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Every worker needs the right tools to do his or her job, and often a few simple adaptations can make a big difference in performance and productivity. Get ideas on reasonable accommodations:
Not long ago, my colleagues and I received a call from a manufacturing employer facing a workplace challenge. One of his employees − a manager with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder − was ha...
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informative post thanks for sharing
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As workers’ hours grow, so should their paychecks. A new rule on overtime pay will help ensure that millions of additional workers are fairly compensated for the hours they put in on the job. Learn what this update will mean for nearly 5 million workers and their families:
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Did you know that workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers? Make sure the young workers in your life know their rights when it comes to health and #safety.
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In 1957, Frank Kameny was fired for being gay. He spent the rest of his life fighting to ensure employees could serve openly and bring their whole selves to work. This week, we inducted him into the Labor Hall of Honor, paying tribute to Frank's legacy and our special way to ‪#‎ThankFrank‬ for his tireless efforts for a more inclusive workforce. 
Before I was even born, a brave astronomer with the Army Map Service was fighting for equality for himself and other LGBT workers. Fired from his job in 1957 simply because he was gay, Frank Kameny sued the United States government. He was not victorious, but he did not give up.
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That is so kind. Frank was a great guy. He worked so tirelessly for gay rights, including his time with GLAA. Did you know his papers were donated to the Library of Congress?
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Today is World Day Against Child Labor. The International Labor Organization estimates that 168 million girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms. 

Here's how the department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is working to eliminate the worst forms of #ChildLabor: http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/
ILAB publishes three reports on international child labor and forced labor that serve as valuable resources for research, advocacy, government action and corporate responsibility. These reports are The Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor; the List of Goods Produced ...
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Across all paid leave categories, (holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal, and family leave) workers in the lowest 25 percent of wage earners are two to four times less likely to have access to any form of paid leave compared with workers in the highest paid 25 percent. Share if you agree: It's time to ‪#LeadOnLeave to help ALL working families succeed. 
For U.S. workers, access to employer-provided leave is closely related to how much they earn. Specifically, low-wage workers have substantially less access to leave benefits from their employers than higher paid workers. This was one of many interesting findings in a recent Bureau of Labor ...
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Here's what 6 businesses have to say about #PaidLeave:
Paid leave not only benefits working families, but also the businesses that employ them. But don’t just take our word for it, check out what these six business owners had to say about the benefits ...
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Imagine working as a drywall installer building houses as an employee one day, but the next day, while performing the same work for the same company, you’re told you are now considered an independent contractor. Unfortunately, this is happening too often to workers around the country, with devastating results both for them and the economy.
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Overtime regulations haven’t been meaningfully updated in decades. This hurts people like Paul Ebien-Pesa - a retail store manager who worked an average of 72 hours per week without #overtime pay, which meant that his actual hourly pay was less than most of the employees he supervised. Here's what we propose to do about it:
Paul Ebien-Pesa just wanted a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work so that he could provide for his family. But as a manager at a discount retail store in Massachusetts, he worked an average of 72 ...
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i was shorted overtime pay in 2013 by a government contractor in stockton california,
called zion builders inc (jose and rupi garcia) then when i was hurt on the job, those guys changed their adress and refused to compensate for my injuries, and still haven't to this day,
i wonder if anyone knows?
i think i will let it be known worldwide.
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Are you subscribed to our weekly newsletter? If not, now is the perfect time to sign up -- we just reached our 300th issue and are celebrating with a whole new look! Check it out and let us know what you think:
In the summer of 2009, the department's Office of Public Affairs launched a weekly newsletter. It carried five stories and an events calendar, and we can only guess that the readership was modest. Since that first issue, the newsletter has grown to nearly a half million subscribers.
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As the “Lead on Leave” tour wraps up, Secretary Perez has some exciting news to share on the progress we've made on paid leave. Tune in TODAY at 3 p.m. and don't forget to ask your questions using ‪#‎LeadOnLeave‬. Learn more: http://blog.dol.gov/2015/06/12/join-a-virtual-stop-on-the-lead-on-leave-tour/
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If we raise the federal minimum wage, here's how many workers would benefit in each state. Learn more at www.dol.gov/minwage. #RaiseTheWage  
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