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Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of Commercial Metals Company
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities, shareholder, antitrust and ...more »

IRS Form 2290 HVUT Tax Return Filing Deadline is November 30, 2011 for Tax ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

Beginning November 1, 2011, IRS will provide a stamped (receipted) Schedule 1 to those who file and pay their tax. E-File and Pay 2011-2012 Truck Tax 2290 and Schedule-1: IRS e-file for 2290 is now available for the tax period beginning July 1, 2011. ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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John Conyers Asks Attorney General To Review Michigan Emergency Manager Law
Huffington PostDecember 2, 2011

A version of the emergency manager law has been on the books in Michigan since 1988, but Public Act 4, passed by the majority Republican legislature and signed by Snyder in March, grants further-reaching powers to the governor and appointees. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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State legislators unlikely to deal with immigration reform in 2012 session
TCPalmDecember 5, 2011

William Snyder thinks the Florida Legislature's best chance to enact immigration reform might have come and gone with his bill's demise last May. Since state immigration reform efforts flopped in the 2011 session's waning days, Senate and House ...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 »

Labor Disputes
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End begging for wages
China DailyDecember 8, 2011

On Monday, nine ministerial-level agencies jointly demanded local officials ensure that all labor disputes involving more than 10 workers must be addressed within seven days. This has raised expectations of a potential institutional solution to wage ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Kantor & Kantor Provides Guidelines on New Consumer Protection Law for ...
Sacramento BeeDecember 1, 2011

Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear. • Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals. • Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Montana Court: Some Noncompete Clauses Unenforceable
ClaimsJournal.comDecember 2, 2011

Noncompete clauses in employee contracts may not be enforceable in Montana when firms fire or lay off workers, the state Supreme Court has ruled. Last week's ruling came in the case of certified public accountant Dawn Wrigg of Helena. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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All set to celebrate National
The News InternationalDecember 14, 2011

We have not only facilitated the passage of law against sexual harassment but we have also facilitated its implementation to the extent we could,” said AASHA founding member and Mehergarh Chairperson Dr Fauzia Saeed while addressing to a media briefing ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

Plaintiff Larson filed an amended complaint in December 2009 asserting three claims: a violation of the Family Medical Leave Act against Defendant United Natural Foods West, Inc. ("UNFI"), disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Oklahoma state senator's guest worker bill unlikely to gain traction
NewsOK.comDecember 8, 2011

Under his bill, the state Labor Department would administer a program that would let undocumented workers 18 and older stay in Oklahoma legally if they buy a guest worker permit for $2000. They would have to find a sponsor to hire them and provide them ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Azzam Elder's lawyer demands retraction from Wayne County, wants personnel ...
WXYZDecember 1, 2011

Elder resigned after the Action News Investigators first exposed the Wayne County severance scandal. In a letter, Thomas Warnicke from the Fieger Law Firm says “we do not believe there has been full transparency from Mr. Ficano and his administration ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Boeing, Machinist Union Reach Tentative Deal To Settle NLRB Dispute
ABC News (blog)December 1, 2011

If the deal is ratified by its members next week, the union said it would drop the unfair labor practice suit against Boeing that is currently pending before the National Labor Relations Board. “We believe the proposed extension is good for our members ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fishing letter draws new fire
Gloucester Daily TimesDecember 1, 2011

But, "If NOAA follows the law, something better will come out," added Lang, who has spearheaded a court challenge to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's system of groundfish regulations. Signed by more than 100 fishermen, ...more »

UK Government Says Fewer Workers Struck Than Unions Estimate
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister David Cameron's government disputed UK labor-union estimates that 2 million public-sector workers went on strike over pension curbs yesterday, saying the number who walked out was much lower. About 900000 civil servants, ...more »

Government Employees
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Manipur govt employees threaten not to vote for SPF
Nagaland PostDecember 8, 2011

The Joint Administrative Council (JAC), an apex body of the employees of Manipur government, campaigning for adoption of pay bands recommended of the Sixth Pay Commission report, has threatened to abstain from voting in favour of the Congress and CPI, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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REGION: New ruling favors attorneys for fired Tri-City executives
North County TimesDecember 1, 2011

Lawyers representing several former Tri-City Medical Center executives who have sued the public hospital district alleging wrongful termination will be able to dig deeper into events that led up to their clients' dismissals, an appellate court judge ...more »


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