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Overtime pay suit seeks class-action status

December 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Schlumberger Ltd. is denying allegations from a former employee seeking class action on a lawsuit over overtime pay.
Chris Elliott, of Clearwater County, Idaho, alleged the oilfield services company didn’t pay him and other plaintiffs overtime whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Overtime pay suit seeks class-action status

December 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Schlumberger Ltd. is denying allegations from a former employee seeking class action on a lawsuit over overtime pay.
Chris Elliott, of Clearwater County, Idaho, alleged the oilfield services company didn’t pay him and other plaintiffs overtime whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Foreign students fight with Dickinson employer for wages

October 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A summer in the United States has turned into an autumn of headaches for three J-1 visa program students in Dickinson. Continue Reading

Men vs. Women: The Wage Gap: ND has 1 of the nation’s largest pay divisions

April 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Equal Pay Day, which was celebrated Tuesday, has come and gone, and American women are no closer to having the same paycheck as men. But some say women have themselves to blame. Continue Reading

Proposal: $9.50 minimum wage

February 13, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL A coalition of children’s groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota’s poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents.
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Good help can be hard to find in Dickinson area

September 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The lure of the oil field and higher wages combined with a general lack of work ethic have caused staffing issues for several area businesses. Continue Reading

Commentary: The minimum wage – 100 years later

June 10, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

June marks the 100 year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And, while there is nothing new about low-wage work — we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage workforce: It could have been a thing of the past. Continue Reading

Report: N.D.’s gender gap in wages higher than national average

April 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

But some say lack of ‘apples to apples’ comparison exaggerates gapMonday’s report by the National Women’s Law Center said in 2010, “the typical woman in North Dakota working full-time, year-round, was paid only 74 cents to every dollar paid to a man working full-time, year-round 3 cents wider than the nationwide wage gap of 77 cents.” At the same time, the hot economy in North Dakota fueled by oil production and record agriculture profits in recent years means women’s unemployment in the state is relatively low at 3.4 percent, although it’s risen since 2007. Continue Reading

Kandiyohi County Commissioners approve salary increases

December 20, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Kandiyohi County Commissioners approved three-year contracts today for union and non-union employees that include a modest bump in salary each year. Continue Reading

Study presents statistics about minimum-wage workers in Minnesota

November 26, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

A study released by the Department of Labor and Industry estimates
95,000 Minnesota workers were paid $7.25 an hour or less during the year
ending July 2010; this represents 6.6 percent of the 1.45 million hourly
workers in the state. Continue Reading