Low-Income Workers See Biggest Drop in Paychecks

Despite steady gains in hiring, a falling unemployment rate and other signs of an improving economy, take-home pay for many American workers has effectively fallen since the economic recovery began in 2009, according to a new study by an advocacy group that is to be released on Thursday. The declines were greatest for the lowest-paid […]

Court Ruling Allows Home Care Workers to Receive Minimum Wage, Overtime

The D.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the U.S. Labor Department’s Home Care Final Rule, which prohibits home care agencies and other third party employers from claiming companionship or live-in worker exemptions. The Labor Department also redefined “companionship services” and narrowed the duties covered by that term, leading to more domestic service workers protected by […]

Are Your Grandparents Being Served?

James Wong is a man of routine. Every morning, the 63-year-old resident of San Francisco’s Sunset District meets his friends for some tai-chi exercise. Then they decide where to eat lunch. It’s usually at one of three senior centers in the southwest corner of the city. There they can get a hot meal, perhaps even […]