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January 20, 2019

On This Day in 1909
U.S. Supreme Court rules in Moyer v. Peabody that a governor and officers of a state National Guard may imprison anyone—in the case at hand, striking miners in Colorado—without probable cause “in a time of insurrection” and deny the person the right of appeal.
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     “A fair day’s wages for a fair
day’s work: it is as just a demand
as governed men ever made of
governing. It is the
everlasting right of man.”

~ Thomas Caryle,
Scottish philosopher and writer


Unions File Lawsuits as IRS, Other Federal Employees Ordered Back to Work Without Pay
Updated On: Jan 09, 2019
Jan. 9, 2018 | WAGES | The IRS has announced that employees will open tax season on time—and issue tax refunds—despite a government shutdown. But don’t plan on spending those tax refund dollars just yet: The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) filed a lawsuit alleging the administration is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by requiring federal employees to work without pay during the partial government shutdown...The lawsuit alleges that the FLSA guarantees on-time payment of any minimum wage and overtime wages earned for covered employees. If wages are earned, but not paid out, on the employee’s corresponding regularly scheduled payday, the FLSA has been violated... Forbes
 
 
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