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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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  • Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest China

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:52:18 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A second landslide struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris.

  • Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

    Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:24:26 GMT

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for religious schools.

  • Albania's governing Socialists far ahead in early vote count

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:18:02 GMT

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's left-wing Socialist Party appeared headed for a new governing mandate based on preliminary election results Monday from an election seen as crucial to the country's bid to launch membership negotiations with the European Union.

  • Documents: Feds wire-tapped Philadelphia union boss, others

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:06:47 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Documents show federal agents wire-tapped the cellphones of a powerful Philadelphia labor boss and his protege on the City Council for more than a year.

  • New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:36:35 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.

  • Greece: Garbage piles mount in capital as heatwave looms

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:21:10 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece's government on Monday failed to persuade striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest left huge piles of trash around Athens.

  • Garbage crisis hits Greek capital over job freeze

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:03:07 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece's government Monday urging striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest has left huge piles of trash around Athens.

  • Albania's Socialists far ahead in early vote count

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:27:35 GMT

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Preliminary results show that Albania's left-wing Socialist Party has won a new governing mandate in crucial elections in the country's bid to launch membership negotiations with the European Union.

  • NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:51:22 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News.

  • College professor fired in wake of heated Fox News interview

    Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:34:05 GMT

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News.

  • The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:56:38 GMT

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):

  • Study: Most of women's college coaches are white and male

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:32:57 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, women and people of color remain on the outside when it comes to hiring head coaches in women's college sports, according to a report Friday by sports institutes.

  • Texas ex-track coach's discrimination lawsuit can go ahead

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:19:04 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier.

  • Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives for Foxconn

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:13:02 GMT

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder urged the Republican-led Michigan House on Friday to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there is still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state despite the cancellation of a vote on the legislation.

  • Appeals court refuses to block Texas track coach's lawsuit

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:46:57 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier.

  • EU leaders boost support for Libya to halt migrant exodus

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:06:26 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pledged Friday to boost their support for conflict-ravaged Libya as the number of people fleeing Africa on crowded, unsafe boats for better lives in Europe continues to rise.

  • After May Brexit opening, EU leaders ask: where's the beef?

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:05:13 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's show of goodwill at the European Union summit left the 27 other EU leaders with "thousands of questions" and eagerly awaiting a more detailed proposal on the future right of EU citizens to remain in a departed Britain.

  • Sri Lankan doctors on strike to demand university's closure

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:26:32 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — State hospitals were paralyzed Friday as Sri Lankan doctors went on strike to demand that a private medical university be shut down, saying it could jeopardize health care standards in the island nation.

  • Sri Lanka's doctors go on strike demanding university close

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:29:59 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Services at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals were paralyzed as government doctors went on strike demanding the government shut down a private medical university.

  • The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:20:41 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):

  • Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

    Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:47:06 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit negotiations — prompting guarded praise from other EU leaders at a tense time for the continent.