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American Airlines Asks to End Retiree Health, Life Benefit Coverage

July 9, 2012
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The airline and parent company AMR said they never promised to provide benefits for life and reserved their rights to modify the plans.
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The Midnight Shift Returns as Automakers Boost Output

June 8, 2012
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By the start of 2013, 22 of the 83 assembly plants in North America will operate with three shifts of workers, and nearly half of all vehicles built here will come from a three-shift plant.
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Massive Master Complaint Filed Against NFL Over Concussion-Related Injuries

June 7, 2012
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The 86-page document, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, seeks financial compensation, injunctive relief and medical monitoring for former NFL players who claim the league misled them about the dangers of concussions.
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Ford to Offer Lump-Sum Pension Payouts to Ex-Workers

April 27, 2012
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When individuals take a lump-sum payment rather than continued monthly benefits, Ford no longer will face such risks as paying more than expected if the individuals live longer than expected.
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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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