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

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FHA Mortgages Could Become Major Choice of Financing
FreeRateUpdate.comDecember 1, 2011

Now that loan limits for FHA have been increased, FHA mortgages could become a major choice of financing for many people interested in purchasing a home or refinancing an existing FHA mortgage. Popular with consumers because of the low down payment ...more »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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Esther Cepeda / Syndicated columnist The professor/candidates square off on ...
The Seattle TimesDecember 11, 2011

Mr. Obama is promoting the 'Ultimate Affirmative Action' program &a... (December 11, 2011, by red_kite) Read more Seems like another diluted argument about the "lesser of two evils" nature of... (December 10, 2011, by refusnik) Read ...more »

Government Employees
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State workers on tap for raise next year
Rapid City JournalDecember 4, 2011

"Even during the budget-cutting, there was very minimal complaints from state workers," Daugaard said. "The caricature of government workers as not productive is unfair to South Dakota state employees. I think we've got hard-working employees, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Walker Administration Could Face Legal Action Over Capitol Access Policy
89.7 WUWM - Milwaukee Public RadioDecember 7, 2011

It gives too much discretion to law enforcement authorities to determine who can exercise their rights to free speech and in a way it's too obvious, it's too obviously designed to protect public officials from public criticism,” Ahmuty says. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US needs skilled force, Immigration Bill will pass: NASSCOM
Moneycontrol.comDecember 2, 2011

While the comprehensive immigration reform bill doesn't seem to be nearing reforms anytime soon, the US house of representatives has voted in favour of removing country specific caps relating to such green cards. At the moment, the backlog on Indian ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor board sees no interference in Delta election
USA Today (blog)December 9, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS – Delta Air Lines did not interfere in an election where baggage handlers rejected a union, a federal labor board ruled on Wednesday. Delta said the decision clears the way to line up the pay and benefits ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Revel to limit length of employment for some workers
Press of Atlantic CityDecember 13, 2011

They believe it would allow Revel to hold down labor costs and make changes in its work force without the constraints of union contracts. "That's what it sounds like to me," said Brian J. Tyrrell, a professor of hospitality and management at The ...more »

Rrb Disability
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NH AG: State's mental health system complies with ADA
Legal News LineDecember 8, 2011

CONCORD, NH (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney says he disagrees with allegations by the US Department of Justice that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Delaney, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Symantec Releases New Research Revealing Psychology Behind Intellectual ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 7, 2011

For instance, most IP thieves have signed IP agreements. Organizations should have more direct discussions with employees about what data is and is not transferrable upon their departure and the consequences for violating these contracts. ...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 »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Taking the lead in parent-care
TODAYonlineDecember 1, 2011

Back in March, MPs such as Mr Baey Yam Keng and Ms Irene Ng, as well as Nominated MP Paulin Straughan, had called for the Government to take the lead in introducing eldercare leave. To minimise costs, the MPs had suggested that the six days of ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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SULLUM: Romney's immigration dodge
Odessa AmericanDecember 5, 2011

During last week's Republican presidential debate, Gingrich suggested appointing local review boards to decide which illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay. “If you've been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Legal Insight: Legal Relationships
Quality MagazineDecember 2, 2011

Within an organization, management can implement policies that facilitate interaction among departments and personnel. The relationship between a producer and an external supplier is governed by contract law. Contract negotiation can be adversarial or ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Unionization vote on hold for Factor Sales
Yuma SunDecember 15, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board, which was set to oversee the voting, has postponed the election “pending the investigation and disposition of a related unfair labor practice charge filed against the employer,” the agency said in an order issued ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Contractors hear proposed changes to building code
Fort Morgan TimesDecember 7, 2011

A demonstration of how residential sprinkler systems work lets out a bit more water than expected during the public hearing about proposed city of Fort Morgan building code changes Thursday night at City Hall. Fire...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 »

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