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Ford CEO Describes a New Deal for Automakers

August 8, 2007
Alan Mulally tells a conference that Detroit is increasingly looking to executive outsiders to get the car business back onto a profitable footing while it cuts thousands of jobs and plans on tough contract talks with the UAW next month.
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Nike Settles Racial-Bias Class Action

August 3, 2007
The company also agrees to several other measures, including a court-appointed diversity consultant to monitor and periodically report to the court and the appointment of a compliance officer at Nike’s headquarters.
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RICO Risk for Hiring Illegal Workers

Employers that hire immigrants with no lawful authorization to work in the U.S. could be subject to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Employers are advised to carefully review and ensure their compliance with applicable regulatory requirements that detail pre-hire screening of job applicants to ensure they are lawfully entitled to be employed in the United States.
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RICO Risk for Hiring Illegal Workers

Employers that hire immigrants with no lawful authorization to work in the U.S. could be subject to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Employers are advised to carefully review and ensure their compliance with applicable regulatory requirements that detail pre-hire screening of job applicants to ensure they are lawfully entitled to be employed in the United States.
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The Union-Free Good Times May Be Over in China

July 12, 2007
For years, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, the only legally recognized workers organization in China, had been passive insofar as foreign-invested enterprises in the country have been concerned. But multinational companies like Wal-Mart and McDonald's are striking unionization deals with the federation, and that's a signal that those days could be over.
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