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UN SG calls for end to all forms of human exploitation
February 19, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for a worldwide end to all forms of human exploitation. The message, released as part of the UN's World Day of Social Justice set for February 20, 2015, calls for a worldwide effort to "not leave behind those who are socially and economically explo....... [more]

Arkansas legislature passes bill that could allow increased LGBT discrimination
February 14, 2015
The Arkansas legislature on Friday passed a bill that would prohibit local governments from enacting laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals from discrimination. The proposed purpose of the bill is to improve intrastate commerce by ensuring that businesses in the st....... [more]

Missouri House passes right-to-work bill despite veto threat
February 13, 2015
The Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday approved a right-to-work bill by a vote of 91-64. The bill will now be sent to the Missouri Senate, where it could face a filibuster. Even if the bill is approved by the Senate, Governor Jay Nixon is expected to veto it. The bill allows workers who....... [more]

Kansas governor rescinds executive order protecting LGBT employees
February 11, 2015
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday rescinded a number of executive orders by the former governor, including one that protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) state employees from unfair hiring practices, sexual harassment and other types of discrimination at work. The previous e....... [more]

HRW: labor abuse in UAE despite reforms
February 10, 2015
Labor abuses persist in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite attempts at reform, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. The report details the exploitation of migrant workers building a high-profile cultural complex in the UAE that includes branches of the Louvre and the Guggenheim museums. In....... [more]

West Virginia Legislature Proposes Substantial Changes to Deliberate Intent Statute
February 5, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Edwards, of Bowles Rice, LLP in Charleston, WV, discusses the proposed legislative changes to West Virginia's workers' compensation scheme ... Workers' Compensation programs provide important benefits to both employees and employers. If an employee is injured or ex....... [more]

Venezuela authorizes use of force against demonstrators
January 31, 2015
Venezuelan authorities on Friday passed new regulations that will allow soldiers to use deadly force against demonstrators if they feel that their lives are at risk. These regulations were passed after a span of violent protests last year, as an attempt to maintain order in the country. The Venezuel....... [more]

Canada Supreme Court upholds workers' right to strike
January 30, 2015
The Supreme Court of Canada held on Friday that a worker's right to strike is constitutionally protected. The court's decision came after a challenge to the constitutionality of a Saskatchewan statute that limited the ability of "essential service employees" from participating in any strike action a....... [more]

South Carolina judge vacates 'Friendship Nine' convictions
January 29, 2015
South Carolina Circuit Court judge John Hayes III on Wednesday overturned the 54-year-old convictions of nine African American student-activists jailed during the civil rights movement. Arrested while undertaking a lunch counter sit-in, the "Friendship Nine"?Clarence Graham, Mack Workman, Robe....... [more]

Supreme Court rules on collective bargaining agreements
January 26, 2015
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett on collective bargaining agreements for retirement healthcare benefits. The case was brought by retired employees of an M&G Polymers-owned plant, who sued the company when it was announced that retirees would be expected t....... [more]

No Excuses: The "N-Word" Does Not Belong in the Workplace
January 21, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Ayanna Thomas, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the tenth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Thomas discusses racial discrimination in the workplace... A federal jury i....... [more]




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