October 9, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk the court is tasked with determining whether time spent by employees for after-hours screenings to guard against warehouse theft qualifies for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jia Li, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and how it may potentially interact with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.ERISA 510 is an anti-retaliation provision that prevents e... ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in five cases slated for argument during the October 2014 term. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, the court will address whether time spent passing through post-work security screenings is compensable in the form of overtime pay pursuant to ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Sandifer v. US Steel Corp. that employees are not entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for time spent changing in and out of protective gear. The FLSA governs minimum wages and maximum hours for certain employees and specifically ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a letter Thursday to the Labor Minister of Morocco, Abdeslam Seddiki, imploring the Moroccan government to revise a draft law before the Moroccan parliament, regarding legal protections for domestic workers, to comply with international standards. The letter, while ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The International Labor Organization Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) came into force on Thursday, extending basic labor rights to workers in signatory countries. The convention became binding international law to a number of countries, prompting many to begin implementing legislative ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention came into effect Tuesday. The international standards, originally adopted by the ILO in 2006, required ratification by a minimum of 30 ILO member states to come into force as international law, with the additional requirement ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 11, 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded under the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliate of the League of Nations. The organization was founded in response to the industrialization of Europe in the nineteenth century and under the post-war understanding that there ...[read more]
April 1, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan H. Bitensky of the Michigan State University College of Law says that the International Labor Organization's recent report addressing gaps in the current legal regime erected against forced labor is commendable but unsatisfying, arguing that it only superficially ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) announced Tuesday that the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 has received its final two required ratifications and will go into effect in 12 months. The Convention is a comprehensive range of labor standards and a seafarers' bill of rights covering ...[read more]

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