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Could a Philadelphia Case Clarify Pay Rules for Paramedics

January 19, 2007
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The question is whether municipal paramedics must be paid overtime after 40 hours or are subject to higher overtime thresholds applicable to firefighters and other emergency responders under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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A Call for More Shareholder Say in Executive Pay

January 4, 2007
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Rep. Barney Frank decries Home Depot CEO’s $210 million exit package and cites the need for executive-pay reform. He also calls for a deal between Democrats and the business community that would offer expanded worker protection in exchange for such measures as immigration reform and the easing of rules on foreign direct investment.
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Accessing Vehicle Records Infringes on Privacy

December 6, 2006
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Employers are cautioned that employee privacy rights continue to be expanded into many different areas. Background searches of employees or job applicants should be done only after careful consideration of legal and regulatory restrictions.
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Labor Standoff at Goodyear May Set the Stage for Other Union Negotiations

November 1, 2006
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It’s been a very long time since an employer has announced a plant closing and layoffs of thousands of workers in the middle of a strike. But on October 30, that’s exactly what Goodyear Tire & Rubber did.
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Report Cites Poor Working Conditions in India's Call Centers

October 17, 2006
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A new report conducted by the Communications Workers of America and worker organizations in India shows that being a call center rep in India might not be all that it’s cracked up to be.
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Labor Relations Board Offers Split Decision in Supervisor Cases

October 3, 2006
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Companies may start defining more workers as management--and ineligible for union representation--following a National Labor Relations Board decision.
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U.S. Unions Act Globally, Benefit Locally

February 3, 2006
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By creating international agreements with European multinationals, groups are gaining entry into American businesses that previously had fended off organizing efforts.
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Walking Out on Wages

July 29, 2005
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Production goes on during a "virtual" strike, so the suffering hits only those directly involved--labor and management.
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5 Questions for Andy Stern

April 29, 2005
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Stern explains his position on outsourcing.
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