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Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
eNews Park ForestNovember 1, 2011

Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Rockford man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. The defendant, Shane Mathew Berry, 39, admitted to making a false statement in documents he signed under penalty of perjury in his 2007 bankruptcy ...more »

Gray, others ordered to testify in DC Lottery lawsuit
Washington TimesNovember 1, 2011

A federal judge has compelled Mayor Vincent C. Gray and two council members to testify about a controversial lottery contract awarded in 2008. The order by US District Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson means Mr. Gray and member ...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 »

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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Issue 2 falls, Ohio collective bargaining law repealed
Washington Post (blog)November 9, 2011

Wisconsin's collective bargaining law made exceptions for both. “This was an effort by the entire labor movement in the state,” said Lee Saunders, secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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PIA Press Release
Philippine Information AgencyNovember 14, 2011

The Labor chief also commended the frontline implementors of the 30-day Single-Entry Approach (SEnA) conciliation-mediation dispute settlement mechanism for resolving labor disputes not only in a technically competent manner but also in artistically ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Abuse of N.J.'s developmentally disabled continues
newjerseynewsroom.comNovember 3, 2011

Dr. Salvatore Pizzuro, a Disability Policy Specialist, holds a doctorate in Developmental Disabilities from Columbia University and an advanced degree in Disability Law from New York Law School.more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
InformationWeekNovember 1, 2011

That doesn't mean dyed-in-the-wool Windows admins--presumably partial to an operating system that guarantees the employment of its maintenance priesthood--have to start singing folk protest songs and wearing rainbow colors as a sign of Mac acceptance. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Beaches hospital staff assaulted on the job
Cumberland Courier NewspapersNovember 1, 2011

“To this end, we've implemented a number of actions to reinforce appropriate workplace behaviours and to stress that any allegations of bullying or harassment will be taken seriously. “The survey results will be used to reinforce this message to all ...more »

Employment Contracts
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POEA says deployment ban on 41 countries to have minimal effect
Philippine Information AgencyNovember 4, 2011

“We have only processed a small number of OFW employment contracts in seven countries out of the 41 covered by the deployment ban thus the effect in the hiring and deployment of our OFWs here would be very minimal,” said Calantas. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Duncan' 'vagrant or animal' comment draws fire
Greenville NewsNovember 2, 2011

Ben Saul, president of the Furman College Democrats, was in the audience when Duncan made his remarks and told, “Comparing undocumented workers to vagrants and animals is simply wrong and reprehensible. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Senate panel approves repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
Los Angeles TimesNovember 10, 2011

Currently, same-sex couples can't file joint federal tax returns or be protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which guarantees workers' right to take unpaid leave for family and medical reasons without fear of losing their jobs. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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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 »

Federal Personnel
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Bill aims to stop emergency responders from taking graphic photos at crash scenes
Scarlet Scuttlebutt (blog)November 7, 2011

“It is our understanding that many emergency services personnel are equally supportive of this legislation,” he said. “In fact, in the absence of a state law, some emergency services squads have adopted internal regulations, or are attempting to do so. ...more »

Trumka heads to Ohio before referendum vote
The HillNovember 7, 2011


Fires And Firefighters Law
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Law and Order
STLtoday.comNovember 1, 2011

LOUIS > Man admits pyramid scheme — Richard Saunders, 64, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court here of wire fraud and tax evasion, admitting he operated a pyramid investment scheme that netted him more than $4 million. Saunders, formerly of St ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Suing Atlantic City / A cultural change
Press of Atlantic CityNovember 20, 2011

Slips and falls, sexual harassment, discrimination, reverse discrimination, wrongful termination ... it never stops. Some lawyers have based their entire careers on winning judgments against the city or settling cases for big bucks. ...more »

Government Employees
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Health Care Bigger Worry for States Than Pensions, Millard Says
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

2 (Bloomberg) -- The cost of health care for public employees surpasses unfunded pension liabilities as a financial worry for states, said Charles Millard, managing director for pension relations at Citigroup. “There's no way they will be affordable ...more »


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