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 »

Miami cop innocent of reckless driving on turnpike, lawyer says
MiamiHerald.comNovember 1, 2011

Officer Fausto López's lawyer, William Matthewman, said in a statement that López client is innocent of the charge of driving recklessly, a second-degree misdemeanor, on the morning of Oct. 11, when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper DJ Watts stopped him ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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PacificanNovember 3, 2011

This is the point of view many people hold in regards to affirmative action, including the author who tackled the UC Berkeley Affirmative Action Bake-Sale in last week's paper. Since the author decided to speak disparagingly of black people in his ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Holder sues South Carolina over immigration reform
Daily CallerNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK - MAY 17: People rally before an act of civil disobedience to protest against the lack of an immigration reform bill on May 17, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The Obama administration has ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio vote on collective bargaining may foreshadow Wisconsin recall efforts
Wisconsin State JournalNovember 8, 2011

Opponents of Ohio's collective bargaining law await the arrival of Gov. John Kasich last week at a rally in Independence, Ohio. A measure, known as Issue 2, going to ballot today asks Ohio voters whether to repeal the months-old law. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Street cleaning outsourcing sent back to Rockford panel
Rockford Register StarNovember 1, 2011

Corina Curry covers the city of Rockford, everything from local politics and labor disputes to how your tax dollars are being spent and what your city government is doing to best serve you. 50% Off 2 Large One-Topping Pizza's from Slice of Italy! ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Child abuse bill closer to becoming law in Wisconsin
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 8, 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 & 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 »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Women Crying 'Sexual Harassment' Should 'Man Up'
Health Care News (blog)November 2, 2011

Oversensitivity in the workplace to the sexual harassment hype has potentially dire consequences for women who want to compete for professional advancement on equal footing with men – and for the men frivolously accused of sexual harassment as well. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Eurozone manufacturing: every country contracts except Ireland 2, 2011

Only Germany, France and Austria saw employment rise over October. 'Output, new orders and new export orders all suffered their fastest declines since mid-2009, against a backdrop of weak domestic market conditions, the ongoing debt crisis and a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Gretchen Sierra-Zorita: American food movement must speak out on immigration
San Jose Mercury NewsNovember 10, 2011

Removal of undocumented workers from the seasonal workforce will increase wage rates. Given the scarcity of hard data, it is difficult to estimate how this increase will manifest itself on the grocery shelves, but it does not bode well for the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Ruling in wrongful termination suit favors former Thunderbird chef
The Desert SunNovember 8, 2011

Philippe Caupain of La Quinta, who worked in the club's kitchen from 1992 until suffering a life-threatening infection in June 2010, is suing the club in US District Court on the grounds it violated his rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. In a ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union to announce deal with CPS on longer school day
Chicago TribuneNovember 4, 2011

So, the TRIBUNE EDITORIAL BOARD got into a snit because the Educational Labor Relations Board turned the unfair labor practice complaint over to their darling Attorney General like they were supposed to do, and she brokered an agreement. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly only firm in US to receive mining law recognition
West Virginia RecordNovember 3, 2011

... Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Tax Law, Water Law and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers. ...more »

With no talks planned, focus on labor mess turns to courts (blog)November 2, 2011

That lawsuit seeks to block the union from decertifying (or, more accurately, "disclaiming interest") and pursuing antitrust remedies against the league. Meanwhile, the National Labor Relations Board is expected to release its decision ... well, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Knox-based agent fighting ATF's move to fire him
Knoxville News SentinelNovember 2, 2011

Ward said he has interviewed several law enforcement officers who attended the barbecue and all denied ever seeing Parris with his ATF-issued firearm — let alone the agent giving it to Maltby to fire. None of those officers were interviewed by the ATF ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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La Center must restore man's job
The ColumbianNovember 12, 2011

The city of La Center must reinstate a fired employee and pay him back wages totaling about $40000 due to a state arbitrator's ruling that the employee was wrongfully terminated. The employee union appealed the city's decision to ...more »

Government Employees
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Obama health care law has unexpected beneficiaries
The Associated PressNovember 3, 2011

Employer-sponsored health insurance for retirees has been shriveling for years, ever since companies were required to report the estimated liability to investors. Democrats who wrote the new law wanted to provide an incentive for employers to keep ...more »


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