Operation Smile’s Misleading Opposition to the New Overtime Rules

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute The Department of Labor has issued an update to its overtime rules that will bring an additional 12.5 million salaried employees under the exemption threshold, the level below which they are guaranteed overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in...
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CFPB Adding Consumer Ratings of Company Responses to Complaint Database

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made two major changes to its successful public consumer complaint database: First, in March 2015 it started collecting optional consumer narratives, or stories, giving viewers — other firms, consumers,...
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