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DOL announces comprehensive final rule on H-2B foreign labor certification program

On February 10, 2012 the U.S. Labor Department announced that it had finalized a rule on H-2B foreign labor certification program which aims to make jobs more accessible to U.S. workers.  The H-2B program allows foreign non-immigrant workers to enter the United States for a temporary period to work in agricultural and other seasonal work.  … Continue reading »

Russian Airline Forces Gay Employee Into Heterosexual Marriage

Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, reportedly forced a gay flight attendant into a heterosexual marriage in order to keep his job. Maxim Kupreev, a 25 year old gay man, was given the ultimatum by Aeroflot to either marry a woman or lose his job. Kupreev married an old friend at the end of 2011 in a … Continue reading »

Apple’s Alleged Labor Violations: Appalling or Inaccurate?

The New York Times released a damning report on January 25, 2012 about labor conditions in Chinese factories owned by Foxconn, Apple’s main supplier of products like iPhones and iPads. The report focuses on the multiple violations present in Foxconn factories including involuntary labor, underage labor, and dangerous working conditions. Apple claims it has tried … Continue reading »

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