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  • Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers

    Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers
    The Labor Department on Tuesday announced a new rule that would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million direct care workers. The new rule would apply to workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified...
  • Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators

    Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators
    Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
  • Fully staffed NLRB investigates complaints against Wal-Mart

    Fully staffed NLRB investigates complaints against Wal-Mart
    It may be some companies’ worst nightmare: the National Labor Relations Board, which is fully functioning with all its members for the first time since August 2003, is beginning to investigate labor practices and big companies, and so far, has sided...
  • Immigration reform advocates on Thanksgiving fast

    Immigration reform advocates on Thanksgiving fast
    WASHINGTON — Most years on Thanksgiving, Eliseo Medina sits down for a turkey dinner with his family in Oxnard, filling tacos with stuffing and extra jalapenos. This year the former secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International...
  • Obamas visit immigration hunger strikers

    WASHINGTON — President Obama told about 20 hunger strikers on the National Mall on Friday that he supported their effort to pressure House Republicans to overhaul immigration laws but was concerned about their health. Three of the protesters,...
  • Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability decisions

    Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability decisions
    Administrative law judges who evaluate disability claims for the Social Security Administration want a federal court to ease a workload that they say makes errors more likely — the latest in a series of challenges confronting the Woodlawn-based...
  • Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'

    Tom Perez and the 'nuclear option'
    Republicans accuse Thomas E. Perez, President Barack Obama's nominee for labor secretary, of twisting the legal process in three cases in St. Paul, Minn., to suit his political purposes. But it is they who are twisting the Senate's role to "advise and...
  • Federal Web presence curtailed by government shutdown

    Federal Web presence curtailed by government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Social media users browsing their Twitter feeds Tuesday hoping to see a new space photo from NASA or learn American history facts from the U.S. Capitol account were instead met with blunt messages and apologies. "Sorry, but we won't be...
  • State sues Labor Department over freeze on transit grants

    As expected, the state filed suit in federal court against the Department of Labor for blocking federal grants to state mass-transit agencies after unions objected to a new state law intended to slow the rising costs of public-employee pensions. In...
  • U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment

    U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment
    Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale should pay $12.5 million to residents who the federal government says were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department said. The demand coincides with last week'...
  • Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee

    Key Republican drops opposition to EPA nominee
    WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...