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Labor nominee Scalia has long record of opposing regulations

Jul. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his new labor secretary. If formally nominated and...

South Korean dies from self-immolation near Japan's embassy

Jul. 19, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 78-year-old South Korean man died hours after setting himself ablaze near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, police said, at a time of worsening tensions between Seoul and Tokyo. The man, surnamed Kim, ignited a fire inside his car parked in front of the building where the...

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

Jun. 26, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress and campaign trail, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to enter the United States without legal permission. The photos show the...

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

Jun. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can't put down roots. Mirroring the rise of anti-migrant sentiment in Europe and around the world, some in Lebanon say that after eight years of...

The Latest: New York lawmakers OK farmworker rights bill

Jun. 19, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature as it works toward adjournment (all times local): 10 p.m. Lawmakers in Albany have voted to give farmworkers the right to organize, collect overtime and get a day off. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed the legislation Wednesday...

Shell fined for explosions, gas leak at Dutch chemical plant

Jun. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has fined oil giant Shell 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) for breaching Dutch labor and environmental laws in a case linked to two explosions and a gas leak at a chemical plant south of Rotterdam. The East Brabant court ruled Monday that Shell did not take...

Uber, Lyft suggest changes but want drivers as contractors

Jun. 12, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft say they are willing to change the way they treat drivers in California as long as state lawmakers don't require them to classify drivers as employees, a move that would entitle them to a wide range of benefits. The California-based tech firms...

Biden declares LGBTQ rights his No. 1 legislative priority

Jun. 2, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declared Saturday that the Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation's labor and civil rights laws. The former vice president shared his hopes of signing the legislation as...

The Latest: Biden tells crowd Equality Act is top priority

Jun. 1, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the Equality Act will be his top legislative priority. The former vice president told a crowd In Ohio of his hopes of signing the legislation, which...

Can a business owner require staffers to get vaccinated?

May. 28, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners worried about the spread of measles may want to be sure their staffers have been vaccinated, but before issuing any orders, they should speak with a labor law attorney or human resources consultant. An employer generally is prohibited from requiring employees to...