Labor/Employment

 

  • 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....

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  • Sit or Stand Is The Question For California Employers

    California requires employers to provide suitable seating at any workstation where the nature of the work “reasonably permits the use of a seat.” Cashiers, greeters, bank tellers and even security guards have filed lawsuits claiming that their...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Every Adult In Bulgaria Hacked; Suspect Works For A Security Firm

    Following a hack of the Bulgarian tax authority, resulting in the theft of personal data on virtually every adult in the country, police arrested a Bulgarian cybersecurity expert who works for a US firm that specializes in...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Amazon Will Spend $700M To Retrain Third Of Its Workforce

    In the face of the tightest labor market in decades and persistent criticism over working conditions for its low-wage workers, Amazon has announced a plan to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce by 2025, at a...

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  • Transgender Protections in the Workplace

    Over the last 20 years, an influx of cases addressing transgender employment protections have made their way through federal district and appellate courts. Several appellate courts recognize that discrimination based on gender identity or gender transition violates...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Developments in International Employment Law

    This article provides an overview of key employment law developments in the U.S., China and Europe. The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued its proposed wage overtime regulations to replace the current regulations, which have remained unchanged...

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  • Sit or Stand Is the Question for California Employers

    California requires employers to provide “suitable seats” for employees to use at any workstation where the “nature of the work” performed there “reasonably permits the use of a seat.” Cashiers, greeters, bank tellers and even security guards...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • International Labor Standards in the Global Economy

    Over the years, trade unions have been exercising pressure on multinationals to sign international framework agreements (IFAs), which are negotiated between a global union’s federation and a corporation to apply to the company’s global operations, often including...

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  • JP Morgan Chase To Pay $5M In Male Discrimination Suit

    JP Morgan Chase has settled with plaintiffs in a class action brought by a male employee who in 2017 had requested the company’s customary 16-week paid parental leave to stay home and take care of his newborn...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Huawei Banished? Private Right-Wing Venture Wants to Fill The Space

    The business plan of a proposed 5G company, called Rivada Networks, would be dependent on a U.S. government contract that would give it access to unused Department of Defense bandwidth which it could then sell, splitting the...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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