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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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  • Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:23:43 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punched and slapped them, and there's little they can do because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.

  • Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:12 GMT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling upon Harvard University's president to oppose a deal between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.

  • Lawyers: Suspects retract claims they killed Brits

    Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:56:47 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two Myanmar migrant workers have retracted their confessions to killing two British travelers on a southern Thai resort island and now claim to have neither raped the female victim nor slain the pair, the men's lawyers said Wednesday.

  • New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:50:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

  • Multiple efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:45:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health advocates and lawmakers are working anew to bar children from working on tobacco farms.

  • Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:14:29 GMT

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the job for the 12th time this year.

  • Court rejects Lufthansa bid to block strike

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:57:05 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a bid by Lufthansa to force a union representing the company's pilots to call off a strike, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits.

  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:16:20 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

  • Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:06:35 GMT

    PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time.

  • Pilots at Lufthansa long-haul fleet to strike

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:16:02 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A planned strike by pilots at Lufthansa has been expanded to include a one-day walkout Tuesday at the German airline's long-haul fleet.

  • Pilots at Lufthansa to start 35-hour strike Monday

    Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:32:20 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa's pilots has announced a new 35-hour strike against the airline's short-haul fleet starting Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits.

  • Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:08:39 GMT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort may survive after all, but it's likely to do so with angry employees.

  • Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:37:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake.

  • Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:12:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century.

  • German train drivers' union calls 2-day strike

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:52:02 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a two-day strike this Saturday and Sunday, escalating a bitter pay dispute with national railway Deutsche Bahn.

  • Judge mulls whether to block Arizona ID theft laws

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:25:10 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Advocates for immigrants have urged a judge to shelve two Arizona ID theft laws that are the legal foundation for business raids by metro Phoenix's sheriff.

  • Sen. Cruz criticizes Houston over sermon subpoenas

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:05:11 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told congregants of his home church Thursday that the city of Houston abused power by subpoenaing sermons and other documents from pastors who publicly opposed a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.

  • Poverty, income levels drive minimum wage debate

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:54:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "Give America a raise!" President Barack Obama implored Congress in his State of the Union address.

  • Interim schools head wanted OK of full board

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:34:40 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The soon-to-be interim superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District says he would not have taken the position unless he had approval from all seven school board members.

  • Met to present controversial 'Klinghoffer' opera

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:59:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the Metropolitan Opera announced in February that it would present John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" this fall, there was, as Peter Gelb recalls it, "absolutely no reaction" at first. Then the firestorm erupted.

  • Pilots to strike at Lufthansa's Germanwings unit

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:28:02 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing pilots at Lufthansa's short-haul Germanwings unit has called members out on a 12-hour strike Thursday, hard on the heels of a walkout by German train drivers in a separate dispute.