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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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  • Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:18:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists — so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday.

  • Protests at Google offices over worker's firing are canceled

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:42:11 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed.

  • Man fired for participating in white supremacist rally

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:51:22 GMT

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been fired from his job after participating in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • More departures from Trump business advisory councils

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:13:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump.

  • 5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:38:19 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, recalling police brutality under apartheid, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners' living conditions are as "squalid" as ever.

  • 2 pictured in Nazi garb no longer work at Minneapolis diner

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:34:28 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A popular Minneapolis restaurant says two employees who appeared in photos wearing Nazi apparel and displaying white supremacist paraphernalia no longer work at the establishment.

  • From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:54:48 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:49:42 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

  • Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:38:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Shipyard repays $9.2M to US government to settle overbilling

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:02:57 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the nation's largest military shipyards is paying $9.2 million back to the federal government after a former employee alleged the Mississippi shipbuilder falsified records to maximize contracting bonuses.

  • The Latest: AFL-CIO leader resigns from Trump jobs council

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:14:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reaction from U.S. business leaders on the administration's response to violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times EDT):

  • Neighbors: Former Trump campaign manager threatened them

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:08:29 GMT

    WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — Neighbors of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski say he harassed them in a land dispute and threatened to use his "political clout" to make their lives "a nightmare."

  • Correction: Economy-Jobs Report story

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:46:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 4 about the government's July jobs report, The Associated Press referred erroneously to Aaron Sojourner, an economist at the University of Minnesota, as Andrew Sojourner.

  • In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:38:40 GMT

    NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee."

  • Neighbors: Lewandowski threatened to make life 'a nightmare'

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:38:13 GMT

    WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — Neighbors of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski say he harassed them in a land dispute and threatened to use his "political clout" to make their life "a nightmare."

  • A look at a NAACP travel warning to would-be Missouri guests

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:06:01 GMT

    St. Louis' hospitality industry says it's starting to see lost business that's perhaps tied to the NAACP's travel warning to would-be visitors to Missouri. The warning, issued last month as the civil rights organization's first-ever such advisory, largely hinges on the group's concerns about a state law that soon will roll back discrimination protections for workers.

  • Biz leaders quit Trump panel after Charlottesville comments

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:30:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth business leader resigned Tuesday from President Donald Trump's White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering after his initial half-hearted response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Louisiana governor seeks reinstatement of LGBT-rights order

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:24:09 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawyers for Louisiana's governor and attorney general sparred Tuesday over the scope of the elected officials' authority and whether an executive order aimed at protecting LGBT rights in state government crossed a constitutional line.

  • The Latest: Louisiana gov seeks to restore LGBT-rights order

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:36:32 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute between Louisiana's governor and attorney general over an LGBT-rights executive order (all times local):

  • As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:52:04 GMT

    NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee."

  • Poll: Charters less popular, but vouchers less contentious

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:36:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for opening more charter schools has dropped significantly among Americans, but there's less opposition to expanding private school voucher programs, as the Trump administration continues its push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday.