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Sweden-based global clothing brand group H&M Group (H&M) has announced the launch of a new strategy to provide approximately 850,000 textile workers at its suppliers' factories with a fair living wage by 2018 and has revised its roadmap (further information) accordingly.

The European Parliament (EP) has announced that, under a draft European Union (EU) Directive recently voted by the EP, stock exchange listed companies in the EU must improve on the "open, transparent procedure for appointing non-executive board members to listed companies" and ensure that by 2020 at least 40% of their non-executive directors are women.

The Department of Commerce work health and safety division WorkSafe WA in the Australian state of Western Australia (WA) has announced that BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd has been fined A$40,000 and ordered to pay over A$1,800 in costs in relation to a June 2010 incident in which a machinery operator sustained serious injuries to his arm after it was caught in a plasterboard perforator.

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The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has urged the International Labour Organisation to approve "tripartite negotiations for an international legal instrument focusing on gender-based violence at the workplace".

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.

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