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 2005

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Inflation and the Real Minimum Wage: Fact Sheet, Brian W. Cashell

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Disparate Impact Analysis and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act: the Supreme Court Decision in Smith v. City of Jackson, Charles V. Dale

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Final Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rules on Retiree Health Plans and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Charles V. Dale

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Pay Equity Legislation in the 109th Congress, Charles V. Dale and Linda Levine

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Foreign Outsourcing: Economic Implications and Policy Responses, Craig K. Elwell

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Historical Relationship Between the Minimum Wage and Poverty, 1959 to 2005, Tom Gabe and U.S.Congressional Research Service

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Social Security Reform: President Bush's Individual Account Proposal, Laura Haltzel

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Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: An Overview of Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, James K. Jackson

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Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, James K. Jackson

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Education and Training Funded by the H-1B Visa Fee and the Demand for Information Technology and Other Professional Specialty Workers, Linda Levine

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Farm Labor Shortages and Immigration Policy, Linda Levine

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Offshoring (a.k.a. Offshore Outsourcing) and Job Insecurity Among U.S. Workers, Linda Levine

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Personal Reemployment Accounts: Results from Bonus Experiments, Linda Levine

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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Tax Credit, Linda Levine

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Unemployment Through Layoffs: What Are the Underlying Reasons?, Linda Levine

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Youth: From Classroom to Workplace?, Linda Levine

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The Current Tax Status of Employer Education Assistance, Linda Levine and Bob Lyke

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Prevailing Wage Requirements and the Emergency Suspension of the Davis-Bacon Act, John R. Luckey and Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Labor Union Recognition Procedures: Use of Secret Ballots and Card Checks, Gerald Mayer

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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress, Patrick Purcell

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Dependent Care: Current Tax Benefits and Legislative Issues, Christine Scott

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Taxation of Unemployment Benefits, Christine Scott

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Unemployment Compensation (UC) and the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF): Funding UC Benefits, Christine Scott and Julie M. Whittaker

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The Family and Medical Leave Act: Background and U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Payday Loans: Federal Regulatory Initiatives, Pauline Smale

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

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Summary of State Breastfeeding Laws and Related Issues, Douglas Reid Weimer

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Topics in Aging: Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2004, Debra Whitman and Patrick Purcell

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Unemployment Benefits: Legislative Issues in the 108th Congress, Julie M. Whittaker

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Unemployment and Employment Programs Available to Workers from Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Affected by Hurricane Katrina, Julie M. Whittaker and Ann Lordeman

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Child Labor in America: History, Policy, and Legislative Issues, William G. Whittaker

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

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Computer Services Personnel: Overtime Pay Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, William G. Whittaker

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Farm Labor: The Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR), William G. Whittaker

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Federal Contract Labor Standards Statutes: An Overview, William G. Whittaker

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Funeral Services: The Industry, Its Workforce, and Labor Standards, William G. Whittaker

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Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay, and Child Labor: Inventory of Proposals in the 108th Congress to Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, William G. Whittaker

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Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay, and Child Labor Inventory of Proposals in the 109th Congress to Amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, William G. Whittaker

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Overtime Pay: The Department of Labor Initiative and Congressional Response (2003-2004), William G. Whittaker

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The Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR), William G. Whittaker

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The Fair Labor Standards Act: A Historical Sketch of the Overtime Pay Requirements of Section 13(a)(1), William G. Whittaker

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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Minimum Wage in the 108th Congress, William G. Whittaker

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The Fair Labor Standards Act: Overtime Pay Issues in the 108th Congress, William G. Whittaker

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Treatment of Workers with Disabilities Under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, William G. Whittaker

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The Department of Labor’s New Rules for Working Children and Youth: February 2005, William V. Whittaker

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Largest Mergers and Acquisitions by Corporations in 2005, John Williamson

Manuscripts from 2004

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Current Funding Trends, Richard N. Apling

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Clarett v. National Football League and the Nonstatutory Labor Exemption in Antitrust Suits, Nathan Brooks

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Welfare Recipients and Workforce Laws, Vee Burke

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Inflation and Unemployment: What is the Connection?, Brian W. Cashell

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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