A new initiative from the Labor Department aims to up outreach and enforcement related to such issues.
Some of them are reminded of the bad ol' 1970s.
In the 1980s, some companies paid new workers less than current workers. Now, employers are trying that system during a labor shortage.
The pandemic has shown that child care in the U.S. isn’t working. Most early childhood caregivers and teachers don’t earn a living wage.
The legislation could double wages for some workers, but critics say it could move manufacturing out of state.
The response, however, has led to a shift in the workforce where people are still leaving for even better-paying jobs. Small businesses are trying to keep up.
Investor and columnist Barry Ritholtz says workers are gaining leverage in relations with management, which could lift wages.