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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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GE Unions Ratify New Contract

July 5, 2007
The new contract’s terms will be extended to nine other unions that have local contracts with GE and will affect about 20,000 workers nationwide, company says.
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Senate Likely to Squelch Unionization Legislation

June 20, 2007
The bill, which has 46 Democratic co-sponsors, would allow a union to form if a majority of workers sign cards authorizing a bargaining unit. Unions strongly favor it; employers abhor it. President Bush has vowed a veto.
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