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Two others charged in August homicide
News-Press NowDecember 1, 2011

Two more men were charged Wednesday in the Aug. 22 home invasion and shooting death of Brian Ulmer. He had been a prominent musician in the St. Joseph music scene. Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Scroggins said Wednesday that felony ...more »

Jesse Eisenberg Sues Lionsgate Over Its 'Camp Hell' Advertising
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Last week, the Oscar nominee hit Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment with a $3 million lawsuit, charging the companies with falsely advertising his cameo in "Camp Hell" as a lead role in the low-budget horror film. The "Zombieland" star claims that ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

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 »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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I studied here then was forced to leave
CBS NewsDecember 1, 2011

Today's lottery is not particularly discriminating--applicants need a high school diploma and two years of work experience--and in 2011, 12.1 million people applied for 50000 visas. The national quotas have since been randomized, deprioritizing the ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Pa. SC decision could affect Philly program
Legal News LineDecember 2, 2011

"The Collective Bargaining by Policemen and Firemen Act, commonly known as Act 111, by its express terms, requires negotiations over the modification or elimination of pension benefits, and we find no applicable exception to this statutory mandate," ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Source: The Australian
The AustralianDecember 1, 2011

Unions are expected today to vent their anger at the conference over the continued existence of the building industry watchdog, and Labor's refusal to scrap its coercive powers. Days lost due to industrial disputes jumped by more than 50 per cent ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Pupils with disabilities 'ignored'
Mail & Guardian OnlineDecember 2, 2011

Two weeks ago an alliance of non-governmental organisations in the children and disability sectors hosted a seminar on the "Right to Education for Children with Disabilities in South Africa". At about the same time the National Planning Commission ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Employees Fired Over Pornographic Emails Lose Age Discrimination Suit
ABA JournalDecember 2, 2011

The four fired employees, who were all in their late 50s or early 60s, then filed suit against the company, claiming they were discriminated against because of their age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The trial court judge, ...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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Uganda: LDC Lecturers Sacked, Asked to Re-Apply for the Same Jobs
AllAfrica.comDecember 5, 2011

The management committee of the Law Development Centre (LDC) has terminated services of all lecturers and asked them to re-apply for the jobs in the on-going restructuring aimed at improving academic standards at the centre. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Border Impossible To Secure, Experts Says
Fox NewsDecember 6, 2011

But a border that is sealed off to all undocumented immigrants and drugs flowing north is a promise none of them could keep. "Securing the border is a wonderful slogan, but that's pretty much all it is," said Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow at the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Ontario Government Provides Leave for Family Caregivers in Proposed Legislation
News Talk 1290December 8, 2011

The Ontario government is introducing legislation today that would give more freedom to people who need to care for seriously ill loved ones. If passed, the proposed legislation would allow - on top of the existing Family Medical Leave laws in the ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Sources: NFL, union reach ban deal
ESPNDecember 4, 2011

Also, sources said Sunday that the National Labor Relations Board has dismissed an unfair labor practice complaint by attorney David Cornwell, who represents several players in discipline appeals, that said the NFLPA acted improperly by reaching a side ...more »

Federal Personnel
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"Move Over" Law
San Diego 6December 4, 2011

By San Diego 6 News Editors Jeff Isaac talks to Jeff and Courtney about the "Move Over" law, which requires motorists traveling in the right lane move over one lane to make room for emergency, fire, rescue, and law enforcement vehicles and personnel. ...more »

Employees at Pathmark, Superfresh Vote to Accept Wage Cuts
Patch.comDecember 1, 2011

The negotiations were difficult, Young said, and the union leaders were constantly aware that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy law was working against them. Section 1113 of the law permits bankruptcy judges to cancel existing labor contracts outright, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Brazil's proposed new forest code draws fire from environmentalists
Monsters and Critics.comDecember 5, 2011

Brasilia/Durban,South Africa - Brazil's new forest code that would free up more land for agriculture is to be voted on by the Senate on Tuesday amid protests by global environmental groups. The new code, passed by the lower House of Representatives ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Ex-mayoral assistant claims discrimination
Chagrin Valley PublishingDecember 14, 2011

Claiming wrongful termination and age discrimination, former mayoral assistant Sally Deitrick has filed a lawsuit in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas against Mayor Susan A. Drucker and the city of Solon. She is seeking $250000 in ...more »

Government Employees
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Bring Group C employees under Lokpal: Team Anna
RediffDecember 5, 2011

Team Anna on Monday rejected government's proposal of excluding lower bureaucracy from Lokpal's ambit, saying they must be covered to fight graft like alleged swindling by Group C employees of over Rs 30000 crore worth of ration annually meant for poor ...more »

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