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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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  • High court limits president's power to fill temporary posts

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:32:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights.

  • San Francisco bars travel to South Dakota for city employees

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:56:51 GMT

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has landed on San Francisco's list of places where city workers aren't allowed to go on official business because the state passed a law allowing religious-affiliated adoption agencies to not place children with unmarried or same-sex couples.

  • Greece: Police find 8 parcel bombs headed to EU countries

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:54:03 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece have discovered and neutralized eight parcel bombs, addressed to European Union finance officials and businesses in various European countries, at a postal sorting office near Athens.

  • Trump Winery seeks more foreign workers this season

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:03:22 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia winery owned by President Donald Trump's son has applied to hire foreign workers to pick grapes after the company was unable to find U.S. citizens who want the job.

  • Home health aides: Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:38:03 GMT

    WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettuccine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower.

  • Eurowings entering arbitration on cabin crew labor dispute

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:36:51 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing cabin crews working for Lufthansa's budget unit Eurowings says it has agreed to open an arbitration process with the airline to resolve a long-standing dispute over pay and conditions.

  • Belarus leader accuses Western spies of fomenting protests

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:20:20 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Belarus says Western intelligence agencies are using a "fifth column" to cause unrest and threaten the stability of his regime.

  • Strikes strand tourists, travelers at Italy's airports

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:43:41 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Tourists and travelers at airports across Italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers.

  • Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:23:08 GMT

    WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettucine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower.

  • UN agency head resigns after Israel 'apartheid' report

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:17:47 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The head of a Lebanon-based United Nations agency that promotes development in Arab countries has resigned, after refusing to withdraw a controversial report that concludes that Israel has established an "apartheid regime."

  • House votes to give VA more power to discipline employees

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:10:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved legislation Thursday to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire, suspend or demote employees for poor performance or bad conduct, part of a renewed GOP effort targeting VA accountability in the new Trump administration.

  • Qatar exit permit panel rejects more than quarter of claims

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:48:34 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says a new government body set up to handle complaints from migrant workers seeking bosses' permission to leave the Gulf nation received hundreds of claims over two months and rejected more than a quarter of requests.

  • UN agency shelves vote on ties with Big Tobacco

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:52:26 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — The governing body of the International Labor Organization, which has taken millions of dollars in funding from Big Tobacco, has shelved a decision about whether to cut ties with the industry.

  • Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:30:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:

  • Thousands rally in Belarus to protest unpopular labor law

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:49:52 GMT

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several thousand Belarusians rallied Wednesday to protest an unpopular labor law in a challenge to the ex-Soviet nation's longtime ruler.

  • Lawsuit alleging NJ worker was fired for passing gas tossed

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:07:27 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit that said one of New Jersey's top pork roll makers fired a worker for passing too much gas.

  • Lufthansa reaches 'breakthrough' deal with pilots union

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:30:43 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa has reached a preliminary agreement on a labor deal with its pilots that would cut pension liabilities and bar strikes through 2022.

  • UK jobless rate falls to lowest level since 1975

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:59:48 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 1975 as the economy continues to show resilience despite the uncertainty accompanying Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union.

  • The Latest: EU leaders back Dutch in Turkey feud

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:13:53 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Turkeys feud with Germany and the Netherlands (all times local):

  • Kenya's public doctors to end 100-day strike that saw deaths

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:22:14 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of doctors at Kenya's public hospitals have agreed to end a 100-day strike that saw people dying from lack of care, an official with the doctors' union said Tuesday.

  • Scottish leader to UK premier: Don't block independence vote

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:26:16 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The British and Scottish leaders traded barbs Tuesday over Scotland's desire to hold a vote on independence just as the U.K. is negotiating its exit from the European Union.