Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in December, 2011

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Rockville Centre's Village Attorney honored for leadership
liherald.comDecember 1, 2011

Levin represents public and private sector clients in local government law, land use regulation, and commercial litigation, and matters relating to professional responsibility, ethics and disciplinary proceedings. Levin serves as Village Attorney for ...more »

Worker complains to EEOC
Tampabay.comDecember 1, 2011

Five days later, the 30-year-old maintenance worker filed a discrimination complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging the county has failed to take action to ease the hostile work environment created by the co-worker's ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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'Affirmative action for Mat'land, Midlands'
NewsDayDecember 5, 2011

National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration co-minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu has called for affirmative action in the implementation of government programmes in areas affected by Gukurahundi. Addressing delegates at a policy dialogue on access to ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Bill Easing Employment-Based Visas Blocked
KPBSDecember 6, 2011

SAN DIEGO — Following years of gridlock on immigration reform, a bill to ease restrictions on employment-based visas sailed through the US House of Representatives, only to meet a major roadblock in the Senate. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Tuesday's City Council agenda shows vote on legal counsel, city salaries and ...
The SaratogianDecember 6, 2011

In the lengthy list of “discuss and vote” items on tonight's City Council meeting agenda, four will authorize Mayor Scott Johnson to enter into contracts with legal counsel for issues related to land use and personnel matters. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Union-Backed NLRB Plan Advances as US House Acts to Curb Board
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Rules for speedier union elections were advanced by the National Labor Relations Board as the US House passed Republican-sponsored legislation to curb the agency's powers. The board, which resolves disputes between labor and management ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Suit: School's HIV denial violates teen's rights
The Associated PressDecember 1, 2011

A discrimination suit filed Wednesday claims the Milton Hershey School violated anti-discrimination laws in denying the 13-year-old's request for admission to the school for disadvantaged students. The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Anti-discrimination ordinance established by Jenkintown Borough Council
Montgomery NewspapersDecember 2, 2011

The act currently prevents discrimination based on factors including race, color, religion, ancestry, age and national origin. Under the ordinance, the borough will create an unpaid, four-member human relations commission consisting of residents or ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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What Herman Cain cost Ginger White
SalonDecember 6, 2011

I would say something about corporate America or sexual harassment in the workplace, or something about men and women, and he would give me the impression that he thought the man was always right. When I got involved with a sexual harassment case, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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The Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Lawyer to Review Your Severance Agreement
ForbesDecember 1, 2011

... testify fully and truthfully in court regardless of the confidentiality provision. 10. Cooperation Provisions: Severance agreements often require the employee to cooperate fully with any legal proceeding or investigation involving the employer. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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10 political lessons from Herman Cain's campaign
MiamiHerald.com (blog)December 3, 2011

Anyone who is to reside in the 'Oval Office' must strengthen our immigration laws for American taxpayer first; not pandering to foreign nationals, undocumented immigrants, unauthorized aliens—but none-sanitized, or complicated by the 'Politically ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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SITES v. HONDA OF AMERICA MANUFACTURING, INC.
Leagle.comDecember 6, 2011

2, asserts a single claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 USC 2601 et seq. ["the Act"], and specifically alleges that plaintiff's employment was unlawfully terminated in October 2009 because he had taken leave to which he was entitled under ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Ohio workers in lockout file unfair labor charge
The Associated PressDecember 8, 2011

The company has brought in temporary workers to keep the plant operating and prevent a work stoppage at its factory in Texarkana, Ark. Members of the United Steelworkers filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board on ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Sheriff's Department achieves goal
DeSoto Times TodayDecember 1, 2011

By ROBERT LEE LONG The DeSoto County Sheriff's Department has been awarded state and national certification for the first time in the department's history, placing the department in the elite company of law enforcement agencies from across the state ...more »

UK Government Says Fewer Workers Struck Than Unions Estimate
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister David Cameron's government disputed UK labor-union estimates that 2 million public-sector workers went on strike over pension curbs yesterday, saying the number who walked out was much lower. About 900000 civil servants, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Deaths on Government Aircraft Exceed Commercial Toll
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

Not including flights in war zones, accidents since 2007 have killed 52 people, including a team battling a forest fire, wildlife and forestry workers and citizens that law-enforcement agencies were trying to rescue, according to data compiled by ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Ron deHarte's wrongful termination suit from Pride settled quietly
LGBT WeeklyDecember 2, 2011

The wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former LGBT Pride executive director, Ron deHarte has been quietly settled out of court, with the amount and terms undisclosed. “I'm pleased with the outcome. I'm not permitted to talk about the ...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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