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When problems arise at the workplace, employment laws can have an enormous impact on both employees and businesses. There are many laws that govern employee rights and obligations at work, but the interpretation and application of those laws can change considerably as the workplace itself changes. FindLaw’s Employment News section is the leading source of legal news and information affecting the workplace, with breaking legal news, analysis from attorneys and important stories from around the Web.

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  • Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:18 GMT

    Details and reaction on the winners of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes:

  • Labor group seeks rehiring of workers at 5 Wal-Mart stores

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:42:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

  • Labor group seeks rehiring of workers at 5 Wal-Mart sites

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:17:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

  • German train drivers' union calls for 2-day strike

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:32:24 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German train drivers has called its members out on strike Wednesday and Thursday in a long-running dispute with the national railway operator.

  • Group seeks rehiring of workers at 5 closed Wal-Mart stores

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:34:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group made up of Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.

  • Group seek rehiring of workers at 5 closed Wal-Mart stores

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:22:25 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group representing Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores in four states a week ago.

  • Wal-Mart workers group seek injunction with labor board

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:20:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group representing Wal-Mart workers is asking labor regulators to go to court to force the discounter to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores in four states a week ago.

  • Indian farmers protest gov't plans to ease land acquisition

    Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:31:19 GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are rallying in New Delhi to protest the government's plans to ease rules for obtaining land for industrial projects.

  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:15:11 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no-bid contract the district awarded to a training academy where she once worked as a consultant, officials announced Friday.

  • Financial incentives OK'd for workplace wellness programs

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:32:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.

  • Government clarifies rules for wellness programs at work

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:22:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.

  • Ex-Daimler engineer files $2 million discrimination suit

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:17:59 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Clark County, Washington, man who worked for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon, is suing the company for $2 million, claiming his supervisor repeatedly called him "bin Laden" and suggested he was a member of al-Qaida.

  • Unemployment rate for recent college grads rose in 2014

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:05:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The job prospects for recent college graduates deteriorated slightly last year despite an improvement in the overall job market, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:11:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose for the second straight week yet remained at a low level that is consistent with more hiring.

  • Labor unrest disrupts transport services in Portugal

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:49:16 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Pilots at Portugal's national airline have announced a 10-day walkout next month amid a spate of strikes by labor groups resisting government efforts to reform the transport sector and cut state company debts.

  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:18:18 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle CEO who announced that he's giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn't just make those workers happy.

  • Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:18:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:57:10 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:37:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies Wednesday.

  • Fight for $15 protests planned over McJobs, low-wage work

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:02:19 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fight to redefine a McJob is heating up.

  • NYC Mayor de Blasio draws some ire for not endorsing Clinton

    Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:43:45 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, under fire from some fellow Democrats for not immediately endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, didn't back off his stance Tuesday, saying he needed to "hear what the vision is" before giving her his blessing.