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Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics, 2014

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the unemployment rate during the year for foreign-born workers, the percentage of the U.S. labor force they represent, their types of work, usual weekly earnings and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Contingent Workforce: Size, Characteristics, Earnings, and Benefits

Categories: Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment

Examines what is known about the size of the nonstandard or contingent workforce, characteristics and employment experiences of contingent versus standard workers, and differences in earnings, benefits, and measures of poverty.  From the Government Accountability Office


Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Language,Presidency

Report of a presidential task force on a federal plan to improve existing pathways to naturalization, protect new American workers, expand opportunities for linguistic education, and generally strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.  From the White House Task Force on New Americans


The De-Licensing of Occupations in the United States

Categories: Careers,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Draws some parallels between the decertification of labor unions and the de-licensing of occupations by legislation or court order.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Unemployment and Depression Among Emerging Adults in 12 States …

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Youth

Finds that the high rate of unemployment among those aged 18 to 25 is leading to a high rate of depression.  The incidence of depression was 3 times higher for unemployed than employed emerging adults. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Tibble v. Edison International

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Supreme Court/courts

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that agreed with employees of a utility company that their employer had failed to act in their best interests by offering mutual funds with higher fees than others that were also available but not offered by the company plan.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


What is Due Process in Federal Civil Service Employment?

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Explains the current civil service laws for adverse actions and the history behind their formation.  It also explains the Constitutional requirements that are involved in trying to discharge a public employee for cause.   From the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.


The Evolution of Retirement Wealth

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

Analyzes the participation of American workers in retirement plans and how these trends are affected by recent economic slowdowns and worker income levels.  From the Federal Reserve Board


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