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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 »

Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll
Mirror.co.ukNovember 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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Public paychecks scrutinized in Ohio union fight
BusinessWeekNovember 3, 2011

John Kasich this spring has fueled a $30 million-plus ballot fight over the bargaining abilities of 350000 police, firefighters, teachers and other government workers. Backers have sought to enlighten voters on the pay and benefits underwritten by ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Congress no closer to passing any immigration measures
89.3 KPCCNovember 11, 2011

It was 25 years ago this month that President Ronald Reagan signed into law the last sweeping immigration reform legislation passed by Congress. It included amnesty for millions of undocumented immigrants. President Reagan said, "I believe in the idea ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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LOOK v. DONAHOE
Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

The alleged violation of hiring procedures bears no logical connection to the claims of discrimination. 2. To prove a prima facie claim of retaliation, Plaintiff had to show a protected activity, an adverse employment action, and a causal link between ...more »

Labor Disputes
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AIPA's Jackson Says Union Has Begun Talks With Qantas
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Barry Jackson, president of the Australian and International Pilots Association, talks about labor disputes at Qantas Airways Ltd. Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce is trying to appease passengers while facing a 21-day deadline ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Part 1: Answers to Your Questions on Applying with a Learning Disability
New York Times (blog)November 7, 2011

However there is a big difference between colleges that offer services mandated by federal law and colleges that offer structured programs for specific populations such as students with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism or Asperger's Syndrome. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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New IMO survey reveals NCHD contract breaches
Irish Medical TimesNovember 4, 2011

Only 44 per cent of 709 NCHDs surveyed by the IMO are paid for all hours worked, indicating widespread breaches of trainee doctors' employment contracts. Results of the IMO Benchmark NCHD Survey 2011 conducted during September by Behaviour & Attitudes ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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The risk of sexual harassment can mean a bigger paycheck
Washington PostNovember 4, 2011

Workplace sexual harassment is against the law but still rampant in many industries. But Hersch writes that there is a quantifiable pay bonus for “unwanted sexual attention” at work. According to her research, which relied on Equal Employment ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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P.M.T., INC. v. REVIEW BOARD OF INDIANA DEPT. OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND L.A.
Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

LA requested leave through the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") in March 2010 so that she could take care of her terminally ill husband. She used 471.03 of the 480 hours of FMLA leave and had accumulated six absences as of August 19, 2010. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Fields of plenty
The Daily CougarNovember 3, 2011

Most of Alabama's agricultural workers are undocumented immigrants and have fled the state in fear of being deported. So, if the goal of this law was for Alabama's Latino population to decrease, then these legislators have definitely been successful. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly only firm in US to receive mining law recognition
West Virginia RecordNovember 3, 2011

... Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Tax Law, Water Law and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Kaiser union election rerun likely on hold
Sacramento Business JournalNovember 18, 2011

National Union of Healthcare Workers filed unfair labor practice charges in mid-September, prompting an election delay until a National Labor Relations Board investigation is done. At stake is union representation for 43000 service and technical ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Obama on the rack for obeying US law on UNESCO
National Post (blog)November 2, 2011

(Globalization is Obama's fault too, you know). President Barack Obama, who can't brush his teeth without being accused of wasting toothpaste, is under fire again. This time it's for upholding the law. The US announced Monday that it would withhold ...more »

Labor Finds a Young Soulmate
The IndypendentNovember 1, 2011

With the Occupy Wall Street protests well into their second month and growing in numbers, unions, including the nation's main labor federation, the AFL-CIO, have come out strongly in support. “It's important to recognize that there's a long stretch of ...more »

Government Employees
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Kasich blew chance at reform
Toledo BladeNovember 5, 2011

To paraphrase the character in the movie Jerry Maguire, you could have had us at public employees paying more for their health care and pensions. There is also a cogent argument to be made for the merit-pay provisions in SB 5. We Ohioans are reasonable ...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 »

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