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Liability of State Police, Casino/Track Owners at Issue in Pennsylvania Murder Case

On November 24, 2018, Alicia E. Shaffer Stalheim, 25, was murdered by her jealous boyfriend, Luis Rodriguez, seven months after Rodriguez learned Stalheim and her children met for ice cream with another man. Stalheim, Rodriquez and the other man, Gerry …

Woman Says Amazon.com Fired Her Because She Got ‘Long Covid’ – Lawsuit

NEW YORK –– A former Amazon.com Inc. employee sued the online retailer on Monday, saying it wrongly fired her and demanded she repay wages after she contracted “long COVID.” Brittany Hope, 29, a former brand manager for Amazon’s fashion line …

New Hampshire Restaurants Pay $890K to Settle Back Wages Claims

Two New Hampshire restaurants in Derry and Londonderry and their owner have agreed to pay $890,169 to 63 employees to resolve numerous violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act following a U.S. Department of Labor investigation and litigation. The total …

Labor Board Judge Rules Amazon Must Reinstate Fired Warehouse Worker

A judge has ruled Amazon must reinstate a former warehouse employee who was fired in the early days of the pandemic, saying the company “unlawfully” terminated the worker who led a protest calling for Amazon to do more to protect …

UK Banks Face Surge in Equal Pay Claims After Landmark Ruling Against BNP Paribas

Stacey Macken fought more than eight years for equal pay. Her victory over BNP Paribas SA this week at a London court may encourage a wave of other women to come forward. In an unprecedented order for a UK investment …

Toyota Settles Lawsuit That Blamed Employee’s Suicide on Overwork, Harassment

TOKYO (AP) – Toyota has settled a lawsuit that blamed overwork and harassment for the suicide of one of its employees. Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda has apologized to the family, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. Monetary details of …

Businesses, Labor Take Stock After Supreme Court Tosses Biden Covid-19 Rule

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday’s ruling by …

Workplace Class Action Payouts Unexpectedly Grew During Pandemic in 2021

The cost of settling workplace class-action lawsuits reached a record high in 2021, defying expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic would decrease the size and reduce the number of payouts, according to a new report by the Seyfarth Shaw law firm …

Foxconn India Restarts Production at iPhone Plant After December’s Worker Protests

CHENNAI – Apple Inc supplier Foxconn restarted production at its plant in southern India on Wednesday, a company official said, over three weeks after it was closed because of protests over workers falling sick. The company official, speaking to Reuters …

Foxconn Unlikely to Reopen India iPhone Manufacturing Facility Until Jan 7: Official

Apple Inc supplier Foxconn is unlikely to reopen its shuttered iPhone manufacturing facility in southern India until Jan. 7, a senior government official familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Foxconn plant, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, was …