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    Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Claims

    A hearing was held to review claims of retaliation against whistleblowers at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Department. The first panel was comprised of doctors who reported problems…

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    Retirement Adviser Regulations

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Subcommittee on Education and Workforce Safety. He addressed questions on a proposed rule…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Thomas Perez

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez talked about employment issues in the U.S. and how the economy effects them. Topics included overtime pay, minimum wage, and the growing number of people…

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    Local Immigration Initiatives

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talked about ways that mayors can address national issues with local initiatives. He focused on about immigration and raising the minimum wage.

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    2015 White House Conference on Aging, President Obama Remarks

    President Obama spoke at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary…

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    Katie Vlietstra on Policies Affecting the Self-Employed

    Katie Vlietstra talked about federal policies affecting self-employed workers.

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    Senator Mark Warner on the Gig Economy

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) a member of the Budget and Finance Committees, talked about the “gig economy,” which comprises the one-third of working Americans holding two or three…

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    Senator Mark Warner on the "Gig" Economy

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) a member of the Budget and Finance Committees, talked about the “gig economy,” in which people hold two or three jobs to make a full-time living, but…

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    President Obama's Proposed Changes to Overtime Eligibility

    Elizabeth Milito and Christine Owens talked about the White House’s proposed changes to federal overtime rules, and they might mean for employees and the hiring process.

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    White House Conference Call on Extending Overtime Protection

    The White House held a conference call for reporters on the administration plan announced that day to extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers.

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    Job Creation

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    Work in Retirement

    Experts on aging and health testified on the findings of an AARP study that showed nearly half of retirees either must or want to work during their retirement years. They discussed the…

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    Book Discussion on Rise of the Robots

    Martin Ford talked about his book Rise of Robots: Technology and the Threat of the Jobless Future, in which he discusses the impact of technology on jobs and the economy. Mr. Ford…

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on her party’s legislative agenda. She talked about the trade bills expected on the House…

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    May 2015 Jobs Report

    Nelson Schwartz talked by video from New York City about the May 2015 jobs report released the previous day, which showed the unemployment rate up from 5.4 percent in April to 5.5 percent,…

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    Retirement Savings Protections

    Jeffrey Zients spoke about the Department of Labor’s proposed new rules to protect workers' retirement savings. The rules would be similar to but more flexible than a 2010…

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    College Graduates and the Job Market

    Anthony Carnevale talked about what college graduates could expect from the 2015 job market and which majors offered the greatest economic value. He responded to telephone calls and…

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    After Words with Caroline Fredrickson

    Caroline Fredrickson talked about her book Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over, in which she argues that despite many advances women in the U.S. still face many challenges…

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    Working Mothers

    Lisa Endlich Heffernan talked about a piece she wrote for Vox, “In Defense of the Mommy Track.” The article highlights policy changes some companies were enacting to attract and…

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    Seafood Industry Safety Standards

    Senior agency officials and industry leaders testified on the impact of federal labor and safety laws on the U.S. seafood industry. Issues included the lack of temporary foreign workers…

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