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    Hispanic Immigrants, Black Men Have Highest Job Injury Rate

    Hardly a surprise, but a study bears it out: Hispanic immigrants and African-American men have the highest rate of workplace injury and disability. Hispanic immigrants are number one. Hispanic immigrant men ages 18 to 64 have the...

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    The South Holds: Big Union Loss At Boeing In South Carolina

    The machinist’s union had high hopes for a victory, but they hit a wall at the South Carolina Boeing plant. The company’s anti-union campaign was augmented by the efforts of a South Carolina manufacturers trade group  (Boeing...

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  • The Importance of HR in FCPA Compliance

    In April 2016, the DOJ announced it had increased the size of its FCPA unit by more than 50 percent and the FBI established three new squads of special agents devoted to FCPA investigations. Companies with operations...

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    Why A Company’s Workplace Accident Investigation Was Ruled Privileged

    When attorneys for a man who had been injured in a workplace accident requested an internal company report about the matter, a trial court rejected the company’s claim the report was privileged. The Texas Court of Appeals...

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    South Carolina Boeing Workers Vote On Unionizing

    This week, thousands of workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant will vote on whether to join the International Association of Machinists (IAM). Workers previously tried to unionize in 2015, but the union cancelled the vote citing confusion...

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    The Tangled History Of Trump’s Pick For Labor Chief

    There is nothing simple about the resume of President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, and his confirmation hearing promises to be contentious. In 1983, not long out of law school, he was working at...

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    Tech Firms: Trump Immigration Order Causing “Significant Harm”

    Ninety-seven of the leading U.S. tech firms – including Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook – backed Washington state’s legal objection to an executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump. In amicus briefs, the tech firms...

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    Human Right Issues In Tech Supply Chains

    Multi-national supply chains are squarely in the crosshairs of a wide variety of regulators. The California Supply Chains Act can serve as a roadmap of what a company can do to keep tabs on its own supply...

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    Regulations Keep Wells Fargo From Paying Laid-Off Workers

    Regulations meant to prevent “golden parachute” packages are preventing Wells Fargo from giving severance pay to about 400 laid off employees. The payments add up to several million dollars. Though routine severance pay is sometimes exempted, Wells...

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    Insult-Spitting Family Values Lawyer Gets One-Year Suspension

    A Chicago attorney who primarily litigates “pro-life, pro-Christian and pro-family values cases” has been suspended for one year after he admitted to lewd outbursts against an opposing female attorney, both in a verbal altercation and in an...

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