Topic of the Week
Blog of the Week
Striking Alabama Coal Miners Want Their $1.1 Billion Back
History repeated itself as hundreds of miners spilled out of buses in June and July to leaflet the Manhattan offices of asset manager BlackRock, the largest shareholder in the mining company Warrior Met Coal.
Thought for the Week
"Fewer harassment complaints don’t necessarily indicate less harassment is taking place. Employees who may have come forward before 2020 may not be able to afford to now. They might be afraid of losing their job or other retaliation when they’ve lost a loved one and their income, a member of their household is out of work, or they have COVID-related medical bills."
–Victoria E. Langley | The Employment Law Issue
List of the Week
from Pew Research
Facts on Minimum Wage in the U.S.
1. 29 states have set their own higher minimum wage
2. 52% of U.S. voters agree that the minimum wage should rise
3. Nearly 30% of U.S. workers earn near minimum wage
Top Five News Headlines
- When Is Covid a Disability? Courts Tackle Issue in Bias Cases
- Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Defer to DOL Opinion Letter Eliminating ‘20%’ Rule
- OSHA Announces Increased Focus on Heat-Related Hazards
- Retailers Seek 90 Days to Comply With OSHA Vaccination Rule
- Puerto Rico Adopts Minimum Wage Act