Labor/Employment

 

  • Ohio Lawsuit Puts “Sheltered Workshops” Under Scrutiny

    An obscure section of a 1938 fair labor standards law is allowing employers to pay thousands of disabled workers astonishingly low wages, according to an analysis from FairWarning, an investigative news organization that covers consumer, workplace and...

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  • Unions Strike Back

    In 2018 there were suddenly strikes everywhere — from fast- food restaurants to Google, from statehouses to schoolhouses. After decades of declining strike activity, workers took to the streets on a magnitude not seen in recent memory....

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • Protecting IP With Employment Agreements in France

    An employer in France does not automatically own the intellectual property rights on industrial or artistic works created by employees in the course of their employment, even when such employees were specifically hired to invent or develop...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • CLO Tony West Says California’s Employee Reclassification Bill Doesn’t Apply To Uber

    The California legislature recently passed legislation that will require gig economy companies to reclassify many workers as employees. It doesn’t take effect until Jan 1, 2020, but litigation over its provisions has already begun. Uber CLO Tony...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Fair Pay Audits Can Help In The Event Of Litigation

    The pay gap between men and woman persists even though the federal Equal Pay Act has been on the books for more than 50 years, state and local laws have been passed, and lawsuits alleging pay disparities...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Third-Party Workplace Compliance Investigations

    All major corporations have HR departments and policies to combat workplace discrimination and harassment, but as the impact of the #MeToo movement has demonstrated, current systems often fail to meet the needs of both businesses and employees....

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • International Labor Standards In The Global Economy

    Over a period of years trade unions have exercised pressure on multinational companies to sign international framework agreements. IFAs are negotiated between a global union’s federation and a corporation to apply to the company’s global operations, often...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Developments In International Employment Law

    Employment law is high on the agenda of many governments worldwide. This Today’s General Counsel article looks at these developments in three international jurisdictions: The United States, China and Europe. A key pending issue in the U.S....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • A First: Execs Indicted For Failure To Report Product Defects

    Two executives of a CA company that imports humidifiers from China are being prosecuted for failing to report a potentially dangerous defect in one their products until at least six months after they became aware of it....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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