Labor laws for contractors under examination in Vermont

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Labor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

CONTRACTOR REGS: Bills under consideration in the House Commerce Committee could amend the definition of "independent contractor" for workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation purposes.

The House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development met with labor leaders on Thursday to gauge how new bills regarding contractor work can best suit employers and employees.

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Paycheck protection inches forward in legislature, but veto looms

By   /  January 28, 2016  /  Education, Labor, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Legislation could eventually die on the governor’s desk though.

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Are forced union dues key to ‘labor peace’ for public workers?

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  California, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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Union leaders’ “labor peace” rationale for taking forced dues from teachers and other public employees is a flimsy one, a new study suggests.

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Worker freedom fights to follow in 2016

By   /  January 4, 2016  /  California, Education, Kentucky, Labor, Missouri, National, News, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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American workers are protected from mandatory labor union dues in 25 states, and the number is likely to increase in 2016.

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Unemployment insurance fraud referrals soar six-fold, attorney general says

By   /  December 23, 2015  /  Labor, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Those who take advantage of the system and steal our hard-earned tax dollars should be held accountable and prosecuted for their misconduct.”

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Lawmaker proposes bypassing collective bargaining to address teacher shortage

By   /  December 23, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Indiana, Labor  /  No Comments

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The Indianapolis Star reports that an Indiana lawmaker has proposed allowing teachers to negotiate their own contracts in order to address the state’s teacher shortage. State Sen. Peter Miller (R-Avon) said this would allow schools to hire in-demand teachers in science, math and special education at a higher pay rate. Unions have spoken out against […]

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