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Hospital expects to emerge from bankruptcy
phillyBurbs.comDecember 1, 2011

Nearly two years after filing for bankruptcy, Lower Bucks Hospital is expected to emerge with a clean financial slate next month, though a new report found "sustained and dramatic softening" in some patient numbers. The US Bankruptcy Court in ...more »

Govt to consider higher road accident compensation
Malaysia StarDecember 1, 2011

THE Government is considering amending the Civil Law Act 1956 to increase the amount of compensation awarded for injury and death caused by road accidents, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim. He said there were grounds to consider a review ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Obama Effort Hides but Can't Run From Affirmative Action: View
BloombergDecember 6, 2011

They highlight the conflict that critics on both sides of the affirmative action argument maintain has undermined the court's reasoning from the beginning: There is no way to square this circle. If a factor may never be determinative, then it's not a ...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 »

Collective Bargaining
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Kenosha Teacher Expresses Regret Over Walker Ad Involvement
WISN MilwaukeeDecember 6, 2011

Wisconsin's teachers have been one of the loudest and most organized groups opposing Walker's collective bargaining law since he first proposed the changes in February. The ad for Walker's bid to fight off a recall attempt uses the Kenosha teacher who ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Unions want more power to negotiate agreements
Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 1, 2011

In a push set to ring alarm bells in the business community, the ACTU will use the cross-factional support from the trade unions to secure changes to Labor's policy platform at the ALP national conference in Sydney today, including lifting restrictions ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Law firms ready for accessibility standards
Law TimesDecember 5, 2011

Firms must also update their communications by, for example, using plain language in documents to be more responsive to people with learning disabilities or offering audio formats of printed materials, according to guidelines on the act issued by the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Kenyan journalist in US sues over racial discrimination
The StandardDecember 5, 2011

... have sued Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of Kansas City for damages claiming they were dismissed from their employment because their boss, of Caucasian origin (white) discriminated against them due to their race, skin colour and national origins. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Domestic violence not just at home
PhysOrg.comDecember 8, 2011

(PhysOrg.com) -- There is a direct link between domestic violence and productivity in the workplace, with one in five victims experiencing continued harassment from their partners at work, a UNSW study has found. Safe at Home, Safe at Work? ...more »

Employment Contracts
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" At home, India does its own outsourcing"
Bend BulletinDecember 2, 2011

Corporate executives say that India's restrictive labor laws force them to hire and train contract workers who feel no loyalty to them, and that finding skilled workers is difficult. In early October, these frustrations boiled over when 2000 workers at ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Filipino workers in Syria ignore repatriation program – DFA
Inquirer.netDecember 2, 2011

By Jerry E. Esplanada MANILA, Philippines — The majority of an estimated 17000 Filipino workers in Syria, mostly undocumented domestic helpers, have ignored the government's voluntary repatriation program, prompting an intensification of efforts to ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Owner of dogs in attack says animals have never been aggressive
Maryville Daily TimesDecember 4, 2011

A member of the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department said firefighters arrived at the residence around 10:35 am Rural/Metro Ambulance Service transported the injured toddler to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The 3-year-old was listed in ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Boeing-Machinists Deal Benefits Company, Workers, and NLRB Credibility
American Progress Action FundDecember 8, 2011

If Boeing's workers approve the contract, the union has indicated that it will drop its complaint against the company and consequently encourage the NLRB general counsel to suspend the complaint currently being heard by an administrative law judge. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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TSA Chief Disputes 'Thousands Standing Around' Jab at Agency
BusinessWeekDecember 7, 2011

7 (Bloomberg) -- US Representative John Mica, who helped write the law creating the Transportation Security Administration, calls it “a bloated bureaucracy.” TSA deserves the nickname “Thousands Standing Around,” Representative Paul Broun says. ...more »

Business reacts strongly to union push towards mandatory arbitration
SmartCompany.com.auDecember 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 »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Ala. postal worker opens fire in mail room
CBS NewsDecember 2, 2011

Law enforcement officers gather outside the Winton Blount US Post Office in Montgomery, Ala., after a gunman opened fire inside the structure, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The post office was evacuated and surrounding streets were cordoned off by police ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Transgender server suing Midway in employment case
Windy City TimesDecember 7, 2011

A transgender server is suing Midway Airport's food service company for wrongful termination and employment discrimination. Hamed Khan, a former server at Harry Caray's Seventh Inning Stretch, alleges that supervisors ...more »

Government Employees
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Britain's Massive Anti-Austerity Strike: Could It Happen Here?
Huffington PostDecember 1, 2011

Millions of employees mounted Great Britain's first General Strike in many years today after the government threatened to impose more cuts in retirement benefits and pay for public workers. It was a smash success. As many as two million strikers proved ...more »

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