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

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Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

Homicide suspect claims self-defense
York Daily RecordNovember 1, 2011

Accused of murdering an unarmed man, Shannon Mayo's defense is that someone - his cousin's husband, in fact - picked the dead man's gun up off the street before police arrived in the early morning hours of Oct. 6, 2009. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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I'm Passionate About Giving, Clothes - Rose Oko [interview]
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 28, 2011

She also says that Nigerian women are yet to get their due in the political arena even with the clamour for the 35 percent affirmative action. I have been working in many capacities for years and I did not have the required satisfaction that I had done ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration Reform - Only in U.S. do illegal immigrants feel entitled
Cherokee TribuneNovember 2, 2011

The latest reminder of that came courtesy of a lawsuit filed by three such illegal immigrants in federal court against Cobb County — a suit that wisely was tossed by Judge Charles Pannell Jr. of the US District Court for the Northern District of ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Public paychecks scrutinized in Ohio union fight
Boston.comNovember 2, 2011

John Kasich this spring has fueled a $30 million-plus ballot fight over the bargaining abilities of 350000 police, firefighters, teachers and other government workers. Backers have sought to enlighten voters on the pay and benefits underwritten by ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Jackson Says Qantas Arbitration May Take Up to 6 Months
Washington PostNovember 22, 2011

22 (Bloomberg) -- Barry Jackson, president of the Australian and International Pilots Association, talks about labor disputes at Qantas Airways Ltd. Qantas, the Australian carrier that grounded planes last month to force an end to strikes, ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Kenya Re unveils campaign to aid people living with disability
The StandardNovember 4, 2011

He said: "The Persons with Disabilities Act 2003, is a comprehensive legislation covering the rights, rehabilitation and equal opportunities... it requires that both private and public sector employers reserve five per cent jobs for people with ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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LOOK v. DONAHOE
Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

The alleged violation of hiring procedures bears no logical connection to the claims of discrimination. 2. To prove a prima facie claim of retaliation, Plaintiff had to show a protected activity, an adverse employment action, and a causal link between ...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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Vote 'Yes' on Issue 2
Wooster Daily RecordNovember 6, 2011

... where outstanding young teachers often are the first to go in tough times due to seniority clauses in contracts. -- It does not slash the pay and benefits of unionized employees. It does mandate that all public employees pay at least 15 percent of ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Fields of plenty
The Daily CougarNovember 3, 2011

Most of Alabama's agricultural workers are undocumented immigrants and have fled the state in fear of being deported. So, if the goal of this law was for Alabama's Latino population to decrease, then these legislators have definitely been successful. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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New Report Shows Children Are the Real Victims of Anti-LGBT Laws and Stigma
Huffington Post (blog)November 1, 2011

These are things like the ability to take family and medical leave, receive social security survivors' benefits or take advantage of numerous tax provisions aimed at strengthening families. This is true even for families in the six states and DC where ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union gains in bid for Target re-vote
Crain's New York BusinessNovember 1, 2011

The labor board also found sufficient evidence to add charges that supervisors interrogated workers about their union activity and told them they could not solicit on behalf of the union in non-working areas, said Alvin Blyer, the regional director of ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Zimbabwe needs personnel changes
The ZimbabweanNovember 2, 2011

Full restoration of the rule of law and abolishing selective application of the law simply requires that senior personnel in the justice administration sector be professional and independent. The challenge Zimbabwe faces is that over the last three ...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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Chinese mining firms in Zambia under fire for mistreating workers
The GuardianNovember 3, 2011

Photograph: Salim Henry/Reuters Chinese-run copper mines in Zambia are breaking the law with poor health and safety conditions, hostility to trade unions and regular labour shifts of 12 and even 18 hours, a rights watchdog claimed on Thursday. ...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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IT employees to protest against govt apathy
Times of IndiaNovember 2, 2011

KANNUR: The state committee of Association of IT Employees (AITE) has said that the Akshaya units in the state are on the verge of closure and the government is using them as commission agents for the interest of private players like foreign currency ...more »

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