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Perkins & Marie Callender's emerges from Chap 11
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc, the owner of restaurant chains of the same name, said it successfully completed financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, which had filed for bankruptcy in July, ...more »

'We never saw it coming': Friends mourn two men killed in Dover-Foxcroft
Bangor Daily NewsDecember 1, 2011

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff Maine State Police detectives and other local law enforcement personnel are seen at the Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds in Dover-Foxcroft on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, to investigate the police shooting of Michael Curtis of ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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Most state teachers unions win approval votes for certification under ...
Capital Times (blog)December 8, 2011

Unions certified under the collective bargaining law are allowed to negotiate for cost-of-living pay increases only, with benefits and working conditions considered out of bounds. Unions have also complained that certification requires approval of 51 ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US Legislative Immigration Update December 5, 2011
Right Side NewsDecember 5, 2011

Right Side News Reports from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in this December 5, 2011 Legislative Weekly. FAIR tracks pending immigration reform moves by Congress and immigration policy directives by the President and his ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Judge dismisses discrimination, defamation claims by former Lexington library CEO
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 1, 2011

Imhoff's claim of gender discrimination was thrown out because "she is unable to identify evidence sufficient to support a finding that the Library Board treated her less favorably than a similarly situated male employee," the order says. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor braces for gay marriage showdown
ABC OnlineDecember 2, 2011

... series of changes such as extending workers' bargaining rights and access to arbitration in industrial disputes. But he Federal Government has refused to commit to any changes to workplace laws after unions used their power to amend Labor's policy. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Suit: School's HIV denial violates teen's rights
The Associated PressDecember 1, 2011

A discrimination suit filed Wednesday claims the Milton Hershey School violated anti-discrimination laws in denying the 13-year-old's request for admission to the school for disadvantaged students. The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Executive committee approves amendment
Beaver Dam Daily CitizenDecember 6, 2011

JUNEAU - The Dodge County Executive Committee approved a resolution to amend county administrator Jim Mielke's employment contract Monday morning. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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The Chronicle @ Kettle Run: Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment
my.hsj.orgDecember 16, 2011

Sexual harassment is not only wrong; it is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which makes sex discrimination illegal and protects against sexual harassment in the workplace. Even with these laws in place, thousands of men and women ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Formerly conjoined twins leave Children's Hospital
Richmond Times DispatchDecember 3, 2011

They will be staying at the Hospitality House, which provides temporary lodging for patients and their families while in Richmond to get medical care, while continuing physical and occupational therapy and medical follow-up before going home to the ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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INITIATIVE: Undocumented workers who pay state income tax would be treated ...
Whittier Daily NewsDecember 7, 2011

Undocumented workers would pay state income taxes in exchange for the prospect of leniency on federal immigration laws under a ballot initiative proposed by a San Fernando Valley assemblyman. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Over 500 killed in Naxal violence this year
Zee NewsDecember 6, 2011

It said that Naxals carried out 1476 attacks targeting various government and private installations, killing 389 civilians and 124 security force personnel. Law enforcement agencies have arrested 1728 naxalites, recovered 546 arms and 344 Maoists ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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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 »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Pelosi: My Gingrich intel dump would be legal
CBS NewsDecember 5, 2011

Gingrich denied his proposal would result in environmental damage, saying he would replace the EPA with what he called the Environmental Solution Agency. by canislupus16 December 5, 2011 6:53 PM EST "If she's suggesting she's going to use material that ...more »

Labor board moves ahead with union rules
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionDecember 1, 2011

AP WASHINGTON β€” The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday moved ahead with plans to speed the pace of union elections, even as Republicans in Congress threatened to derail the process. The board's Democratic majority voted 2-1 in ...more »

Government Employees
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Zimbabwe: Leader Comment - Schweppes Shows the Way With Employee Share Empowerment
AllAfrica.comDecember 5, 2011

By far the Schweppes scheme is the largest empowerment deal consistent with the indigenisation policy and law that is being championed by the Government. Zimbabwean workers, who have for long toiled on the shop floor for a pittance, should embrace this ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Nikki Haley's Top Staffers Face Scrutiny In Cabinet Firing
FITSNewsDecember 7, 2011

They're also said to be in full-scale damage control mode – bracing for what one of our sources is already calling β€œthe mother of all wrongful termination lawsuits.” Haley chief of staff Tim Pearson and chief legal counselor Swati Patel have been ...more »

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