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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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  • Striking Danish cabin crew forces SAS to cancel 30 flights.

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:21:41 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines says some 30 flights out of Copenhagen have been canceled after members of a Danish cabin crew union walked out to protest the carrier's plan to move 147 employees to a domestic airline that SAS acquired last year.

  • FairPoint more attractive to buyers with new labor pact

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:21:28 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications said it needed to bring costs and benefits into sync with competitors in the telecommunications industry. By doing just that in a new labor pact, the company has made itself more attractive to potential buyers, an analyst and workers say.

  • LA teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:52:59 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.

  • Los Angeles teachers, union leaders rally amid stalled talks

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:49 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park Thursday to demand higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations.

  • NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:50:13 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two months ago, amid a searing rift with City Hall, the president of the New York Police Department's sergeants union turned his back to Mayor Bill de Blasio and later called him "a total nincompoop."

  • N. Korea demands higher wages for workers employed by South

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:43:17 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has told rival South Korea that it plans to unilaterally raise the minimum wage for North Koreans employed by southern companies at a jointly run industrial park starting in March, officials said Thursday.

  • Speed, apathy mute protests vs. Wisconsin right-to-work bill

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:56:48 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chanting, marching and hurling profanities at GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker.

  • Police, protesters clash outside Acapulco's airport; 1 dead

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:51:00 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 65-year-old retired teacher died early Wednesday, a day after suffering injuries when riot police cleared away protesters who tried blocking access to the airport in the resort city of Acapulco.

  • Christie and Walker take different paths on union issues

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:16:50 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Chris Christie and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are getting ready to run for president, but they've still got day jobs as governors — and face another round in the ring with organized labor.

  • Speed, apathy mute protests for Wisconsin right-to-work bill

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:49:20 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chanting, marching and hurling profanities at GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker.

  • TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:49:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same.

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:09:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?

  • Chicago mayor to face runoff against county commissioner

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:47:48 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge in April against a runoff opponent aiming to consolidate the support of residents unhappy with how the former White House chief of staff has managed the nation's third-largest city.

  • Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:38:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

  • Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:23:12 GMT

    SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper.

  • Highly skilled immigrant spouses can soon work in US

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:13:20 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her from working.

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:08:02 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in Tuesday's municipal election, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff this spring against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

  • GOP ends right-to-work hearing early, enraging unions

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:04:25 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the state Senate's labor committee ended a public hearing on contentious right-to-work legislation early and sent it on to the full Senate Tuesday, enraging dozens of people who had been waiting all day to speak and sparking a demonstration in front of the Senate chamber.

  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel struggling to avoid April runoff

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:33:56 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears headed for an April runoff.

  • Christie's budget proposes pension overhaul, benefit cuts

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:28:40 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is considering a run for president in 2016, on Tuesday proposed a massive restructuring of the public employees' pension system as he unveiled a $33.8 billion state budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • NY governor's administration to raise tipped wage to $7.50

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:40:05 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers and other tipped workers in the state will soon make $7.50 an hour before tips, a big raise for them and a significant increase in labor costs for business owners.