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Md. health secy. announces corrective steps after agency had to return unspent ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told members of the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees he was shocked to hear of such a large expected surplus at the agency that supports services such as residential care, employment, day programs and ...more »

Las Vegas man indicted in sports betting investigation
Las Vegas Review-JournalDecember 1, 2011

A Las Vegas area man tied to the sports betting operation ACME Group Trading has been indicted on charges of violating federal currency transaction laws. Robert Walker, 43, was charged with four counts of causing a financial institution ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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UM hires outside investigation of alleged sex assault involving multiple ...
The MissoulianDecember 15, 2011

"Through this investigation, we'll determine what occurred and take immediate steps to resolve this situation," Foley said. "We'll cooperate fully with the Missoula Police Department to move any possible criminal investigation forward. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigrants & Taxes II
National Catholic Reporter (blog)December 6, 2011

Second, Professor Nanko-Fernandez correctly takes me to task for one sentence in that post in which I wrote, “I do not know what percentage of undocumented immigrants are undocumented workers, but you can imagine the rate is fairly high and you can bet ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Tenn. teachers dropping union memberships after lawmakers strip collective...
The RepublicDecember 3, 2011

Hundreds of Middle Tennessee educators have dropped union memberships since state lawmakers stripped the organizations of collective bargaining rights earlier this year. Membership in the Metro Nashville Education Association is down by about 500, ...more »

Labor Disputes
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End begging for wages
China DailyDecember 8, 2011

On Monday, nine ministerial-level agencies jointly demanded local officials ensure that all labor disputes involving more than 10 workers must be addressed within seven days. This has raised expectations of a potential institutional solution to wage ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Dr. Al Blushi hails great potentials of the disabled
Bahrain News AgencyDecember 3, 2011

She said "Bahrain is one of the first countries which signed the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007." She also pointed out the recent law number 22 for 2011 which was ratified by HM the King in this regard. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Muslim Settles Discrimination Lawsuit with Roxborough Security Firm
PW-Philadelphia Weekly (blog)December 2, 2011

According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who filed the suit against Imperial in 2010, Julie Halloway-Russell wore her head scarf during her interview with the company for a part-time position. During her first job assignment at the ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Adult bullying at schools a rising concern
Sun-SentinelDecember 3, 2011

... intimidation, physical violence, and sexual, religious or racial harassment. But unlike cases in factories or business offices, workplace bullying of teachers has the potential to bring down a whole classroom of students along with the victim. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Kittery contracts detailed
Seacoastonline.comDecember 1, 2011

Callaghan was hired by interim Town Manager James Ashe, who signed the employment agreement with him. Its terms include the following: He will be issued a town car, and "knowing that you are looking to relocate to the town of Kittery, the council may ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Filipino workers in Syria ignore repatriation program – DFA
Inquirer.netDecember 2, 2011

By Jerry E. Esplanada MANILA, Philippines — The majority of an estimated 17000 Filipino workers in Syria, mostly undocumented domestic helpers, have ignored the government's voluntary repatriation program, prompting an intensification of efforts to ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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110-man medical team to leave for training today
The Nation, PakistanDecember 5, 2011

Elected representatives, government officers of various departments, doctors and family physicians of private sector have also been included in the delegation. Moreover, district government officers of districts affected by dengue, Institute of Blood ...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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Trenton City Council denies $90K payment to Bergen County law firm
The TrentonianDecember 2, 2011

... TRENTON — City Council Thursday night took a stand against Mayor Tony Mack's administration and opened the city up to a potential lawsuit by denying a $90000 payment to a Bergen County law firm that has represented the city in a litigation matter. ...more »

Unions campaign for same-sex marriage
Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 1, 2011

Unions have banded together to campaign for a change to Labor's policy on same-sex marriage ahead of the ALP National Conference on Friday. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has proposed a conscience vote on the issue but the unions say marriage equality is ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Yakima Fire asks, what's more important, saving money, or saving lives?
KIMA CBS 29December 6, 2011

“I make what I make, and when I'm taxed for the fire department or law enforcement, I want to see my money go to good use." In order to investigate that use, we got all the fire calls for 2011. We learned there have been nearly 350 total fires, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Atlantic City school board settles pair of wrongful-termination lawsuits
Press of Atlantic CityDecember 13, 2011

ATLANTIC CITY - The Atlantic City School Board decided Monday to pay nearly $1 million to settle wrongful-termination lawsuits filed by two former employees who lost their jobs four years ago. The agreements award about $600000 to Carol Fredericks, ...more »

Government Employees
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Payroll tax-cut proposal targets federal pay
Washington PostDecember 2, 2011

The probability that they can become law, however, is another question because of Democratic opposition. That opposition does not mean that talks about compensation are automatically rejected by Democrats, who want to fund the tax cut by taxing the ...more »

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