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WCBI Investigation results in arrest of McDonald's employee for theft
WGMD RadioNovember 1, 2011

A month-long investigation into an internal theft at the McDonald's on Racetrack Road in Berlin has resulted in the arrest of an employee. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations began investigating the theft in late December. ...more »

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 »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Solidarity in court to stop affirmative action
Independent OnlineNovember 3, 2011

By Sapa Trade union Solidarity lodged papers in the Johannesburg labour court on Thursday in a bid to stop affirmative action employment in the Tshwane municipality. Solidarity's deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann said the urgent interdict was filed ...more »

Government Employees
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Jay Webber, Republican incumbent
Dailyrecord.comNovember 1, 2011

I was pleased to support a property tax cap that serves as an important protection for local property taxpayers. We saved taxpayers over $120 billion in public employee pension costs while preserving those systems for the individuals and families who ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio voters support labor, repeal state's collective bargaining law
St. Louis BeaconNovember 9, 2011

William H. Freivogel looks at the legal issues raised when Southern Illinois University Carbondale started deleting some comments critical of its actions in a labor dispute but not those that supported the administration. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Nashville Companies Join Call for Immigration Reform
Nashville Public RadioNovember 7, 2011

Companies based in Nashville are making the business case for immigration reform. They're advocating on behalf of a campaign called the Partnership for a New American Economy. The initiative is spearheaded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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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 »

Employment & Discrimination
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Business Q&A with Daniel Johnson
NewsOK.comNovember 1, 2011

Examples of such limitations include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Rights panel finds grounds for discrimination in cases
Kennebec JournalNovember 1, 2011

Commission findings are not law but may become grounds for lawsuits. The finding upheld a recommendation of commission investigator Domini Pham. Leathers had worked at the lab -- most recently as a media production technician -- for 14 years prior to ...more »

Employment Contracts
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From Social Contract To Occupy Wall Street
SwansNovember 6, 2011

Every desire for social change held by every person in the OWS movement can be reflected in one simple phrase: renew the social contract. OWS is an awakening. People who had thought of themselves as law abiding, hard working, loyal Americans ready and ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Half of Wales' nurses have considered leaving jobs because of stress and poor ...
WalesOnlineNovember 1, 2011

... their workplace show a decline. And more than a quarter said the number of healthcare assistants or support workers has also fallen. Almost one in three nurses (28%) said they have experienced harassment or bullying from patients or their family. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Family fears Wis. man, 91, victim of foul play
Chicago TribuneNovember 4, 2011

And, neighbors saw his car leave his house. Leppla always drove his van, only using the car when he took his wife somewhere because she had trouble getting into the van, Betty Leppla said. All of those things have led the family to suspect foul play. ...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 »

Federal Personnel
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PERSONNEL FILE: Hazard joins Bell Law Firm
West Virginia RecordNovember 3, 2011

Hazard, a 1969 graduate of Yale and 1977 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, previously operated his own law practice in Charleston since 1998. Before that, he was with the firm of Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur. ...more »

Defend Occupy Oakland with the Muscle of Organized Labor
Monthly ReviewNovember 1, 2011

Just last Monday the San Francisco Labor Council declared the Occupy San Francisco and Occupy Wall Street "sanctioned union strike lines" offering the protesters an umbrella of union protection. ILWU is under attack from PMA employers, not just here in ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Man shot dead, wife and son wounded in jirga
DAWN.comNovember 6, 2011

KARACHI, Nov 6: A man was shot dead and his wife along with a son sustained bullet wounds when their son-in-law opened fire on them during a 'jirga' in Frontier Colony on Sunday, police said. They said that Dilshad Khan and his wife Neelum had a ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Law Offices of Tamara S. Freeze Files Wrongful Termination Lawsuit against ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)November 22, 2011

Among specific causes of action cited in the lawsuit include: employment discrimination, failure to accommodate disability, interference with, and retaliation for, exercising rights under the Family Employment and Housing Act and California Family ...more »

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