendment to the FAA re-authorization bill (S.223). We were especially pleased that three Republican senators - Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mark Kirk...

2011-02-03 12:54:00

Agreement includes back wages, interest, benefits and job offers GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal contractor Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC will pay $1.65 million in back wages, interest and benefits to 970 women who were subjected to systemic discrimination by the company. The settlement follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which found that the women were rejected for general laborer...

2011-01-14 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home health aides have stronger workplace protections because of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that the workers are subject to the overtime provisions of Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act, Labor & Industry Secretary Sandi Vito said today. As a direct result of the Nov. 17, 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Bayada Nurses, Inc. v. Department of Labor & Industry, home health aides employed by an agency are now considered...

2011-01-13 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Year-over-year wage gains for private sector workers are likely to improve in the coming months, according to the final fourth 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 97.29 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from 97.00 in the third quarter, marking the second straight gain. Previously,...

2011-01-12 00:01:23

PayScale Index reports decrease in consumer buying power with salaries at 2007 levels and the cost of goods continuing to rise Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 PayScale, Inc. today announced the 2010 Q4 PayScale Index that tracks quarterly compensation trends. Specifically, The PayScale Index follows changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in the United States. The newly released data shows wage levels at the end of 2010 were no higher than they...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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