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Department of Labor holds a listening session on the overtime rule in Providence

"One of the many reasons reasons wages for American workers have stagnated is the "antiquated overtime threshold" said Douglas Hall, director of economic and...

Report: Work-hours test proposals are punitive and harmful to working people

“Heavy-handed and punitive work tests for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Medicaid will do little to nothing to boost employment for low-wage workers,”...

Fair Pay Act and $15 minimum wage critically important, say advocates

Ahead of Rhode Island House Labor Committee consideration of bills concerning Fair Pay and a $15 minimum wage Rhode Island Working Families held a...

Minimum wage increases correlate with stronger wage growth for low-income women and men

An "economic snapshot" from Elise Gould at the Economic Policy Institute shows that "when we compare states with any minimum wage change since 2013...

Rhode Island is the only New England state relying on anti-labor, ALEC-inspired preemption clauses

No other state in New England has passed even one preemptive labor law. Rhode Island has passed two. Writing for the Economic Policy Institute, Marni von...