Latest Labor regulation News

Chipotle to pay NYC workers $20M for violating labor laws

Aug. 09, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay $20 million to current and former workers at its New York City restaurants for violating city labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. According to investigators, Chipotle’s violations of the city’s Fair Workweek law...

NLRB dismisses Starbucks charge against union organizers

Aug. 01, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a charge Starbucks filed against union organizers in Phoenix, saying there was not enough evidence that pro-union workers blocked store entrances or intimidated customers during a spring rally. Seattle-based Starbucks filed the charge...

Trucker protest shuts down operations at California port

Jul. 20, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Truckers protesting a state labor law have effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland, it was announced Wednesday. “The shutdown will further exacerbate the congestion of containers" and port officials are urging operations at shipping...

Report: Uber lobbied, used 'stealth' tech to block scrutiny

Jul. 10, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Uber aggressively pushed into markets around the world, the ride-sharing service lobbied political leaders to relax labor and taxi laws, used a “kill switch'' to thwart regulators and law enforcement, channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered...

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jul. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...

High court declines to take up fight over airline crew rest

Jun. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a case involving a state law that gives California-based flight crews more generous meal and rest breaks than required by federal rules. Several Virgin America flight attendants sued to be included under the law,...

Californians won't weigh 'involuntary servitude' amendment

Jun. 30, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will not consider amending its constitution to eliminate indentured servitude as a possible punishment for crime after Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration predicted that it could cost the state billions of dollars to pay minimum wage to prison inmates. ...

One year into NIL era, fresh questions about its future

Jun. 30, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

The first year of the athlete compensation era in college sports evolved into almost everything the NCAA didn't want when it gave the green light last summer. What was envisioned as a way for college athletes to make some pocket money based on their celebrity has turned into bidding...

Australian authorities declare final results after election

Jun. 22, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities declared the final seats on Wednesday in a greener, more fragmented Australian Parliament following May 21 elections. The election brought Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party to power for the first time in nine years. ...

Lula platform has green focus, nods to middle in Brazil race

Jun. 21, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva laid out his campaign platform Tuesday, including a pledge for zero deforestation initiatives and appeals to moderates as seeks to unseat Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil's election in October. The 76-year-old leftist, who...