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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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  • West Virginia AG staffer quits after racist video surfaces

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:13:42 GMT

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An employee with the West Virginia attorney general's office has resigned on the day a published report identified her in a video in which she is seen reciting racist views.

  • The Latest: City: Harassment suit vs. mayor 'political ploy'

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:01:47 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a sexual harassment suit filed against the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi (all times local):

  • Homeland Security investigating Leslie Jones website hack

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:30:31 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it is investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

  • ICE, Homeland Security investigate Leslie Jones website hack

    Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:14:36 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security investigators said Thursday they are investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

  • Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:03 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.

  • Business Highlights

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:48:01 GMT

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  • Ruling: Grad students at private universities can unionize

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:29:18 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation.

  • Women in UK see pay gap widen after having children

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:32:02 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A new study shows that women in Britain earn consistently less once they have children — even though the overall gender pay gap has narrowed over the past two decades.

  • Minnesota nurses resume contract talks with Allina Health

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:42:36 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Health are returning to the bargaining table.

  • Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff's online posts

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:30:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be American citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry's death by hanging and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review of their postings by The Associated Press.

  • California firefighters stretched thin as blazes sweep state

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:06:05 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent for some firefighters and supervisors. The vacancy rate is more than 10 percent for some fire engine drivers, according to statistics provided to The Associated Press.

  • Foes: South Dakota ballot measure circumvents right-to-work

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:19:07 GMT

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A coalition of business groups recently launched a campaign against a labor-backed ballot measure going before voters in November, arguing that the plan would allow unions to circumvent South Dakota's right-to-work law.

  • California court decision keeps teacher tenure protections

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:42:21 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state's teacher tenure law stand.

  • The Latest: Teacher union hopes tenure decision ends debate

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:56:05 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the California Supreme Court's decision to let the state's teacher tenure law stand (all times local):

  • Pakistani protesters attack TV stations, 1 killed

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:47:52 GMT

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani protesters attacked TV stations and clashed with police in the southern city of Karachi on Monday, leaving one person dead and eight others wounded, including three media workers, officials said.

  • Union: Illinois prison worker assaults started with punch

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:35:58 GMT

    PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — An inmate punched a correctional lieutenant at an Illinois prison, sparking an assault that involved six prison employees and five inmates, the prison workers union said Monday.

  • Illinois latest state to expand domestic workers' rights

    Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:24:23 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states, with Illinois becoming the latest to establish a domestic workers' "bill of rights."

  • Christie faces decision on raising minimum wage to $15

    Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:11:06 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is facing a deadline to act on raising New Jersey's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five.

  • Lesbian sues Catholic school over firing

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:36:06 GMT

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A woman is suing a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey, alleging the school violated the state's discrimination law when she was fired because she's married to a woman.

  • 5,000 nurses at 5 Twin Cities hospitals vote for new strike

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:15:51 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 5,000 nurses at five Twin Cities hospitals have voted to authorize an indefinite strike amid a dispute over a new contract.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

    Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:47:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.