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Obama signs order on LGBT job discrimination
July 22, 2014
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include a rel....... [more]

Bolivia lowers child labor age restriction
July 6, 2014
The Bolivian National Congress on Wednesday passed legislation permitting children as young as 10 to join the workforce as long as it does not interfere with one's education and is done independently in an effort to provide for their family. The U.N. International Labor Organization's (ILO) Carmen....... [more]

Germany summons US Amabassdor in surveillance investigation
July 5, 2014
The German government summoned the US ambassador John B. Emerson on Friday after the arrest of a man who is claimed to be a US spy working surveillance throughout the country. The German foreign ministry believes that a 31 year old employee of the German intelligence service BND has been working wit....... [more]

Supreme Court to rule on pregnant workers' rights
July 1, 2014
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in eight cases Tuesday. In Young v. United Parcel Service the court will consider whether, and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to non-pregnant employees with work limitations must provide work accommodations to pregnant emp....... [more]

Supreme Court adds 5 cases to docket
June 30, 2014
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in five cases. In Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission the court will consider whether and to what extent a court may enforce the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) mandatory duty to conciliate discrimination claims befor....... [more]

Supreme Court rules home health care workers not required to pay union fees
June 30, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Harris v. Quinn that the state cannot require home health care workers to pay union fees. The court stopped short of overruling its 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which held that state employees who choose not to join a public-sector u....... [more]

Supreme Court rules against Obama on recess appointments
June 26, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in NLRB v. Noel Canning that US President Barack Obama overstepped his authority when he appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2012. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court held that while the president does hav....... [more]

Supreme Court rules for Fifth Third employees in retirement fund case
June 25, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer that employees of Fifth Third Bank can proceed with a lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duties over an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). As part of the benefits Fifth Third offers to employees, they are able to....... [more]

Supreme Court expands First Amendment protections for public employees
June 19, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in Lane v. Franks that a public employee's sworn testimony outside the scope of his ordinary job duties is entitled to First Amendment protection. Edward Lane was fired from his job at Central Alabama Community College (CACC) after he determined that a....... [more]

Obama to sign order on LGBT job discrimination
June 17, 2014
A White House official said Monday that US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This action marks a departure from the White House's position last year that an executive order....... [more]

China court denies bail to human rights lawyer
June 11, 2014
A Chinese court on Tuesday denied bail to prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who is likely to be indicted in the country's attempt to deter growing legal activism. The lawyer was detained last month for "causing a disturbance" after he attended a weekend meeting that urged an investigation i....... [more]




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