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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 »

Hospital expects to emerge from bankruptcy
phillyBurbs.comDecember 1, 2011

Nearly two years after filing for bankruptcy, Lower Bucks Hospital is expected to emerge with a clean financial slate next month, though a new report found "sustained and dramatic softening" in some patient numbers. The US Bankruptcy Court in ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action a mistake
NewsOK.comDecember 17, 2011

12): All in favor of the double standards contained in Public Law 82-352 regarding affirmative action should review case law and other legal precedents starting with US Supreme Court ruling of University of California v. Bakke. Affirmative action was ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US Legislative Immigration Update December 5, 2011
Right Side NewsDecember 5, 2011

Right Side News Reports from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in this December 5, 2011 Legislative Weekly. FAIR tracks pending immigration reform moves by Congress and immigration policy directives by the President and his ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Unions bring lawsuit over collective bargaining
UW Badger HeraldDecember 1, 2011

Two Wisconsin unions filed a motion with a Madison judge Tuesday challenging the governor's collective bargaining law and deeming it unconstitutional. According to the Dane County Clerk of Courts office, Madison Teachers Inc. and ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor braces for gay marriage showdown
ABC OnlineDecember 2, 2011

... series of changes such as extending workers' bargaining rights and access to arbitration in industrial disputes. But he Federal Government has refused to commit to any changes to workplace laws after unions used their power to amend Labor's policy. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Contributes to Durham County's 2011 ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

The firm's 26 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury,Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three of the attorneys are North Carolina Board ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Employment Law Advisory for December 7, 2011: Continued Stream of Retaliation ...
JD Supra (press release)December 8, 2011

If you have any questions about discrimination or harassment claims or investigations, or any other issue relating to employment law, please contact one of our attorneys: Daniel F. Pyne III Richard M. Noack Ernest M. Malaspina Karen Reinhold Erik P. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Let's Quit Bashing Women As the 2012 Presidential Campaign Rolls Along
Fox NewsDecember 3, 2011

Studies find that one in four women experiences sexual harassment in the workplace. Arguably, 25% of women aren't just whining. In fact, it's far more likely that the actual rate of incidents is higher but many women try to brush it off. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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There is a lot of competition in noncompete contracts
Minneapolis Star TribuneDecember 3, 2011

A mobile workforce means more noncompete agreements. Court cases show some contracts are better than others. David Olsen, who had a successful representation of wrestler Brock Lesnar a few years ago, who left the employment of the World Wrestling ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Luther Strange, Alabama AG, Argues Against Denying Water Under Immigration Law
Huffington PostDecember 5, 2011

Alabama government workers should not inquire about residents' immigration status under the state's immigration law during certain "business transactions," such as getting water, parking at a meter or renewing mobile home registration, Attorney General ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Plan B: Debunking the Myths and Improving Women's Health Care
Huffington PostDecember 6, 2011

If they approve this move, as we hope they will, it would be a great victory for women's health care; when a woman can plan how and when she wants to have her family, there are proven health, economic and social benefits to her, her family, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union vs. Management
MyCentralJersey.comDecember 3, 2011

Those firings are part of a separate unfair labor practice charge filed by the union, Dichner said. In Connecticut, where SEIU's District 1199-New England represents workers at six Care One/HealthBridge facilities, contract talks have stalled since ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Local officials support broader sex abuse reporting law
Gainesville TimesDecember 4, 2011

But many times suspected abuse cases turn out to be just an accident. Still, Anderson said no risks can be taken. "You can't really make those judgement calls too much. If you don't report something that looked minor but ends up being something more, ...more »

Machinists and Boeing Reach Deal
New York TimesDecember 1, 2011

Union officials said that the deal resolved their disputes with Boeing and that they would ask the National Labor Relations Board to drop a politically charged case against Boeing over a new plant it opened this year in South Carolina. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Edison trustees expect tough legal fight against Walker's high-powered lawyers
Naples Daily NewsDecember 4, 2011

If Walker were to win a wrongful termination lawsuit, the college could pay a high price. Florida State University law professor Franita Tolson said damages, attorney's fees and, potentially, a forced reinstatement could be awarded to Walker — who has ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Agnes Davis Remixes A Wrongful Termination With Motivation by Donny Deutch To ... (press release)December 6, 2011

New York, NY (December 6, 2011) -- Agnes Davis, president/CEO of Swim Swim Swim I Say ( remembers clearly when the ceiling fell out in March 2009 after a wrongful termination as a Cardiovascular Perfusionist. ...more »

Government Employees
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300000 public sector workers in Scotland on strike
ScotsmanDecember 1, 2011

Thousands of public sector workers attend a march against pension cuts in Glasgow. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty By Tom Peterkin AROUND 300000 public sector workers in Scotland took strike action yesterday, forcing the closure of almost all of the ...more »


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