A proposal from the Labor Department would make an estimated 3.6 million salaried workers newly eligible for overtime pay. It covers workers earning less than $55,000 per year.
During a press conference, Commissioner Bruce Thompson described how his office found the unremitted dollars during a comprehensive internal audit.
Marty Walsh, who's led the Labor Department since March 2021, is leaving the Biden administration. Walsh has been named executive director of the NHL Players' Association.
Delta Air Lines has settled a case involving a pilot who says she was grounded in retaliation for raising safety concerns at the airline. A federal arbiter on Friday approved the settlement between Delta and pilot Karlene Petitt.
Both major party candidates for Georgia labor commissioner agree the agency needs an overhaul after it was overwhelmed by unemployment claims during the pandemic.
The initial pandemic shutdowns of 2020 caused Georgia businesses to lay off workers in record-breaking numbers, leading to record-breaking problems for people trying to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Jobless Georgians reported unanswered calls for help and months-long wait times for approval.
Where did this three-day-weekend come from anyway?
The former union leader will head the Labor Department at a time when the pandemic has left millions unemployed and raised concerns about workplace safety.
The university has agreed to give back pay to 106 female full professors, but did not admit liability in the U.S. Labor Department's investigation.