Regressive leadership makes Puzder unfit to head Labor

Labor experts at the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR say the prospects of Andrew Puzder’s confirmation as labor secretary raises serious concerns about the Trump administration’s ability to enforce existing legal protections for workers as well as promote fairer policy and better labor standards.   Jeffrey Grabelsky, associate director of the Worker Institute at Cornell […]

New pay rule boon for workers, better pay far outweighs ‘prestige loss’

Associate professor Adam Seth Litwin of Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, comments on the overtime change that will impact an estimated 12 million workers under a federal Department of Labor regulation. Salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually will be guaranteed overtime for work time exceeding 40 hours per week. The current threshold is […]