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

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Latinos Call for Immigration Reform, Not Record Deportations
Inter Press ServiceNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov 1, 2011 (IPS) - In his campaign, President Barack Obama promised to make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority – a pledge mainly directed at Latino voters. But in his nearly three years in office, ...more »

David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Supreme Court Moves Closer to Hearing Texas Affirmative-Action Case
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)November 2, 2011

Critics of affirmative action have expressed hope that the court, which has changed considerably in its membership since the last time it ruled on such admissions policies, will use the Texas case to curtail or end the use of race-conscious admission ...more »

Government Employees
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Government Workers Unionized?
Human EventsNovember 1, 2011

I am perplexed at the whole concept of how government workers can be unionized in the first place. Way back when I was a student we were taught that unions were formed to combat the big evil corporations who abused their workers. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Effort To Repeal Ohio Bargaining Law Gains Ground
Minnesota Public RadioNovember 2, 2011

In Ohio, there's a bitter battle over a new collective bargaining law that Republicans pushed through, slashing the negotiating power of public employee unions. But the battlefield is totally ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration among topics discussed at Latino summit
Inland Valley Daily BulletinNovember 5, 2011

Escobar said the use of "discretion" will focus on illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. "We want to be focused on folks convicted of crimes rather than someone with strong ties to our country and is just trying to live in the country and earn ...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 »

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 »

Rrb Disability
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Feds Sue Law Firm For Barring Service Dog
Disability ScoopNovember 15, 2011

The US attorney for Manhattan is suing the law firm — Larkin, Axelrod, Ingrassia and Tetenbaum — for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the suit filed last week, attorneys at the firm refused to meet with their ...more »

Employment Contracts
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City attorney writing own contract common
Patterson IrrigatorNovember 3, 2011

He said he's written many of his own contracts as a starting point for employment negotiations in the past. Butler said he might ask an attorney from the California League of Cities to look at the contract after it is finalized. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Anita Hill Is Everywhere in Herman Cain Harassment Imbroglio: The Ticker
BloombergNovember 3, 2011

But her silence, like that of many women with harassment complaints, is an obstruction to fixing a big workplace problem. Since Sunday night, three unnamed women have been cited in press reports as ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Lawsuit blames DHS for Shawnee child death
NewsOK.comNovember 6, 2011

DHS is being blamed for another girl's death — this time for leaving 6-year-old Alexis Morris and her younger brother in the care of a stepmother who previously had two of her own young children die under tragic circumstances. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Malaysia Begins Crackdown on Undocumented Migrants
chinland guardianNovember 1, 2011

Hishammuddin said the enforcement team against undocumented workers for the first time will be using National Registration and Enforcement System (NERS), which enables them to identify a worker's identity using electronic devices on the spot. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Retired Law Officials Named to Cold Case Initiative
Wheeling News RegisterNovember 2, 2011

When members believe they have found a new lead, they will ask active law enforcement officers to help them investigate. This work will be done to assist prosecutors in Belmont and Jefferson counties in Ohio and in the Northern Panhandle of West ...more »

Wisconsin unions encouraged by Ohio vote
Boston.comNovember 9, 2011

Labor unions, conservative groups and others have poured huge amounts into the Ohio vote. Heavy spending is expected by all sides in Wisconsin if the Walker recall gets on the ballot next year We Are Ohio, the union-backed coalition fighting the law, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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News Wrap: Penn State's Paterno Comes Under Fire, May Be Forced Out
PBS NewsHourNovember 9, 2011

... at the service mortuary that receives America's war dead. A year-long investigation found workers at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware lost body parts at least twice in 2009. The Air Force inspector general found no violations of law, but Gen. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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CRENSHAW v. ROWLAND
Leagle.comNovember 21, 2011

... a judgment of the Toledo Municipal Court in which the court denied the motion of defendants, Monique and Eddie Rowland, for attorney fees following the court's order awarding them damages on their claim for wrongful termination of water services. ...more »

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