Court rules Apple must pay California workers during bag checks

Los Angeles (AFP) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Apple must pay employees for time spent waiting for their bags and personal electronic devices to be searched when they leave work.The decision means that the tech giant will have to pay millions of dollars to more than 12,000 hourly workers at California retail stores who fall under the mandatory bag-search policy.According...

#WTO – EU, US and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on #IndustrialSubsidies

In a Joint Statement issued today (14 January), representatives of the European Union, the United States and Japan announced their agreement to strengthen existing rules on industrial subsidies and condemned forced technology transfers practices. In a meeting held in Washington, DC, the EU, US and Japan agreed that the current list of subsidies prohibited under the World Trade Organization’s...

Trump can’t block banks from releasing his financial records, court rules

Donald Trump has lost an appeal to prevent Capital One and Deutsche Bank from sending his financial records to Congress, marking another legal blow to the president after several lawsuits and court rulings have sought records of his finances. A 106-page ruling from a three-judge panel at the US District Court of Appeals says the banks must hand over several years of the president's records as...