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

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Impact of circle rates
Times of IndiaNovember 1, 2011

There are several reasons for this, like the stricter general power of attorney norms as well as higher stamp duty. The financier's profit margin is smaller in this scenario," added GP Tiwari (name changed), who invests in real estate. ...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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Affirmative-Action Critics See Texas Case as a Vehicle for a Supreme Court Victory
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)November 1, 2011

Leading critics of affirmative action say they are optimistic that the US Supreme Court will take up a lawsuit challenging the race-conscious admissions policies of the University of Texas at Austin and hand down a ruling that curtails ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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YouTube Campaign To Start A Social Media Conversation About Immigration Reform
PSFKNovember 16, 2011

... Jose Antonio Vargas, who famously outed himself as an illegal US immigrant in The New York Times, founded the organization Define American, which harnesses the power of storytelling and social media to build support for immigration reform. ...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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With the tense labor situation as a backdrop, Aldridge puts on charity game
Washington PostNovember 7, 2011

The event came a day after a marathon bargaining session between the league and the players union to resolve the labor dispute that has already resulted in the cancellation of the start of this season. The league said early Sunday morning that it ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Taxis For All to Hold ''Roll-In'' for Civil Rights at Display of Non ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 2, 2011

TLC, filed in January by the New York City office of Disability Rights Advocates, a non-profit law firm. About United Spinal AssociationUnited Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Overwhelming Majorities Support Full Equality For Transgender People
ThinkProgressNovember 3, 2011

These results confirm a study conducted by the Center for American Progress earlier this year, which found that nine out of 10 Americans believe transgender people already have employment non-discrimination...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Republican response to Herman Cain harassment...
PoliticoNovember 9, 2011

“Why would it be surprising that they don't care about the plight of women who struggle, all across the country every day, with harassment in the workplace and men who don't do anything about it?” The DNC chief spoke with POLITICO from the GOP debate ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Cabinet building besieged by two different groups of workers over job issues
Ahram OnlineNovember 15, 2011

Tasked with collecting statistics and data from across the country, including compiling a national census, information centre workers – most of whom were hired on a temporary basis – say their only demand is for permanent employment contracts. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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The Impact of Alabama's Extreme HB56 Law
Huffington Post (blog)November 4, 2011

As the law stands, police are allowed to racially profile anyone they suspect of being illegal, all contracts with undocumented immigrants are invalid (ie child support, leases, or jobs), and it's now a crime for undocumented immigrants to apply for a ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Best laid plans could leave you in a bind
Irish TimesNovember 1, 2011

What seemed like a good idea in 2006 has now become a burden, putting strains on marriages and family life. Signing into a binding written commitment for their financial future has been a bitter experience for this large group of people: how much more ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Nuclear capabilities cast dark cloud over NBA labor talks
CBSSports.comNovember 5, 2011

While sports law expert Gabe Feldman believes the players could gain some much needed leverage with the mere threat of decertification -- not to mention a petition signed by 30 percent of the membership to officially launch the effort -- he also ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Pelosi leads Dems' fight against marriage law
San Francisco ChronicleNovember 3, 2011

... Democrats in filing a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, arguing that Republicans defending the law, which denies all federal benefits to married same-sex couples, do not represent the full House. ...more »

Alabama Immigration Law May Soon Test Union Solidarity
In These TimesNovember 2, 2011

Alabama new immigration law—the most restrictive in the nation—could force union workers at government-owned utilities to cut off power for undocumented immigrants. The new law considered the most restrictive in the nation would prohibit ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Canadian Hearing Society seeks change to audible smoke alarm law
EMC St. LawrenceNovember 3, 2011

"There's no law requiring a visual fire alarm be installed. The law requires a deaf person to buy an audible alarm that is absolutely no use to them. If they don't buy it, they will be fined." Malkowski says hard-wired visual alarm systems can be very ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Benchmark accused of wrongful termination
West Virginia RecordNovember 1, 2011

CHARLESTON - A former employee is suing Benchmark Performance Group after he claims his employment was wrongfully terminated because of a work-related injury. Todd Watson, an employee of Benchmark Performance Group, was also named as a defendant in the ...more »

Government Employees
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N.W.T. government investigating alleged whistleblower
CBC.caNovember 6, 2011

The investigator said two government employees were being investigated, but only one of them – the one the MLA tried to smear – is really a target. Dolynny said the information would help end William Turner's court challenge of the government's ...more »


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