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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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  • Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says

    Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:00:22 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday.

  • Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen

    Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:44:14 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday.

  • 4 more survivors pulled out of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel

    Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:21:43 GMT

    FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more who may still be alive as family members awaited word if their relatives were among the lucky ones.

  • FACT CHECK: Trump's address echoed familiar, dubious themes

    Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:22:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions:

  • Panel delays vote on DeVos nomination as education secretary

    Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:55:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos has pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies and has resigned positions with school choice advocacy groups to avoid possible conflicts of interest, according to documents released Friday by the Office of Government Ethics.

  • FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:53:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday:

  • Yellen says Fed following prudent course on rates

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:44:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While unemployment has fallen significantly and inflation is starting to tick higher, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday she does not believe that the central bank has fallen behind the curve and needs to start pushing interest rates up more quickly.

  • BNSF identifies 2 railroad workers killed in South Dakota

    Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:02:48 GMT

    EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway has released the names of two employees who were struck and killed by a train in South Dakota.

  • Staff strikes again shutter Haiti's public hospitals

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:27:42 GMT

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Public hospitals that cater to Haiti's poor are shuttered or barely functioning due to walkouts by nurses, janitors, porters and other personnel months after the troubled country endured a lengthy and punishing strike by resident doctors.

  • Heavy vehicles try to reach buried hotel where 30 missing

    Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:41:24 GMT

    PENNE, Italy (AP) — Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no sign of life in the building even though two survivors found outside said more than 30 people had been in it when the snow struck.

  • US sues Oracle, says it pays white men more than others

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:46:46 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, claiming that the technology giant has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles.

  • Missouri, New Hampshire could become right-to-work states

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:45:25 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Newly bolstered Republican majorities are moving quickly in several states to diminish the power of organized labor with new laws prohibiting mandatory union fees in workplaces.

  • Ohio State, fired marching band director settle lawsuits

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:35:52 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A fired Ohio State University marching band director has dropped all his legal claims against the university in exchange for it agreeing not to try to recover its costs from him, according to an announcement Wednesday.

  • Labor Department sues JPMorgan over sexual discrimination

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:17:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Department of Labor is suing JPMorgan Chase & Co. for discriminating against female workers.

  • Small businesses hope to see Obama-backed rules scrapped

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:06:44 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are hoping to see some high-profile Obama administration regulations scrapped after Donald Trump takes office, with rules affecting overtime, sick leave and the environment among those that may be taken off the books.

  • Russia, Turkish in joint airstrikes on IS in northern Syria

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:47:47 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has teamed up with Turkey to conduct joint airstrikes against an Islamic State group's stronghold in northern Syria.

  • Secret Service settles racial discrimination lawsuit

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:23:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in promotion practices by the agency that protects the president.

  • DeVos defends school choice when public schools are failing

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:40:37 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education secretary pick Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that American parents must be able to send their children to high-quality schools, including charter, magnet and religious schools, if public schools are failing.

  • 2 BNSF Railway workers killed on tracks in SW South Dakota

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:43:24 GMT

    EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) — Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota.

  • German supreme court rejects bid to outlaw far-right party

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:54:13 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's supreme court on Tuesday rejected a bid by lawmakers to outlaw a far-right party accused of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda.

  • German supreme court rejects lawmakers' bid to outlaw far-right party accused of promoting racist, anti-Semitic agenda

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:06:25 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — German supreme court rejects lawmakers' bid to outlaw far-right party accused of promoting racist, anti-Semitic agenda.