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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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  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer

    Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:51:11 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: 2 arrested in SoCal Kohl's

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:56:48 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Best Buy site back up

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:41:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the second wave the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Best Buy site still down

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:06:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The kick-off to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here's a look at what's happening on Black Friday:

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Best Buy site down

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:39:02 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here's a look at what's happening on Black Friday:

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Holiday shopping in full gear

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:12:49 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Looks like the crush of Black Friday shopping actually happened Thursday.

  • BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Updates from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:27:10 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.

  • Updates: Black Friday from start to finish

    Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:12:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was already well underway before many awoke this morning.

  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:42:25 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.

  • Company to give back wages to disabled workers

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:29 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An employment program agreed to give $300,000 in back wages to around 100 disabled workers for allegedly failing to pay overtime and the minimum wage, as part of a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

  • Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

  • Greek journalists on strike

    Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:49:27 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists are on a 24-hour strike, pulling all newscasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike against austerity measures.

  • Judge: FEC improperly narrowed disclosure rules

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:59:39 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission impermissibly narrowed disclosure requirements for corporations and labor organizations that finance electioneering communications, the political ads that run close to an election, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • Ed Dept. seek to improve teacher prep programs

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:47:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, seeking to improve teaching even before teachers enter the classroom, is proposing new rules that would penalize teacher-training programs that turn out ill-prepared graduates.

  • VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:11:08 GMT

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them.

  • Hong Kong moves to clear unruly protest site

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:01:34 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos Tuesday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood, a flashpoint for earlier violent clashes with police and angry mobs.

  • Hong Kong protest area cleared, some arrested

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:59:01 GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday arrested pro-democracy demonstrators who refused to comply with a court order to clear a protest site in the city's Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.

  • UN labor organization sees dark picture for Greece

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:07:15 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece may be exiting a cruel six-year recession, but it will take at least 20 years for employment to regain pre-crisis levels without concerted action, the United Nations' labor organization says.

  • Belgian strike paralyzes Antwerp port

    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:59:53 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Trade unions have opened a month of intermittent strike action by paralyzing the port of Antwerp and slowing train traffic through much of Belgium.

  • Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.