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California Supreme Court Nears Ruling on Meal Breaks

December 16, 2011
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While meal-period laws vary nationwide, California is among the states wrestling with how far employers should go in policing meal and rest breaks.
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EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Disability Discrimination

December 16, 2011
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Hotel Chain Sues Search Firm for $5 Million

December 15, 2011
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UPDATE: A hospitality industry executive search firm that was sued by a New York hotel operator in a lawsuit seeking $5 million in punitive damages said the allegations in the lawsuit are false.
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Feds Consider Taking Ex-Offenders Out of the Box

December 7, 2011
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The EEOC may ban the question of criminal records on job applications while some states and municipalities already have ‘ban-the-box' legislation in place. One company executive insists the initiative isn't a bleeding-heart issue but a sound business decision.
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Arrest of Mercedes Executive in Alabama Renews Debate Over Immigration Laws

November 22, 2011
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Alabama's immigration law is considered among the toughest in the nation, according to legal experts. Some parts of the code, such as requiring public schools to determine the citizenship status of students and their parents, have been blocked by federal courts.
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New Law Sinks Teeth into Misclassification of Workers

November 21, 2011
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Recently signed California legislation comes just weeks after the Labor Department announced a memorandum of understanding with the IRS that, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said, would bring the agencies together ‘to end the practice of misclassifying employees.'
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California-Only Class Refiles Sex Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart

October 27, 2011
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The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled against a proposed class of some 1.5 million members nationwide in June. The majority ruled that the 'respondents have not identified a common mode of exercising discretion that pervades the entire company.'
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Former Financial Adviser Says He Was Fired for Running Gun Ad

September 16, 2011
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A onetime Barron's hotshot adviser files a lawsuit against LPL Financial; Robert Ray Bennie Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska, also is suing local regulators, including the new North American Securities Administrators Association president.
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