Then There’s the Real Minimum Wage: Zero

By John Heyer, The Wall Street Journal

Amid all the national discussion about raising the minimum wage, it’s easy to forget that there are thousands, if not millions, of Americans who work for less than the minimum wage—some even for negative wages (imagine that). Principal among these less-than-the-minimum are self-employed workers, tradesmen and women and small business owners, especially those starting new businesses.

Court Overturns Labor-Board Decision on Arbitration Deals

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

A federal appeals court overturned a National Labor Relations Board decision that had barred employers from requiring workers to sign arbitration agreements forbidding them from filing class actions or collective claims on such issues as pay and hours.