Walmart Blasted for Denying Lunch Breaks to Employees.

Wal-Mart store exterior in Laredo, Texas

California law, like the laws in many other states, requires employees to give a minimum of 30 minutes unpaid lunch breaks to employees who work at least six hours. Several California workers claim Wal-Mart illegally demanded these breaks be skipped (and of course, in the process, save a bundle of money either by working employees…

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Patriot Act – democracy in action or blatant government overreach?

Rescue workers climb over and dig through piles of rubble from the destroyed World Trade Center

The USA Patriot Act, or Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (yes, that’s really the title of the Act), was passed in late 2001. The 342 page Act introduced a plethora of legislative changes which significantly increased the surveillance and investigative powers of U.S. law enforcement…

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