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

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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 »

China To Retaliate If US Currency Bill Becomes Law
NASDAQNovember 1, 2011

The proposed currency legislation would hurt both China and US interests and if it eventually becomes law, "we cannot ignore it and will definitely reciprocate in kind," said He Ning, director-general of the Department of American & Oceanian Affairs at ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

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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Mayor Vincent Gray feels vindicated by House report on Sulaimon Brown's claims
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

... according to the mayor's staff. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that Brown appeared to receive money-order contributions from people with ties to a Gray campaign consultant and found circumstantial evidence that Brown ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio Issue 2: Voters To Decide Fate Of Collective Bargaining Law
Huffington PostNovember 8, 2011

Ohio voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of the state's controversial collective bargaining law. Issue 2, a referendum on Senate Bill 5, pits unions and progressive groups against Gov. John Kasich (R) and the state's Republican leadership ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Alabama immigration reform comes under fire
The State ColumnNovember 17, 2011

More specifically, Alabama state lawmakers are examining the state's anti-immigration law. Complaints from businesses and organizations throughout the state dealing with the extreme measures of the anti-immigration law have forced state lawmakers to ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Heat, Marlins, Panthers remain on DirecTV as dispute settled
Orlando SentinelNovember 2, 2011

The dispute over carriage fees for Fox programming had taken on the heavy-handed rhetoric of a labor strike with South Florida sports fans and millions of satellite TV viewers nationwide caught in the crossfire. Both sides created web sites to present ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Viewpoint: Give employee benefits fairly
Michigan DailyNovember 1, 2011

Faculty are widely in agreement that this is fundamentally an issue of fairness for the employees concerned and that the University and the state, as employers, should not discriminate against any class of their employees nor prevent employees from ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Maverik store chain pays to settle HIV case
CanadianBusiness.comNovember 8, 2011

The lawsuit charged the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired a former clerk in 2008, two weeks after learning he was HIV-positive. The clerk entered the lawsuit with his own lawyer and will receive the payment. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Deployment ban covers 41 countries
Manila Standard TodayNovember 3, 2011

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has banned Filipinos from working in 41 countries and US territories that have failed to protect foreign workers from abuse. Included in the list are strife-torn nations such as ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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What Herman Cain's fundraising bonanza says to women about sexual harassment
Washington Post (blog)November 2, 2011

Struggling against sexual harassment in the workplace has been hard for women for a long time. And now, instead of making gains in respecting women in the workplace, we seem to be going backwards as a nation; revelations that a candidate for president ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century at Vanderbilt's ...
Nashville SceneNovember 3, 2011

Religious and societal expertise has been thrown into question while the medical industry has too often been charged with foul play. For the modern family, medical safety and protection has become more complicated than ever before. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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'Illegal' as a noun is nothing but a slur
Albany Times Union (blog)November 1, 2011

The term “illegal,” used by Republicans as a noun, is a slur used against Mexicans, says Peter Beinart in The Daily Beast. As proof, note that they don't use the term for others who break the law, including those who illegally hire undocumented workers...more »

Federal Personnel
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New SkiCo policy requires employees to wear helmets
Aspen Daily NewsNovember 3, 2011

SkiCo currently recommends that all snow sport participants wear a helmet whenever they are skiing or riding. New Jersey has a state law requiring all skiers and riders under 17 years old to wear a helmet. California attempted to pass a state law but ...more »

Unions Win Pension Reform Battle
The Bay CitizenNovember 9, 2011

By Zusha Elinson on November 9, 2011 - 12:47 am PST San Francisco's labor unions won a high-stakes battle for control over how the city will reduce its retirement costs. Proposition C, a union-backed pension reform measure, crushed a competing ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Carbon monoxide incident is reminder that detectors can help save lives
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 2, 2011

He said fire officials told him that goes beyond what is required under state law. Bohlmann said his building underwent two inspections by a New London Fire Department inspector in 2010 and was not cited for any carbon monoxide detector violations, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Carol Harvey dismissed as Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs' executive ...
Westword (blog)November 15, 2011

Mr. Freedman said for a month's salary, because the Lt. Governor appreciated my contribution, I could sign a confidentiality agreement and waiver of any lawsuit for wrongful termination that is not normally offered to terminated employees. ...more »

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