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 »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action legislation sees halt
UW Badger HeraldNovember 3, 2011

Democrats in the state Assembly managed to temporarily stall a vote on a controversial surprise amendment on affirmative action brought into Tuesday night's floor meeting, which flowed into the early hours of Wednesday morning. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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In Statement, International Education Association Urges President Obama to ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NAFSA: Association of International Educators today released a statement urging President Obama to lead a national conversation on immigration reform. The statement expresses deep concern about the current tenor and ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Hundreds Rally Against Issue 2
WKBN/WYFX-TVNovember 2, 2011

We have a full page dedicated to Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 with breakdowns on what the collective bargaining bill would do if it becomes law, along with ballot language, other facts and figures and a complete archive of stories we've covered since the law...more »

Labor Disputes
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Cloud computing and labor disputes: University locks striking profs out of ...
Boing BoingNovember 8, 2011

Myself, and some fellow faculty and students quickly produced a blog and Twitter feed to combat this censorship. Turns out the uni isn't just nuking pro-union statements, but any questions about the labor dispute posted by its students and other ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Pico Rivera restaurant still standing
Whittier Daily NewsNovember 7, 2011

And not allowing a disabled person to have equal access also violates the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to Vineet Dubey, who with Miguel Custodio Jr. represented Vargas. Dubey said at the time that his client, in a wheelchair, couldn't use ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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For convicted felons in, or entering, the Wisconsin job market, a proposed ...
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 2, 2011

He's concerned, he said, that a proposed new law would curtail future employment opportunities even though he's already served his sentence. / Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent The state's fair employment law prohibits employer discrimination based on ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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HUFFPOST HILL - Rand Paul Is The 'Don't' Guy In HR's Anti-Harassment Video
Huffington PostNovember 1, 2011

This is HUFFPOST HILL for Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 RAND PAUL: WHY WON'T SEXUALLY HARASSED PEOPLE JUST SHUT UP? - If it were up to Rand Paul, victims of grossly inappropriate workplace behavior would have two options: 1. Out yourself publicly and ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Deployment ban covers 41 countries
Manila Standard TodayNovember 3, 2011

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has banned Filipinos from working in 41 countries and US territories that have failed to protect foreign workers from abuse. Included in the list are strife-torn nations such as ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Wall Street & the anti-immigrant campaign
Workers WorldNovember 4, 2011

In detention, the undocumented workers risk beatings, death or rape. The documentary points out that many have no access to legal representation. Many beg for deportation just to get out of the hell hole. The mass deportations and detentions affecting ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Texas judge beating video causing outrage
CBS NewsNovember 3, 2011

PORTLAND, Texas - Police launched an investigation Wednesday into a Texas family law judge whose daughter posted a YouTube video of him savagely beating her with a belt during a tirade several years ago when she was a teenager. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Complaints still being issued in county labor dispute
Ukiah Daily JournalNovember 13, 2011

In its letter to members, SEIU said the county's complaint against the union was "for allegedly not complying with the confidentiality agreement that applies to mediation." The PERB complaint alleges that in so doing, the union failed to bargain and ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Feds probe Sacramento law enforcement weapon sales
Boston.comNovember 4, 2011

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones confirmed that one or more deputies are targets of the investigation but said he could not confirm their work assignment because of personnel privacy rules. He said he could not give specifics because it is an ...more »

British labor unions prepare to strike over pensions, despite new government offer
Washington PostNovember 2, 2011

LONDON — British labor unions say they will push ahead with plans for a major strike later this month, despite a new offer from the government in their dispute over public sector pensions. Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress ...more »

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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Webster Electric Cooperative sued by former employee for discrimination ...
KY3November 19, 2011

Webster Electric cooperative in Marshfield, its general manager and board members have been sued by a former management employee for sexual discrimination and retaliation through wrongful termination. The lawsuit by plaintiff Michelle Luebbert, ...more »

Government Employees
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Taxpayers 'cannot afford latest gold-plated pension deal for public sector ...
Daily MailNovember 3, 2011

The present government risks repeating their mistake. 'It is not reasonable that private sector employees who will never enjoy defined benefit pensions should continue to subsidise public sector workers shielded from economic reality. ...more »

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