Labor law or employment law is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations. As such, it mediates many aspects of the relationship between trade unions, employers and employees.

Minimum Wage Set to Increase in 8 States on New Year’s Day

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.

Don't Get Sued for Not Providing Meal Breaks

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

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.

Wisconsin union charges governor with unfair labor practices

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


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France's Publicis faces $100 million gender bias lawsuit

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.
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US Recovery Act saved 4 million jobs in two years: EPI

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.
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White House proposes unemployment aid for states

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.
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Obama tries to woo business, slams burdensome tax

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.
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10,000 UK police jobs to vanish within two years

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