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April 2018 Archives

DOL releases opinion letters dealing with wages

Some employees in Long Island might be affected by opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. The letters, released on April 12, deal with Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Do female restaurant workers face age discrimination?

You have worked in the same restaurant for years. Even though you are a reliable employee, you have started to notice that your supervisors are treating you negatively. They make critical remarks about your age, they favor younger female employees over you and they are promoting workers who are less experienced than you are. You know that you are good at your job, and you have loyally supported the restaurant, even through hard times. So why are you being treated this way?

Strategies that can help close the wage gap

Female workers in New York and throughout the country may be victims of the wage gap. Research has shown that this gap exists in almost all sectors of the economy, and both the domestic and global economies could be larger if it were eliminated. It is estimated that the American economy would grow by $512 billion according to data from the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The global economy could grow by $12 trillion if everyone were paid equally for equal work.

Report alleges years of age discrimination at IBM

For some older employees in Long Island, age discrimination on the job might take the form of being forced into early retirement or given work conditions that make the job unacceptable. According to a report by the organization ProPublica and the magazine Mother Jones, IBM used these types of tactics to reduce the number of older workers in its ranks.

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