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LS Power Completes Financing for West Deptford Energy Station
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over ...more »

Courthouse construction begins
Redlands Daily FactsDecember 1, 2011

SAN BERNARDINO - Construction began Wednesday on the new San Bernardino County courthouse in downtown San Bernardino. The estimated $339 million project, which has been in development since 2007, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Collective Bargaining
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Sask labour rolls the dice on legal action
Planet SDecember 1, 2011

Once designated, the employees lose the right to strike as part of collective bargaining. Bill 6 (Trade Union Amendment Act) rejigged longstanding rules around union certification, permitting employers to communicate with employees during union drives, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration reform and the E-Verify system
WCBDDecember 6, 2011

It's part of the new immigration reform law that is set to go into effect on January 1st. About forty local business owners packed into a small conference room inside the Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce. It was to hear details about how the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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BUSINESS LAW: Discrimination claims in employment relationships
nwitimes.comDecember 2, 2011

... of the job and the manner (eg, interview) by which the decision will be made. This can afford the best protection to discrimination claims. The opinions are the writer's. James Jorgensen practices law at Hoeppner Wagner & Evans in Valparaiso.more »

Labor Disputes
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Business reacts strongly to union push towards mandatory arbitration 4, 2011

The resolution itself would include last-resort arbitration clauses to "deal with those circumstances where such disputes cannot be resolved through discussion, conciliation or mediation". It would also require "dispute resolution procedures in ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Board supports ABA resolution on LSAT equality for disabled, approves Keller ...
WisBarDecember 5, 2011

Richard Brown, chief judge for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, attended the State Bar Board of Governor's meeting today in Madison to request co-sponsorship of the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law's resolution to promote equality in ...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 »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Alleged sex harassment by Ald. Solomon couldn't be proven, newly released ...
Capital Times (blog)December 20, 2011

Madison assistant city clerk Elena Berg could not prove sexual harassment allegations against Ald. Brian Solomon, the city's Department of Civil Rights says. Berg has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Solomon at her apartment in the early morning ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Medical practice opening 2nd site
South Bend TribuneDecember 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH -- In February, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center's Plymouth Family & Internal Medicine plans to open a second site in downtown Plymouth. "The thing that led to the decision to expand was our organization's ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Labor issues worry Florida producers
Southeast Farm PressDecember 21, 2011

E-Verify, if it becomes the law of the land, would require employers to run potential workers' identification through Social Security or Department of Homeland Security databases. Undocumented workers could not be employed. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Penn State trustees 'reaffirm and ratify' board's personnel decisions on Joe ...
Boston HeraldDecember 3, 2011

He said he couldn't speculate on the possibility that trustees violated the Sunshine Law by making those decisions in meetings conducted behind closed doors the week of Nov. 6. Melissa Melewsky, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Redskins' Davis, Williams suspended for failed drug tests
SI.comDecember 4, 2011

In other player news, the National Labor Relations Board has dismissed Bengals running back Cedric Benson's unfair labor practice charge against the NFLPA and its executive director, DeMaurice Smith.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Police & Fire
Juneau EmpireDecember 1, 2011

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. • At 5:09 pm Monday, ...more »

Union workers protest economic disparity in NYC
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

AP NEW YORK — Several thousand labor union members have marched down Broadway to protest the nation's growing economic disparity. Thursday's March for Jobs and Economic Fairness included labor leaders and rank and file members from over 300 New York ...more »

Government Employees
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U.K. Government Says Fewer Workers Struck Than Unions Estimate
BloombergDecember 1, 2011

Members of 30 public-sector unions protested plans to make government employees retire later and contribute more to their pensions. The Trades Union Congress, Britain's umbrella labor movement, said as many as 2 million workers took part. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Federal jury awards Gillette man $1.2 m in damages after finding he was ...
The RepublicDecember 8, 2011

A federal jury has awarded a Gillette man $1.2 million in damages in his wrongful termination lawsuit against a heavy equipment dealer. The jury last week found that Casper-based Wyoming Machinery Co. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act in ...more »


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