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The United States (US) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that La Rana Hawaii LLC (La Rana), trading as Mexican-themed restaurant and bar Señor Frog's, will pay US$350,000 to settle allegations that 13 female employees of the company were sexually harrassed or retaliated against between 2007 and 2012.

Agriculture Company Fined Over Retaliation Lawsuit

28 Nov 2013
Written by World Watch

The United States (US) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that agricultural food processing company Mountaire Farms Incorporated, trading as Mountaire Farms of North Caroline Corporation (Mountaire Farms), will pay a settlement of US$48,000, revise its existing anti-discrimination policy, and "furnish other relief to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the [EEOC]".

Australia's work health and safety (WHS) regulator Safe Work Australia is to consider a proposal to prohibit company directors from claiming an indemnity if charged with a criminal offence under WHS laws, following an increase in the number of companies taking out insurance policies that extend to criminal conduct.

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that a San Francisco restaurant has resolved claims that it breached "the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act".

The United States (US) Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced two separate religious discrimination lawsuit settlements, each relating to circumstances in which an individual was denied work after adhering to a religious practice.

The United States (US) Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc (Del Monte) has agreed to pay US$1.2 million to settle claims relating to the treatment of more than 100 pineapple farm workers of Thai national origin in Hawaii.

The United States (US) Department of Labor (DoL) has announced that now defunct Ohio-based carrier firm Star Air Inc and owner Robert Custer have been ordered to pay two truck drivers US$302,000 after the drivers were terminated because they refused to drive until the firm's commercial vehicles were made compliant with various regulations.

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (the Alliance) has announced that it has reached agreement with key labour rights advocates and Bangladeshi researchers on "a common, minimum criterion for fire and structural inspection safety standards [for the garment industry in Bangladesh], pending a few final modifications".

The United States Department of Labor (DoL) has released Proposed Rule - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (8 November 2013) for public comment. According to the DoL, the proposed rule would introduce requirements for the annual submission of establishment-specific injury and illness data to the DoL Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Walmart Criticised for Trading on Public Holiday

13 Nov 2013
Written by World Watch

Walmart has announced that its non-24-hour-trading stores will open at 6pm on an upcoming United States (US) public holiday to launch its end-of-year festive season trading campaign that is traditionally marked by retailers on the following day.

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