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 »

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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Affirmative Action
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Pat Buchanan's Worst MSNBC Moments
Media Matters for AmericaNovember 3, 2011

Buchanan: Obama's Higher Education Was "Probably Affirmative Action All The Way." From the April 26, 2011, edition of MSNBC's Hardball: MATTHEWS: Because this is an incredible assertion, Pat. It's an incredible assertion to make about the president of ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Can Barack Obama stay on new message?
NewHampshire.comNovember 1, 2011

Last spring, Obama vowed a personal, all-out push on comprehensive immigration reform. The problem? He made similar promises each of the previous two years, only to turn his attention elsewhere. But the biggest and most damaging shift has occurred on ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio votes to overturn new collective bargaining law
Los Angeles TimesNovember 9, 2011

Ohioans voted Tuesday to overturn the state's new law limiting collective bargaining rights for public employees, a victory for organized labor and their Democratic allies in the key electoral battleground. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Clerical union workers fight with UAW over job reductions
The Detroit NewsNovember 11, 2011

Detroit— The United Auto Workers is locked in a bitter labor dispute, but this time the union is not fighting for the workers. Members of the Office Professional Employees International Union, which represents clerical and janitorial workers at ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Santorum Campaigns on His Disabled Daughter but Opposes Disability Rights
The Nation. (blog)November 2, 2011

People with disabilities need real policy commitments, not feel-good commercials. Chiefly, say advocates, those policies are: robust protection from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), adequate funding and enforcement of the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Small businesses support LGBT workplace fairness
The HillNovember 1, 2011

Gay and transgender employees sorely need legal protections to combat the high rates of employment discrimination they experience in the workplace. Such discrimination leads to greater ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Cain Case Shines Light on Workplace Sexual Harassment
Huffington Post (blog)November 7, 2011

But whatever the outcome, the trajectory of this story -- which began with anonymous claims first reported by Politico -- brings the vagaries of sexual harassment in the workplace front and center. Over several decades of running companies, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Attorney's contract questioned
Hernando TodayNovember 2, 2011

When county commissioners last month approved a new three-year employment contract for County Attorney Garth Coller, they also approved an insurance package that provides free medical, dental and vision coverage for ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Pennsylvania bill would crack down strongly on undocumented immigrants
Patriot-NewsNovember 2, 2011

Daryl Metcalfe, center, R-Butler County, says his package of bills is designed to shred the economic cover he claims too many illegal immigrants use to grab public benefits and take jobs. He says his fight honors the role of the legal immigrant in ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Traveling Safely During Pregnancy
Fox NewsNovember 2, 2011

Also, contact the American embassy who can refer you to doctors and hospitals they use or a travel medicine provider before you leave. Julie Revelant is a freelance writer specializing in parenting, health, and women's issues, a certified Spinning® ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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The Legal Issues Behind the NBA Players' Decertification Strategy
Huffington Post (blog)November 8, 2011

A substantial majority of the players also voted (though not in a decertification election) to end the collective bargaining status of the NFLPA and to restructure it as a professional trade association instead of a union. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Two Law Enforcement Members, 5 Citizens Martyred, A Number of Terrorists Killed
Syrian Arab News AgencyNovember 11, 2011

In Homs , SANA correspondent reported that an armed terrorist group opened fire on law enforcement personnel in al-Baiyyadeh neighborhood, killing two members and injuring two others. An informed source in Homs told SANA correspondent that the ...more »

'Movement of movements' @Drop head:Occupy NH holds symposium at Stone Church
Foster's Daily DemocratNovember 7, 2011

NEWMARKET— Whether inspired by labor unions of years gone by, taking a stand against big corporations, or simply having a voice in the country's future, attendees at the Occupied Symposium at the Stone Church Sunday had one thing in ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Satirical magazine fire-bombed in Paris
Deutsche WelleNovember 2, 2011

Fire has gutted the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on the very day it published a special issue with the name "Charia Hebdo," a reference to Islamic Sharia law. The apparent fire-bombing of the Paris weekly Charlie Hebdo ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Former city schools officer sues, claiming wrongful firing
Pittsburgh Post GazetteNovember 10, 2011

Mr. Singleton of Stanton Heights, who is African American, claimed that the termination came after he had endured years of "hateful and derogatory racial comments" by co-workers and saw black students subjected to abuse by white school police. ...more »

Government Employees
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State retirement fund panelist: 'No easy answers'
Jackson Clarion LedgerNovember 1, 2011

PERS manages pension funds for 80000 state and local government retirees and 167000 active employees. The members include teachers, prison guards, firefighters and other nonfederal government workers. In recent years, the system's unfunded liability ...more »

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