This is a collection of CRS Reports on workplace issues, which have been produced as unbiased responses to Congressional Requests at the Library of Congress.

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Manuscripts from 2004

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Productivity and Wages, Brian W. Cashell

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Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, and Employers’ Affirmative Defenses: The U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Pennsylvania State Police v. Suders, Charles V. Dale

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Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act: Provisions Expiring in 2004, Gregg Esenwein

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Health Insurance: A Primer, Bernadette Fernandez

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Unemployment Benefits Reduced by Pensions and Social Security: A Fact Sheet, Celinda Franco

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Unemployment Compensation: Benefits While on Leave for the Birth or Adoption of a Child, Celinda Franco

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Head Start Issues in the 108th Congress, Melinda Gish

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Salaries of Federal Officials: A Fact Sheet, Sharon S. Gressle

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Social Security: The Government Pension Offset, Laura Haltzel

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Social Security: The Windfall Benefit Provision, Laura Haltzel

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The Effect of State-Legalized Same-Sex Marriage on Social Security Benefits and Pensions, Laura Haltzel and Patrick Purcell

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A Free Trade Area of the Americas: Status of Negotiations and Major Policy Issues - Updated, J. F. Hornbeck

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NAFTA at Ten: Lessons from Recent Studies, J. F. Hornbeck

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The Proposed U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement, J. F. Hornbeck

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Comparison and Analysis of Selected Provisions in H.R. 1350 as Passed by the House and by the Senate, 108th Congress, Nancy Lee Jones and Richard N. Apling

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A Changing Natural Rate of Unemployment: Policy Issues, Marc Labonte

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Is High Productivity Growth Compatible With Employment Growth?, Marc Labonte

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Job Loss: Causes and Policy Implications, Marc Labonte

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Job Loss: Causes and Policy Implications, Marc Labonte

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The “Jobless Recovery” from the 2001 Recession: A Comparison to Earlier Recoveries and Possible Explanations, Marc Labonte and Linda Levine

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A Comparison of the Pay of Top Executives and Other Workers, Linda Levine

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Education Matters: Earnings by Educational Attainment Over Three Decades, Linda Levine

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Farm Labor Shortages and Immigration Policy, Linda Levine

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Immigration: The Labor Market Effects of a Guest Worker Program for U.S. Farmers, Linda Levine

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Self-Employment as a Contributor to Job Growth and as an Alternative Work Arrangement, Linda Levine

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The Gender Wage Gap and Pay Equity: Is Comparable Worth the Next Step?, Linda Levine

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The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Linda Levine

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The Quality of New Jobs From the 1990s Through June 2004, Linda Levine and Marc Labonte

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China’s Trade with the United States and the World, Thomas Lum and Dick K. Nanto

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The Distribution of Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers in the United States, 1994-2003, Gerald Mayer

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The "White-Collar" Exemptions to Overtime Pay Under Current and Proposed Regulations: An Economic Analysis, Gerald Mayer

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Union Membership Trends in the United States, Gerald Mayer

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Trafficking in Women and Children: The U.S. and International Response - Updated March 26, 2004, Francis T. Miko

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Social Security Reform, Dawn Nuschler

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Guarding America: Security Guards and U.S. Critical Infrastructure Protection, Paul W. Parfomak

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Retirement Savings Accounts: President’s Budget Proposal for FY2005, Patrick J. Purcell

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Can the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Be Restored to Financial Health?, Neela K. Ranade

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Enforcing Immigration Law: The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement, Lisa M. Seghetti, Stephen R. Viña, and Karma Ester

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The Employee Free Choice Act, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Visa Waiver Program, Alison Siskin

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Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues, Alison M. Smith

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Pension Issues Cloud Postal Reform Debate, Nye Stevens

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Central America and the Dominican Republic in the Context of the Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) with the United States, K. Larry Storrs

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Immigration: Legislative Issues on Nonimmigrant Professional Specialty (H-1B) Workers, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Visa Policy: Roles of the Departments of State and Homeland Security, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Employment Statistics: Differences and Similarities in Job-based and Person-based Employment and Unemployment Estimates, Julie M. Whittaker

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The Davis-Bacon Act : Issues and Legislation During the 108th Congress, William G. Whittaker

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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Defining "Professional" for Overtime Pay Purposes Under Section 13(a)(1), William G. Whittaker

Manuscripts from 2003

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Trade and the Americas, Raymond J. Ahearn

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Free Trade Agreements with Singapore and Chile: Labor Issues, Mary Jane Bolle

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Welfare Reform: An Issue Overview, Vee Burke

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Employment Growth in the Current Economic Expansion, Brian W. Cashell

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Affirmative Action and Diversity in Public Education — Legal Developments, Charles V. Dale

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Trade Negotiations in the 108th Congress, Ian F. Fergusson and Lenore M. Sek

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Military Retirement: Major Legislative Issues, Robert L. Goldich

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A Free Trade Area of the Americas: Status of Negotiations and Major Policy Issues, J. F. Hornbeck

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Employment Benefits in Bankruptcy, Robin Jeweler

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Countercyclical Job Creation Programs of the Post-World War II Era, Linda Levine

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Explanation of and Experience Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, Linda Levine

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Part-Time Job Growth and the Labor Effects of Policy Responses, Linda Levine

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Workplace Codes of Conduct in China and Related Labor Conditions, Thomas Lum

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Current Economic Conditions and Selected Forecasts, Gail Makinen

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Labor Market Characteristics of Agricultural Workers in the United States, 1996-2001, Gerald Mayer

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Trafficking in Women and Children: The U.S. and International Response - Updated July 10, 2003, Francis T. Miko

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China-U.S. Trade Issues, Wayne M. Morrison

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Breast-feeding : Impact on Health, Employment and Society, Donna V. Porter

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Pension Reform: The Pension Preservation and Savings Expansion Act of 2003, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Savings and Household Wealth: A Summary of Recent Data, Patrick Purcell

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Ergonomics in the Workplace: Is It Time for an OSHA Standard?, Edward Rappaport

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs): Legislative History, Todd S. Snyder

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Health Insurance for Displaced Workers, Julie Stone, Hinda Ripps Chaikind, Jean Hearne, and Heidi G. Yacker

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Industry Trade Effects Related to NAFTA, M. Angeles Villarreal

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Labor Certification for Permanent Immigrant Admissions, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Compensatory Time vs. Cash Wages: Amending the Fair Labor Standards Act?, William G. Whittaker

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Modifying Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Coverage for Certain Sales Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, William G. Whittaker

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The Federal Minimum Wage and Average Hourly Earnings of Manufacturing Production Workers, William G. Whittaker

Manuscripts from 2002

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Affirmative Action Revisited: A Legal History and Prospectus, Charles V. Dale

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Temporary Programs to Extend Unemployment Compensation, Jennifer E. Lake

Manuscripts from 2001

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NAFTA Labor Side Agreement: Lessons for the Worker Rights and Fast-Track Debate, Mary Jane Bolle

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Trade Promotion Authority (Fast-Track): Labor Issues (Including H.R. 3005 and H.R. 3019), Mary Jane Bolle

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Genetic Information: Legal Issues Relating to Discrimination and Privacy, Nancy Lee Jones

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Statutory Language and Recent Issues, Nancy Lee Jones

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The Gender Wage Gap and Pay Equity: Is Comparable Worth the Next Step?, Linda Levine

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Trafficking in Women and Children: The U.S. and International Response - Updated August 1, 2001, Francis T. Miko and Grace (Jea-Hyun) Park

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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends, Patrick J. Purcell

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Labor and Mandatory Arbitration Agreements: Background and Discussion, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Performance-Based Pay for Teachers, James B. Stedman and Gail McCallion

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Immigration Legalization and Status Adjustment Legislation, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Immigration: Legislative Issues on Nonimmigrant Professional Specialty (H-1B) Workers, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Immigration of Agricultural Guest Workers: Policy, Trends, and Legislative Issues, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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The Issue of Globalization-An Overview, Gary J. Wells

Manuscripts from 1992

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Drug-Testing in the Workplace: An Overview of Private Sector, Gail McCallion