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Millions more Americans to be eligible for overtime pay

Rule would raise salary threshold of overtime-exempt employees to $47,476 from $23,660. Source: Millions more Americans to be eligible for overtime pay

Murphy bill would stop tapping Social Security to pay student loans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy introduced a bill last week that would prevent Social Security benefits from being garnished to pay student loans. Source: Murphy bill would stop tapping Social Security to pay student loans

The Latest: Lawyer: Dividing Prince estate may be difficult – The Washington Post

The Latest on Prince’s death and his estate (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A top Minnesota probate lawyer says resolving Prince’s estate may get extremely complicated if his siblings and half-siblings can’t agree how to do it. Source: The Latest: … Continue reading

Workers Sue Over Alabama Wage Law, Citing Civil Rights

Fast-food workers and civil rights groups in Birmingham, Ala., are challenging a recent state law that bars cities from setting their own higher minimum wages, alleging the law violates the workers civil rights. Source: Workers Sue Over Alabama Wage Law, … Continue reading

Free speech limits tested when Louisiana public agencies restrict employees’ social media | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Rapides Parish teacher Deborah Vailes was called into the office and reprimanded by the principal on the day she posted sharply critical remarks on her personal Facebook page about Louisiana’s Source: Free speech limits tested when Louisiana public agencies restrict … Continue reading

California Expands Paid Family Leave Law to Increase Time-Off Pay – WSJ

Continuing a wave of expanding labor policy reforms aimed at addressing income inequality, California’s Democratic governor signed legislation Monday to increase time-off pay for employees who must leave work to care for their family. Source: California Expands Paid Family Leave … Continue reading

Court strikes down deferred disability benefits for injured workers | Business Insurance

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a provision of the state’s workers compensation act that defers benefits for injured employees who return to work is unconstitutional. Source: Court strikes down deferred disability benefits for injured workers | Business Insurance

Going Broke Badly: Celebrities Committing Bankruptcy Fraud | The National Law Review

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Recently, lawyers for 50 Cent fought against the appointment of a bankruptcy examiner to investigate Instagram photos the rapper posted of himself lying next to piles of hundred dollar bills.  In Source: Going Broke Badly: Celebrities Committing Bankruptcy Fraud | … Continue reading

Obama’s Power Over Immigration Drives Supreme Court Dispute – ABC News

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The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally.   Source: Obama’s Power Over Immigration Drives Supreme Court Dispute – … Continue reading

Nebraska Moves to Allow Professional Licenses for Immigrants

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  Nebraska lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would allow immigrants with temporary legal status to work in more than 170 professions, including jobs as teachers, nurses and doctors. Source: Nebraska Moves to Allow Professional Licenses for Immigrants