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Uber CEO slams MIT after study on ride-hailing minimum wages

$3.37.  That's the meager median wage Uber and Lyft drivers make per hour, according to a paper published by MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research that surveyed over 1,000 drivers in the United States.  The study made
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Update on Employment Laws Pending and Passed by the States

As April showers turn into May flowers, measures proposed earlier this year in the state legislatures begin to take root. Significantly fewer generally applicable labor and employment bills were introduced in April, around 60 overall, with Michigan
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Here's How Labor And Employment Might Change Under Trump

Voters of all political persuasions agreed that jobs and the economy were among the most important issues in America, according to a Gallup poll—even though unemployment is at an historic low."President-elect Donald Trump succeeded, in part, through
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4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam

Declaring that “The pro-employee tide is rising,” a report out this morning identifies four developments in regulations and compliance that if they don’t yet affect your workforce, they soon may. New overtime regs, the push for a $
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Forget the Feds – States and Cities Are Driving Changes in Employment Issues

By Gregory Hanscom While many are mesmerized by the presidential primaries and remain frustrated by gridlock in Congress, states and municipalities are aggressively tackling social and economic issues that impact employers. The states of California
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Costco will increase its hourly pay for first time in 9 years

From: Mashable By Bloomberg Business Recommended by: Mashable Costco Wholesale Corp. will lift its minimum wage for the first time in nine years, by a $1.50 an hour, as the labor market tightens and competitors start giving
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Appeals Court Rules You Can’t Require Employees to Share Their Tips

By Nick Beermann and Rochelle Nelson In a surprising decision that may require many restaurants and other hospitality businesses in the Western U.S. to alter their labor practices, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2011 U.S. Department
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How The Astronomical Cost Of Child Care Is Forcing More Women To Quit Their Jobs

Maria Miller* has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade, working her way up through management to her current director-level position. She’s also the mother of a toddler and is expecting another baby this May."With one child, it didn’t
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Why L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Relies On Jazz And Ruzzle To Get Through His Day

Since taking office in 2013, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has tackled tough issues such as water conservation, raising the minimum wage, and homelessness. His next order of business? "Being a builder," says the onetime international affairs
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Economics Has a Math Problem

From:   By: Noah Smith Via: Economics has a math problem! The work of economists will be done by data scientists