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South Korea fines six LCD makers for price fixing
CNETNovember 1, 2011

LG, the second largest LCD maker, said it objected to the commission's decision and would appeal to the Seoul High Court. The probe and fines follows similar findings by EU and US antitrust watchdogs. Last December, the European Commission fined five ...more »

Attorney General Kamala Harris to Round Up Homeless Sex Offenders Tonight
SF Weekly (blog)November 1, 2011

In compact San Francisco, the law has meant that the parolees can't live anywhere indoors at all, and have instead been living in vans, on a series of couches, or on the street. In today's press conference, state adult parole director Robert Ambroselli ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Rally on Sproul Plaza supports affirmative action
Daily CalifornianNovember 3, 2011

More than 100 students from UC Berkeley and Oakland High School gathered on Sproul Plaza at noon today to protest in support of restoring affirmative action. Students marched from Sproul Plaza and went around Memorial Glade and ...more »

Government Employees
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As Tax Cap Starts, Groups Push For Mandate Relief
WGRZ-TVNovember 1, 2011

Among them are new, less-generous pension plans for new public workers, reform of a law that requires multiple contractors on construction projects and changing the state's arbitration laws for union negotiations. The groups proposed offering two types ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio in national spotlight as collective bargaining law faces $24M repeal campaign
Washington PostNovember 5, 2011

A question called Issue 2 asks voters to accept or reject a voluminous rewrite of Ohio's collective bargaining law that GOP Gov. John Kasich signed in March, less than three months after his party regained power in the closely divided swing state. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Salt Lake Chamber urges Utah congressmen to get moving on immigration reform
Deseret NewsNovember 17, 2011

Chaffetz, whose bill to lift caps on employment visas recently passed a House committee, said the full-page ad surprised him. "They can pick up the phone to call me and it doesn't cost as much." Gov. Gary Herbert defended the delegation at his monthly ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Joyce Courts Fliers After Qantas Lockout as Labor Deadline Looms
San Francisco ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce is trying to appease passengers while facing a 21-day deadline to settle labor disputes that spurred him to shut down Australia's largest airline. "We will be doing all that we can ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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The terrible impact of the current unfair dismissal rules
TrethowansNovember 3, 2011

The report suggests that, in order to resolve this problem, the unfair dismissal process could simply say that if discrimination was not involved, an employer could dismiss the employee, at any time, without giving a reason and would only have to pay ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Four Winnipeggers charged in disability tax scam
Winnipeg Free PressNovember 3, 2011

The Income Tax Act charges allege that John Lopes, who runs J & J Canadian Grants Company, Ltd., collaborated with his mother-in-law Dr. Clarita Vianzon to generate false disability tax credit certificates. The certificates were used by people to ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Be wary of work emails
The Dominion PostNovember 26, 2011

Since the dawn of electronic communication, clauses relating to the use of email systems have been in employment contracts. In Toleafoa v Vodafone New Zealand Limited, a recent decision of the Employment Relations Authority, it investigated a decision ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Anita Hill Is Everywhere in Herman Cain Harassment Imbroglio: The Ticker
BloombergNovember 3, 2011

But her silence, like that of many women with harassment complaints, is an obstruction to fixing a big workplace problem. Since Sunday night, three unnamed women have been cited in press reports as ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Dad fired while caring for son with leukemia
KARENovember 1, 2011

In a statement TO Plastics wrote: "In tending to the needs of his son, Mr. Burdick exhausted all of his Paid Time off and Family Medical Leave Benefit. And despite TO Plastics permitting personal leave beyond that required by law (FMLA), this situation ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Tuition traps; Unjust immigration system needs reform
The Independent Florida AlligatorNovember 1, 2011

These problems need to be addressed so that all people who work in this country are documented, especially because the "legal" way to enter the country is completely backward. There needs to be comprehensive immigration reform in this country and fast. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Town to fight complaints to EEOC
Palm Beach Daily NewsNovember 4, 2011

He is representing five officers in discrimination complaints against the town. Town staff has recommended in a memo to Town Council members that they hire employment law specialist Margaret Cooper as the lead attorney to defend Palm Beach against the ...more »

In Wis., Focus Shifts From Union Law To Governor
NPRNovember 2, 2011

Labor unions are now focusing on recalling Walker. Hundreds attended a recent rally and recall training session in Madison. Speakers included possible Democratic candidates for governor, like Jon Erpenbach, one of the 14 senators who left Wisconsin. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Clearwater law enforcement, fire personnel honored
Tampa Bay NewspapersNovember 3, 2011

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a public service award to three Clearwater police and fire department members. The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal was given to Lt. Juan ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Investigation leads state to recommend Atlantic County takevoer of Atlantic ...
Press of Atlantic CityNovember 4, 2011

February 2008: Hamilton lawsuit against the city seeks $1 million for wrongful termination. November 2008: Newly elected Mayor Langford reinstalls Hamilton as superintendent. December 2008: City Council complains that the city doesn't have enough money ...more »

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