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Should animals be stunned before slaughter?
BBC NewsDecember 1, 2011

Both faiths put great emphasis on animal welfare, and adhere to a one-cut method of slaughter, intended to ensure the animal's rapid death. Under Jewish and Islamic law, animals for slaughter must be healthy and uninjured at the time of death, ...more »

Vegas notary found dead in was fraud case witness
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 1, 2011

Their names have not been made public. Attorney Kenneth Julian of Costa Mesa, Calif., who represents Sheppard, declined to comment about the indictment and Lawrence's death. He said he was negotiating a court date and bail terms with Kelleher. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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OFCCP Proposes Hiring Goal to Increase Jobs for People with Disabilities
HR.BLR.comDecember 15, 2011

To read the notice of proposed rulemaking or submit a comment, visit the federal e-rulemaking portal at Comments also can be submitted by mail to Debra Carr, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, US Department of ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Gingrich Must Know Illegals Break the Law
FrumForumDecember 2, 2011

Gingrich voted for the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986 which requires employers and employees to sign a verification form at the time of hire indicating the employee is authorized for employment. Only US citizens and certain classes ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Opposition to state takeover law grows as more cities fall into financial distress
The Flint Journal - MLive.comDecember 5, 2011

The emergency manager law has been around more than 20 years but was changed this year to grant emergency managers more power over local government, including the ability to dissolve a city charter and, as a last resort, change collective bargaining...more »

Labor Disputes
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BSP, DOLE lead signing of measure for outsourcing in banking operations
Visayan Daily StarDecember 2, 2011

Unsettled disputes may be elevated to the BITC, which will select a representative from DOLE and two each from labor and management to discuss the issue. Agreements reached will be binding, the press release said. The resolution also considers ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Milton Hershey School sued by teen with HIV that was denied admission
PennLive.comDecember 1, 2011

The school's lawyers had planned to ask the court to declare that it had not violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The AIDS Law Project is asking a judge to do the opposite. Additionally, the group wants the court to require the admission of ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Put year-ahead planning on your December calendar
The Associated PressDecember 1, 2011

A sit-down with your certified public accountant or other tax adviser needs to be a priority, no matter how busy you are with parties and shopping for gifts. You need to talk about how your company is doing, what your plans are for the next year and ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Alberta teacher who showed vulgar video to Grade 7 students on personal leave
MetroNews CanadaDecember 7, 2011

An Alberta teacher who showed his Grade 7 class a controversial sexual harassment video is on personal leave, but is expected to return to the classroom in January. The workplace sexual harassment video was shown to the class as part of a three-part ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Staff member is bound by restrictive covenant
Financial TimesDecember 2, 2011

Our employment contracts for senior members of staff include a restrictive covenant that bans them from working for our clients or competitors for six months. One member of staff has just handed in his notice and claims that the ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Mitt Romney's Nuanced Evolution on Immigration
TIME (blog)December 2, 2011

Rick Perry supported, that would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities. But he expressed ambivalence about it. “I hate the idea of in any way making it more difficult for kids, even those who are ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Redding Medical Marijuana Collectives Will Close December First
KRCRTV.COMDecember 1, 2011

People that are against us haven't seen people come in dying of cancer on medications this is the only relief at the end of their life and I'm not taking that away from anybody,” said Hillary Criner owner of Family Tree Care Center. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union accuses county of unfair labor practices
Dekalb Daily ChronicleDecember 2, 2011

DeKALB – Union leaders said they have filed an unfair labor practice complaint with the state's labor relations board in response to the DeKalb County Board's decision to reduce a full-time position to ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Personnel File
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 5, 2011

She will practice in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation, estate planning and probate administration, commercial financial transactions and bankruptcy. Frost Brown Todd: M. Todd Lewis has joined the firm's Lexington office and will...more »

Liberals dig dirt on union coal agency 3, 2011

UNIONS NSW will push on with its campaign demanding Labor MPs sign up to a charter pledging not to support privatisation and other union issues or face losing their backing at the upcoming State election. by a board of union representatives from the ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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NY Law Enforcement Prepares For Hydo-Fracking Industry
FOX 40 News WICZ TVDecember 6, 2011

... said Smith. because no one knows how soon fracking will come to area. "The more education we can provide for the law enforcement and the fire service the better off we'll be as we approach the day that hydraulic fracturing begins here," said Smith.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Strip Clubs Were Part of the Job
Courthouse News ServiceDecember 13, 2011

Joshua McCarty and Kevin Petrie seek punitive damages for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, unfair business practices and wage and hour violations, in Placer County Court. The men claim: "AutoNation and the individual defendants ...more »

Government Employees
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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 »


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