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New Trump rule could cost waiters more than $700 million in lost wages by allowing employers to take more of their tips to pay other workers

A new rule published by the Department of Labour on Tuesday would allow restaurant owners to take employees’ tips to pay “back-of-the-house” workers such as cooks and dishwashers. An analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that change could cost workers more than $US700 million. The regulation would also allow […]
New Trump rule could cost waiters more than $700 million in lost wages by allowing employers to take more of their tips to pay other workers
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A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans

The Labour Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless-benefits claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in “flawed week-to-week comparisons” of jobless-claims data, the government […]
A government watchdog says the Labour Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans
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A 37-year-old cancer survivor who lost his job during the pandemic says he’s out of medicine he needs to stay alive, and is calling the unemployment office ’75 times a day’ but not hearing back

A 37-year-old, two-time cancer survivor who lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic says he can no longer afford the medicine he needs to stay alive, and is rationing what he has left. Michael Shawki was laid off from a New York City bakery chain in March, and told CNN […]
A 37-year-old cancer survivor who lost his job during the pandemic says he’s out of medicine he needs to stay alive, and is calling the unemployment office ’75 times a day’ but not hearing back
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The Trump administration issued a new rule that blocks guaranteed paid sick leave for 75% of American workers

The Trump administration diminished the scope of a coronavirus aid law that went into effect Wednesday. The law, which guarantees paid leave, ensures coverage for 25% of the workforce, according to Department of Labour guidelines published Wednesday. Lawmakers criticised the Labour Department guidelines, saying they “violate congressional intent” and “contradict […]
The Trump administration issued a new rule that blocks guaranteed paid sick leave for 75% of American workers