Articles by Employment Law
France's Publicis faces $100 million gender bias lawsuit
February 25 2011 1:49 PM EST
A former public relations employee has sued Publicis Groupe SA for $100 million, saying the French advertising company discriminates against women in pay and promotions. Women make up 70 percent of the company's public relations staff but hold only about 15 percent of leadership positions, the lawsuit says.
US Recovery Act saved 4 million jobs in two years: EPI
February 17 2011 7:33 AM EST
The Recovery Act, which was introduced by the US government in response to the Great Recession of the last decade, created or saved 3-4 million jobs and up to 5 million full-time equivalent jobs by the end of 2010, according to report.
White House proposes unemployment aid for states
February 09 2011 11:16 AM EST
President Barack Obama will propose giving financial relief to U.S. states struggling with high unemployment insurance debt, the White House said on Tuesday, hoping that a lifeline now will avoid bailouts later.
Chipotle Mexican Grill fires hundreds of workers amidst immigration investigation
February 08 2011 10:51 AM EST
Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) has apparently fired hundreds of workers in Minnesota in the wake of a probe into the company’s hiring practices by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Obama tries to woo business, slams burdensome tax
February 08 2011 9:52 AM EST
President Barack Obama stepped up efforts to woo the U.S. business community on Monday, seeking its help to tackle burdensome corporate taxes in a speech to a business group that has long been a fierce critic.
10,000 UK police jobs to vanish within two years
February 06 2011 7:54 PM EST
At least 10,190 uniformed police officers across England and Wales will lose their jobs by 2013 due to the coalition government’s severe budget cuts, according to a study by the opposition Labour Party
Cuomo’s budget for New York state could lead to 10,000 layoffs
February 01 2011 1:39 PM EST
The newly-elected governor of New York has proposed a state budget that will reduce funding for state operations by 10 percent and potentially layoff almost 10,000 state employees.
BigLaw layoffs lower in 2010 than previous year, says law blog
January 28 2011 3:05 PM EST
BigLaw layoffs have slowed considerably in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to a blog that tracks layoffs at major law firms.
Jobless claims surge 51,000 last week
January 27 2011 9:55 AM EST
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week as harsh weather conditions in some parts of the country kept workers at home and caused a backlog in the processing of claims, a government report showed on Thursday.
Yemen follows Egypt, Tunisia; protests against govt begin
January 27 2011 8:55 AM EST
Examples set by the Tunisian protesters are being taken up strongly by several countries suffocated with steep poverty and high unemployment rates.
BBC move to axe World Service may trigger 650 job cuts, loss of 30 mln listeners
January 27 2011 7:44 AM EST
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced slashing World Service program resulting in loss of 650 jobs and listeners to the tune of 30 million.
30 Chinese provinces raised minimum wage as inflation soars : GT
January 26 2011 6:51 PM EST
Thirty provinces in China raised minimum wages by the end of 2010 as inflation, particular those of food items, surged last year.
About half U.S., UK banker bonuses rise: survey
January 26 2011 11:43 AM EST
Roughly half of bankers in Britain and the United States received increased bonuses for 2010, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
Lowe's laying off about 1,700 managers
January 26 2011 11:27 AM EST
Lowe's Cos Inc is laying off about 1,700 middle managers across the United States, the country's second-largest home-improvement chain said.
Will FTAs, trade deals help create jobs in US?
January 25 2011 9:40 AM EST
As President Barack Obama makes the annual state of the union address to the nation tonight, issues like jobs, exports, competitiveness and trade deals will hog much of the limelight. Public Citizen, a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, says a lot of trade policies in the past have not resulted in better jobs and exports opportunities. It has published its arguments on how past policies have failed to give succor to the ailing economy. These arguments will help people place in p...
US top court upholds anti-bias law protections
January 24 2011 3:48 PM EST
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a federal law barring retaliation against a worker for complaints about on-the-job discrimination also protected the employee's relative from unlawful dismissal.
Regis Philbin quit over pay dispute
January 24 2011 9:56 AM EST
Regis Philbin's decision to “retire” from his television show “Live! With Regis & Kelly” was apparently prompted by financial issues, not by his advanced age.
Immelt’s appointment has labor leaders concerned
January 21 2011 4:35 PM EST
Jeffrey Immelt’s appointment by President Obama to head his new White House economic council has some labor leaders concerned, given the perception that the boss of General Electric (NYSE: GE) is hostile to the union movement and is committed to outsourcing American jobs to foreign (cheaper) workers.
NYC jobless rate dips, but only because more people gave up looking for work
January 21 2011 3:28 PM EST
While it’s true that New York City’s unemployment rate declined to its lowest level in more than a year-and-a-half, it’s primarily due to the troubling reality that increasing numbers of people in Gotham have simply given up looking for work.
NYC Mayor threatens massive layoffs amidst pension reform crisis
January 21 2011 2:55 PM EST
As the battle over pension reform in cash-starved cities and states intensified, the Mayor of New York City fired another salvo by threatening municipal unions with huge layoffs if they don’t cooperate with his sweeping proposals to overhaul the system.