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Aug 25, 2011

The California State Assembly recently passed a civil rights measure protecting individuals from discrimination based on genetic information.

Senate Bill 559, introduced by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Pacoima, extends protections guaranteed under the federal Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act.

Aug 23, 2011

To mark the six-month anniversary of the Startup America program, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency recently clarified immigration laws designed to promote domestic business investment and job creation.

A new Frequently Asked Questions page on the USCIS website specifies eligibility requirements for EB-2 visas.

Aug 23, 2011

A judge recently sided with Bloomberg LP in a class action lawsuit brought against the financial services company by the Equal Employee Opportunity Commission in 2007.

EEOC's suit alleged Bloomberg discriminated against women in its workforce by cutting pay and diminishing responsibilities for mothers returning from maternity leave, as well as preventing mothers from ascending to management.

In rendering her decision, U.S. District Judge Loretta Park said U.S. law does not guarantee the right to a healthy work-life balance.

Aug 23, 2011

By attending panels like the one recently organized by Alabama Employers for Immigration Reform, Alabama small business owners are educating themselves about how to comply with the E-Verify requirement of a state immigration law passed earlier this year.

The four attorneys on the AEIR panel stressed the importance of running every employee through the federal E-Verify database to determine their citizenship status, the Montgomery Advertiser reports.

There are no penalties for business owners who do not use E-Verify, but consequences will be harsh if authorities discover illeg

Aug 22, 2011

The celebrity owners of Shin's Korean BBQ in Los Angeles have been sued by two former employees who allege they were not given breaks or properly paid.

Gilberto Hernandez, a former Shin's cook, and Eder Martinez, a former dishwasher, say they were not paid overtime wages and were denied legally-mandated rest breaks during their shifts.