Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in December, 2011

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Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...more »

EPA proposes stricter rules for ship ballast water
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The EPA's draft permit lays out rules similar to those recommended by the International Maritime Organization in 2004, which shipping industry groups have said are achievable. But environmental groups and some states contend those standards are ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Cuesta College tutoring center celebrates 40th anniversary
KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsDecember 8, 2011

In fall of 1970, several Cuesta College counselors and faculty members active on the campus' Affirmative Action Committee took a proposal on the need to create a formal Tutoring Center to the San Luis Obispo County Community College District Board of ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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The new path to immmigration reform: Little steps for little feet
New York Post (blog)December 8, 2011

Jacoby is especially effective when she explains why such a small change could have an even bigger impact on the overall discussion of immigration reform: "As the country-cap bill shows, the key to the new model will be to start small. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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The Nuclear Winter is Over: The New CBA, and How the Lawyers Saved the Day ...
Grantland (blog)December 2, 2011

This is just a fact of life in collective bargaining for NFL, NBA, and NHL players over the past decade and a half. (Major League Baseball has had its own unique collective bargaining history.) As Adrian told Rocky, if you're a union, “you can't win. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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NBA, Final
The American ProspectDecember 2, 2011

But the fight wasn't just about the overall divide of money, and for the other details "winning" in this case isn't what you would normally expect in a labor disputes. Besides guaranteeing a minimum salary (which at $473604 for an entry level player is ...more »

Rrb Disability
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We'll Bring the Law to You! Novy & Associates Launch Speakers' Bureau
Asbury Park PressDecember 6, 2011

He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and his practice focuses on the areas of estate planning and settlement, guardianships, disability protection, and real estate. For more information about topics or to arrange for a speaker ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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3 myths of the EEO process
Federal TimesDecember 4, 2011

In 2010, some agencies, such as the Agriculture, Energy and Interior departments, had discrimination-finding rates double the governmentwide average. Still other agencies, such as the EEOC, Office of Personnel Management, and Housing and Urban ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Cops said they 'fantasized' about Pickton raping, murdering her: Galliford
The ProvinceDecember 6, 2011

Cpl. Catherine Galliford, once the public face of the missing women and Air India investigations, has become a high-profile face of alleged RCMP sexual harassment in the workplace. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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TO leaders not talking pension reform yet
Thousand Oaks AcornDecember 2, 2011

Earlier this year a Stanford University study of three state-operated pension funds, including the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)—the agency responsible for managing pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million state ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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PLOTT: Expelling work, embracing entitlement
Yale Daily NewsDecember 2, 2011

In Alabama especially, undocumented workers are at the productive core of our prosperity. Does this mean Alabama's illegal immigration problem should then be ignored? Certainly not. But imposing draconian measures to eliminate the illegal presence will ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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The family of twin miracles celebrates this holiday season
ABC 4December 5, 2011

ABC 4 had unprecedented access to the Newborn Intensive Care unit at Intermountain Medical Center and the Galanis family's journey to parenthood. When Nicholas and Avery Galanis arrived, three lives hung in the balance. Mindy Galanis had developed a ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Taxpayers could pay for Kane County fight with itself
Chicago Daily HeraldDecember 1, 2011

I guarantee this will result in an unfair labor practice claim.” Union attorney Tim O'Neil said he'll file an unfair labor practice claim as soon as union employees receive their first paycheck in the new fiscal year and the raise isn't included. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Group accuses police of rights abuse
VanguardDecember 12, 2011

“The use of and over-reliance on anti-riot Police personnel as major crime fighters in Nigeria should be drastically reduced. They should be withdrawn from roadblocks or extortion points and put to good use by being re-trained in effective crime ...more »

Railroads Avert US Holiday-Season Strike With Union Accords
BusinessWeekDecember 2, 2011

2 (Bloomberg) -- Freight railroads won new labor agreements with two unions, averting a strike in the holiday shipping season, after US lawmakers said they were prepared to intervene in the dispute. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Proposal to protect the unborn draws fire, splits state pro-life groups
Herald Times ReporterDecember 6, 2011

This amendment would also close the 'life of the mother' statutory loophole in our dormant state anti-abortion law that allows abortion on demand.” Nicole Safar, public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, said the proposed ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Federal jury awards Gillette man $1.2 m in damages after finding he was ...
The RepublicDecember 8, 2011

A federal jury has awarded a Gillette man $1.2 million in damages in his wrongful termination lawsuit against a heavy equipment dealer. The jury last week found that Casper-based Wyoming Machinery Co. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act in ...more »

Government Employees
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Government employees to receive P25,000 incentive
Sun.StarDecember 4, 2011

Once the DBM approves, Lobregat said each of the City Government employees will receive P25,000 extra cash gift this year. "The DBM has yet to issue the guideline but if it will be approved, we can give as much as P25,000 enhancement incentive (to each ...more »

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