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2010-01-07 16:04:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the 2009 Cumulative Supplement to Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey. The treatise and its supplement are published by BNA Books in cooperation with the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law. It is a companion volume to BNA Books' The Fair Labor Standards Act. (Logo:...

2009-11-30 11:06:00

New version incorporates recent changes to federal employment laws WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of an updated version of its popular Employment Law Guide, an online publication that describes the major employment laws administered by the department. The Guide helps the public -- workers and employers -- understand many of the laws affecting the workplace. For instance, it helps small businesses develop wage,...

2009-11-24 14:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that workers from New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) in Fremont, Calif., are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). "This administration remains unwavering in its commitment both to growing the nation's economy and to creating good jobs for these and other displaced workers," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Auto workers impacted by foreign competition deserve our...

2009-11-16 08:30:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecticut employers should start preparing now for the impending increase in the state's hourly minimum wage and should take note of new poster requirements being imposed this month by both the federal government and the state labor department, said attorneys on LeClairRyan's Labor & Employment team. "Employers will want to hit the ground running on January 1 when the minimum wage goes up to $8.25," advised Elizabeth K. Acee, a partner based...

2009-11-05 13:29:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tyson Foods Inc., one of the nation's largest poultry producers, has been found in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at its Blountsville, Ala., facility. The jury's verdict in federal court in Birmingham resulted from a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor against the company. "We are very pleased that the jury in Birmingham has vindicated our position that employers must pay their workers for the time that they...

2009-10-06 15:02:00

Smith Is Ideal Candidate To Reverse Bush Administration Neglect WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today strongly recommended that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee approve M. Patricia Smith as solicitor for the U.S. Labor Department. The committee will vote on Smith's nomination on Wednesday, five months after her confirmation hearing. The Labor solicitor is the third-ranking official in the department and...

2009-08-10 15:05:00

9 farms and 17 farm labor contractors cited for violating federal laws RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has fined nine farms and 17 farm labor contractors doing business in Bladen and Craven counties, N.C., for violating federal labor law, including employing children as young as eight years old as farm laborers. The investigation is part of the agency's ongoing agricultural initiative aimed at protecting the rights of...

2009-08-10 12:57:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), one of the nation's largest gas station operators, has been cheating thousands of its hourly employees out of millions of dollars in overtime wages for years charges a class action lawsuit filed today by Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco). The suit describes how Valero - the 10th largest company on the Fortune 500 list --...

2009-08-04 16:55:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that almost 2,000 workers in auto-related industries in Michigan, Indiana, South Carolina and Mississippi are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance. "Workers employed in auto-related fields in these states have sacrificed enormously, and they deserve our support as they look to transfer their considerable skills to new careers in promising regional industries," said Secretary of Labor...

2009-07-24 10:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the minimum wage in Pennsylvania will rise from $7.15 to $7.25 an hour, as current federal law increases the wage for the third and final time. "More than 100,000 Pennsylvania workers will likely benefit from this small but important boost in the minimum wage," said Mark Price, Ph.D., Labor Economist for the Keystone Research Center. "68,000 minimum-wage workers will benefit directly from the 10-cent increase, which for a full-time worker...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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