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

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Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll 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 »

Miami cop innocent of reckless driving on turnpike, lawyer says
MiamiHerald.comNovember 1, 2011

Officer Fausto López's lawyer, William Matthewman, said in a statement that López client is innocent of the charge of driving recklessly, a second-degree misdemeanor, on the morning of Oct. 11, when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper DJ Watts stopped him ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Swedish firefighter wins affirmative action suit
The Local.seNovember 10, 2011

A Swedish firefighter who filed a discrimination lawsuit after being denied a job because he had the "wrong" gender and ethnicity has been awarded 100000 kronor ($16000) in compensation. “This is literally speaking a 100 percent victory,” Clarence ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration advocates praise Pearce's defeat
USA TodayNovember 9, 2011

While the immigration law was one factor in the recall election, apparently so was Pearce's ties to special interests. He was prominent in a report about abuses at the Fiesta Bowl, and named as one of several politicians who received free tickets and ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Businesses help fund Issue 2 battle
Dayton Daily NewsNovember 2, 2011

State Issue 2 is garnering financial support from businesses and their advocacy groups, such as the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, which view limits on collective bargaining by public ...more »

Labor Disputes
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CMU, university faculty get fact-finding report
Chicago TribuneNovember 2, 2011

22, the first day of classes for the fall semester at the Mount Pleasant school. A judge ordered faculty members back to work but they are still allowed to demonstrate. The faculty group says its previous contract expired June 30 with disputes...more »

Rrb Disability
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Faculty Research: Obese and disabled individuals need safe workplace
Ithaca College The IthacanNovember 3, 2011

One goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities. It expanded on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a former disability law that covered public sector employees, ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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HRC launches business coalition for DOMA repeal
Windy City TimesNovember 6, 2011

OPM case challenging the denial of federal rights and benefits to lawfully married gay and lesbian couples brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), as well as the consolidated case brought by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts challenging ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Anita Hill comes to Chicago
Chicago Sun-TimesNovember 22, 2011

P ROFESSOR ANITA HILL, who became the poster lady for putting the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, will speak at the “Celebrate Illinois' 5th Annual Jane Addams Day” event ...more »

Employment Contracts
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ADP Employment Report - 110000 Private Sector Jobs for October 2011
Economic PopulistNovember 2, 2011

Small businesses, on the other hand, have increased employment. May I suggest that small businesses are not international, they are not signing offshore outsourcing contracts and moving jobs to India and China. Multinationals, on the other hand, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Lawyers see crackdown on undocumented workers
Houston Business JournalNovember 4, 2011

With workplace audits on the rise as the federal government looks to root out undocumented employees, Houston attorneys like Santiago “Jimmy” Alaniz are getting more work than they can handle. Alaniz said he is getting a steady stream of calls from ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Veteran's Day events across Colorado
Denver PostNovember 4, 2011

Denver VA A "VA Information Day" event will be from 8 am to noon in the auditorium at the Denver VA Medical Center, 1055 Clermont St. The event is an opportunity for any Veteran to come to the Medical Center and find information about (and assistance ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Deja Vu or Something New? Shrinking NLRB Delegates Its Authority to the ...
JD Supra (press release)November 14, 2011

It's déjà vu for the National Labor Relations Board. With Member Craig Becker's recess appointment set to expire on December 31, the federal agency responsible for conducting union elections and processing unfair labor practice charges must again ...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 »

Union workers in public, private sectors forge alliance to repeal SB 5
Youngstown VindicatorNovember 2, 2011

Issue 2, as SB 5 is presented on the ballot, would curb some collective-bargaining rights for public employees. One of the sticking points has been health-care contributions from those employees. But a recent Ohio study found that a majority do ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Clearwater law enforcement, fire personnel honored
Tampa Bay NewspapersNovember 3, 2011

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a public service award to three Clearwater police and fire department members. The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal was given to Lt. Juan ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Six mistakes to avoid when firing staff
ITBusiness.caNovember 2, 2011

Handling an employee termination in anything but a professional manner can have serious and costly legal consequences. Gee has observed an increase in the number of wrongful termination lawsuits employees have filed against former employers over the ...more »

Government Employees
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Public paychecks scrutinized in Ohio union fight
Boston.comNovember 2, 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 »


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