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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule to Make 1.3 Million Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule to Make 1.3 Million Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime pay requirements, and allows employers to count a portion of certain bonuses …

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1 in 6 Seniors Are Working Well Past the Age of 65, New Study Finds

1 in 6 Seniors Are Working Well Past the Age of 65, New Study Finds

More seniors are remaining employed well after hitting retirement age of 65, a new study has found. For Americans over 75, the labor force participation rate has nearly doubled over the last 20 years. The analysis also found that occupations requiring very specific trade skills, such as embalmers and leather repairmen, employ the largest percentage of seniors, and that among …

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Racial Equity and Education in Workforce Development

Racial Equity and Education in Workforce Development

Only 15 percent of Latino adults have earned at least an associate degree, compared to 27 percent of black adults who were born in the U.S. and 45 percent of U.S.-born white adults, according to a new report by the National Skills Coalition on racial equity and workforce development. The report features nine policy solutions, including: Adopting racial equity goals …

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New Employment Projections From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

New Employment Projections From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases national projections of long-term employment trends to provide information on how the labor market is changing. This presentation provided information about growing and declining occupations and the factors driving the growth and decline. Michael Wolf, BLS Division Chief for Occupational Employment Projections, described how BLS classifies occupations by typical entry-level education and …

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Workforce Development Issues at the Federal Level - Live Webinar

Workforce Development Issues at the Federal Level - Live Webinar

The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) is pleased to announce that one of Washington's foremost counselors on policy and legislative advocacy, Lee Foley, will present an update on new and emerging workforce development topics at the federal level. For more than 30 years, Lee has advised clients and represented various interests before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. …

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