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NCAA facing lawsuit over minimum wage laws
October 23, 2014
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was sued Monday for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The lawsuit, brought by a former college athlete against the NCAA and NCAA Division 1 Member Schools, alleges that defendants both jointly agreed and conspired to violate the wage....... [more]

Japan Supreme Court backs woman demoted for pregnancy
October 23, 2014
The Supreme Court of Japan on Thursday ordered a retrial on a woman's claims that she was demoted due to her pregnancy. A physiotherapist asked her employer for a less strenuous job position for the duration of her pregnancy. However, after she had the baby and returned to work, the physiotherapist....... [more]

UAE migrant domestic workers facing abuse: HRW
October 23, 2014
Female migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are facing abuse and exploitation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday. The group pointed to UAE's visa sponsorship program, coupled with the lack of laws to protect domestic laborers, as the salient causes for the current sit....... [more]

Ebola, Human Rights and Health Discrimination
October 20, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Stefan Kirchner, of the University of Lapland, discusses the possibility of global discrimination during the ongoing Ebola outbreak ...The current Ebola outbreak has lead to discrimination against those infected with Ebola as well as against health care workers caring for thos....... [more]

Executive Orders
October 18, 2014
07/21/2014: Obama signed order on LGBT job discrimination 04/08/2014: Obama announced the signing of executive actions targeting gender wage gap 11/01/2013: Obama administration established climate change task force through executive order 09/25/2012: Obama signed order strengthening protecti....... [more]

Recent Key Executive Orders
October 18, 2014
Executive Order- Climate-Resilient International Development (not yet numbered) September 23, 2014 This executive order requires that climate-resilience considerations be integrated into all international development work done by all agencies of the United States government, to the fullest legal e....... [more]

UN rights expert urges South Korea to adopt anti-discrimination law
October 10, 2014
An independent UN human rights expert on Thursday urged South Korea to adopt an anti-discrimination law. UN Special Rapporteur on racism Mutuma Ruteere said an anti-discrimination law is particularly important because of increasing globalization, with many foreign workers coming to Korea for employ....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on overtime pay, juror testimony
October 9, 2014
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk the court is tasked with determining whether time spent by employees for after-hours screenings to guard against warehouse theft qualifies for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act as....... [more]

Argentina ex-dictator receives additional sentence
October 8, 2014
A Buenos Aires court on Tuesday handed down a 23-year prison sentence to Reynaldo Bignone, the last Argentinian military president of the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship, for the kidnapping and torture of 32 factory workers. The court held Bignone responsible for the forced disappearance of worker....... [more]

Cambodia enacts regulation to protect entertainment workers
October 8, 2014
Cambodia on Wednesday enacted a regulation that will extend the same rights and protections to nightlife workers that the country's laws currently grant to other workers. The regulation, entitled "Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health Rules of Entertainment Service, Enterprises Establis....... [more]

Israeli court orders shut down of detention center for African migrants
September 22, 2014
The Israeli High Court of Justice on Monday ordered a detention center used to detain African migrants who had crossed illegally and were captured in the Negev Desert to close. The decision annulled the government's Law for the Prevention of Infiltration which permitted the state to detain undocumen....... [more]




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