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  • Unions protest NM governor's firing of labor board

    Unions protest NM governor's firing of labor board

    Labor & Employment 03/17/2011

    Members of labor unions in New Mexico turned to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday in a dispute with the governor over the Public Employee Labor Relations Board.Gov. Susana Martinez fired the board's executive director, Pam Gentry, on Feb. 5, then ...

  • GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

    GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

    Labor & Employment 02/14/2011

    General Motors Co. will pay more than $189 million in profit-sharing to 48,000 U.S. hourly workers and millions more in performance bonuses to salaried employees, according to a person briefed on the matter.The company, less than two years out of ban...

  • Dick's settles with former Neb. worker over pay

    Dick's settles with former Neb. worker over pay

    Labor & Employment 02/03/2011

    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has reached a settlement with a former employee over just payment for her work.Court records show U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon dismissed the lawsuit filed by Dannette Stackhouse, citing the settlement. Details were ...

  • Oscar Mayer employees seek pay for equipment time

    Oscar Mayer employees seek pay for equipment time

    Labor & Employment 12/14/2010

    Employees at the Oscar Mayer meat processing plant in Davenport, Iowa have filed a class action lawsuit seeking compensation for time they spend putting on and taking off their safety equipment.The lawsuit claims employees are not paid while they don...

  • Jobless rate rises to 9.8 pct. as job growth slows

    Jobless rate rises to 9.8 pct. as job growth slows

    Labor & Employment 12/03/2010

    The nation's unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high, as hiring slowed.Employers added only 39,000 jobs last month, a sharp decline from the 172,000 created in October, the Labor Department reported Friday. The weakne...

  • Class of Undocumented Workers Sues Wal-Mart

    Class of Undocumented Workers Sues Wal-Mart

    Labor & Employment 10/18/2010

    In a federal class action, 42 named plaintiffs say Wal-Mart hired them knowing they were undocumented, stiffed them for overtime and for regular wages, paid them in cash or by personal checks from labor contractors, put them to forced labor through c...

  • California minimum wage fight heads back to court

    California minimum wage fight heads back to court

    Labor & Employment 07/09/2010

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration has filed a new lawsuit to force the state controller to pay California government workers the federal minimum wage.The Department of Personnel Administration filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Controller Jo...

  • Appeals court rules for US Airways pilot union

    Appeals court rules for US Airways pilot union

    Labor & Employment 06/07/2010

    A federal appeals court has ruled against pilots from the old America West airlines in their dispute with their union at US Airways.The two airlines combined in 2005, but their pilots are still fighting over seniority rights. Six pilots from the old ...

  • Overtime claims and compliance

    Overtime claims and compliance

    Labor & Employment 06/01/2010

    Wage and hour matters usually manifest when disgruntled employees feel they have not been compensated properly for their work. Often, wage and hour matters are brought forth by employees who have been terminated, anticipate being terminated, or have ...

  • Dallas Employment contracts - Employment Law

    Dallas Employment contracts - Employment Law

    Labor & Employment 04/23/2010

    Q. Do I need a lawyer to review my contract before I sign it?Yes.  The number one mistake an employee can make is to sign an employment contract without seeking legal counsel beforehand.  Often the employee fails to ask for contract terms t...

  • Court takes up public employees' privacy case

    Court takes up public employees' privacy case

    Labor & Employment 04/20/2010

    The Supreme Court appears likely to rule against public employees who claimed a local government violated their privacy by reading racy text messages they sent on their employers' account.Several justices said Monday that the employer, the Ontario, C...

  • Dallas labor & employment lawyer - Jill Weinberg

    Dallas labor & employment lawyer - Jill Weinberg

    Labor & Employment 04/20/2010

    Ms. Weinberg provides corporations with practical and proactive labor and employment law counseling services. She works closely with high-tech and start-up companies in the Richardson, Plano, Frisco and Dallas areas. Non-compete agreements Confidenti...

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