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

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Reportage: LEI's future in the balance
Insurance AgeNovember 1, 2011

... even when some of Jackson's proposals pass into law, forward-thinking companies will continue to thrive. Andrew Parker, head of strategic litigation at Beachcroft, says: “There has been so much focus on personal injury claims with ATE that this ...more »

Iraq, Government Of... Licensing Learn-In (SATCOM)
SatNews PublishersNovember 1, 2011

"The CMC is pleased to co-ordinate with GVF to facilitate expanded access to satellite communications in Iraq,” said Ahmed Al-Omary, Commissioner with Iraq's Communications & Media Commission. “We look forward to building upon this development with ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Secretary Chu Reaffirms Argument Against Affirmative Action
Canada Free PressNovember 20, 2011

And let us not forget the name of Dr. Steven Chu, alleged Secretary of Energy, when citing the dangers of using affirmative action quotas for recruiting purposes. Indeed, in testimony before Congress on November 17 concerning the Solyndra scandal, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration reform law at center of federal lawsuit in South Carolina
The State ColumnNovember 1, 2011

The lawsuit filed in South Carolina is the latest push by federal officials to halt a number of controversial immigration laws. Department of Justice officials have filed suits in Arizona, Alabama and Georgia, challenging a string of immigration reform...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Hundreds Rally Against Issue 2
WKBN/WYFX-TVNovember 2, 2011

We have a full page dedicated to Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 with breakdowns on what the collective bargaining bill would do if it becomes law, along with ballot language, other facts and figures and a complete archive of stories we've covered since the law...more »

Labor Disputes
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Farmington Hills Resident Disputes City Millage Information
Patch.comNovember 2, 2011

During public comment, Harpster raised a number of issues, ranging from an assertion that the city's overall spending has increased by 13 percent this year, to labor costs being higher, despite a reduction in the number of employees. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Kenya Re unveils campaign to aid people living with disability
The StandardNovember 4, 2011

He said: "The Persons with Disabilities Act 2003, is a comprehensive legislation covering the rights, rehabilitation and equal opportunities... it requires that both private and public sector employers reserve five per cent jobs for people with ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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For convicted felons in, or entering, the Wisconsin job market, a proposed ...
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 2, 2011

He's concerned, he said, that a proposed new law would curtail future employment opportunities even though he's already served his sentence. / Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent The state's fair employment law prohibits employer discrimination based on ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Surprising New Facts About Sexual Harassment
Discovery NewsNovember 8, 2011

A broader definition of sexual harassment can also increase estimates of prevalence." Indeed, we see exactly this effect in the new study. The definition of sexual harassment has changed over the years. Sexual harassment in the workplace often (but not ...more »

Employment Contracts
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CCA Awarded A New Federal Bureau Of Prisons Contract For The
GovCon (press release)November 1, 2011

... to government agencies, announced today that pursuant to a competitive re-bid it has received a new contract from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for the expansion and continued management of CCA's McRae Correctional Facility in McRae, Georgia. ...more »

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

The move builds on Sheriff Charles A. "Chuck" Jenkins' efforts in delivering nearly 1000 illegal immigrants to federal authorizes for deportation in the past three years. Debate over the measure is playing out amid political and legal battles over ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Christie Blatchford: Long delay in 'honour killing' trial would leave...
National PostNovember 3, 2011

The trial flew off the rails on Thursday, when Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Maranger told jurors that one of the trio of accused Shafia family members had a “fairly serious” medical emergency and that the case was indefinitely on hold. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Palo Alto's Measure D blazed to victory
San Jose Mercury NewsNovember 9, 2011

If passed, the ballot initiative would remove binding interest arbitration from the city charter, allowing the city to impose contract terms in future labor disputes with its public safety unions. (Kirstina Sangsahachart/ Daily News) Palo Alto voters ...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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16 dogs die in fire at NY kennel that inspector says was illegal; space heater ...
Washington PostNovember 2, 2011

He said Taylor was cooperating with the agency's investigation into whether cruelty laws had been broken. Ryan said the fire was reported to Greenburgh police just before 7 am The Elmsford Fire Department was then called, although the fire was just ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Former city employee loses appeal
Rutland HeraldNovember 10, 2011

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision dismissing a former city employee's wrongful termination suit. The decision, issued last week by a three-judge panel, affirmed a decision saying Debra Bearss' rights under ...more »

Government Employees
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Jackson stands against Issue 2
Toledo BladeNovember 2, 2011

Jesse Jackson came to Toledo Wednesday morning to call on Ohioans to defeat a law that would restrict collective bargaining rights for state and local government employees. The longtime civil rights leader urged a “no” vote on ballot Issue 2, ...more »

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