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May 25, 2023

State lawmakers want children to fill labor shortages, even in bars and on school nights

Lawmakers in several states are embracing legislation to let children work in more hazardous occupations, longer hours on school nights and in expanded roles including serving alcohol in bars and restaurants as young as 14.

Dec 8, 2022

Judge orders slaughterhouse cleaners not to hire minors

A federal judge has ordered a Wisconsin company that cleans hundreds of slaughterhouses nationwide to ensure it is complying with child labor laws after investigators identified at least 50 minors scrubbing and sanitizing dangerous equipment on overnight shifts at five different meatpacking plants in three states.

Jun 30, 2017

Trump taps labor lawyer to be Justice Dept. civil rights chief

The White House on Thursday tapped a Washington labor lawyer known for representing large companies in discrimination lawsuits to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Apr 28, 2014

New interpretations of legal guidelines for the workplace

From cross-dressing office workers and litigious strippers to employees who can toke like Cheech and Chong, the challenges employers face navigating employment and labor law are anything but boring these days.

Dec 16, 2013

Union pact case goes bust at the US Supreme Court

It was the major U.S. Supreme Court labor law decision that wasn’t.

Oct 11, 2012

NLRB says Costco social media rule violated federal labor law

Costco could not enforce a social media rule prohibiting employees from posting online statements that damaged the wholesaler’s reputation, the National Labor Relations Board has decided in rejecting an administrative judge’s findings.

Jul 27, 2012

LABORED RELATIONS: New NLRB Web page advises employees there is ‘strength in numbers’

In a continuation of its growing trend of seeking to enforce the rights of all workers, including those in union-free work forces, the National Labor Relations Board added a page to its website last month dedicated to promoting protections of the National Labor Relations A[...]

Jul 3, 2012

Concussion lawsuits are next big US litigation

Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time.

Mar 14, 2012

Court backs construction union protests

A federal court has confirmed Wisconsin construction workers standing on property leased by a corporation can protest allegedly unfair hiring practices.

Jul 29, 2011

POMMER: Doubtful Supreme Court would overrule redistricting

Democrats are sniffling that the Republican-adopted legislative redistricting is unfair to them.

Jul 27, 2011

LABOR LAW: Beware of bullying in the workplace

Workplace bullying is an issue that captures media attention when it escalates to violence. But, even when the bullying is more subtle, it creates a hostile work environment to which employers should pay close attention because it could be costing them money.

Jul 15, 2011

POMMER: Law spurs discipline problems

As usual, the devil is in the details. That's especially true for local officials in the wake of the new state law effectively emasculating public employee unions.


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