Wages and Hours 101

Source: Erin Johansson, Jobs With Justice, June 5, 2014

Today, less than 12 percent of the U.S. workforce can use a collective bargaining agreement to improve wages and working conditions. Consequently, workers are increasingly reliant on federal, state and local laws for protection around their pay, schedules and unpaid leave. Yet these baseline requirements often fail to ensure that people can earn a decent standard of living through family-supporting wages and steady, predictable hours. Learn the basics of wage-and-hour laws, as well as how policies and organizing can address the inadequacies of these current laws….