Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in November, 2011

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Goldman buys real estate portfolio from Lehman
MSN MoneyNovember 1, 2011

The sale was previously approved by the bankruptcy court in August. The portfolio is comprised of 10 buildings representing 3 million square feet of space and 30 percent of all commercial real estate in Rosslyn, Va. Monday Properties, which originally ...more »

Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms Possession
KSEENovember 1, 2011

Her was then arrested on April 23, 2011 after again running from a car that police had stopped, and he threw another loaded handgun and possessed methamphetamine he said he was going to sell. Both incidents occurred after Her was convicted in 2005 for ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Norm Roche anonymous comments gets him booted off county discrimination body
Tampabay.comNovember 18, 2011

Latvala said Roche's remarks on race, gays and welfare recipients made his appointment to the county's Affirmative Action Committee untenable. The panel is responsible for ensuring county agencies from the Sheriff's Office to departments under County ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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DeMint, Vitter, Sessions push bill to ban immigration reform lawsuits
The State ColumnNovember 4, 2011

Senator DeMint said, “It's absurd that the Obama Administration, which has failed to enforce the nation's immigration laws, is now stopping South Carolina, Alabama and Arizona from taking commonsense steps to protect citizens and uphold the law. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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A few tweaks could improve collective bargaining
Columbus DispatchNovember 15, 2011

Prior to reaching binding arbitration, contract disputes are heard by a fact-finder who also evaluates the arguments of both sides. In rendering an opinion, the fact-finder is empowered to recommend a compromise position on each issue. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Cloud computing and labor disputes: University locks striking profs out of ...
Boing BoingNovember 8, 2011

Myself, and some fellow faculty and students quickly produced a blog and Twitter feed to combat this censorship. Turns out the uni isn't just nuking pro-union statements, but any questions about the labor dispute posted by its students and other ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Rwanda: People With Disability Rebuffed When Looking for Jobs
AllAfrica.comNovember 1, 2011

Although tremendous effort has been made to accord people with disabilities their fundamental rights, a lot remains to be done to be done to protect them against discrimination in the job market. "People refuse hiring us saying, saying 'how will I ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Rwanda: People With Disability Rebuffed When Looking for Jobs
AllAfrica.comNovember 1, 2011

Although tremendous effort has been made to accord people with disabilities their fundamental rights, a lot remains to be done to be done to protect them against discrimination in the job market. "People refuse hiring us saying, saying 'how will I ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Camden restaurant owner settles sexual harassment suit
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comNovember 1, 2011

By Gloucester County Times TRENTON — The owner of a Camden restaurant/coffee shop has agreed to a $75000 settlement in a sexual harassment case. Under the terms of the agreement announced by the state Division on Civil Rights, Ronald Ford Jr., ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Jefferson County, CSEA at impasse; county budget plans for new health ...
WatertownDailyTimes.comNovember 4, 2011

Union member raises would follow whatever the current contract outlines. Employees under expired contracts receive compensation according to the terms for the final year in the contract until a new one is approved. “It is disheartening for sure,” Ms. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Gingrich backs letting illegal immigrants stay
Financial TimesNovember 23, 2011

Newt Gingrich, the latest contender for the Republican presidential nomination to surge in the polls, has said he supports allowing the millions of illegal immigrants in the US to find a way to stay, opening him up to ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Prayer, friends, family, community helping Hoxworths stay positive despite ...
Wooster Daily RecordNovember 18, 2011

Several benefits have been held to help the family pay for uncovered medical and holistic expenses and to allow Debbi to take temporary leave from her position as a Tastefully Simple consultant and spend much needed quality time with Jason and the ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Kaiser Permanente Workers Choose Sides
The Nation.November 22, 2011

... throughout the state, the one-day walkout (and accompanying smaller-scale strike activity the day before and after) generated unflattering publicity about Kaiser's recent cost-cutting, rate increases, understaffing and unfair labor practices. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Govt rejected grievance law in 2008, pays 'price'
Hindustan TimesNovember 2, 2011

The committee on personnel had asked the government to enact a law for grievance redressal in October 2008 to ensure that departments that receive grievances from the public take the complaints to their logical end. The UPA-1 government, however, ...more »

Decertification: NBA players' nuclear option
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 4, 2011

Labor unions are granted exemptions to US antitrust laws that prohibit staples to their economic models such as salary caps and college player drafts because they are agreed upon under collective bargaining. If there is no union, antitrust laws would ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Synthetic pot draws law's attention
Carmi TimesNovember 11, 2011

Over 100 compounds have yet to be identified under the DEA ban with new variations or analogs being manufactured and marketed creating a huge challenge for forensic scientists and law enforcement agencies across the country. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Leagle.comNovember 8, 2011

Plaintiff Nathan Moore appeals from an adverse judgment summarily adjudicating his claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. He contends the trial court erred in finding that the Hayward Unified School District (the school district) ...more »

Government Employees
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NJ has invested $3.6M to bolster skills of over 8K workers
newjerseynewsroom.comNovember 1, 2011

The state government has invested nearly $3.6 million to train employees in New Jersey industries, Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday. The money, provided through the state Department of Labor's Workforce Development Partnership Program, ...more »


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