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Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

Tribune Judge Denies JPMorgan, Aurelius Reorganization Plans
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

The lower-ranking creditors already have filed lawsuits related to the LBO, including cases against Zell and Tribune's shareholders. The bankruptcy case is In re Tribune Co., 08-bk-13141, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington).more »

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Affirmative Action
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Supa used like condom as Chiyangwa completes AAG take over
The Zimbabwe MailNovember 8, 2011

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe's nephew, controversial Harare businessman Phillip Chiyangwa has completed the takeover of the empowerment terror group the Affirmative Action Group (AAG) according to his sidekick AAG Chief Executive Officer, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Kansas bishops seek federal immigration reform with 'dignity'
Kansas City StarNovember 9, 2011

The leaders didn't endorse or criticize any specific laws, such as the voter ID law the state has approved or the Arizona immigration law that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is Baptist, helped author. Instead, they said they want to frame ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Campaigns pour money into final push on law limiting bargaining by 350K Ohio ...
Washington PostNovember 9, 2011

Labor and business interests poured more than $30 million into the nationally watched campaign. The legislation sets mandatory health care and pension minimums for unionized government employees, bans public worker strikes, scraps binding arbitration ...more »

Labor Disputes
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China Defends its Practices in Zambia's Copper Mines
Voice of America (blog)November 3, 2011

China has defended its labor practices at copper mines in Zambia and disputes a report by Human Rights Watch that criticizes safety in mines owned and operated by China. In Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesman contended Thursday that the HRW report is ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Mandalay Bay seeks compensation from consultant for doors being too narrow,
Las Vegas SunNovember 2, 2011

Jean Weil, an attorney for Rolf, told the court the federal law bars the suit in state court. She argued the court should issue a writ to stop the processing of the suit in the interest of “judicial economy” because a trial would last 60 days. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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DIGGS v. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

She also alleged that the agency removed her in retaliation for prior Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") activity, specifically earlier claims of sex discrimination. After a hearing, the Administrative Judge ("AJ") issued an initial decision ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Commission Chair initiates complaint into RCMP workplace harassment
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 16, 2011

"I am satisfied that, given recent events, there are reasonable grounds for me to conduct a review of RCMP procedures pertaining to workplace harassment," said Mr. McPhail. The investigation will look into whether RCMP policies and procedures were ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Guest column: Keep right to negotiate; vote 'no'
Cincinnati.comNovember 4, 2011

The current crisis in our government is one of overspending - not simply on public employees' salaries and benefits, but on many, many other projects. To point the finger at the public employees and their unions for the contracts they negotiated in ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Frederick Co. wants to create laws to deter illegal immigrants
Baltimore Sun (blog)November 14, 2011

Eberly pointed to the statewide petition drive this year that gathered more than 100000 signatures to successfully delay a new law giving college tuition breaks to illegal immigrants. That law will go before voters next November. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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New Report Shows Children Are the Real Victims of Anti-LGBT Laws and Stigma
Huffington Post (blog)November 1, 2011

These are things like the ability to take family and medical leave, receive social security survivors' benefits or take advantage of numerous tax provisions aimed at strengthening families. This is true even for families in the six states and DC where ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Eighth Circuit Upholds Negotiations as Primary Labor Dispute Forum
JURISTNovember 2, 2011

Given that both parties have been under a collective bargaining relationship for the past 18 years, the fact that the players chose to pursue antitrust laws over collective bargaining did not erase their labor relationship with the league. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Clark signs NCCo pension cuts into law
The News JournalNovember 1, 2011

New Castle County Executive Paul Clark signed a pension-reform plan into law last week that could save the county at least $1.2 million over the next 10 years. The law closes the current pension plan for county employees hired after Nov. 1. ...more »

Business to fight union Fair Work 'wishlist'
The AustralianNovember 1, 2011

BUSINESS has vowed to fight any union bid to strengthen their industrial powers in the wake of the Qantas decision. The union movement yesterday escalated calls for changes to Labor's Fair Work Act, with ACTU boss Jeff Lawrence saying it includes too ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Supervisors to consider easing regulations for restaurants, florists
Redlands Daily FactsNovember 1, 2011

Under the proposal, county businesses would be exempt from a state law that requires businesses handling more than 1000 cubic feet of compressed gas to be designated as a facility that handles hazardous materials. The county Fire Department has ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Carol Harvey dismissed as Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs' executive ...
Westword (blog)November 15, 2011

Mr. Freedman said for a month's salary, because the Lt. Governor appreciated my contribution, I could sign a confidentiality agreement and waiver of any lawsuit for wrongful termination that is not normally offered to terminated employees. ...more »

Government Employees
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Public employees federation ratifies new contract
Elmira Star-GazetteNovember 4, 2011

ALBANY -- After rejecting an agreement in September, New York's second-largest public-employees union adopted a revised contract Thursday that avoids layoffs and doesn't increase salaries for three of the next four years. By a count of 27718 to 11645 ...more »

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