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

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European venture deals hit 11-year low
Financial NewsNovember 1, 2011

European venture capital investment has fallen to its lowest quarterly level since the dot-com crash, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, despite hopes that the region's venture industry is set for a growth spurt. The number of venture deals in the ...more »

Colts hope to regain their confidence in three-game homestand
WSBT-TVNovember 1, 2011

Those are, and have been, the watch words for a highly successful Colts franchise over the years. Now, the same franchise is struggling along with an 0-8 record at the midway point of the season. The Colts are one of two NFL franchises still without a ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Race and Occupy Cal - A personal journal as the 'movement' heads to Berkeley ...
Oakland LocalNovember 18, 2011

“We are going to talk about getting rid of Prop 209, the affirmative action ban.” Now, I'm really down with that. At the entrance of Barrows Hall, I see the chair of the African American Studies Charles Henry, and three of his colleagues, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Athens Oracle: Immigration in the United States becomes a bigger problem
my.hsj.orgNovember 4, 2011

Courtesy of Los Angeles Times and MCT 2011 Alabama is just one of the states stomping its boots on immigration reform laws. In fact, according to the CBS News, Alabama is about to enforce the strictest immigration law in the nation, where its police ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ed Schultz Visits Ohio For Senate Bill 5 Collective Bargaining Law (VIDEO)
Huffington PostNovember 7, 2011

The MSNBC host will be covering the state's vote on Senate Bill 5, a controversial piece of legislation that would eliminate public bargaining for public employees' benefits. This will be the second time Schultz has gone to Ohio to cover the fiery ...more »

Labor Disputes
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DOLE to Desk Officers: Resolve labor disputes peacefully
Philippine Information AgencyNovember 1, 2011

“I am delighted to administer this oath and I urge you to exert your best efforts to help the parties reach an amicable settlement within the prescribed 30-day conciliation and mediation period and to raise performance to 95 per cent by year's end,” ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Making America Accessible
BU TodayNovember 7, 2011

It was important to the Kraft Group, he says, that the stadium, built in 2002 and home to the New England Patriots, exceed all requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Worker suing intelligence agency claims anti-Muslim bias
Washington Post (blog)November 1, 2011

Hebah Reed, a charity spokeswoman, confirmed Nusairat's employment but could not comment further on the case. “We have not received any complaints from any of our organization's employees about discrimination when it comes to obtaining security ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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HUFFPOST HILL - Rand Paul Is The 'Don't' Guy In HR's Anti-Harassment Video
Huffington PostNovember 1, 2011

This is HUFFPOST HILL for Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 RAND PAUL: WHY WON'T SEXUALLY HARASSED PEOPLE JUST SHUT UP? - If it were up to Rand Paul, victims of grossly inappropriate workplace behavior would have two options: 1. Out yourself publicly and ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Public worker contracts 'gold-plated?'
Cincinnati.comNovember 3, 2011

The law limits collective bargaining of all public employees and mandates some changes, including requiring employees to pay at least 15 percent of their health care costs and 10 percent of the retirement contributions, among others requirements. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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State Immigration Laws: The Next Battleground
Metropolitan Coporate CounselNovember 22, 2011

Over the last several years, state legislatures have increasingly sought to enact laws relating to immigration, arguing that the large population of undocumented workers and Congress's failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform have unduly ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Guard family proves closest connection when Guardsman needs kidney
United States Army (press release)November 2, 2011

When Chase's opportunity for a two-week leave came up in May 2010, he hadn't been feeling well for a little while. "I just felt a little sick, and as 'a man' I don't go to the doctors every time, and it got better, so I just came home and went on with ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Ogletree Deakins Continues to Grow Firm with Addition of Trio of Attorneys to ...
JDJournal.comNovember 10, 2011

... labor relations experience handling matters under the National Labor Relations Act, Douglas represents management before the National Labor Relations Board and has significant experience in representation cases and unfair labor practice cases. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Employment Lawyers Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Are Challenging the Exempt ...
Insurance News Net (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 »

Labour rally against ATC verdict in city
The News InternationalNovember 4, 2011

KARACHI: A peaceful protest rally was taken out on Friday by the National Trade Union Federation and Al-Ittehad Power Looms Workers Union against the sentence of 490 years imprisonment to their six representatives in Faisalabad by Anti-terrorism Court ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Elkridge Holds First Live House Fire Training in 5 Years
Patch.comNovember 4, 2011

“The policy was then extensively reviewed with the County Office of Law to ensure compliance with legal regulations, and also with other county departments and offices, such as the Office of Risk Management and the Department of Inspections, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Wrongful dismissal charges upheld for former Thermal Energy CEO
Ottawa Business JournalNovember 11, 2011

A court has ordered Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V:TMG) to pay damages for its wrongful dismissal of former chief executive Thomas Hinke. Mr. Hinke will receive 18 months of pay in lieu of notice of termination. In addition, the former chief ...more »

Government Employees
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Public sector pension reforms: minister unveils key changes
The GuardianNovember 2, 2011

While union leaders gave a cautious welcome to the revised offer, the TUC said it would still press ahead with preparations for a strike on 30 November in which up to three million public sector workers – including nurses, teachers and civil servants ...more »


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