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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 »

David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Let the cameras roll
The National Law JournalNovember 11, 2011

NLJ Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro wrote about the Court's objections to camera access in a recent article in the Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal. A condensed version of the article appears below. The Supreme Court has never allowed the ...more »

Government Employees
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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Selects Marathon Health as Onsite ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) is a consolidated government between the city of Lexington, Ky. and Fayette County, Ky. led by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Marathon Health will provide government employees and their families with its ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio voters reject collective bargaining law
Nebraska City News PressNovember 9, 2011

In Ohio voters handed union workers a victory by rejecting a law that would have limited collective bargaining. Also, Mississippi voters defeated a measure that would outlaw abortion by redefining "personhood." Jeff Glor reports. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Athens Oracle: Immigration in the United States becomes a bigger problem
my.hsj.orgNovember 4, 2011

Courtesy of Los Angeles Times and MCT 2011 Alabama is just one of the states stomping its boots on immigration reform laws. In fact, according to the CBS News, Alabama is about to enforce the strictest immigration law in the nation, where its police ...more »

Labor Disputes
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China Defends its Practices in Zambia's Copper Mines
Voice of America (blog)November 3, 2011

China has defended its labor practices at copper mines in Zambia and disputes a report by Human Rights Watch that criticizes safety in mines owned and operated by China. In Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesman contended Thursday that the HRW report is ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Former Barberton school administrator sues superintendent charging sex ...
Akron Beacon Journal (blog)November 7, 2011

During the conference, she observed the men engaging in “conduct that appeared to be unprofessional and to violate the board of education's policies against employment discrimination and workplace harassment.” She says that when she reported the matter ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Child abuse bill closer to becoming law
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 7, 2011

Scott Walker's signature to become law. Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick, managing attorney for Disability Rights Wisconsin, referenced Berglund's case last week in a letter to Assembly members seeking support of the measure. He said the bill is a positive step ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Supreme Court frees fixed-term employees from chains
International Law OfficeNovember 2, 2011

According to the Employment Contracts Act, an employment contract is valid indefinitely as a starting point. The conclusion of a fixed-term employment contract always requires objectively justified grounds from the employer, whereas fixed-term ...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 »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Hughley hearing: Mum on medical records, no TV in court
The HookNovember 7, 2011

Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire grants the medical records motion, but then asked reporters, spectators, family members, and everyone else in the courtroom to leave while they discussed what could be used and why. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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DC Stands Up to Feds on Immigration Checks
Politic365November 3, 2011

Recent arguments to crack down on illegal immigration have come primarily from conservatives seeking to slow or completely stop the flow of undocumented workers into the US Politicians have played into voter fears, many of whom are struggling in the ...more »

Federal Personnel
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How do Personal Injury Cases Work?
U.S. Politics TodayNovember 2, 2011

Personal injury law can apply to a wide range of situations, but it is elementally simple: If you've been injured due to the negligence of another, you may have the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. ATLANTA, GA, November 02, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ ...more »

Public paychecks scrutinized in Ohio union fight
CanadianBusiness.comNovember 2, 2011

Officials at unions campaigning to defeat the law can also be well paid. Ohio Education Association executive director Larry Wicks earned $210858 in salary and disbursements last year, according to reports filed with the US Department of Labor. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Your Legal Corner: Changes in domestic violence laws
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comNovember 6, 2011

The content of Your Legal Corner is not and will not replace legal advice. South Jersey Newspapers and nj.com accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information in this article.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Mehring Wins Spokane Police Wrongful Termination Suit
KXLY SpokaneNovember 4, 2011

Former Spokane Police Detective Jay Mehring won a wrongful termination suit against the City of Spokane and Chief Anne Kirkpatrick Friday morning. The jury's decision was nearly unanimous in favor of Mehring, who was fired from the force in 2007 by ...more »

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