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

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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 »

Premier Service Bank Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

In the Bank's lawsuit against the FDIC, as receiver for 1st Centennial Bank, and against certain former officers of 1st Centennial Bank and 1st Centennial's director and officer liability insurance carrier, the Bank negotiated a settlement, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Women must pay groom's price -participants
Ghana News AgencyNovember 3, 2011

3, GNA —Participants at a regional consultative forum on Affirmative Action Draft Legislation in Takoradi to solicit inputs into the bill have suggested that women must also pay the groom's price before marriage. They said as it pertained in Southern ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Latinos Call for Immigration Reform, Not Record Deportations
Inter Press ServiceNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov 1, 2011 (IPS) - In his campaign, President Barack Obama promised to make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority – a pledge mainly directed at Latino voters. But in his nearly three years in office, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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New Issue 2 campaign slogans and other missed opportunities in 2011: Mark Naymik
Plain DealerNovember 6, 2011

Thanks to a fight over a new collective bargaining law, the Buckeye State is filled with misleading slogans, ridiculous recorded phone calls and commercials that cater to the extremes. So, as a public service before Election Day, I'm writing a few ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Xstrata inks labor pact at Chile Lomas Bayas mine
Reuters AfricaNovember 4, 2011

Labor disputes became a flashpoint this year in Chile, the world's top copper producer, as workers demanding a bigger share of historically high prices for the red metal CMCU3 staged a number of stoppages. A two-week strike at Escondida, ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Avalon at Bedford Center makes agreement with Attorney General's office over ...
Wicked LocalNovember 5, 2011

Massachusetts fair housing law prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's disability and requires landlords to make accommodations for a tenant's disability when reasonable Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Miller and Paralegal Bethany Brown ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Legislators roll out bills to end employment discrimination
Florida IndependentNovember 1, 2011

Florida lawmakers have crafted a slew of new bills that would outlaw hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, whether someone is unemployed and whether an applicant has a ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Surprising New Facts About Sexual Harassment
Discovery NewsNovember 8, 2011

A broader definition of sexual harassment can also increase estimates of prevalence." Indeed, we see exactly this effect in the new study. The definition of sexual harassment has changed over the years. Sexual harassment in the workplace often (but not ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Qantas dispute no reason for rushed IR reform
ABC OnlineNovember 1, 2011

When one smooths out the volatility, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) figures show industrial disputes have declined steadily and significantly since limited protected industrial action was introduced in 1993. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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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 »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Plain Talk: Health care solution is simple: single-payer
Capital TimesNovember 2, 2011

... and Family Care programs. The state says it needs to reduce health care spending by some $554 million over the next two years, which is likely to leave tens of thousands of Wisconsin low-income citizens without health care coverage once again. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Teamsters Spread Sympathy Strikes
Labor NotesNovember 2, 2011

Local 722 called an unfair labor practice strike Sunday. A member then traveled to St. Louis to picket US Foods' center there. Tuesday he repeated the process in Fishers, Indiana. Teamsters locals began sympathy strikes in Buffalo, New York, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Canton, FBI to investigate possible 'irregularities' in pay
Canton RepositoryNovember 11, 2011

The investigation focuses on employees who retired and continued working with the city while receiving their state pension. State law allows the practice, often referred to as “double dipping.” n Whether the retired city employees should have started ...more »

NRLB Accuses Target Of Intimidating Workers Before Valley Stream Union Vote
Huffington PostNovember 2, 2011

American opinion on organized labor is complicated; the vast majority of Americans say they believe unions improve working conditions and help boost wages, but a Gallup poll found union approval rating at almost record lows. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Kindle Fire Official Sweepstakes Rules
Business InsiderNovember 1, 2011

Void where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, local and municipal laws and regulations. ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One sweeps winner will receive an Amazon Kindle Fire pre-loaded with Business Insider's ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Cordova disbands its police force
Quad City TimesNovember 18, 2011

The Cordova Village Board voted late Thursday to disband the town's police force after nearly a year of controversy that has resulted in a wrongful termination lawsuit and criminal charges. The board voted to override Mayor Bob Vanhooreweghe's veto of ...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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