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DOL rule would OK overtime for many salaried CT workers

August 31, 2023 • Education & Employment

Some manager-level jobs making up to $55,000 could qualify for time-and-a-half for working beyond 40 hours a week. Thousands of salaried workers in Connecticut could become eligible for overtime pay under a proposed new rule the U.S. Labor Department filed Wednesday. Under the rule, employees earn...

Authors: Erica E. Phillips •  Source: Connecticut Mirror • View

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New rule would OK overtime for many salaried CT workers

August 30, 2023 • Education & Employment

Aug. 30—Thousands of salaried workers in Connecticut could become eligible for overtime pay under a proposed new rule the U.S. Labor Department filed Wednesday. Under the rule, employees earning up to $55,068 a year would be eligible to earn the overtime rate — time-and-a-half pay — for hours...

Authors: Joe Wojtas •  Source: Yahoo News • View

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Challenges to reentering the workforce after jailtime hurts families, report says

August 24, 2023 • Rights & Justice

Click HERE to listen to the article. Connecticut’s justice-impacted population could help solve the state’s labor shortage — but only if they receive better support, according to a report from advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children. The report cited low wages, educational barriers, acc...

Authors: Molly Ingram •  Source: WSHU • View

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Report: CT’s Former Prison Population Needs Workforce Re-Entry Help

August 23, 2023 • Rights & Justice

Play A new report found the state of Connecticut needs to do more for its recently released prison population. The Connecticut Voices for Children report showed most jobs available for this population do not provide a sustainable income, and the state’s labor shortage following the COVID-19 ...

Authors: Edwin J. Viera •  Source: Public News Service • View

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Prioritizing reentry from prison will boost CT’s economy, report says

August 22, 2023 • Rights & Justice

Staff at reentry centers told researchers they would likely have to shut down in 2024 unless the state provides additional funding To combat a workforce shortage that continues to plague Connecticut, a leading child advocacy group is recommending that the state turn to people leaving incarceration t...

Authors: Jaden Edison •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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Report Highlights Barriers for Post-Prison Employment

August 22, 2023 • Rights & Justice

Connecticut needs to remove barriers that make it harder for people to obtain better paying jobs once they are released from prison, Connecticut Voices for Children said in a new report Tuesday. CT Voices said certain policy and education barriers limit the career options for people once they’ve s...

Authors: Mike Savino •  Source: CT News Junkie • View

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CT may not be done cutting income taxes yet

August 18, 2023 • Fiscal & Economics

Advocates predict renewed push in 2024 for ongoing child tax credit State officials have been doling out tax cuts in record levels during the past two years. But despite relief packages totaling more than $1.3 billion, Connecticut’s tax-cutting debate is far from over. Legislators and other advoca...

Authors: Keith M. Phaneuf •  Source: CT Mirror • View

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Number of children in Connecticut continues to decline, Census data shows

Experts say CT’s high housing and childcare costs are to blame The number of children in Connecticut continues to decline, according to newly-released population estimates, and some experts say high housing and childcare costs are to blame. The number of children under the age of 10 living in...

Authors: Taylor Johnston •  Source: CT Post • View

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