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In Boon to Palm Coast, Appeals Court Rules Red-Light Cameras Legal Even ...
FlaglerLive.comDecember 1, 2011

The city countered that penalties were code infractions rather than criminal infractions, and that they were non-moving violations, even though a vehicle had to be moving to trigger such a violation. A trial court ruled in favor of Masone, saying state ...more »

Perkins & Marie Callender's emerges from Chap 11
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc, the owner of restaurant chains of the same name, said it successfully completed financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, which had filed for bankruptcy in July, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Americans Offer Conditional Support for Affirmative Action
Angus Reid Public OpinionDecember 7, 2011

Most Americans voice support for “Affirmative Action” policies in the workplace and universities for three specific groups, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. The online survey of a representative national sample of 2002 American adults ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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"Dreamers" not giving up on immigration reform
WOAIDecember 1, 2011

Canizales said she's one of millions hoping for immigration reform. The college student went on to say she no longer lives in fear of being deported. Canizales moved to San Antonio from Mexico when she was nine. The college senior helped form the ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Educators dropping union memberships
Elizabethton StarDecember 5, 2011

By AP NASHVILLE (AP) — 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 ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Guest column: Mingled operations could cost you in court
Finance and CommerceDecember 14, 2011

Editor's note: Kristy A. Saum is an attorney with Messerli & Kramer PA, practicing in the areas of business litigation, employment law, construction litigation and contract disputes. An old Minnesota case combined with emerging ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Experts Discuss the Impact of an Aging Workforce
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

... employers during inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), the US Coast Guard (USCG), and other federal, state and local regulatory and law enforcement agencies. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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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 »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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DHB wages war on workplace bullying
Stuff.co.nzDecember 5, 2011

The board and union delegates have spent about 18 months compiling a workplace bullying and harassment prevention strategy to help staff find solutions or an appropriate channel to seek resolution to any workplace bullying or harassment. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Monti pledges to help the 'precarious ones'
Ottawa CitizenDecember 1, 2011

She earns 15 euros an hour and has no contract or employment protection. She abandoned her quest for a teaching career in Italy's state system after years of occasional work as a poorly paid substitute. Less than one per cent of regular teachers are ...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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Critics: 'Tough' sheriff botched sex-crime cases
Boston.comDecember 4, 2011

According to some current and former police officers, hundreds of sex-crimes investigations were allegedly mishandled by Arpaio's office. (AP Photo/Jack Kurtz, Pool, File) By Jacques Billeaud Associated Press / December 4, 2011 EL MIRAGE, Ariz. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Labor complaint filed against city
Lincoln News MessengerDecember 1, 2011

The California Public Employment Relations Board has filed a complaint in favor of Lincoln's public-services employees regarding an unfair labor practice charge. On Oct. 4, Local 39 filed an unfair labor ...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 »

Julia Gillard set to win at ALP conference on same-sex union vote
The AustralianDecember 1, 2011

JULIA Gillard is set to succeed in her push for a gay marriage conscience vote for Labor MPs, with the Left conceding it has all but lost its fight for a binding vote in favour of same-sex unions. As senior Labor figures urged delegates not to roll the ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fire Destroys Mobile Home At Southwood
WINA AM 1070December 12, 2011

Police have charged a UVA law student with breaking into Carruther's Hall. The county supervisors have voted to end the fire services agreement with the city. The Albemarle Board of Supervisors have agreed to let the board that oversees the local ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Whole Foods Responds to OSHA Lawsuit
Eater NationalDecember 7, 2011

For starters, Whole Foods wants you to know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission already investigated this case and dismissed it "finding no probable cause for wrongful termination." (That information is only available under the Freedom of ...more »

Government Employees
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Employees Law Firm Expands Services - Fighting Vigorously to Protect Employees ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)December 1, 2011

... yet affordable, employment law legal services in the areas such as whistleblower actions, security clearance revocations, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, non-competitive promotions, disability retirement, workers' compensation, ...more »

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