October 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
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 ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday issued a pair of rulings limiting the ability of public sector employees to unionize and requiring voters to present identification. In a 5-2 decision in Madison Teachers, Inc. v. Walker, the court upheld legislation known as the Budget Repair Bill or Act 10 ...[read more]
June 30, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
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 ...[read more]
June 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday released the Clean Power Plan proposal at the direction of President Barack Obama. The plan will, for the first time, cut carbon pollution from existing power plants in an effort to protect public health and fight climate change without ...[read more]
April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a complex piece of legislation that Congress passed in 1974 to ensure that the pensions of private sector employees had stability and protection. The legislation only applies to private companies, leaving public employees' pensions unprotected. When ...[read more]
April 20, 2013
by Max Slater
A judge for the Dane County Circuit Court on Friday allowed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's controversial collective bargaining law to proceed, despite objections from the state's Department of Justice (DOJ). The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association (WLEA), a public sector union, filed the ...[read more]
April 8, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Iraqi Cabinet announced an amendment to the De-Baathification law on Monday that would allow thousands of former members of Saddam Hussein's now-defunct Baath party to serve in the public sector and receive pensions. The proposed amendment would allow former Baath party branch chiefs to rejoin ...[read more]
January 19, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Act 10 was signed into law by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in March 2011. Wisconsin's largest ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association (WLEA) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the Dane County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of a controversial law limiting the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. The WLEA is challenging the law, also known as the Budget Repair ...[read more]

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