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

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Impact of circle rates
Times of IndiaNovember 1, 2011

There are several reasons for this, like the stricter general power of attorney norms as well as higher stamp duty. The financier's profit margin is smaller in this scenario," added GP Tiwari (name changed), who invests in real estate. ...more »

Craigslist becoming more popular for scammers
WDAYNovember 1, 2011

Last year The Internet Crime Complaint Center-an FBI partner-received 328 complaints in North Dakota, about 9% of that related to computer crimes. Seller beware. Scam artists are targeting people who sell on Craigslist. As a consumer credit counselor, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Doctors, hospitals in Okla. could face sweeping legal changes from reform ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 10, 2011

"It held that since there were exceptions to the rule for research, giving the information away and certain other activities, this was a content-based discrimination against those who wanted to sell the doctors' information for a profit and that was a ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Athens Oracle: Immigration in the United States becomes a bigger problem
my.hsj.orgNovember 4, 2011

Courtesy of Los Angeles Times and MCT 2011 Alabama is just one of the states stomping its boots on immigration reform laws. In fact, according to the CBS News, Alabama is about to enforce the strictest immigration law in the nation, where its police ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Brown risks legal 'minefield' with rollbacks to current employees' pensions
San Jose Mercury NewsNovember 8, 2011

SACRAMENTO -- Public employee unions got a boost from a report by the Legislative Anaylst's Office Tuesday questioning whether Gov. Jerry Brown is jumping into a legal quagmire by asking current state workers to pay more into their pensions. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Selling uranium to India is a mature act
Sydney Morning HeraldNovember 15, 2011

Because with more than a billion people to defend, and unresolved border disputes with China and Pakistan - both nuclear-armed - any Indian government that did so would be rejected by its people. India's first nuclear test was in 1974. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Rights panel finds grounds for discrimination in cases
Kennebec JournalNovember 1, 2011

Commission findings are not law but may become grounds for lawsuits. The finding upheld a recommendation of commission investigator Domini Pham. Leathers had worked at the lab -- most recently as a media production technician -- for 14 years prior to ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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LA Employment Attorney: EMU Counseling Discrimination Suit Sent to Appeals Court
CaymanMama.com (press release)November 4, 2011

“This case has never been about religion or religious discrimination,” read a statement issued by Walter Kraft, vice president for communications at EMU, as Fox News reported. “It is not about homosexuality or sexual orientation. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Lighten Up, Sweetheart! Cain Scandal Brings Back Old Stereotypes On The Right
TPMNovember 2, 2011

Herman Cain's allies seem intent on tying his sexual harassment scandal to the most famous case of inappropriate workplace behavior in American history, the saga of Clarence Thomas. And in one unexpected way, they've already succeeded: much of the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Are public worker contracts 'gold-plated?'
Cincinnati.comNovember 2, 2011

... in labor and employment law and whose clients include municipalities in Southwest Ohio. “But the current system in Ohio gives their unions too much power, and the result is excessive cost and other union contract terms detrimental to the public. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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More Discretion In Deportations
Wall Street JournalNovember 17, 2011

Lamar Smith (R., Texas), a leading voice against legal residency for undocumented immigrants. Those who favor more lenient immigration policies say that undocumented workers with a clean record are being arrested indiscriminately. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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2-year-old Minnesota boy loses cancer battle
KARENovember 3, 2011

We first told you about Tyler and the Burdick family Monday when KARE 11 found out that Tyler's father Dan had been fired from his job TO Plastics in Clearwater because he had used up more than the 12 weeks he was allowed by the Family Medical Leave...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Chinese-run Mines Accused of Abusing Zambian Workers
The Epoch TimesNovember 4, 2011

For years, workers have complained about unfair labor practices at Chinese-run companies in Africa. In 2005, a blast killed 51 workers in northern Zambia and last year Chinese managers were accused of firing live rounds at coal miners during a dispute ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Dem Leaders Join Legal Fight Against DOMA
Talk Radio News ServiceNovember 3, 2011

Office of Personnel Management, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of language specifically defining marriage as a legal union between members of the opposite sex. The case is currently in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. ...more »

Union Reversal on Givebacks Averts 3500 Layoffs by State
New York TimesNovember 4, 2011

Contrasting New York with other states, where governors have attacked public unions, he held up the vote as proof that “collaboration works” in reining in labor costs. The governor's budget counts on $450 million in savings from labor concessions. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Ohio Governor Kasich signs restrictive abortion bill
ReutersNovember 5, 2011

The law has already come under fire from Ohio abortion rights groups, chiding the governor for signing the bill late on Friday so it might go unnoticed. "This bill ignores the fact that there are circumstances, such as a violent home, where telling her ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Six mistakes to avoid when firing staff
ITBusiness.caNovember 2, 2011

Handling an employee termination in anything but a professional manner can have serious and costly legal consequences. Gee has observed an increase in the number of wrongful termination lawsuits employees have filed against former employers over the ...more »

Government Employees
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Jerry Brown's Canoe Lesson
Wall Street JournalNovember 6, 2011

His plan's hallmark is a hybrid pension for new employees, which includes a modest annuity and defined contribution plan. Federal workers hired after 1987 have a similar retirement plan, though taxpayers aren't saving much money because the government...more »

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