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Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

Unsecured creditors likely to lose nearly half money owed by Browns ...
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The firms face an anxious wait as administrators for Browns Construction Group battle for payments from long-running contract disputes against the company, which helped force it into administration in August. But administrators from Begbies Traynor ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Supa used like condom as Chiyangwa completes AAG take over
The Zimbabwe MailNovember 8, 2011

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe's nephew, controversial Harare businessman Phillip Chiyangwa has completed the takeover of the empowerment terror group the Affirmative Action Group (AAG) according to his sidekick AAG Chief Executive Officer, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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GOP Group Supports Residency Path For Immigrants in Calif.
Fox NewsNovember 12, 2011

One of California's longtime Republican institutions broke rank with GOP hardliners earlier this week when it announced an immigration reform proposal that carves out an easier path to legal residency for immigrants. With the Latino vote at an all time ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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AFL-CIO president leads union push on Ohio vote
CBS NewsNovember 7, 2011

(AP) CLEVELAND — AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka led organized labor's final push Monday in a fierce election battle over Ohio's collective bargaining law. Gov. John Kasich headlined election-eve rallies backing the law. The issue on Tuesday's Ohio ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Anti-Labor Republicans Hit New Low
CounterPunchNovember 25, 2011

There were disputes, but most were settled by compromise. It wasn't until George W. Bush became president that things got ugly. And now, under Barack Obama, they've gotten way uglier. Appointed by the president, the NLRB panel is required to have five ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Cop's staple gun accident among many NJ disability pensions that could cost ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comNovember 15, 2011

But an administrative law judge, citing the Supreme Court decisions, recommended that the board reverse its decision. "How a judge gave an accidental disability pension to a guy who stapled his finger is amazing," said John Sierchio, chairman of the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Political VOICE: The Road Ahead
Vital VOICENovember 1, 2011

In 2009, the City of Saint Louis updated its nondiscrimination ordinance to include gender identity; Governor Nixon issued an Executive Order last year protecting State employees from discrimination; University City passed a Domestic Partnership ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Is Herman Cain Finished?
New York Times (blog)November 2, 2011

My assumption, post Lewinsky scandal, was that for at least a decade no president or presidential candidate could be punished for an improper workplace relationship because if Clinton could get away with it then no one else should suffer. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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GA Case: Did Former Instructor Violate Terms of Employment Agreement?
HR.BLR.comNovember 3, 2011

A former instructor started his own business and allegedly used his former employer's training materials and customer list—in violation of an employment agreement. For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report "Top 10 Best Practices in HR Management. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Lawyers see crackdown on undocumented workers
Houston Business JournalNovember 4, 2011

With workplace audits on the rise as the federal government looks to root out undocumented employees, Houston attorneys like Santiago “Jimmy” Alaniz are getting more work than they can handle. Alaniz said he is getting a steady stream of calls from ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Employers Learn a Little More About FMLA
Human Resources JournalNovember 3, 2011

Every employer has had questions about the FMLA (Family Medical and Leave Act) and how to enforce policies concerning employees' reasons for leave. Bradd N. Siegel, from the Porter Wright firm in Columbus, OH, and an editor at Ohio Employment Law ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Hawaiian Telcom says union threatened employees
Bizjournals.comNovember 7, 2011

Hawaiian Telcom has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1357, alleging the union has threatened employees, vendors and customers who choose to cross a picket line. ...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 »

Unions urge Kerry to drive hard bargain on deficit
The Boston GlobeNovember 5, 2011

AP Unions want John Kerry, (right) a member of the congressional deficit-reduction panel, to 'defend the middle class.' WASHINGTON - Massachusetts labor unions are turning up the pressure on Senator John Kerry, warning him against ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Shelter Island ReporterNovember 2, 2011

Address of Attorney 1287 EAST MAIN STREET, RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK 11901. [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Investigation leads state to recommend Atlantic County takeover of Atlantic ...
Press of Atlantic CityNovember 4, 2011

February 2008: Hamilton lawsuit against the city seeks $1 million for wrongful termination. November 2008: Newly elected Mayor Langford reinstalls Hamilton as superintendent. December 2008: City Council complains that the city doesn't have enough money ...more »

Government Employees
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'Cooler heads prevail' on second PEF vote
Legislative GazetteNovember 8, 2011

Layoff notices previously sent to about 3500 state employees were rescinded after the Public Employees Federation membership ratified a new labor contract negotiated with the governor's office. "Although this was a difficult decision ...more »


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