February 9, 2007 |
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against the Westin Los Angeles Airport, accusing the hotel of violating labor law by telling employees to remove union buttons and suspending those who refused. The board issued the complaint last month after Unite Here Local 11, a union representing hotel employees, charged that the hotel in July unlawfully prohibited employees from wearing union buttons and insignia. At least 26 were suspended, the complaint said.
June 7, 2006 |
Two law firms representing former employees of Washington Mutual Inc. in California, New York and Illinois have sued the Seattle-based thrift, accusing the company of violating labor laws by failing to pay overtime and the federal minimum wage. The complaint, filed Monday in New York federal court, alleged that in some cases, Washington Mutual home loan consultants were not paid for hours they worked on a case if they did not close the loan.
June 30, 2005 |
The Labor Department worked for more than a year to maintain secrecy for studies that were critical of working conditions in Central America, the region the Bush administration wants in a new trade pact. The contractor hired by the department in 2002 to conduct the studies has become a major opponent of the administration's proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA.
February 13, 2005 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, will pay $135,540 to settle federal charges that it broke child labor laws, the Labor Department said. The 24 violations, which occurred at stores in Arkansas, Connecticut and New Hampshire, had to do with teenage workers who used hazardous equipment such as a chain saw, paper balers and forklifts. Wal-Mart denied the allegations but agreed to pay the penalty. Child labor laws prohibit anyone under 18 from operating hazardous equipment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2004 |
After almost a year of contentious proceedings, the owner of the Hawaiian Gardens Casino will go before a state licensing board today to ask for a permanent gambling license. Dr. Irving I. Moskowitz, a multimillionaire hospital owner who now resides in Florida, has gained international attention for funneling millions of dollars to pay for Jewish settlements on land in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem and in parts of the West Bank.
January 14, 2004 |
An audit by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of about 25,000 employees uncovered thousands of labor violations, including minors working during school hours and workers not taking breaks or lunches. The audit of 25,000 employees performed by Wal-Mart in July 2000 detailed 1,371 violations of child-labor laws, including minors working too late, too many hours in a day or during school hours.