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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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  • Catholics challenge St. Louis' 'abortion sanctuary' law

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:38:53 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of St. Louis Catholics filed a lawsuit against the city Monday over a local ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," saying the law could force employers or landlords to go against their religious beliefs.

  • Eventful Yale commencement includes protest, interruption

    Mon, 22 May 2017 21:16:25 GMT

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An eventful graduation day at Yale University on Monday featured the awarding of degrees, dancing from Stevie Wonder, a union demonstration and a man who unexpectedly took the podium and was tackled.

  • Three lawsuits allege foot-dragging by Fox on harassment

    Mon, 22 May 2017 20:09:29 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes.

  • 'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate

    Sun, 21 May 2017 14:52:16 GMT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to.

  • Critical Turkish newspaper publishes blank issue in protest

    Sat, 20 May 2017 17:55:00 GMT

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish opposition paper has published a "May 19 Press Freedom Special Edition," left blank to protest the detentions of some staff members. Saturday's edition of the Sozcu newspaper carried empty columns with writers' names and also left the weather section blank.

  • Fox News fires Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark

    Fri, 19 May 2017 18:58:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.

  • Fox fires panelist Beckel for racially insensitive remark

    Fri, 19 May 2017 17:45:27 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it has fired prime-time commentator Bob Beckel for making an insensitive remark to a black employee.

  • EU top officials to meet Turkey's Erdogan next week

    Fri, 19 May 2017 11:31:20 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union top officials will meet with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next Thursday in Brussels to discuss the unraveling relations between both sides.

  • 9 years after recession began, some states still unrecovered

    Thu, 18 May 2017 18:45:13 GMT

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Call them the unrecovered — a handful of states where job markets, nine years later, are still struggling back to where they were before the recession.

  • Detroit fire officials investigating racist online posts

    Wed, 17 May 2017 19:58:54 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit Fire Department official has been placed on administrative leave without pay after a civil rights organization said it found racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic social media posts purportedly written by him.

  • Clashes in Greece as thousands protest austerity

    Wed, 17 May 2017 17:48:49 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An anti-austerity rally in Greece's capital turned violent Wednesday as a general strike halted flights, ferries and public transportation, and thousands joined protest marches across the country.

  • What's your past salary? Lawmakers want to ban the question

    Wed, 17 May 2017 16:19:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — An awkward job interview question — how much did you make at your last job? — is getting banned in some parts of the country.

  • Ford to cut 1,400 jobs in North America, Asia

    Wed, 17 May 2017 13:13:34 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.

  • The Latest: Tear gas fired at Greek anti-austerity protest

    Wed, 17 May 2017 10:37:12 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's general strike (all times local):

  • Greece disrupted by general strike as lawmakers mull cuts

    Wed, 17 May 2017 09:33:45 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A nationwide general strike disrupted services across Greece Wednesday, as lawmakers were set to approve another batch of reforms that will impose years more hardship on austerity-weary Greeks.

  • Greece general strike to disrupt services across country

    Wed, 17 May 2017 06:18:22 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek workers have walked off the job across the country for a nationwide general strike expected to disrupt public and private sector services. They are protesting new austerity measures to be imposed beyond the end of Greece's third bailout next year.

  • Texas moving to exclude 'dreamers' from college work-study

    Tue, 16 May 2017 21:30:05 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators are seeking to deny work-study aid to immigrants attending public college under a temporary residency permit, a move that starkly contrasts with a policy the state enacted 16 years ago.

  • School tech: Employer wrong to reprimand me over prayer talk

    Tue, 16 May 2017 20:38:47 GMT

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A high school worker filed a federal complaint Tuesday against her school district, saying officials were being discriminatory when they reprimanded her for telling a co-worker that she'd pray for him.

  • Correction: School Choice-Billionaires At Odds story

    Tue, 16 May 2017 19:43:14 GMT

    In a story May 13 about the funders of the school choice political movement, The Associated Press, relying on incorrectly labeled data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, misattributed political donations from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to his father, Bill Gates Sr., and erroneously reported that the younger Gates is not a major political contributor. The Microsoft founder contributed more than $5 million to political causes from 2007 through last year, including $3 million to promote a pro-charter school ballot measure in 2012 in Washington state. He also contributed $1 million to support another Washington charter school ballot measure in 2004. His father contributed $54,000 to the 2012 effort.

  • Afghan official: Taliban rocket kills 2 in eastern province

    Tue, 16 May 2017 07:04:58 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a rocket fired by the Taliban has killed two people in the country's east.

  • Greek seamen and journalists go on strike

    Tue, 16 May 2017 05:14:13 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen and journalists have walked off the job a day before a nationwide general strike to protest new austerity measures as Greece struggles to emerge from a seven-year financial crisis.