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CEI Today: Labor & civil rights laws, cops vs wine, Labor Day, and the Berlin Wall 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Obama “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order Will Punish Firms in Pro-Worker States

Earlier, we discussed President Obama’s recent Executive Order 13,673, which “will allow trial lawyers to extort larger settlements from companies, and enable bureaucratic agencies to extract costly settlements over conduct that may have been perfectly legal.”

But it turns out that President Obama’s executive order (which allows the Labor Department to cut off firms’ government contracts over state or federal employment law verdicts or fines against them) has another, more ironic effect: It penalizes companies based in states like California that vigorously enforce labor and civil-rights laws, leading to employers in those states racking up more fines and verdicts against than similarly-behaving employers in other states. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


Cops to Destroy Rare Wine Collection in Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia, one man surely isn’t feeling the brotherly love after police raided his home and seized 2,426 bottles of rare wine—with an estimated value of more than $125,000—that the police reportedly plan to “destroy.”
> Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton




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