Articles by Employment Law
Congressman Reveals Republican Position on Minimum Wage Raise: ?Get a Job? [VIDEO]
July 05 2012 4:43 PM
Rep. Bill Young of Florida was caught on video telling one of his constituents to get a job after the man asked him if he supported a move to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour.
US Minimum Wage Hikes - Helping Or Hurting Workers?
June 12 2012 4:07 PM
The debate over minimum wages -- does raising the minimum wage put more money in workers' pockets or just leave more of them jobless? -- is heating up at the state and federal level.
SNOPA Bill 2012: Why Congress Should Ban Employer Requests For Facebook Passwords
May 01 2012 3:11 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives was introduced to a new bill on Friday, called the Social Networking Online Protection Act 2012, or SNOPA, which would ban employers from requiring job candidates to provide their username or password to Facebook, or any other social networking account for that matter.
Scott Walker Quietly Signs Anti-Abortion Measures, Repeals Equal Pay Act, Ahead of Easter Weekend
April 09 2012 5:32 PM
Measures that regulate women's access to abortion services and stress abstinence-only sex education were among the 51 bills the Wisconsin governor, who faces a recall election on June 5, signed just ahead of the holiday weekend.
The Privacy of Job Seekers: Should Employers Be Allowed To Require Facebook Login Information?
March 26 2012 11:26 AM
Companies looking for new employees continually look to social networks like Facebook to learn more about their job candidates. But since many users have made their profiles private, some employers now require applicants to submit their login information. But is this an invasion of privacy?
Euro Gains versus Yen, Steady Against Dollar
March 21 2012 11:42 AM
The euro reached a near five-month high versus the yen and held steady against the dollar on Wednesday as the Greek bailout appeared to progress, prompting some investors to pare back bets against the single currency.
New York Minimum Wage Boost Needed: Silver
January 30 2012 3:34 PM
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has proposed raising the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour, and tying it to inflation.
Minimum Wage Set to Increase in 8 States on New Year’s Day
December 23 2011 6:01 PM
The holiday season brings good news to 1.4 million low-wage workers in eight states. On the first day of January, these workers will see their income getting a modest boost as a result of state laws that require the minimum wage to keep up with inflation.
Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Allowed in Payroll Tax Cut Bill
December 15 2011 10:38 AM
A House bill to extend a payroll tax cut would also authorize states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits, prompting questions about the measure's effectiveness and legality.
U.S. Catholic Bishops: U.S. House Has ‘Moral Obligation’ to Extend Unemployment Benefits
December 13 2011 5:33 PM
In a letter sent to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said lawmakers have a moral obligation to ensure unemployed Americans and their families are able to support themselves in an economy that has not been conductive to job growth.
Golden Band Resources Appoints New President and CEO
October 25 2011 4:39 PM
Golden Band Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that, effective November 1, 2011, A. Robson Garden, QC, has been appointed President and CEO of Golden Band Resources and that Ronald Netolitzky will resume his non-executive Chairman’s role for the Company.
Detroit, Michigan: Crippled and Paralyzed by the Recession
September 05 2011 10:18 AM
The true unemployment figure in the city might be as high as an astounding 50 percent.
Don't Get Sued for Not Providing Meal Breaks
September 01 2011 3:03 PM
A new trend in employment law, California companies have recently been experiencing a barrage of meal break lawsuits, challenging state labor rules and the extent to which an employer must provide time to rest.
Strapped states chop jobless aid
August 04 2011 12:20 PM
U.S. states are making "unprecedented" cuts to unemployment benefit programs, hoping to keep their budgets in line as the country's jobless rate shows no sign of budging, according to a report the National Employment Law Project released on Wednesday.
Lawsuits claim job applicants with criminal background face hiring hurdle
April 29 2011 2:39 PM
People with criminal records are finding difficulty in getting jobs, prompting a spurt in lawsuits that challenge hiring policies that discriminate against applicants with criminal backgrounds.
Wisconsin Judge Makes 'Crystal Clear' Order to Block Union Law
March 29 2011 10:06 PM
A Wisconsin judge ordered state lawmakers on Tuesday to temporarily stop implementation about a controversial law that would restrict public employee bargaining rights.
California city to lay off nearly half of public workers; one commits suicide
March 18 2011 1:55 PM
As a reflection of the fiscal crisis that has city and state governments across the country in its grip, the town of Costa Mesa in southern California has sent out layoff notices to almost half of its public employees.
French flight attendant can pursue employment discrimination lawsuit against United in Chicago: Court
March 08 2011 11:41 AM
A French flight attendant, who was fired by United Airlines, has been allowed to pursue her federal discrimination claims against her former employer, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Foley sued by partner for age, sex, race discrimination
March 07 2011 12:02 PM
A partner at Foley & Lardner has sued the firm for discrimination and breach of contract, citing in his complaint that the firm treated younger, female and/or non-white employees more favorably.
Wisconsin union charges governor with unfair labor practices
March 01 2011 11:43 AM
The Wisconsin State Employees Union (WSEU) accused new Republican Gov. Scott Walker of unfair labor practices for refusing to bargain in a complaint filed Monday with a state employment commission. The legal challenge comes amid a standoff between Walker and state legislative Democrats over a proposal to limit bargaining rights