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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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  • Poland's premier blasts EU before talks with Hungary leader

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:41:09 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister has accused European Union leaders of being politically motivated in criticizing her government's overhaul of the judiciary as being a threat to the rule of law.

  • St. Louis businessman's criticism of police spurs backlash

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:24:30 GMT

    The owner of a St. Louis-area pizzeria chain and a police union leader said Thursday that they hope to arrange a meeting after the restauranteur's social media criticism of officers led to a boycott and hundreds of angry phone calls.

  • Thousands in France march to protest Macron's labor law

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:36:52 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Paris and other French cities against President Emmanuel Macron's contested labor law reforms Thursday — a day before he adopts them by executive order.

  • French protesters stage fresh protests to Macron's labor law

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:55:51 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French labor unions staged fresh protests against President Emmanuel Macron's contested labor law reforms Thursday — a day before he adopts them by executive order.

  • Workers at Canadian mining company protest in Athens

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:19:56 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — About 200 workers at a Canadian mining company in northern Greece are protesting outside the Development Ministry in Athens, demanding the government ensure the company continues operating.

  • Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:12:25 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's much higher minimum wage.

  • Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:19:30 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:

  • Epidemic at work?: Businesses forced to deal with drug abuse

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:15:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. But when an employee died from a drug overdose, he adopted a zero-tolerance policy.

  • Officer in nurse arrest was reprimanded for sex harassment

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:59:20 GMT

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her was previously reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker, according to police documents released amid investigations into the arrest that became a flashpoint in the debate over police use of force.

  • The Latest: UK shifts Brexit team; opposition sees "chaos"

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:19:01 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):

  • GM workers go on strike at Canadian SUV factory

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:04:24 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — About 2,500 workers at a Canadian General Motors plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox SUV are on strike in a dispute over job security.

  • Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital

    Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:51:50 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient's head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report.

  • The Latest: London attack highlights need to train US agents

    Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:08:08 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local):

  • No-confidence vote in Peru forces Cabinet resignations

    Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:04:10 GMT

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's entire Cabinet was forced to resign following a no-confidence vote Friday by the opposition-led congress, throwing the country into political turmoil and forcing him to cancel a trip to the United Nations' General Assembly.

  • Trump's tough talk on London bomb irks British leader

    Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:01:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that London police could have done more to prevent Friday's homemade bomb explosion drew a quick rejoinder from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said it's never helpful "to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation."

  • Polish PM tries to counter critics on justice system changes

    Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:19:31 GMT

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister met on Friday with people who say they feel wronged by the justice system as the government tries to counter criticism that its reorganization of the judiciary violates the rule of law.

  • Industry panel recommends roll back of aviation safety rules

    Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:12:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential industry committee recommended Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications.

  • Irma pushes Florida's poor closer to the edge of ruin

    Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:08:10 GMT

    IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Larry and Elida Dimas didn't have much to begin with, and Hurricane Irma left them with even less.

  • Industry panel weighs rolling back aviation safety rules

    Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:06:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential industry committee recommended Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of safety rules, including one on airline pilot qualifications.

  • Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay

    Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:20:48 GMT

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.

  • Google hit with lawsuit over gender pay

    Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:38:47 GMT

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status.