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Texas Firefighters Lose Bid to Block Suspension Over Misconduct

Two firefighters suspended from the Port of Houston Authority lost an appeal to keep an injunction against their employer, after a Texas court of appeals said Thursday that there is no current dispute involving them, as it kept the injunction for four fired employees.

Google Contractors Clash With Management Over Remote Work Policy

Temps, vendors and contractors at Alphabet Inc. are subject to the company’s broader push to bring workers back to their offices after a long hiatus—and without much leverage to carve out exceptions. Last week, more than 120 Google Maps contract workers in a Seattle-area office signed onto a letter to the vendor, urging management to allow them to continue working from home.

Virgin America Rest Break Case Should Stay Out of High Court: US

A case over whether airlines must follow a California meal-and-rest-break law is not ripe for high court review at all, or at least should return to the lower court to reexamine issues related to when federal law controls, the US Solicitor General told the US Supreme Court.

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If Women Still Earn Less, Can Laws Even Fix The Pay Gap?

The two most important laws addressing pay discrimination between genders have been around for more than six decades, yet the pay gap persists. In this video, we look at the laws and court cases used to enforce equal pay for equal work, and discuss what comes next with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows.

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