Wage Issues for PAs in the Movie Industry Run Rampant

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In the last couple of years there has been an explosion in filming throughout New York City almost daily. Crew members like production assistants can be seen running around, helping shut down traffic or detour pedestrians. They weave through the city streets exasperated on coffee runs or scramble around with walkie talkies in hand. As staples to the industry, these assistants have always worked long arduous hours for next to nothing. For decades it had been custom for production assistants ...

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More Overtime Pay for Millions after New Rule

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On May 18, 2016, after more than two years in the making, Obama’s administration has finally unveiled a final ruling effectively changing overtime eligibility under the nation’s Fair Labor Standards Act. The overtime salary threshold has doubled from $23,660 to $47,476 allowing millions of once exempt Americans to qualify for overtime pay. This regulation, effective on December 1, 2016, will hopefully allow hard working employees tallying more than 40 hours a week pay for overtime at time-and-a-half what ...

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Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Charge On for Better Wages

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Professional cheerleaders for the NFL around the nation are pushing for their rights. Some of these side line entertainers and half time performers for the Buffalo Bills are stepping forward and demanding an increase in wages and better treatment as employees. The main issue in their push for better wages stems from how cheerleaders are categorized by the Buffalo Bills and the NFL in general. It has become common practice in the industry to categorize cheerleaders as independent ...

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