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.
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.
December 20, 2002 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. managers in Oregon violated state and federal wage laws by forcing employees of the world's largest retailer to work unpaid hours to avoid overtime, an Oregon jury concluded Thursday. A federal court jury in Portland found that the company engaged in a pattern of prodding managers to hold down costs by using off-the-clock work to ensure tasks were completed. More than 400 Oregon Wal-Mart employees are seeking damages as part of the class-action lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2001 |
The job ended the way many do for day laborers: An employer failed to pay three men for their work. But unlike most such incidents, this one took a twist no one expected. The laborers, in a highly unusual step, went to Garden Grove police, who tracked down the contractor. The officers assigned to the case continue to work on getting the men their lost wages.