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WCBI Investigation results in arrest of McDonald's employee for theft
WGMD RadioNovember 1, 2011

A month-long investigation into an internal theft at the McDonald's on Racetrack Road in Berlin has resulted in the arrest of an employee. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations began investigating the theft in late December. ...more »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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Charges against Cain Cannot Be Ignored
American ThinkerNovember 3, 2011

It is distasteful to ask, but would Cain's rocket to the top have happened without the special treatment and considerations given him as a result of affirmative action? Many conservatives are convinced that Barack Obama's rise was fueled by racial ...more »

Government Employees
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Public reps,employees urged to make welfare schemes successful
IBNLive.comNovember 1, 2011

I urge the public representatives and government employees to participate in the programme and make it a success," he said in his address at the Andhra Pradesh Formation Day celebrations organised here today. The pro-Telangana employees of the state ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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John Kasich slams use of out-of-state arbitrators in contract talks with ...
PolitiFactNovember 3, 2011

John Kasich, the most high-profile supporter of Issue 2, has consistently called for the elimination of binding arbitration because it allows an outside arbitrator who doesn't understand local issues to settle labor disputes with taxpayer dollars at ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Holder sues South Carolina over immigration reform
Daily CallerNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK - MAY 17: People rally before an act of civil disobedience to protest against the lack of an immigration reform bill on May 17, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The Obama administration has ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Business rails against industrial relations review 'wishlist'
The AustralianNovember 8, 2011

Unions welcomed the review, saying strong bargaining rules were needed given the misconduct of some employers. The Australian yesterday revealed that Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans had decided the government's imminent review of the Fair Work...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Board updates negotiations policies
Journal-AdvocateNovember 8, 2011

... regarding evaluation of administrative staff; and GCQF, regarding discipline, suspension and dismissal of professional staff (and contract non-renewal). In addition, they approved rescinding policy FB, regarding evaluation of administrative team. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Dogs in grocery stores? Sometimes it's OK
Green Valley NewsNovember 6, 2011

Service animals are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Some help the blind or deaf, others retrieve or assist with other needs. Several federal and state laws determine the rights of a person to be accompanied by a service animal ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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ACLU Settles with TSA for HIV Discrimination
ChicagoPride.comNovember 4, 2011

However, employees do not have to explicitly disclose their statuses if they are seeking unpaid time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA provides many employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical reasons or to care...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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France still struggling with its landmark spousal mental cruelty law
Globe and MailNovember 25, 2011

Criminal harassment is loosely defined as repeated humiliation, verbal abuse or forced isolation of a partner. An abuser faces up to three years of imprisonment and a fine of up to €75000, far tougher penalties than for harassment in the workplace. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Philippine workers banned from 41 countries
AFPNovember 2, 2011

The Department of Labour and Employment in a board resolution posted on its website said the blacklisted countries failed to sign international conventions protecting foreign workers. Neither have these countries signed agreements with the Philippines ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Lorain to hold “knowing rights” lecture with focus on illegal immigrants
Chronicle-TelegramNovember 7, 2011

“Immigration is patrolling the immigration areas and [undocumented immigrants] don't' know what to do, the Hispanic community needs to hear the right information,” said Rendon. “I have the experience, I was in the belly of the beast, I understand where ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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WILLIAMS v. CHEROKEE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, L.L.C.
Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

In June 2011, Mr. Williams filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma against his former employer, Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC, alleging he was terminated in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 ...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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Legal opinion: The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 and the Swedish derogation
PersonnelToday.comNovember 7, 2011

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 came into force on 1 October 2011 and are designed to create equal treatment in regard to pay and working conditions between agency workers and the hirer's permanent employees who work in comparable roles. ...more »

In Wis., Focus Shifts From Union Law To Governor
NPRNovember 2, 2011

Labor unions are now focusing on recalling Walker. Hundreds attended a recent rally and recall training session in Madison. Speakers included possible Democratic candidates for governor, like Jon Erpenbach, one of the 14 senators who left Wisconsin. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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PETA Under Fire For Comparing Sea World To Slavery
Eurweb.comNovember 1, 2011

*Law professors and African-American groups are criticizing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] for comparing whales being held at SeaWorld to “slaves.” Last week, the animal rights group filed a lawsuit against SeaWorld, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Rob Halford's Longtime Manager Suing Him for Breach of Contract
RollingStone.comNovember 2, 2011

Baxter's attorney, Barry K. Rothman, tells Rolling Stone that the termination was unjust and that the defendants have ulterior motives, referring to the announcement of the Judas Priest farewell tour last December. "It was wrongful termination because ...more »

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