labor law december 2016 is a blog by labor lawyer and labor activist, dr. jeanne kampeka. I believe that labor law can be changed and labor activists can create a better life for all workers and the economy in general.
I am a labor lawyer and labor activist, and I believe labor law matters. I believe the right to strike and the right to organize, the right to collective bargaining, and the right to free and fair labor for all workers could all be changed. I believe the state should be responsible for protecting workers, and that the public interest should be served by having the state intervene in the workplace with a view to improving working conditions.
These are some of the issues that are being addressed by labor law reform. In some states workers have the right to strike, in others they don’t. In many states workers can form a union, or at least have the right to form one. And in many states workers can choose to enter into a union-negotiated collective bargaining agreement. The last few years have seen significant progress in these areas, and it’s important to keep the momentum going.
In December 2016, a collective bargaining agreement was made by the U.S. Department of Labor to raise the minimum wage from $9.69 to $11.00. In addition, the minimum wage will be increased to $9.70 for workers who make less than $60,000 per year, up from the current $7.25. The agreement also ensures that workers can choose to have more flexible schedules.
Like with the rest of the labor laws, it’s important to note that the agreement will expire when the current minimum wage is raised to 11.00. In the meantime, employers are still free to negotiate their own labor laws.
The biggest problem with the agreement is that the minimum wage will be raised to 11.00, but the increase will be spread out over two years. Thus, the end of the agreement will be after the minimum wage is raised to 11.00, so there will be no agreement with the employer until after the minimum wage is raised. This is a problem because of the increase in the minimum wage.
The current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. That’s not a lot, but it was the same amount as what employers paid in 2012. When you say “I’ll be making $11.00 per hour” it’s easy to think that’s not enough. It’s actually a lot, but the fact is that employers already pay their employees well above the current minimum wage.
The minimum wage is set by the government and as such the employer isn’t obligated to pay the same wage. As such, the employer doesn’t have to pay a minimum wage to their employees, but they do have to pay them above the minimum wage. So what the law allows is the employer setting the wage. If the employer sets the wage too high, then they are liable to pay a higher minimum wage.
So as long as you are in a job with the minimum wage, you can be out of work and still receive Social Security. Your employer has to pay you for the time you are out of work, but they don’t have to pay you the full minimum wage.
The employer is under no obligation to pay the full minimum wage to their employees. You are not under a duty to pay the full minimum wage. But they have to pay you for the time you are out of work, so your employer has to pay you the full minimum wage. If you live well, you will receive a higher minimum wage than if you lived well where you are in the job.