Today, the United States Government shut down after Congress failed to reach an agreement to fund federal agencies. The first shutdown in 17 years disrupts a laundry list of federal agencies. Though essential government employees like air traffic controllers, border patrol agents and food inspector ... More >>
For the past few weeks, it's seemed there's not enough time in the day. From the time I wake up., life goes by in a blur... walking the dogs, writing on the computer, doing chores, making dinner. My husband and I usually have one day off together, and each week we try to plan some quality activity ... More >>
In honor of Administrative Professionals Day (say that three times fast), numerous establishments are providing quick escapes for those backbones of our offices. Waterfront lunches with views of downtown, indulgent spa escapes and even free cocktails can be found around the city on April 25.This hol ... More >>
An art deco hotel on South Beach is locked in a battle with the federal government over the kind of accusations that have gotten the 99 percent so riled up recently. The U.S. Department of Labor says the Cavalier Hotel and Crab Shack on Ocean Drive owes its employees $160,000 and that owner Ralph Ab ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs is suing Whole Foods in an attempt to "reinstate a former employee with full back wages and benefits after the company allegedly fired the worker for voicing and reporting workplace health concerns regarding a raw sewage spillage at its s ... More >>
USDABlood Beans: Do you know how your veggies are harvested?Not content to pay their employees minimum wage, ten Homestead farms and contractors have been screwing their bean pickers -- actual job description, not an ethnic slur -- out of even that measly pay to the tune of nearly $700,000.As if ... More >>
Lit-up with accusations of wage violationsThe Starlite Hotel -- better known as that place next to Wet Willie's where you keep waking-up naked on Sunday mornings -- is under investigation for allegedly underpaying its staff.Ex-employees claim the Starlite Café, a restaurant attached to the hotel ... More >>
This past Tuesday was declared I Love Reese's Day by Hershey's -- the makers of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (which reminds me: more news forthcoming soon on Short Order's I Love Short Order Day). The groups Global Exchange, Green America Today, Oasis USA, and The International Labor Rights Forum d ... More >>
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