Category Labor

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and the Hours and Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage

The Fair Labor Standards Act: Worker Misclassification and the Hours and Earnings Effects of Expanded Coverage Source: RAND Corporation Using data from the RAND American Life Panel we quantify the frequency that employers violate the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime rules. Among employees paid by the hour who work over 40 hours in a […]

Occupational Fatalities During the Oil and Gas Boom — United States, 2003–2013

Occupational Fatalities During the Oil and Gas Boom — United States, 2003–2013 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Review (CDC) During 2003–2013, the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry experienced unprecedented growth, doubling the size of its workforce and increasing the number of drilling rigs by 71% (1,2). To describe fatal events among oil and gas […]