Labor Policy News

Labor policy is something that constantly changes - or evolves - alongside society. The Wiser daily labor policy news email is designed to keep you informed of developments in the current law, as well as in the discussions, debates and analysis of policy shifts and changes. Labor policy informs the laws that govern the relationship between employers and employees. It takes two forms: collectively (primarily through unions) and individually. Labor policy is decided at both federal and state level and covers things like discrimination, contracts of employment, wages, pensions, health and safety, and issues regarding employees' families. One area of labor policy that is the subject debate and ongoing change is that of discrimination. With this and all the other changes that regularly take place, employer responsibilities alter. Whatever your interest in labor policy news you will get all of the information you need from Wiser's specially tailored email digest. It is free, comprehensive and easy to use, so register today.

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If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt?
The New York Times • Noam Scheiber
When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore
The New York Times • Rob Walker
Japan policymakers step up warnings over 'one-sided' yen gains
Seeking Alpha • Gaurav Batavia
Lawmakers want to slash Kentuckys unemployment checks ... to motivate the jobless
Courier-Journal • Louisville Courier Journal
New online tool helps seafood companies fight slavery
Christian Science Monitor • Jared Ferrie
What You Need to Know: How the ‘Janus’ Case Threatens Working People
NEA Today • Tim Walker
US housing starts rising in January; single-family starts jump 3.7%
Business Standard • Reuters
Lawmakers want to cut Kentuckys jobless benefits
Courier-Journal • Wochit
Please, don't experiment with monetary policy, by Scott Sumner
EconLog: Library of Economics and Liberty • Scott Sumner
Rumble on Wall St. — No Other Way of Keeping Profits Up!
Angry Bear • Sandwichman
 
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Finance, Human Resources
If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt?
The New York TimesNoam Scheiber
Laws prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their past compensation before making a salary offer are gaining momentum, aimed at reducing pay disparities and other obstacles confronting women and minorities. The premise is simple: Judging an applicant’s worth from his or...
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Finance, Investment Banking
When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore
The New York TimesRob Walker
Image Send your workplace conundrums to workologist@nytimes.com, including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited. I’m a 55-year-old male. I recently...
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Currencies, Economic Policy
Japan policymakers step up warnings over 'one-sided' yen gains
Seeking AlphaGaurav Batavia
Japanese policymakers stepped up warnings after the dollar fell to as low as 105.5 yen, its lowest in 15 months as worries grow that the buoyant currency could damage the export-reliant economy. The recent global stock sell-off has increased investor appetite for...
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Economic Policy, Labor Policy
Lawmakers want to slash Kentuckys unemployment checks ... to motivate the jobless
Courier-JournalLouisville Courier Journal
A bill would reduce unemployment checks based on the state's unemployment rate. Proponents say it will motivate laid-off workers to try harder to find a job. Rachel Aretakis/Louisville Courier Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. – One premise behind a bill pending in the Kentucky...
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Fishing Industry, Human Rights
New online tool helps seafood companies fight slavery
Christian Science MonitorJared Ferrie
February 16, 2018 Phnom Penh, Cambodia—A new online tool helps seafood companies assess the risk of forced labor or human trafficking in their supply chains, the developers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California have said. The Seafood Slavery Risk Tool provides...
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Labor Policy, U.S. Supreme Court
What You Need to Know: How the ‘Janus’ Case Threatens Working People
NEA TodayTim Walker
It is no accident that more and more Americans are struggling to get ahead and provide economic stability for their families. For too long, corporate special interests and politicians who do their bidding have rigged the economy against working people – educators,...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
US housing starts rising in January; single-family starts jump 3.7%
Business StandardReuters
US homebuilding increased to more than a one-year high in January, boosted by a rebound in the construction of single-family housing units, and further gains are likely with building permits soaring to their highest level since 2007. Other data on Friday showed...
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Labor Policy
Lawmakers want to cut Kentuckys jobless benefits
Courier-JournalWochit
A bill would reduce unemployment checks based on the state's unemployment rate. Proponents say it will motivate laid-off workers to try harder to find a job. Rachel Aretakis/Louisville Courier Journal
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Please, don't experiment with monetary policy, by Scott Sumner
EconLog: Library of Economics and LibertyScott Sumner
I am seeing an increasing number of pundits calling for policymakers to experiment with the economy. The basic idea seems to be to have (demand-side) policy run hot; to see just how much growth potential is out there. This was a bad...
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Currencies, Economic Policy
Rumble on Wall St. — No Other Way of Keeping Profits Up!
Angry BearSandwichman
At Jacobin, Seth Ackerman did an interview with J.W. Mason about The Class Struggle on Wall Street that considers the trade-off between relative profit and wage shares of income. Whether you agree with his analysis or not, Josh teases out some of...
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