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California Addresses Labor Crime with a New Unit

April 26, 2012
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The U.S. Labor Department's periodic report on new state labor laws finds that worker privacy and prevailing wages were the two most common subjects for new labor and employment laws enacted by states in 2011.
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Illinois' Pension Fix: Workers to Pay More, Retire Later

April 20, 2012
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Workers would keep their defined benefit contributions, something that has largely disappeared from the private sector.
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Wisconsin Law Repeals Punitive, Compensatory Damages in Bias Cases

April 9, 2012
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The bill, which was supported by numerous business groups, was signed into law by the governor April 5, but not announced until April 6.
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To Email or Not to Email?

April 3, 2012
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Limiting an employee's digital access can decrease an employer's legal liability, attorney Jennifer F. DiMarco writes.
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Union Membership in New York State Slips to New Low

February 22, 2012
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Unions now have the smallest percentage of the New York workforce since it was first measured in 1989. But it's still the highest in the nation.
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Chrysler Rolling Out Bonuses

February 8, 2012
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Chrysler Group hourly and salaried workers will receive profit-sharing and performance bonuses on Feb. 10, just nine days after the automaker reported a $183 million profit for 2011.
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Norwegian Insurance Company Monitors Workers' Bathroom Breaks

February 6, 2012
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Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.
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EEOC Issues Final Rule on Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Records

February 6, 2012
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GINA, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in May 2008, protects job applicants, current and former employees, labor union members and apprentices and trainees from discrimination based on their genetic information.
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Lockout of Union Workers in New York Shines Light on NLRB Appointees

February 2, 2012
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In a memo released last month, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel wrote that President Obama was justified in making the appointments.
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