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Time Warner Trims Its Excesses
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To him, the company's corporate headquarters in the gleaming towers of the Time Warner Center is an “indulgence,” a giant reminder of past mistakes made by one of the world's largest media companies. “There was a burgeoning overhead reaching $500 ...more »

Madoff Family Book's Profits Spark Anger from Victims
KBOINovember 1, 2011

But Catherine Hooper, the woman who's been engaged to Andrew and living with him for the past three years, will profit from the project, which angers some of the victims of Bernie Madoff's multi-billion-dollar investment fraud. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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HOLDRS Conversion Begins: Investor Action Required
ETF DatabaseNovember 14, 2011

The exchange requires affirmative action on the part of investors, meaning that advisors or individuals with positions in existing HOLDRS must take action in order to receive shares in the new ETFs. The exchange offer is expected to remain open until ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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A crusading lawyer's suggestions for immigration reform | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 7, 2011

In this edited interview, Park spoke with staff writer Michael Matza about illegal immigration and immigration reform. Question: Activists say the immigration system is broken. You say it needs fixing. What do you mean? Elena Park: The country makes ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Palin supports Ohio union law in Facebook post
NECNNovember 4, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is urging Ohioans to vote to approve the state's new collective bargaining law. Ohioans will vote Tuesday on whether to reject the law that limits bargaining for more than ...more »

Labor Disputes
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DOLE to Desk Officers: Resolve labor disputes peacefully
Philippine Information AgencyNovember 1, 2011

“I am delighted to administer this oath and I urge you to exert your best efforts to help the parties reach an amicable settlement within the prescribed 30-day conciliation and mediation period and to raise performance to 95 per cent by year's end,” ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Community Access Unlimited Honors Distinguished Leaders At 31st Annual Gala
NJ TODAYNovember 7, 2011

Helping Hands comprises CAU members who are committed to advocating for their rights, as well as those of other members of CAU and all people with disabilities. Members are involved in legislative updates, letter writing campaigns, accessibility and ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Ex-Employee Sues Union Bank, Claims Harassment
KGTV San DiegoNovember 1, 2011

The email openly admitted "an offer of employment was extended and accepted" by someone else. Kim-Mannheimer said her replacement was much younger. Among other allegations, she filed a complaint for breach of contract, age discrimination, hostile work ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Anita Hill Discusses Sexual Harassment
BETNovember 15, 2011

Two decades have passed since Anita Hill's testimony against Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings to become a US Supreme Court justice, which forced American businesses to confront the issue of sexual harassment in the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Mullin fired by airport; she vows court fight
The Detroit NewsNovember 1, 2011

Board member Samuel Nouhan, an attorney, demanded to know which provision of Mullin's employment contract the board members were invoking. The contract allows for termination if there is an example of "dishonesty, theft, willful misconduct, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Falling through the cracks: Migrant workers
The Korea HeraldNovember 1, 2011

With 166518 illegal immigrants here as of June, according to Korea Immigration Service, Luis' case is just the tip of the iceberg. The Migrant Worker's Health Association in Korea holds a check up session in Seongdong-gu in August. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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DOJ seeks 'Solomonic' decision
Philippine StarNovember 6, 2011

Valte also said the cancer that struck down the late President Corazon Aquino in 2009 - where the Arroyo government granted the Aquino family's request for medical equipment - is entirely different from Rep. Arroyo's hypoparathyroidism. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Is it legal for employees to secretly record their performance evaluation ...
Business Management DailyNovember 20, 2011

For example, the National Labor Relations Board, which has jurisdiction over employees' labor law rights in both unionized and nonunionized settings, held earlier this year that an employer committed an unfair labor practice when it fired an employee ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Federal hiring proves to be recession-proof
msnbc.comNovember 3, 2011

A small part of this growth in federal employment may have been due to the $825 billion stimulus bill that President Obama signed into law in 2009, but the bulk of that money was simply forwarded to state and local governments to sustain their Medicaid ...more »

Air France to Operate 90% of Flights as Support for Strike Wanes
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- Air France aims to operate at least 90 percent of flights today after support for a five-day cabin crew strike was hurt by labor deals that left the action backed by only four of the seven unions representing the 15000 crew. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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MF Global CEO Jon Corzine resigns under fire
ReutersNovember 4, 2011

Corzine has hired prominent white-collar defense lawyer Andrew Levander of the law firm Dechert to represent him in cases that might stem from the bankruptcy filing, a legal source briefed on the matter said on Thursday. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Investigation leads state to recommend Atlantic County takevoer 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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Subsidy for early retirees tapped by Texas state programs, Huntsman family ...
Washington PostNovember 3, 2011

Two Texas public employee programs are among the top 25 recipients of the federal subsidy despite Texas Gov. Rick Perry's opposition to the law Republicans derisively call “Obamacare.” And records show the Huntsman family business, ...more »

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