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A Debate Over Who Regulates Gas 'Fracking' in Pa.
NPRDecember 1, 2011

A new Pennsylvania law could curb municipalities' ability to zone and regulate hydraulic fracturing — or "fracking." And that raises questions about how much say a local government should have over what goes on within its borders. ...more »

Bell Pushes Legislation for Eminent Domain Reform
NBC 29 NewsDecember 1, 2011

Restrictions on eminent domain often meet stiff opposition from local governments who don't want state limits on how they can seize property. Bell says the law is all about restoring fairness. House Bill 5 actually passed through the General Assembly ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Saving the Cain Campaign
American ThinkerDecember 1, 2011

Specifically, he can talk about two subjects that are taboo for white politicians: affirmative action and black crime. During the crusade against the confirmation of Clarence Thomas, one line of attack was that since Yale Law School had introduced ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Obradovich: Iowan Republicans more in tune with immigration than many think
DesMoinesRegister.comDecember 8, 2011

Several surveys released this week of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers offer much-needed perspective about immigration reform, an issue that politics tends to make indigestible. The most focused of these, done by Selzer & Co. for the Partnership for ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Firms expect work to grow as unions test laws, rebuild
Crain's Detroit BusinessDecember 5, 2011

Private-sector labor unions will likely rebuild lost muscle in the coming year, creating new litigation and organizational work for firms on both sides of the bargaining table. The United Auto Workers expects to add more than 20000 jobs ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Nueva Vizcaya DOLE exec urges private sector to be vigilant on labor disputes
Philippine Information AgencyDecember 15, 2011

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, December 15 (PIA) -- An executive of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here recently encouraged the private sector to assist in addressing labor law disputes within their working places to ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Board supports ABA resolution on LSAT equality for disabled, approves Keller ...
WisBarDecember 3, 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 & Discrimination
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Report employment discrimination
Mansfield News JournalDecember 4, 2011

13 at the Mansfield branch of the NAACP office, Suite 409 of the Richland Bank Building, 3 N. Main St. Representatives will meet those who have employment discrimination complaints. To make an appointment, call Mansfield NAACP at 419-522-9894. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Cayman's sexual harassment problem
Cayman News ServiceDecember 6, 2011

Note: Victims of workplace sexual harassment in the Cayman Islands are encouraged to describe their stories in the comments below. Please do not name names or give any identifying details in this forum, however. If you do feel that you have suffered ...more »

Employment Contracts
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TO leaders not talking pension reform yet
Thousand Oaks AcornDecember 2, 2011

Earlier this year a Stanford University study of three state-operated pension funds, including the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)—the agency responsible for managing pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million state ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Will Latinos Help Re-elect Obama?
The American ProspectDecember 6, 2011

President Barack Obama greets the crowd after speaking about immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, during his visit to the US-Mexico border. Democrats have long been able to play good cop to the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Long-term care: Think about it while you're young, experts say [Chicago Tribune]
Insurance News Net (press release)December 1, 2011

Do you have financial assets that you want to leave to your family? Are you comfortable with the idea of going on Medicaid ? What does your spouse or life partner want? Even people with financial means and family members willing to help have to be ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Year-ender: Roquette lockout ends [The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa]
Insurance News Net (press release)December 26, 2011

The nearly year-long ordeal saw three solidarity marches by area unions, several filings of unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board , imported workers, and multiple meetings with a mediator. The pursuit of a collective ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Some Law Officers Move To Jobs at Other Agencies
The LedgerDecember 4, 2011

But his personnel file was loaded with problems. He was fired in 1997 following an internal affairs investigation. Colson was arrested on charges of perjury and accessory after the fact after his girlfriend was arrested for her involvement in an arson ...more »

Labor's conference priorities
The Australian (blog)December 1, 2011

Any further ceding of power to the unions over party matters would be a step in the wrong direction. Now is the time for policy renewal and reform in the Labor tradition. Several trade union bosses, some representing the militant Left, have nominated ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Erie judge sets hearing in Lawrence Park VFD dispute
GoErie.comDecember 3, 2011

The commissioners, who first raised their concerns in 2009, are arguing that the fire department's records lack the transparency required under a township ordinance and state law. The fire department is arguing it has complied with the law, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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BRANDT v. LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Leagle.comDecember 6, 2011

Plaintiff David Brandt appeals dismissal of his complaint for wrongful termination following the trial court's order sustaining the demurrer of defendant Los Angeles Unified School District ("LAUSD"). Finding no error, we affirm the judgment. ...more »

Government Employees
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600 government workers aged between 60 - 110 years
Myjoyonline.comDecember 6, 2011

Over 600 people on the government payroll, with ages ranging between 60 and 110, continue to draw salaries though they are above the statutory employment age, the report of the Auditor-General on the Public Account of Ghana (Consolidated Fund) for the ...more »

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