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Law enforcement learns to 'like' Facebook
Anderson Independent MailDecember 1, 2011

In September the International Association of Chiefs of Police's Center for Social Media released the results of a survey involving 800 law enforcement agencies from 49 states. A total of 88.1 percent of these agencies reported that they were now using ...more »

Rafferty touts record in bid for attorney general
Daily Local NewsDecember 1, 2011

Rafferty said his background in private business, as a local government official, his work in the Philadelphia district attorney's office, three years as a deputy state attorney general and nine years in the legislature put him ahead of all the other ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Groningen university in affirmative action
Radio NetherlandsDecember 29, 2011

The University of Groningen has been upbraided by the Equal Opportunities Commission over its decision to appoint 12 female professors. The university created special chairs which were only available to women who were already senior university ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US needs skilled force, Immigration Bill will pass: NASSCOM
Moneycontrol.comDecember 2, 2011

While the comprehensive immigration reform bill doesn't seem to be nearing reforms anytime soon, the US house of representatives has voted in favour of removing country specific caps relating to such green cards. At the moment, the backlog on Indian ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Republican Governors Slap Reins on Unions Undeterred by Backlash
BusinessWeekDecember 2, 2011

Walker, who took office in Madison in January, faces a recall spearheaded by incensed union leaders after signing a law that limits most collective bargaining to wages and outlaws automatic dues collection from workers' pay. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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NLRB drops complaint against Boeing
United LibertyDecember 12, 2011

The union then asked the labor board to withdraw the case. Mr. Solomon said he was delighted that Boeing and the union had settled their dispute. “The case was always about the loss of future jobs in the Seattle area,” he said. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Milton Hershey School releases statement regarding lawsuit brought by ...
CBS 21December 1, 2011

However, the School acknowledges that this is an evolving area of the law. This case poses questions that were left unanswered in the Doe v. County of Centre decision and an application to a unique residential private school setting. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Framingham teacher files discrimination complaint
MetroWest Daily NewsDecember 1, 2011

Kennedy alleges that she was singled out because of her age, which would be a violation of state law and the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. (Scott O'Connell can be reached at 508-626-4449 or »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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What Herman Cain cost Ginger White
SalonDecember 6, 2011

I would say something about corporate America or sexual harassment in the workplace, or something about men and women, and he would give me the impression that he thought the man was always right. When I got involved with a sexual harassment case, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Unnecessary Excess: Urban Meyer and the Cult of Coach
TIMEDecember 2, 2011

02, 2011 Reading through the "terms of employment" in the outsized contract for Ohio State's new $24 million football coach, Urban Meyer, is pretty nauseating. Ohio State president Gordon Gee, who leads a public university in a recession-wracked ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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In South Florida, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann talks tough on ...
WPTVDecember 2, 2011

In a Fort Lauderdale hotel conference room, Michele Bachmann called her solutions for undocumented workers "tough love." "I would make sure that our border security guards are fully resourced," said Bachmann. She said she wants a fence along the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Congressional inaction, which puts Medicare coverage at risk, outrages physicians
Memphis Commercial AppealDecember 4, 2011

One option: Cut other parts of Medicare. Another: Trim spending under the health care overhaul law. Either of those approaches would mobilize opposition. A nonpartisan panel advising lawmakers is proposing that doctors share the pain of a permanent fix ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union vs. Management
MyCentralJersey.comDecember 3, 2011

Those firings are part of a separate unfair labor practice charge filed by the union, Dichner said. In Connecticut, where SEIU's District 1199-New England represents workers at six Care One/HealthBridge facilities, contract talks have stalled since ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Hunter urges Obama to protect personnel funds
ArmyTimes.comDecember 1, 2011

Hunter opposes the additional defense cuts, but if they are to happen he wants President Obama to invoke a provision of the budget law that allows military personnel accounts to be exempt from across-the-board cuts. “One thing that we should be able to ...more »

Politics turns hearing on union election rules into three-ring circus
Workday MinnesotaDecember 5, 2011

WASHINGTON - Partisan politics, courtesy of the GOP, turned a National Labor Relations Board vote on rules for union election procedures into yet another Washington, DC, three-ring circus. Before the dust settled, the lone Republican ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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'We never saw it coming': Friends mourn two men killed in Dover-Foxcroft
Bangor Daily NewsDecember 1, 2011

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Maine State Police detectives and other local law enforcement personnel are seen at the Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds in Dover-Foxcroft on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, to investigate the police shooting of Michael Curtis of ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Deputy sues McHenry sheriff for wrongful termination
Chicago Daily HeraldDecember 14, 2011

A former McHenry County Sheriff's deputy is suing Sheriff Keith Nygren and several other deputies, claiming he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated after he gave a deposition in another lawsuit filed against Nygren that ...more »

Government Employees
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The Impact of Grazing? Don't Ask
New York Times (blog)December 1, 2011

The actions by mid-level Interior employees “seriously compromise” the scientific integrity of efforts to figure out how and why western ecosystems are changing, said the complaint, filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, ...more »


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