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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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  • In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:05:23 GMT

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens.

  • Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:34:08 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks.

  • 5 killed amid student protests, Guinea's government says

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:03:51 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people have died after police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks while demonstrating against teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks.

  • Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:45:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately blocked, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by a key union in the state.

  • Students protest amid school closures in Guinea

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:04:23 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated Monday in the capital over strikes by teachers that have blocked them from going to classes for weeks.

  • 'Moonlight' and 'The Americans' receive Writers Guild Awards

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:21:42 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The screenplay for "Moonlight" and the scripts for "The Americans" and "Atlanta" were among the winners of this year's Writers Guild Awards.

  • Boston, patrolmen's union agree to 4-year, $68 million deal

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:20:56 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor and the city's largest police union have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract for its 1,500 patrol officers.

  • Strike closes Acropolis, ancient sites in Greece

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:39:05 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.

  • Spate of protests breaks out in Belarus

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:14:18 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — News media in Belarus are reporting sizable protests in five cities against an unpopular labor law that obliges citizens to pay the equivalent of $250 if they work less than half the year and do not register with state labor exchanges.

  • Old farmstead's history runs from John Brown to James Brown

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:16:49 GMT

    DARGAN, Md. (AP) — From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-century farmstead in the Appalachian foothills of western Maryland.

  • Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:56:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign pledge to increase the use of planet-warming fossil fuels.

  • Labor secretary nominee faces Senate hearing, for 4th time

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:29:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate.

  • Southwest lawsuit claims union workers avoiding overtime

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:23:07 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. is suing a major union and its leaders, charging that they did nothing to stop mechanics from boycotting overtime assignments.

  • UK, French prime ministers meet to ease Brexit concerns

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:50:17 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to reassure France that the U.K. won't try to "cherry-pick" benefits of European Union membership when it leaves the bloc.

  • Correction: Tiffany-Cancer Lawsuit story

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:29:01 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about a discrimination lawsuit against Tiffany & Co., The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of when the employee alerted the company she would have to take leave for her fourth surgery. It was in October 2015, not 2014.

  • Senate hearing ahead, labor nominee has been there before

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:26:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and a leading Republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta: He has been confirmed three times by the Senate.

  • New Hampshire House kills right to work with GOP help

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:02:45 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire rejected legislation Thursday targeting labor unions despite aggressive lobbying from Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who had considered it a top priority for his administration.

  • Iowa GOP passes bill opponents say will gut public unions

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Public sector unions in Iowa will have less authority to negotiate working conditions for teachers, nurses and correctional officers under a bill passed Thursday in the new Republican-controlled Legislature that critics say is aimed at crippling organized labor in the state.

  • Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:30:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a surer bet to fill out his Cabinet, President Donald Trump on Thursday moved quickly to name law school dean Alexander Acosta as his new choice for labor secretary — a day after Andrew Puzder abruptly withdrew from consideration.

  • Lawyer: Client subpoenaed in Fox federal securities inquiry

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:26:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors recently subpoenaed a former Fox News employee to testify before a grand jury investigating how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal, according to her lawyer.

  • Lawyer: Client subpoenaed in 21st Century Fox inquiry

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:05:38 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer representing former Fox News employees says one of his clients recently received a grand jury subpoena in a federal securities probe of how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal.