Author: Mike LaSusa

Has Momentum Stalled For A Federal $15 Minimum Wage?

The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised from its current level of $7.25 an hour since 2009, and despite strong public support for an increase to $15, experts say the chances of achieving that goal in the short term may be fading…

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Staffing, Due Process Pose Hurdles For Biden Asylum Plan

President Joe Biden’s proposal to slash immigration court backlogs by authorizing asylum officers to decide some requests for protection at the border has garnered broad support from immigrant advocates, though questions remain about the plan’s impact on due process rights and the asylum office’s resources…

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Immigrant Groups Want DOL To Address Wage-Hour Rights

 The top two officials in the U.S. Department of Labor have said they’ll prioritize protecting immigrant workers from wage and hour, bias and safety violations, citing their own immigrant backgrounds. But advocates are urging agency leaders to match their messaging with strengthened policies and additional enforcement resources…

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