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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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  • Euro Disney goes on trial for alleged hiring discrimination

    Wed, 25 May 2016 10:47:29 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The Euro Disney group is going on trial in France for publishing an allegedly discriminatory job ad requesting that candidates have "European citizenship" to work as parade artists at its famous Disneyland Paris theme park.

  • The Latest: French drivers hunt for gas amid strikes

    Wed, 25 May 2016 10:07:24 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's strikes and protests against the government's labor reforms (all times local):

  • France tapping fuel stocks as strikes cause gas shortages

    Wed, 25 May 2016 07:32:47 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France has begun using its fuel reserves to deal with gasoline shortages caused by strikes and protests over a divisive labor reform.

  • Warren: Let Harvard grad assistants form bargaining units

    Tue, 24 May 2016 23:48:48 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has urged Harvard University to let graduate students who work as research and teaching assistants form collective bargaining units.

  • New owner wants to make Trump's Taj Mahal casino great again

    Fri, 20 May 2016 17:39:15 GMT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The name on the front still reads "Trump," but a different flamboyant billionaire now wants to make the Taj Mahal casino great again.

  • Poland's PM defies EU pressure over constitutional crisis

    Fri, 20 May 2016 16:55:58 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister has defied pressure from European Union leaders who are urging an end to a dragging political conflict, saying her conservative government will never bow to any ultimatum.

  • Gas stations closed in north-western France amid strike

    Fri, 20 May 2016 15:12:15 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A French official says 20 percent of gas stations in north-western France are closed Friday due to protests against a labor law that has disrupted the country's fuel supplies.

  • German history museum explores 6 decades of immigration

    Fri, 20 May 2016 13:33:52 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main national history museum is exploring six decades of migration to the country — a story of often-ambivalent but evolving attitudes that goes from the arrival of the first southern European "guest workers" to today's migrant influx from the Arab world and elsewhere.

  • Scandal-hit VW agrees to 4.8 percent pay rise for workers

    Fri, 20 May 2016 12:05:47 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen and Germany's industrial union have agreed to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living is flat — the kind of raises that could help the 19-country eurozone lift inflation from dangerously low levels.

  • Europe's top human rights body criticizes Belgian prisons

    Fri, 20 May 2016 10:25:57 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's top human rights institution is criticizing Belgian jail conditions and says it's worried about conditions for detainees amid a three-week strike by prison workers.

  • Relief and anger in Puerto Rico as Congress acts on debt

    Fri, 20 May 2016 10:01:11 GMT

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — After months of pleading from Puerto Rico's government, the U.S. Congress has agreed to help the territory restructure its massive public debt. But it comes at a steep cost: a degree of lost sovereignty with the imposition of a fiscal control board as well as a potential lower minimum wage for young workers on the island.

  • Amid shouts of 'shame,' House GOP defeats gay rights measure

    Thu, 19 May 2016 21:03:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders Thursday and defeated a measure to protect gay rights.

  • Auto union to endorse Democrat but won't say who

    Thu, 19 May 2016 16:44:10 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has ruled out endorsing Republican Donald Trump and will soon announce its pick between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

  • Justices back company seeking legal fees from government

    Thu, 19 May 2016 16:03:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously in favor of an Iowa trucking company that was trying to recover $4.7 million in legal fees from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after a class action lawsuit against the company was thrown out.

  • Fewer people sought US jobless benefits last week

    Thu, 19 May 2016 12:39:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns about rising layoffs.

  • French police protest 'anti-cop' violence, police car burned

    Thu, 19 May 2016 02:45:01 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Protesters in Paris attacked a police car with two officers inside with iron bars and set it alight in a dramatic unleashing of new anti-police violence, as officers across France took to the streets to denounce violence they say has been repeatedly directed at them.

  • GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill

    Thu, 19 May 2016 02:31:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.

  • Bolivia police, workers clash at protest over plant shutdown

    Wed, 18 May 2016 21:04:19 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Anti-riot police and workers clashed in Bolivia's capital during a protest against the government's decision to close the country's largest state-run textile company.

  • French police protest the violence they say is aimed at them

    Wed, 18 May 2016 13:08:16 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French police took to the streets in about 60 cities Wednesday to denounce the hatred and violence they say has been repeatedly directed at them during protests against the government's labor reforms. In some places they faced counter-protesters, who said the police themselves were instigating the violence.

  • French police protest against violence

    Wed, 18 May 2016 09:19:50 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French police are taking to the streets to protest against what they describe as hatred directed at them.

  • Transgender 'milestones' took decades; more lawsuits likely

    Wed, 18 May 2016 07:28:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With two milestone developments in the federal government's policy on gender issues, last week was heady for transgender people and advocates.