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Rhode Island Joins List of States Enacting $15 Minimum Wage Law

On May 20, 2021, Governor Dan McKee signed an amendment to Rhode Island law that will see the Ocean State’s minimum wage increase to $15.00 per hour by 2025.  Beginning January 1, 2022, Rhode Island’s minimum wage will increase from its current $11.50 to $12.25. On January 1, 2023, it will increase to $13.00 and...… Continue Reading
May 21, 2021

Union Membership Remains Low Despite Administration’s Call on Workers to Join

According to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report is evidence “that belonging to a union makes a powerful difference in people’s lives, providing greater economic security and helping them punch their ticket to the middle class” but data indicates union membership remains low. Although the January 23rd … Continue reading Union Membership Remains Low Despite Administration’s Call on Workers to Join
February 6, 2015

NLRB’s Johnson and Griffin Review Pitfalls Associated With Employer Monitoring of Social Media

Officials of the National Labor Relations Board recently weighed in on the legal risks employers bear under the National Labor Relations Act when monitoring employee/applicant use of social media. During a panel discussion in Pennsylvania [as reported in Law360 (November 12, 2014)], Board Member Harry Johnson and NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin confirmed what may … Continue reading NLRB’s Johnson and Griffin Review Pitfalls Associated With Employer Monitoring of Social Media
November 24, 2014