Hate Your Boss? Call the Government

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    In an unprecedented and controversial move, the White House has launched a new program at the Department of Labor which will refer workers who have complaints about their bosses to a toll free number at the American Bar Association, where they can get a lawyer to work on their case on a contingency fee basis.

    More than 40,000 workers annually contact the Department of Labor with complaints about their bosses. But Labor can’t get to all of them, an estimated 10%, because of budget constraints, the White House says. So the White House has instead launched a program for “unresolved complainants” with the ABA. Workers will now be provided a toll-free number that connects them with ABA lawyers nationwide who are experienced in things like alleged workplace abuses of minimum wage, overtime and family medical leave laws.



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    We may disagree on what employment practices should be illegal, Willow but I bet we agree that, where possible, privatization is best. If you had been screwed out of pay at work, who would you rather have working on your case? Some DOL employee or a private attorney that dun get paid unless he wins your case and collects?

    This SHOULD have been met with applause by any conservative. But presumably, since the idea came from a Democrat, they instead ridiculed it.

    Don't you ever get tired of partisan bullshit in the media? I do.
     
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    Ummmm, no. No, she doesn't.
     
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    She might, some day. I have hope.
     
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    She's one of the most partisan people on this site. Don't hold your breath.
     
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    Why should taxpayers pay for the phone system for people to call a lawyer?

    "Toll free phone calls" to ABA lawyers? Just more taxpayer welfare going to trial lawyers.

    Anyone who is too stupid to find a lawyer on his own is probably a lousy employee in the first place.
     
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    Most people cannot find an employment lawyer without a referral, boedicca. It isn't as if Average Joe Worker keeps Jones, Day on retainer, yanno. How many do you know, offhand?

    As for who is paying for the toll-free number, really? That's giving you heartburn?

    Petty much?
     
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    No doubt!!!! It'd be much-more civil to jettison any-and-all self-respect.....bend-over and grab-your-ankles....and, wave your ass, in the air, TO your boss.....like some Teabaggin' PUSSY!!!!!!

    HERE
     
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    Does anyone pay attention to Shaman's posts? Just annoying that they take up so much of my computer screen.
     
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    That is ludicrous. I just entered "employment lawyer" and my city in a browser and was served up quite a few choices.

    And without the intervention of the federal government. Imagine that!
     

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