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

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'We need new laws against cyber crime' says security specialist NCC Group
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The government needs to draft in new legislation to combat the growing threat of cyber crime to businesses and public sector organisations. That is the view of the boss of Manchester security specialist NCC Group, who reacted to warnings from Iain ...more »

Congress Questions the IRS About Delays in Its Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

In particular, Mr. Boustany asked the IRS to explain its plans for monitoring the so-called community benefits that nonprofit hospitals provided. He also wanted the agency to outline how it would comply with requirements for filing annual reports to ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative Action Bill to be passed by 2013
Ghana Broadcasting CorporationNovember 9, 2011

A committee of experts has been set up to solicit the views of individuals and organisations in all the ten regions to be used in the formulation of a national consensus on the Affirmative Action Bill. The Bill, which is being prepared by the Ministry ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration reforms could drive U.S. recovery
The TennesseanNovember 13, 2011

This organization, begun a year and a half ago by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, unites business leaders and mayors from around the country in pushing for reform to immigration laws that would allow talented innovators and job creators to stay ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Senate panel addresses court ruling
Scranton Times-TribuneNovember 2, 2011

The language addresses the court ruling two weeks ago in the Scranton case that the use of the phrase "arbitration settlement" in Act 47 is too ambiguous to take precedence over Act 111, the state law governing collective bargaining by city employees. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Xstrata inks labor pact at Chile Lomas Bayas mine
Reuters AfricaNovember 4, 2011

Labor disputes became a flashpoint this year in Chile, the world's top copper producer, as workers demanding a bigger share of historically high prices for the red metal CMCU3 staged a number of stoppages. A two-week strike at Escondida, ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Legal aid cuts 'will stop the most vulnerable getting justice' says report
The GuardianNovember 11, 2011

"The equality impact assessment accompanying the [MoJ's] proposals for reducing the scope of legal aid contains an acknowledgement that the proposals will have a disproportionate impact upon women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Human Rights Tribunal rules against CIDA in discrimination case
Vancouver SunNovember 6, 2011

In September, Judge Sophie Marchildon ruled that CIDA and Health Canada must compensate CIDA employee Bronwyn Cruden $5000 each after evidence showed the two agencies used “wilful and reckless discrimination” against her. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Workplace incivility is no laughing matter
Northwest HeraldNovember 1, 2011

Karla Dobbeck's clients tell her they have an employee with a bad attitude, a harassment issue, or a bully on hand. Whatever terminology they want to use, it's workplace incivility, and it's only going to hurt ...more »

Employment Contracts
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OneBeacon Unveils New Physicians Policy
BernewsNovember 1, 2011

1] announced that it is expanding its health care offerings to include a stand-alone extended reporting period [ERP] policy for physicians who require claims-made professional liability coverage due to changing employment status or moving from one ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Thousands Put in Foster Care While Parents Are Deported
Youth TodayNovember 3, 2011

Thousands of US-born children of illegal immigrants are currently living in foster care while their parents are detained or deported, according to a report released today, and many parents are not being given the chance to take children with them even ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Integrating Absence Management Programs Helps Reduce Costs and Improve ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Aetna's Integrated Absence Management Model handles Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Leave of Absence (LOA) claims under one umbrella. "By integrating our absence management programs we ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Players might not wait to decertify
NECNNovember 12, 2011

The NLRB is an independent agency of the federal government, designed to conduct elections on labor union representation. The NLRB is also presiding over the unfair labor practice charges filed by both the NBA and the NBAPA against one another. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Employment Lawyers Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Are Challenging the Exempt ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 1, 2011

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California employment law firm that focuses on salaried employee claims involving overtime pay laws under the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act. If you think you have been incorrectly classified as ...more »

Labor in Charlotte
Politico (blog)November 1, 2011

In a year when the very existence of organized labor is a more intensely partisan issue than ever, a Democratic push to use union labor on the Charlotte Democratic National Convention has become something of an issue in the mayor's race there. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Taking a legal step
TbNewsWatch.comNovember 7, 2011

Leaders from a group of First Nation communities believe the environmental assessment set for Ring of Fire development doesn't feature enough public consultation. So on Monday, Matawa First Nations took a legal step in an ongoing effort to get a joint ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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ROMULUS: Airport board chairwoman resigns
Southgate News HeraldNovember 11, 2011

“Clearly, questions surrounding my severance package should not have resulted in my wrongful termination. I was selected as Detroit Metropolitan Airport CEO following my long career path of hard work, progressive responsibilities, education (and) ...more »

Government Employees
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War Against Government Workers Prolonging Recession
The Nation. (blog)November 4, 2011

“This is the worst time to push government workers into the ranks of the unemployed,” notes blogger Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute. “With slack capacity, a high number of unemployed people, and negative real interest rates, we can't afford a ...more »

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