Ohio, Shrinking Employment Law Enforcement Funding Raises Risk of Wage Theft, May 26, 2011, Dave Jamieson, Minimum Wage, Labor Investigations Target of Missouri Republicans, Huffington Post, April 28, 2011,. Smith and Jibum Kim, Paid Sick Days: Attitudes and Experiences, Washington,.C.: Public Welfare Foundation, 2010. For a summary, see Pierce Atwood LLP, 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws, June 1, 2012,. This bill was sponsored by Sen. Johnson, Ramsey, Watson, Ketron, Bell, and Tracy; all but Watson are current or former alec members.
See Peter Fisher, Greg LeRoy, and Philip Mattera, Selling Snake Oil to the States: The American Legislative Exchange Councils Flawed Prescriptions for Prosperity, Good Jobs First, November 2012, American Legislative Exchange Council, Resolution in Opposition to Any Increase in the Starting (Minimum) Wage, 1996 Sourcebook. See States News Service, Governor Schweitzer Vetoes Bills Today May 10, 2011, May 10, 2011; Project Vote Smart, HB 577 Relating to Service Industry Wages Key Vote. This dimension of alecs work is not aimed at immediately enhancing specific donors revenues, but at reshaping the fundamental balance of power between workers and employers. Additionally, because the cost of core public services such as health care and education increases faster than the general rate of inflation, spending limits tied to the consumer price index force real (inflation-adjusted) reductions in service levels over time. Justin Olsonthat largely abolishes the states civil service system. Under the old law, when school is in session, enrolled students were limited to a combined school and work week of 48 hours during the period school is in session. Many of these workers also lack the right to take unpaid sick leave when they need. At Grand Coulee and Hoover dams, project managers sought to avoid a potentially endless series of labor negotiations as one contract after another came up for renewal, causing expensive delays and generating a steady threat of strikes. The budget crises of recent years were greeted not as tragedy, but as opportunitya chance to advance long-held agendas and to lock in new restrictions on public services and workers rights. By declaring that tips could not be counted in workers compensation calculations, the new law would have designated all tipped employees as minimum-wage workers and thus ineligible for permanent, partial compensation for minor workplace injuries.
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