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This Is Uncomfortable

New overtime rule won't slam employers, say experts

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 25, 2019
Many employers are already prepared for the rule change.
A new proposal to allow most employees making $35,000 or less to qualify for overtime pay comes three years after a similar Obama-administration proposal that failed.
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Workplace Culture

Unpredictable schedules are part of the retail gig but new policies could change that

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jun 13, 2019
But there are budding efforts to give hourly workers in those fields more dependable hours.
Many retail and service workers have to work night shifts and then return to work the next morning, dubbed "clopening."
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My Economy

My Economy: Starting a small business in Echo Park

by Marketplace Staff Apr 5, 2019
Maurice Harris wanted to open a coffee shop when he saw his neighborhood changing. The process wasn't easy.
Maurice Harris is the owner of Bloom & Plume Coffee in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California.
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Tender Greens CEO weighs in on retail and food service

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Sep 17, 2018
Denyelle Bruno shares the spaces she finds most inspiring, including the "Radiohead of grocery retail."
Tender Greens is the fast-casual restaurant chain you may not have heard of.
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For Curtis Stone, the restaurant business is always an inch from disaster

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jul 6, 2018
And that's part of the reason he loves it.
Curtis Stone (righ) opened Gwen, his Hollywood butcher shop and restaurant, alongside older brother Luke Stone (left).
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The fastest-growing job market is also the least-paying

by Adriene Hill Aug 4, 2017
Today’s jobs report was unexpectedly good: The economy added 209,000 jobs in July. But a deeper dig into the data shows that one of the fastest-growing parts of the job market is the one that pays the least. And that…

What's the purpose of a minimum wage?

by Sean McHenry Jul 7, 2017
We check in on the employer side of the minimum wage debate to see how policies impact businesses.
Food preparation at 71Above, in Los Angeles, CA.
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Workplace injuries going unreported due to cost

by Sarah Menendez Mar 18, 2016
It's likely that at least half of employers do not comply with federal reporting rules.
Food slicing listed as a possible cause of workplace injury. 
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