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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

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Citizenship
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Retroactive Application of Immigration Law is Impermissible
JURISTFebruary 3, 2012

Counsel also dispelled attempts to fault Vartelas for taking an action, namely traveling to Greece, after the new legal disability was imposed by IIRIRA. He made clear that the past conduct relevant for retroactivity analysis is Vartelas's conviction, ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Intense Diplomatic Activities at Minrex
AllAfrica.comFebruary 14, 2012

The country, she said, is host to over 100000 refugees. "We do also have about 7000 refugees in the urban areas of Yaounde and Douala and about 3000 asylum seekers of various nationalities," said Aïda Haile Mariam.more »

Deportation
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Mystery surrounds Takadrien Turner's deportation to Colombia
Today's THVFebruary 2, 2012

ICE also denies that Tika Cortez matched a name of a Colombian citizen scheduled to be deported. A federal law enforcement source also says they have jailhouse recordings of Jakadrien claiming to be Tika Cortez from Colombia.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Alabama immigration crackdown costs state up to $11 bln: study
WRNIFebruary 1, 2012

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, has cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study. The Alabama law, passed in June, ...more »

Updates on J-1 Summer Work Travel Program
Voice of America (blog)February 2, 2012

You might remember that late last year the State Department ordered a thorough review of its J-1 Summer Work Travel program. An Associated Press investigation had shown that some businesses exploit students on J-1 visas, and this past summer the New ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Naturalization workshop set for Thursday in Taunton
Taunton Daily GazetteFebruary 15, 2012

Those applying for naturalization should bring the following items: Green Card, passport, two passport photos, list of all home addresses for the past five years, list of all employment for the past five years and an application fee of $680, ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Living in the shadows: Immigrants, Hispanics struggle to access domestic...
Las Vegas SunFebruary 7, 2012

A recent federal Centers for Disease Control report found that nearly half of all women living in Nevada at the time of the survey had experienced domestic violence in their lifetime, a rate second only to Oklahoma's. “Domestic violence lives in ...more »

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