American Workers Lose $1.2 Billion in 2017 Due to Delay in Update of Overtime Rules

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute One year ago, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule to update the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules. The old rules—written by the Bush administration in 2004—have a loophole that leaves millions of salaried employees without the...
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Congress: To Poison Our Water With Pesticides or Not

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By Mae Wu, Natural Resources Defense Council Pesticide manufacturers are back in Congress, using misinformation to try to roll back important environmental protections for our lakes, rivers, and streams. Using a combination of imagined hardships and misinterpretation of the law, pesticide...
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Good News for Retirement Savers—The Fiduciary Rule Will Become Applicable June 9th

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By Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute Every year, retirement savers lose $17 billion because they receive bad advice from financial advisers—like being steered into investments that provide larger payments to the adviser but lower returns for the saver. Currently, that fleecing of...
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