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Law Firm’s Arbitration Procedures Ruled Improper

August 2, 2007
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California law has for several years prohibited enforcement of mandatory arbitration procedures that are unconscionable. Employers are advised to carefully review the costs involved in mandatory arbitration and the specific processes by which employment-based claims can be resolved by arbitration which have met with court approval.
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Law Firm’s Arbitration Procedures Ruled Improper

August 2, 2007
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California law has for several years prohibited enforcement of mandatory arbitration procedures that are unconscionable. Employers are advised to carefully review the costs involved in mandatory arbitration and the specific processes by which employment-based claims can be resolved by arbitration which have met with court approval.
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Retiree Benefits Is UAW at the Wheel

July 24, 2007
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Hopes rise that GM, Chrysler and Ford can get the UAW to take on some $100 billion of liabilities. Does the idea stand a chance?
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CSuite June 2007

July 17, 2007
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CSuite June 2007
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The Union-Free Good Times May Be Over in China

July 12, 2007
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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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Florida Allows Leave in Domestic Violence Cases

July 10, 2007
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Before receiving the leave, the employee must first exhaust all annual or vacation, personal and sick leave unless the employer waives the requirement, the law says.
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GE Unions Ratify New Contract

July 5, 2007
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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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Unions Question Private Equity Firm Buyouts

June 27, 2007
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Press conference on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange takes place at the same time as a conference inside titled 'Deals & Dealmakers.'
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Senate Likely to Squelch Unionization Legislation

June 20, 2007
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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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U.S. Automakers Say Labor Costs Must Shrink to Compete

June 20, 2007
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At a series of background sessions this month, executives from the three major Detroit car companies said they need to close a labor cost gap of $20 to $30 per hour with their Japanese counterparts in North America.
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