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IRS Form 2290 HVUT Tax Return Filing Deadline is November 30, 2011 for Tax ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

Beginning November 1, 2011, IRS will provide a stamped (receipted) Schedule 1 to those who file and pay their tax. E-File and Pay 2011-2012 Truck Tax 2290 and Schedule-1: IRS e-file for 2290 is now available for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011. ...more »

Deputies investigate double homicide
WANEDecember 1, 2011

FORT RECOVERY, Oh. (WANE) - The Mercer County Sheriff's Department is investigating what it believes to be a double homicide. Deputies say it happened between the hours of 5:00PM Tuesday and 9:00AM Wednesday. Robert Grube and his daughter Colleen Grube ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors
FederalNewsRadio.comDecember 8, 2011

The rule, to be published in the Federal Register on Friday, strengthens the current affirmative action requirements that call for equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities, according to an agency release. ...more »

Government Employees
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Workers mass at Shanghai factory in latest unrest
Seattle Post IntelligencerDecember 2, 2011

The banner, in part, reads: "Where is the government's credibility?" Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / AP Workers on strike gather at the factory gate of Hi-P International in Shanghai, China Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Hundreds of laid-off workers massed Friday ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Milwaukee cops to pay more for health care in exchange for raises
Milwaukee Journal SentinelDecember 14, 2011

Milwaukee police have agreed to pay more for their health care in exchange for pay raises, the last and largest of the city's public safety unions to reach a deal under a new state bargaining law. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Occupy Mariachi? 100 Mariachi Bands to Take to LA Streets over Wages and ...
Fox NewsDecember 6, 2011

Mariachis in LA are protesting exploitative wages and calling for immigration reform. On Dec. 12, over 100 mariachis are planning to march on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles to denounce the growing exploitation of their industry and demand ...more »

Rrb Disability
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State paid $355K on outside lawyers fighting disability lawsuits
NorthJersey.comDecember 5, 2011

The Record examined the problems plaguing the state's system of care for people with disabilities in a three-part series last week. Disability Rights New Jersey filed its cases in federal court in 2008. They allege that by failing to set up an adequate ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Employees Law Firm Expands Services - Fighting Vigorously to Protect Employees ... (press release)December 1, 2011

... yet affordable, employment law legal services in the areas such as whistleblower actions, security clearance revocations, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, non-competitive promotions, disability retirement, workers' compensation, ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Sexual Assault in the Military…Again and Again and Again
TIME (blog)December 8, 2011

Sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape are problems that undermine military readiness, reduce morale, harm retention and destroy lives, yet they persist. The issue has been studied ad nauseum with scant ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Milford city manager terminated
The News JournalDecember 3, 2011

Councilman S. Allen "Skip" Pikus said Baird's employment agreement was under review along with those of the city's two other contracted employees, the chief of police and the city clerk. Pikus said Council sought to scale back all three contracts but ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Letter: Glaring Difference Between Legal and Illegal Immigrants
Farmingdale ObserverDecember 9, 2011

There is a glaring and important difference between legal immigrants who have established themselves properly and within the confines of the law here in the United States, and illegal immigrants. To mix the two into one study was clearly done with ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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China eases grip on blind Chinese activist: sources
ReutersDecember 5, 2011

Activists said the government of Linyi in eastern Shandong province in October allowed Chen Guangcheng's 77-year-old mother to leave Chen's home village to buy supplies for the family -- a hint that officials have softened some of the harshest ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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NLRB Delays Rule for Workplace Notices on Forming Unions
BusinessWeekDecember 23, 2011

23 (Bloomberg) -- The National Labor Relations Board said it will postpone for three months requiring US employers to notify workers of their rights to form a union, allowing time to resolve legal challenges. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson asked ...more »

Federal Personnel
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House and Senate Proposals Differ in How to Keep Postal Service Viable Legal News CenterDecember 1, 2011

The Senate's proposal would reduce the workforce by getting a repayment from the Office of Personnel Management because of a $7 billion overpayment. This reduction would save the USPS about $8 billion a year. [1] House Republicans call the overpayment ...more »

Labor unions march for economic justice in NYC
RTDecember 2, 2011

Thousands of labor union members are marching for jobs and economic fairness in the streets of New York City, the heart of the Occupy movement. RT's Marina Portnaya is reporting from the scene. The Thursday march was organized by the New York City ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Apple Fires Employee Over Facebook Rants
ForbesDecember 5, 2011

Most of the cases involve nonunion employees, and are being reviewed to determine if work-related to postings made during an online discussion among employees about supervisory action, mirror the “protected concerted activity” under the law. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Federal Jury Sides With City In ADA Lawsuit
The DispatchDecember 2, 2011

Essentially, the case boiled down to a determination of whether or not the former OCPD officer voluntarily resigned when he left his position early, or whether the town wrongfully terminated Catrino in violation of his ADA rights. ...more »


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