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Music sharing service CEO claims retailer breached job contract

Both companies and employees are bound by the contents of a signed job agreement. The elements of the contract can sometimes extend past a worker's last date of employment, if the parties agree to certain provisions in a severance package. An employment contract remains in effect until the provisions are satisfied.

Federal agencies team up for national chain's hiring investigation

There may be another labor scandal on the scale of Postville in the making. In an unusual move this month, a high-level economic watchdog has stepped into an investigation concerning allegations of employment law violations concerning illegal immigrants at a popular nationwide food chain. A Securities and Exchange Commission probe into hiring practices at Chipotle Mexican Grill has resulted in a subpoena for additional information.

Wisconsin county pays hefty settlement in discrimination suit

On the eve of Mother's Day, we thought we would discuss a settlement reached at the end of April between Waupaca County and a sheriff's deputy who just happens to be a woman. While the county maintains there was no violation of the deputy's civil rights, the settlement awards the deputy back pay with interest, attorney's fees and damages -- about $142,000 all told.

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