Labor Policy News

Labor policy is something that constantly changes - or evolves - alongside society. The Wiser daily labor policy news email is designed to keep you informed of developments in the current law, as well as in the discussions, debates and analysis of policy shifts and changes. Labor policy informs the laws that govern the relationship between employers and employees. It takes two forms: collectively (primarily through unions) and individually. Labor policy is decided at both federal and state level and covers things like discrimination, contracts of employment, wages, pensions, health and safety, and issues regarding employees' families. One area of labor policy that is the subject debate and ongoing change is that of discrimination. With this and all the other changes that regularly take place, employer responsibilities alter. Whatever your interest in labor policy news you will get all of the information you need from Wiser's specially tailored email digest. It is free, comprehensive and easy to use, so register today.

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Trump To Troops On Thanksgiving: 'You're Fighting For Something Good'
NPR • Miles Parks
Letters: Vary the Minimum Wage by Region?
The New York Times
Trump Counties Give Economy Strongest Marks
The Wall Street Journal • Dante Chinni
'It's still not what it used to be': Alberta economy rebounds but unemployment remains sticky
CBC Radio-Canada • Robson Fletcher
Black Friday 2017: Bargain Hunting Begins on Thursday
The New York Times • The New York Times
Weekly Unemployment Claims: Down 10K
Seeking Alpha • Doug Short
Thanksgiving help for the homeless: 'We haven't seen numbers like this since the Great Depression'
Los Angeles Times • City News Service
Canadian house prices 50% overvalued compared to rents: OECD
CBC Radio-Canada • Pete Evans
EU plans to move closer to the Swedish model for parental leave
The Economist • The Economist
The Uncertainty Principle In Markets
Seeking Alpha • Charlie Bilello
 
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Barack Obama, Labor Policy
Trump To Troops On Thanksgiving: 'You're Fighting For Something Good'
NPRMiles Parks
The president also said multiple times that the U.S. armed forces were better off under his leadership than under the Obama administration.
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Labor Policy
Letters: Vary the Minimum Wage by Region?
The New York Times
To the Editor: Re “A Smarter Minimum Wage” (Op-Ed, Nov. 18): Jonathan Cowan and Jim Kessler’s argument for a regionally tiered minimum wage is poor policy that would leave too many workers behind. The minimum wage rates they recommend — an average...
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Economic Policy, Labor Policy
Trump Counties Give Economy Strongest Marks
The Wall Street JournalDante Chinni
People feel the condition of the economy personally, in their job possibilities, their prospects of a raise and the prices they pay. But ask whether they think the economy is getting better, and another factor seems to come into play: their politics....
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Economic Policy, Labor Policy
'It's still not what it used to be': Alberta economy rebounds but unemployment remains sticky
CBC Radio-CanadaRobson Fletcher
Retail sales continue to climb in Alberta while EI payouts continue to decline but the province's unemployment rate remains notably higher than the national average. "Right now, the Alberta economy … even though it's rebounding, it's still not what it used to...
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Black Friday 2017: Bargain Hunting Begins on Thursday
The New York TimesThe New York Times
As the holiday shopping seasons begins in earnest over the Thanksgiving weekend, we’re spread out over the United States, capturing what the deal-seeking rush looks like this year. • A humming economy does not necessarily mean consumers are planning to ready to...
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Economic Policy, Labor Policy
Weekly Unemployment Claims: Down 10K
Seeking AlphaDoug Short
By Jill Mislinski Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor: In the week ending November 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 239,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's...
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Labor Policy
Thanksgiving help for the homeless: 'We haven't seen numbers like this since the Great Depression'
Los Angeles TimesCity News Service
The Midnight Mission will serve Thanksgiving brunch to nearly 2,500 homeless and near-homeless men, women and children, according to Georgia Berkovich, its director of public affairs. The nearby Fred Jordan Mission expects to serve more than a ton of turkey drumsticks, along...
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Currencies, Economic Policy
Canadian house prices 50% overvalued compared to rents: OECD
CBC Radio-CanadaPete Evans
Canada leads the world in terms of household debt levels, and it's a major risk to the country's economy, the OECD says in a new report. In a chapter of a report set to come out next month that has been released...
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Labor Policy, Parental Leave
EU plans to move closer to the Swedish model for parental leave
The EconomistThe Economist
WHEN Johan Braven had his first child he took nine months of leave. For the second he took ten months, the same amount as his wife. “I was afraid of not having the bond if I didn’t spend time at home with...
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Economic Policy, Labor Policy
The Uncertainty Principle In Markets
Seeking AlphaCharlie Bilello
As an investor, what do you prefer: certainty or uncertainty? Certainty, of course. We all do. When things seem certain, the future looks bright and we embrace risk-taking. When things seem uncertain, it's hard to imagine things ever getting better, and we...
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