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Port of L.A. Accused of Conspiring to Tank Enhancement Project

The Port of Los Angeles was hit with a lawsuit in California federal court accusing it of unlawfully conspiring with a union to tank a redevelopment and port enhancement project that was expected to bring in about $59 million in annual profits for the developer.

Worker Groups Oppose DOL’s Pass for Virus-Relief Contractors

More than 50 civil rights groups spoke out against a Labor Department decision to temporarily suspend equal employment opportunity requirements for federal contractors assisting with coronavirus relief, saying the decision could “cause significant harm to marginalized workers hardest hit by the current crisis.”

McConnell Moves on Quick Aid Vote While Pelosi Urges More Cash

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed ahead with his plan for a quick vote Thursday on a $250 billion boost in a small business aid program, putting him at odds with the two top Democrats in Congress who want to double the size of an interim stimulus package.

California Staffing Agencies Defeat Race Discrimination Claims

Two California staffing agencies aren’t liable for allegedly discriminating against two black employees who didn’t get promoted because they were “leased” to the company who declined to advance them and it had all the authority over those decisions, a state appeals court affirmed.

Out-of-State Drivers Dropped from Bimbo Bakeries OT Lawsuit

Twenty-two delivery drivers who wanted to join a worker misclassification lawsuit against Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. must be dismissed from the New Hampshire-based collective action because they’re not residents of the state, a federal judge said Tuesday.

OSHA Is Probing Amazon Warehouse Over Coronavirus Concerns (1)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, following complaints from workers that the company is not doing enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the facility, an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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The H-1B Visa: A Brief History From Truman to Trump

The history of the H-1B visa from its origins in 1952, when Harry S. Truman was president, to the major developments since Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order.

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