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European venture deals hit 11-year low
Financial NewsNovember 1, 2011

European venture capital investment has fallen to its lowest quarterly level since the dot-com crash, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, despite hopes that the region's venture industry is set for a growth spurt. The number of venture deals in the ...more »

Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll
Mirror.co.ukNovember 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Cal Conflict Delays UC Regents
Daily NexusNovember 15, 2011

9 “Occupy Cal” day of action, which ended in 39 arrests and a lawsuit by the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary against the UCSB Police Dept. The coalition alleges that ...more »

Government Employees
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More retirements by state workers, teachers in NY
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

"Government employment is down, but it only began to decline when the recession was two-thirds of the way over; in fact it was increasing early in the recession." New York's Labor Department reported 9300 fewer government jobs statewide in September ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Collective bargaining cases from St. Louis area aired at Missouri Supreme Court
STLtoday.comNovember 3, 2011

So if there's no law spelling out the procedures, who should establish them, asked Judge Mary Russell. The Fraternal Order of Police noted that it has unsuccessfully sought collective bargaining legislation for years. If the city has no obligation to ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Unemployment drops as Alabama's immigration reform enacted
Daily CallerNovember 21, 2011

Unemployment rates have fallen in Alabama amid new legal pressure on companies to comply with a popular immigration reform law. September was the first full month that the reform was in force, and the unemployment rate fell from 9.8 ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Aldridge holds lockout charity game
ESPNNovember 8, 2011

The event came a day after a marathon bargaining session between the league and the players union to resolve the labor dispute that has already resulted in the cancellation of the start of this season. The league said early Sunday morning that it ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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New York Employment Discrimination Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

New York civil rights violation lawyers understand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, and religion. New York's Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in New ...more »

Rrb Disability
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New Hyde Park woman arrested in LIRR scam
The Island NowNovember 4, 2011

A New Hyde Park woman is one of 11 former Long Island Rail Road employee who were arrested last week by the FBI and state law enforcement in connection with a decade-long scam involving hundreds of fraudulent LIRR disabilities claims that could amount ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Team Health Holdings Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Daily MarketsNovember 1, 2011

Same contract revenue associated with the military division reduced growth by 0.4%. Acquisitions contributed 2.9% of the growth in revenue less provision. New contracts, net of terminations (excluding the military division), contributed 6.6% of the ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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INFOGRAPHIC: This Is What Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Looks Like
Business InsiderNovember 1, 2011

In 2010, there were 11717 charges of sexual harassment in the US Of those charges, 17.6% were from men, up from 11.6% in 1997. This number could be attributed to more people reporting sexual harassment, though even today it's estimated that only 5-15% ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Letters: cannibis conundrum
SignOnSanDiego.comNovember 12, 2011

Leave marijuana experimentation to the scientists. If medical marijuana is useful in catastrophic illnesses like multiple sclerosis and cancer treatments, medical science will find a way to safely prescribe and regulate medical marijuana for the few ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Congressional Democrats plan Alabama trip to protest immigration law
al.com (blog)November 3, 2011

Most of the children of undocumented workers in Alabama "are citizens of the United States, but they're not going to school or getting health care. They're going to be American citizen adults," Gutierrez said. Groups challenging the law say it has ...more »

Federal Personnel
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SGA claims transparency, plans to open meetings
GSU SignalNovember 1, 2011

The SGA also received a letter from Legal Affairs last Wednesday detailing the University's official policy regarding compliance with the state's Open Meetings law. According to the SGA, the meeting was closed to discuss personnel issues. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union to announce deal with CPS on longer school day
Chicago TribuneNovember 4, 2011

So, the TRIBUNE EDITORIAL BOARD got into a snit because the Educational Labor Relations Board turned the unfair labor practice complaint over to their darling Attorney General like they were supposed to do, and she brokered an agreement. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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UW–Madison law student helps resident escape fire
University of Wisconsin-MadisonNovember 2, 2011

A University of Wisconsin–Madison student came to the aid of a stranger Sunday night when a stove fire broke out in an apartment complex. Second-year law student Rocco DeFilippis saw smoke coming from one of the units on the 2600 block ...more »

Federal union workers join Occupy protesters
Washington PostNovember 4, 2011

“I definitely support Occupy DC,” said Eugene Hudson Jr., a national vice president of the American Federation of Government Employees from Escondido, Calif. “I believe there is a lot of greed and lots of money going to the 1 percent. ...more »

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