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Ex-lawyer to serve 6 months for insider trading
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former lawyer who was one of the prime suppliers of corporate secrets to traders in an insider trading ring, was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Wednesday. Brien Santarlas once worked for the well-known ...more »

Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Bruce Ramsey / Times editorial columnist Striving for equal though separate in ...
The Seattle TimesDecember 6, 2011

But Malaysia has also had 40 years of affirmative action, in which the state favors Malays in jobs and the use of the Malay language. The aim of this policy is to close the gap in wealth with the Chinese. It was a large gap when the policy started, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration divide inflamed
Jackson Clarion LedgerDecember 6, 2011

Steve Holland, D-Plantersville: "You'll see an immigration bill, Alabama style..." Gov.-elect Phil Bryant has said openly that immigration reform was top on his list. When he was state auditor and published a flawed report saying that immigrants waste ...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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Cohen & Grigsby Promotes Two Associates to Director Positions
PR Newswire (press release)December 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa. and an office in Bonita Springs, Fl., is pleased to announce the promotion of two of the firm's associates to the position of director: Jennifer Park is a ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Law on cards to ensure rights: PM
Daily Star OnlineDecember 3, 2011

Photo: PIDUnb, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government would enact a law for ensuring the rights of the persons with disabilities and giving them the opportunity to contribute to country's development. ...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 »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Looking at sexual harassment in the restaurant industry
Nation's Restaurant NewsDecember 5, 2011

“From a general perspective, I think that the restaurant industry is particularly challenged in the area of sexual harassment,” said Marcia L. Pope, a partner in the San Francisco office of the Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP law firm who has ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Feds correct the value of Cargill's government contracts
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business JournalDecember 6, 2011

The agency originally said Cargill had $550 million, but now says many of those contracts have been completed and are closed. Last week the Labor Department accused Cargill of employment discrimination at one of its Arkansas facilities. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Alabama's view: We're enforcing federal immigration law
USA TodayDecember 4, 2011

Rather than resist federal laws, as was unfortunately the case in the 1950s and 1960s, Alabama today is insisting that federal law be enforced, by state officers if necessary. That's because, in Alabama, we believe obedience to law ensures fairness and ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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'Impotent' with rage
New York PostDecember 4, 2011

Not true, swears Abuzahrieh, who denied fishing for Shoman's medical records. If he's looking for a blabbermouth to blame, he should look to his own flesh and blood, the Bay Ridge woman charges. “His family said he can't get kids,” she told The Post. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Teamster Sympathy Pickets Return to US Foods
Sacramento BeeDecember 1, 2011

The sympathy picket lines, which were established by members of Locals 1414 in Philadelphia and 676 in Collingswood, NJ, were in support of an unfair labor practice strike by maintenance workers at US Foods' Streator, Ill. location. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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EPLI Risk-Management Survival Guide
PropertyCasualty360December 1, 2011

In fiscal year 2011, the EEOC received a record-high 99947 discrimination charges against private-sector employers. This statistic confirms what employers are experiencing—terminations and adverse-employment decisions are increasingly high-risk ...more »

Employees at Pathmark, Superfresh Vote to Accept Wage Cuts
Patch.comDecember 1, 2011

The negotiations were difficult, Young said, and the union leaders were constantly aware that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy law was working against them. Section 1113 of the law permits bankruptcy judges to cancel existing labor contracts outright, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Law enforcement MPs head downrange
DVIDSDecember 5, 2011

Victor Lopez, 5, shakes the hand of a military police soldier during a deployment ceremony Dec. 5 at Nutter Field House. Victor's father, Pfc. Sergio Lopez, is assigned to the 463rd Military Police Company which is slated to deploy in support of ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Deitrick Lawsuit: Catch Up On The Story
Patch.comDecember 11, 2011

The big story of the week was the revelation that former secretary in the mayor's office Sally Deitrick has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city and Mayor Susan Drucker. Deitrick alleges in the complaint that Drucker ...more »

Government Employees
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The six million public sector workers weighing down our economy
Daily MailDecember 2, 2011

How many public sector workers can any country afford? The quarrel about pensions is almost a distraction. The real question is how long we can go on paying for the millions of public employees who receive money from the tax-payer. ...more »


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