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The BLS Minimum-Wage "Report" Means . . . What, Exactly?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report entitled "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013" which claims that approximately 1.8 million hourly-paid workers made less than the federal Fair Labor...more

You Choose: Time Or Money?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 60% of American workers are paid an hourly wage. Many of these workers are employed by companies who offer little in the way of paid time off such as sick time,...more

OSHA Proposes Changes to its Recordkeeping Rules that Would Make Injury and Illness Data Available to the Public

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued proposed rules that would require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA on a periodic basis. Encouraged by President...more

UAW Re-Establishing Importance by Opening Doors With Foreign Carmaker in the U.S.

Union membership has been in a steady decline for decades, reaching, according to a N.Y. Times article, a 97-year low. While much of the perception and general opinion for the sharp decline in 2012 (from 11.8% to 11.3% of the...more

U.S. Department Of Labor/OSHA Targets Oil and Gas

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released on August 22, show a slight reduction in the number of fatal work injuries in 2012 compared with 2011....more

Diversity: How Does the Legal Profession Measure Up?

Can the legal profession compete with other professions in the United States when it comes to diversity? According to the Current Population Survey (CPS), a survey of American households sponsored jointly by the U.S....more

Five Common Workplace Injuries

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately three million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2011 � representing 3.5 percent of all workers. Some industries, such as mining or logging, have a greater...more

Patton Boggs Insights - December 2012: Agencies: Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2011

A total of 4,609 workers died on the job nationwide in 2011 compared to 4,690 in 2010, according to preliminary data released recently by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The equivalent rates were 3.5 and 3.6 per 100,000...more

Immigration Rules for Physical Therapists Need Updating

Despite an aging U.S. population that is growing the need for physical therapists in this country, America still makes it difficult for foreign-born physical therapists to work here, according to a new report by the National...more

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