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Oakland Athletics Latest Major League Team to Settle Claim of Wage Violations(0)

September 4, 2014

A third Major League Baseball team—the Oakland Athletics—has agreed to pay back wages and damages to a group of current and former employees to settle government claims that they had been illegally underpaid.

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Will Controversy Over Whales and Dolphins Threaten SeaWorld’s Future?

Questions about how SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment treats dolphins and whales has placed it at the center of an intense controversy involving allegations of cruelty to animals – charges the company vehemently refutes. Columnist Gael O’Brien examines the debate and interviews Thomas I. White, an advocate for animal rights and a professor of business ethics.

American Apparel: Sex, Power and Terrible Corporate Governance

Efforts by American Apparel’s board to oust founder and CEO Dov Charney don’t impress columnist Gael O’Brien. It’s one thing to tolerate a philosophy that a sexually-charged workplace fosters creativity, she writes, but another to allow “the repugnant behavior of its leader, who sexualized the workplace as a stalking ground for employee relationships called consensual, disregarding disparity of age and power.”

NYU’s New Campus in Abu Dhabi: An Education in Human Rights Practice

A recent New York Times investigation exposed ongoing labor and human rights abuses of foreign migrant workers who built New York University’s new campus in Abu Dhabi. The practices were contrary to a code of conduct NYU had pledged in 2009 would protect workers. The crisis hit several days before the first commencement at the campus last week in Abu Dhabi.


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