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Overtime rule reclassification will hurt employees and employers

The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing a reclassification of what defines employee overtime eligibility.

Under current regulations, a worker qualifies for overtime pay if his or her wages for 40 hours of work per week fall below a $23,660 threshold. 206 more words


A woman who is a caregiver of her child from birth and is good mom, demonstrating no grounds for a claim of unfitness usually gets custody during divorce, right? 354 more words

Constitutional Law

Groups decry US election official acting on citizenship rule

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 30 advocacy groups are asking a federal elections official to withdraw changes made to a national form requiring residents of Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to provide proof of U.S. 119 more words


Facing the Problem of Pre-K and Kindergarten Suspensions

“Massachusetts public and charter schools suspended kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students 603 times in the 2014-15 school year,” according to an analysis done by public radio station WBUR that was reported on… 878 more words


Former Fort Riley nurse stole fentanyl from Irwin Army Hospital

TOPEKA (KSNT) — On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said that a former Fort Riley nurse was indicted on federal charges of stealing fentanyl, a powerful painkiller. 278 more words


An Excerpt: "FEDERAL" (Part 1)

Wow! First real post! It only took me forever!

This, as the title implies, is a brief excerpt from a short story I’ve written, entitled “FEDERAL.” Specifically, this was once the beginning, but I cut it out and started the story from what was originally the approximate halfway point instead. 874 more words


President Obama’s FY2017 Budget Proposals for Early Childhood

President Obama has sent his budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 to Congress. It’s his final budget, and in it he calls for wise investments in early childhood programs. 559 more words