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Judge dismisses discrimination, defamation claims by former Lexington library CEO
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 1, 2011

Imhoff's claim of gender discrimination was thrown out because "she is unable to identify evidence sufficient to support a finding that the Library Board treated her less favorably than a similarly situated male employee," the order says. ...more »

A passionate voice for animals
Northern Rivers EchoDecember 1, 2011

"I think the extent of coverage is why I was shortlisted - it generated a lot of interest on the internet and went viral globally, and the animal law people involved were contacted by people from all over the world." She said she had never known about ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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George Will's Disingenuous Idea on How SCOTUS Can Help Black People
Above the LawDecember 2, 2011

You'll just look like George Will prancing around the pages of the Washington Post trying to act like he is against affirmative action because he suddenly wants the Supreme Court to step up to the plate and “help” black people…. Will's editorial in ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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McManus: Tough guys on illegal immigration
Los Angeles TimesDecember 4, 2011

After that election, he stuck to his guns, signing an immigration reform law that allowed illegal immigrants to apply for residency if they could prove they'd lived in the country for five years, held jobs and committed no crimes. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Reality Check: Teacher Argues Against Recall In Ad
WISC MadisonDecember 8, 2011

Scott Walker's campaign, a teacher argues against a recall election, but the ad she appears in doesn't explain her stake in the contentious collective bargaining law. It's one of a few ads featuring education professionals that are being run by ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Unpaid leave should not exceed three months: CLA
eTaiwan NewsDecember 1, 2011

The suggestion was included in a notice released by the CLA to provide companies with guidelines for responding to the economic downturn and avoid labor disputes. The CLA advised that the first step in austerity measures should be to cut bonus payments ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Social Security May Be Taking a Hit in the Next Few Years, but There Will ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

Patrick Best specializes in Pennsylvania Social Security Disability applications & appeals, with experience in Family Law and Divorce matters. Patrick J. Best is outstanding in his field and is open to new procedures that will help streamline the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Tradition Today: The stranger in your midst
Jerusalem PostDecember 2, 2011

Is it even legal to discriminate against any group in employment on the basis of race or religion? Many organizations have been getting into the business of giving so-called “kashrut certificates” that deal not with the ritual aspects of kashrut but ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Bullying at work a rising problem
The West AustralianDecember 1, 2011

Claims for time off relating to bullying and harassment in the workplace more than doubled in the past year, increasing from 38 in 2009-10 to 80 in 2010-11. Of those, 49 claims were accepted at an estimated cost of $2.67 million, up from $2.3 million ...more »

Employment Contracts
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HSE travel and subsistence expenses refusal is a breach of contract
Mayo AdvertiserDecember 2, 2011

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is calling for the HSE to immediately honour its obligations, arising from employment contracts, and pay all outstanding moneys due to public health nurses, community nurses and other HSE staff. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Rick Santorum: Undocumented Immigrants Are All Law-Breakers
Huffington PostDecember 8, 2011

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, took a hard line on unauthorized immigration during a Wednesday campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa, saying undocumented immigrants are breaking the law with "everything" they do. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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LARSON v. UNITED NATURAL FOODS WEST, INC.
Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

Plaintiff Larson filed an amended complaint in December 2009 asserting three claims: a violation of the Family Medical Leave Act against Defendant United Natural Foods West, Inc. ("UNFI"), disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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County has funds to pay Kane deputies' raises
Chicago Sun-TimesDecember 7, 2011

It will help both sides avoid an unfair labor practice lawsuit from the deputies union, after an arbitrator ruled the deputies should receive a pay stipend for 2011 and pay raises for 2012 and 2013. The 113 employees affected will begin to see changes ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Changes under way at juvenile facility
Hattiesburg AmericanDecember 1, 2011

21 to hire six full-time employees and six part-time employees at the facility to stay in compliance with the order, which was the result of a lawsuit filed by attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center. County Chief Financial Officer Penny Steed ...more »

Talks Break Down Between City Opera and Unions
New York Times (blog)December 1, 2011

The unions, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and the American Guild of Musical Artists, “refused to recognize the opera's financial situation and demanded huge guarantees for work that won't be realized, wage increases, and full-year ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Green Bay police, fire unions sue city over higher health insurance costs
Green Bay Press GazetteDecember 1, 2011

The lawsuit is centered on the city's attempt to impose higher deductibles, co-pays and other expenses on police and fire employees without presenting those changes at the bargaining tables for negotiation. In the state's new collective bargaining law, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Former Alabama A&M professor sues school over wrongful termination
al.com (blog)December 1, 2011

By Paul Gattis, The Huntsville Times Regina Colston, shown in a 2007 photo, has filed a lawsuit against Alabama A&M University for wrongful termination. (The Huntsville Times file photo) HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A former Alabama A&M University professor, ...more »

Government Employees
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Public sector workers take to the streets to voice their anger
Warwick CourierDecember 2, 2011

They were among thousands of public sector employees across the area - and an estimated two million across the UK - making a stand against the Government's proposed changes to their pension arrangements. A crowd, many armed with placards and wearing ...more »

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