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

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Non-profits worried new law will hurt smaller agencies
Globe and MailNovember 1, 2011

As the Conservative government examines new ways of funding charities and non-profits, the sector is looking to comply with a major legislative change approved in 2009 called the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act that recently came into force on ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against HCA ...
Bradenton HeraldNovember 1, 2011

Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement and Prospectus failed to disclose that: (a) the Company improperly accounted for its prior business combinations in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Solidarity to challenge Tshwane's racial lunacy in court
PoliticswebNovember 16, 2011

Trade union Solidarity and the Tshwane Municipality will face each other in the Johannesburg Labour Court tomorrow (Thursday, 17 November) in a controversial case regarding the unfair implementation of affirmative action. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration failures victimize children
The Hill (blog)November 7, 2011

Comprehensive immigration reform may be dead in the 112th Congress, but cynical tactics using the issue as a political weapon against the Obama administration, scapegoating immigrants at the state level or ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Jackson stands against Issue 2
Toledo BladeNovember 2, 2011

Jesse Jackson came to Toledo Wednesday morning to call on Ohioans to defeat a law that would restrict collective bargaining rights for state and local government employees. The longtime civil rights leader urged a “no” vote on ballot Issue 2, ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Argentina orders oil workers to call off strike
Reuters AfricaNovember 15, 2011

Inflation running at an annual rate of more than 20 percent is fueling labor disputes in the South American country. The area that would have been covered by the Tuesday night strike is seen by many as the key to future energy exploration and ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Paul W. Mollica Elected to Membership in the American Law Institute
PR Web (press release)November 4, 2011

The firm represents employees with a wide variety of claims, including claims of discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, disability, national origin, religion, and age, ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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More Than Just A Blemish In Workplace Discrimination
EmpowHerNovember 14, 2011

Discrimination is happening and being reported in large quantities, but not every case involves sex, gender, religion or national origin. Researchers from Rice University and the University of Houston found people with birthmarks, scars and other ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Despicable Behavior, But Is This Harassment?
Huffington PostNovember 10, 2011

To begin, The Equal Opportunity Employment Comission (EEOC ) states that "sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" and is "Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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US Monthly Employment Report Not The Final Word On Jobs
Wall Street JournalNovember 4, 2011

In the one minute following the release of the previous monthly employment report, for example, there were 707 S&P 500 futures contracts traded. In the same minute the day before, there were seven contracts traded, according to data provided by FactSet ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Labor Department criticized for abandoning citizenship checks
GovExec.comNovember 9, 2011

Its previous practice of examining I-9 forms was limited to routine on-site evaluations of contractor compliance and was not used during investigations prompted by specific complaints -- for fear of discouraging undocumented workers from reporting ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Judge denies compassionate release request to man convicted of 1986 murder
Lake County NewsNovember 3, 2011

State officials had not visited the home where Wade was to be kept, and as for his family, “They've never had custody of this individual, they've never had care of this individual, they don't know what it takes.” Wade's sister, Blum noted, is deaf. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Auto Parts Manufacturing Workers Seek to Disassemble Unpopular Union Boss ...
National Right to Work Foundation (blog)November 1, 2011

With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, Charlie Shannon filed unfair labor practice charges for himself and his coworkers against the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine, and Furniture ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Top Ten Political Law Compliance Issues for the 2012 Election
Corporate CounselNovember 1, 2011

Company PACs may solicit contributions from the company's "executive or administrative personnel" (as defined by the FEC), as well as from stockholders and families of such groups. Contributions must be voluntary, and former or retired personnel may ...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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November 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Lawrence Journal World (blog)November 6, 2011

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Detroit to settle suit alleging unlawful behavior by Monica Conyers
Detroit Free PressNovember 7, 2011

“I hope this is the last we hear of Ms. Conyers having an adverse effect on the citizens of Detroit,” said Fetter, who represents the plaintiff in the wrongful termination case. The case involves Theodis Collins, an employee at the Mariners Inn ...more »

Government Employees
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AB Tech president warned workers about pushing sales tax
Asheville Citizen-TimesNovember 3, 2011

Gibbs Knotts, professor of political science and public affairs at Western Carolina University, said public employees have a right to be active in political campaigns, even when the campaigns support the institutions where they work. ...more »


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