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5 States Likely To Approve A Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

5 States Likely To Approve A Minimum Wage Increase In 2014

21 states have a higher minimum than the federal amount of $7.25 an hour

As the country focuses on the minimum wage, which states are most likely to improve an increase in 2014? Read More »

Half Of Frontline Fast-Food Workers Rely On Public Assistance, Study Says

Half Of Frontline Fast-Food Workers Rely On Public Assistance, Study Says

Taxpayers pick up a $7 billion tab each year for workers, study finds.

A pair of reports finds roughly half of front-line fast food workers need public assistance to provide for their family. Read More »

States Weigh Bans On Discrimination Against Unemployed

States Weigh Bans On Discrimination Against Unemployed

Maryland has joined a growing list of states considering legislation to protect the unemployed. Legislators there are weighing a bill that would prevent employers from limiting applications for open positions to only those currently holding jobs. Advocates nationwide argue that such laws are needed given the... Read More »

Obama Proposal Would Ban Employers From Discriminating Against Unemployed

Obama Proposal Would Ban Employers From Discriminating Against Unemployed

One problem that has bedeviled many jobless workers is the inability to apply for jobs simply because some employers won't consider them. Now, President Barack Obama wants to end the practice by making it illegal for employers to discriminate against job candidates because they are unemployed. Read More »

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