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  • Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law

    07/30/2015 8:14:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 10:35 AM EDT | Aida Cerkez
    Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating jobs. […] The law makes laying off workers somewhat easier and regulates severance terms. It introduces Western-style working contracts that no longer guarantee employment until retirement. […] The former labor law was inherited from the communist regime and offered wide protection to workers but was not business-friendly. It was partly the reason for the 40 percent unemployment rate. …
  • U.S. v. DOUGLAS

    03/01/2011 7:57:00 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    leagle.com ^ | Decided and Filed: February 10, 2011 | featured case
    U.S. v. DOUGLAS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE/CROSS-APPELLANT, v. DONNY G. DOUGLAS (07-1695/1850) AND JAY D. CAMPBELL (07-1696/1851), DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS/CROSS-APPELLEES. Nos. 07-1695, 07-1696, 07-1850, 07-1851 United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Argued: January 20, 2011. Decided and Filed: February 10, 2011. ARGUED: N. C. Deday LaRene, LaRENE & KRIGER, P.L.C., Detroit, Michigan, Harold Gurewitz, GUREWITZ & RABEN, PLC, Detroit, Michigan, for Appellants. Kathleen Moro Nesi, ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Detroit, Michigan, for Appellee. ON BRIEF: N. C. Deday LaRene, LaRENE & KRIGER, P.L.C., Detroit, Michigan, Harold Gurewitz, GUREWITZ & RABEN, PLC, Detroit, Michigan, for Appellants. Kathleen Moro Nesi, ASSISTANT UNITED...
  • Can Colleges Legally Force Students to Work for Free for a Third Party?

    10/26/2009 4:01:28 PM PDT · by Ryde · 66 replies · 1,118+ views
    10/26/09 | Ryde
    Freepers: I occasionally work as an adjunct (I'm retired) for a local college. This college has just initiated a policy where they require their students to work for 75 hours for a third-party for free. That is, they require that a student give 75 hours of work to a non-profit, a charity, and so forth. The college will provide the list of organizations from which a student can choose. This strikes me as being pretty shaky legally and ethically. We seem to be providing a pool of unpaid labor for groups in our community--regardless of whether they want to work...
  • The Ultimate Anti-Stimulus Plan

    02/23/2009 6:08:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies · 326+ views
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2009 | Mallory Factor
    President Obama and his advisers insist that they place national economic recovery over every other policy objective. However, when it comes to labor policy, they support measures that economic history indicates would significantly hinder such recovery. Perhaps the most shocking is Sen. Ted Kennedy’s cynically mislabeled Employee Free Choice Act, known more generally as “card check.” Card check would not promote “free choice” but would instead take away employers’ right to demand secret-ballot elections for union representation. ... The Kennedy card-check scheme is far from the only economy-crushing Big Labor special-interest legislation that Obama has endorsed. The trial-lawyer-friendly “Lilly Ledbetter...
  • Labor bill should be killed on return

    07/17/2007 7:52:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 528+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/15/2007
    The U.S. Senate recently blocked a bill that would have junked 72 years of U.S. labor law and, for the first time, allowed the federal government to force employers and workers alike to sign union contracts without their consent. The proposal, which passed the House with support from Rep. Mark Udall, contained an offensive and little-known provision that would have allowed a government arbitrator to impose a two-year contract on businesses and workers that actually specified wages and working conditions. Neither the employer nor the workers could appeal the decision. The government has no place mandating how much private employers,...
  • Bowing to Pressure, Chirac Replaces Law

    04/10/2006 12:18:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 625+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/06 | Christine Ollivier - ap
    PARIS - President Jacques Chirac on Monday scrapped a controversial part of a youth labor law that triggered massive protests and strikes, bowing to intense pressure from students and unions and dealing a blow to his loyal premier in a bid to end the crisis. Unions celebrated what they called "a great victory," and also were deciding whether to keep up the protests. The top two student union UNEF and FIDL said they would press on with demonstrations Tuesday across France. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, who devised the law, had faced down protesters for weeks, insisting that its most...
  • French Protesters Pour Into the Streets

    03/28/2006 6:19:30 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 45 replies · 1,050+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/06 | JAMEY KEATEN
    PARIS - Tens of thousands of protesters poured onto France's streets and striking workers hobbled transport services Tuesday, increasing pressure on embattled Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to withdraw a contested new jobs contract for youths. Cracks opened in his conservative government as public pressure mounted, with Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy suggesting that the contract be suspended to allow talks with unions, in a clear break with Villepin. Paris and other cities deployed thousands of police to prevent a possible resurgence of violence that marred previous demonstrations against the contract, which would make it easier for companies to fire young...
  • Schwarzenegger pushes labor law enforcement

    07/29/2005 5:40:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 685+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/29/05 | Ryan Pearson - AP
    VERNON, Calif. (AP) - Touring a jeans factory that was caught last year underpaying some workers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday a new multiagency effort to enforce state labor and tax laws. The governor praised the factory for improving its compliance and said the new enforcement unit will target workplaces in an attempt "to shut down the underground economy." The new unit will not focus on workers' immigration status - which Schwarzenegger called a "different issue" - even as one employee at the factory said in an interview that many of her co-workers were illegal immigrants. The new state budget...
  • Feds, Mexico pledge to improve safety of Hispanic workers in U.S.

    07/21/2004 2:54:24 PM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 14 replies · 307+ views
    KLTV.com ^ | July 21, 2004 | KLTV News
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. today signed agreements with Mexico pledging to improve compliance with labor laws and increase safety for Hispanic workers in America. The declaration involving the Labor Department does not include more funding or an increase in inspections and enforcement. Department and Mexican government officials plan to build on existing initiatives aimed at reaching out to employers and Spanish-speaking workers. The Associated Press reports the death toll for Mexican-born workers has soared, with one dying every day on average in the U.S. -- based on federal statistics. In the mid-1990s, Mexicans working in the United States were about...