Category Legal

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 […]

Federal White Collar Crime Prosecutions At 20-Year Low

Federal White Collar Crime Prosecutions At 20-Year Low Source: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (Syracuse University) Federal prosecution of individuals identified by the government as white collar criminals is at its lowest level in the last twenty years, according to the latest data from the Justice Department. The available records show an overall decline that began […]

Bankruptcy Filings Down 12 Percent Since Last June

Bankruptcy Filings Down 12 Percent Since Last June Source: U.S. Courts Bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2015, fell 12 percent when compared to bankruptcy filings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2014, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. June 2015 bankruptcy filings totaled 879,736 […]

Convictions in Federal Hate Crime Cases Since FY 2010

Convictions in Federal Hate Crime Cases Since FY 2010 Source: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) Since federal hate crime legislation was passed in 2009, there have been a total of 29 such federal convictions, according to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). Of these, a guilty plea was entered for […]

Facts for Features — 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

Facts for Features — 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26 Source: U.S. Census Bureau On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. To […]