Minimum wage, maximum perversion

By Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan, triblive.com

Seattle’s Freedom Socialist Party recently advertised for a part-time web designer, offering $13 an hour. The problem? That very group advocates a $20 minimum wage. Doug Barnes, the party’s national secretary, was pretty clear on the matter, saying “We can’t pay a lot more than $13.” He just wants a law requiring everyone else to do so.

Timely Compliance With Home-Care Rule Needs Year-End Effort

By Christine Pulfrey, Bloomberg BNA

Enforcement of a final rule that takes effect Jan. 1, 2015, to extend Fair Labor Standards Act minimum-wage and overtime protections to certain direct-care workers is to be delayed, but employers should not hesitate to ensure timely compliance with the rule’s minimum-wage, overtime and recordkeeping requirements.