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Work forms a large and vital part of life, so when problems arise at a place of employment it 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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  • High court limits president's power to fill temporary posts

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:32:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights.

  • EU to hold Brexit summit for 27 members on April 29

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:50:05 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Once Britain decides to trigger divorce proceedings next week, the 27 other European Union nations will be taking a month to decide on the negotiating framework to achieve the best-possible split-up for the bloc.

  • San Francisco bars travel to South Dakota for city employees

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:56:51 GMT

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has landed on San Francisco's list of places where city workers aren't allowed to go on official business because the state passed a law allowing religious-affiliated adoption agencies to not place children with unmarried or same-sex couples.

  • Greece: Police find 8 parcel bombs headed to EU countries

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:54:03 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece have discovered and neutralized eight parcel bombs, addressed to European Union finance officials and businesses in various European countries, at a postal sorting office near Athens.

  • Trump Winery seeks more foreign workers this season

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:03:22 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia winery owned by President Donald Trump's son has applied to hire foreign workers to pick grapes after the company was unable to find U.S. citizens who want the job.

  • McConnell: Federal job creation agency won't be cut

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:17:14 GMT

    CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.

  • The countdown begins: Britain to start EU exit on March 29

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:07:41 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors.

  • Home health aides: Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:38:03 GMT

    WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettuccine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower.

  • The clock begins: Britain to start EU exit on March 29

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:03:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors.

  • Eurowings entering arbitration on cabin crew labor dispute

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:36:51 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing cabin crews working for Lufthansa's budget unit Eurowings says it has agreed to open an arbitration process with the airline to resolve a long-standing dispute over pay and conditions.

  • The Latest: Germany confident Britain will pay what it owes

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:35:36 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

  • The Latest: French minister relieved Brexit talks to start

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:07:36 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

  • Britain to formally trigger process to leave EU on March 29

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:37:11 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation.

  • Belarus leader accuses Western spies of fomenting protests

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:20:20 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Belarus says Western intelligence agencies are using a "fifth column" to cause unrest and threaten the stability of his regime.

  • Strikes strand tourists, travelers at Italy's airports

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:43:41 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Tourists and travelers at airports across Italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers.

  • Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:23:08 GMT

    WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettucine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower.

  • UN agency head resigns, stands by Israel 'apartheid' report

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:54:41 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The head of a United Nations agency that promotes development in Arab countries resigned Friday after refusing to withdraw a controversial report concluding that Israel has established an "apartheid regime" that discriminates against Palestinians.

  • UN agency head resigns after Israel 'apartheid' report

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:17:47 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — The head of a Lebanon-based United Nations agency that promotes development in Arab countries has resigned, after refusing to withdraw a controversial report that concludes that Israel has established an "apartheid regime."

  • House votes to give VA more power to discipline employees

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:10:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved legislation Thursday to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire, suspend or demote employees for poor performance or bad conduct, part of a renewed GOP effort targeting VA accountability in the new Trump administration.

  • Judges look into French candidate Fillon's fancy suits

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:56:12 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — A French justice official said judges who are looking into alleged fake jobs arranged by French presidential candidate Francois Fillon will extend their investigation to the expensive suits he received as a gift by an unidentified benefactor.

  • Qatar exit permit panel rejects more than quarter of claims

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:48:34 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says a new government body set up to handle complaints from migrant workers seeking bosses' permission to leave the Gulf nation received hundreds of claims over two months and rejected more than a quarter of requests.