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

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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 »

Commercial Property news in brief
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

We saw significant interest in the property as a result a new lease was subsequently negotiated with MAX.” “Demand for serviced apartment accommodation has remained strong throughout the UK, and Manchester is no exception; the city is one of Europe's ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Sen. Rand Paul: Radicals have taken over the White House
The Hill (blog)November 10, 2011

RADICAL STYLISH COLLEGE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CHICANOS RULE…Hoover, AL..one of the centers listed in the DOJ lawsuit protecting illegal aliens in the USA..is a part of Jefferson Co. Jefferson Co..just went under. The Biggest municipal bankruptcy in ...more »

Government Employees
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A smarter way for government to create jobs
Baltimore SunNovember 7, 2011

Most people feel that the government can and should encourage employment creation during an economic downturn, but most also agree that government is the last party that should be directly involved in selecting winners and losers. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio union fight gets nation's attention
The TennesseanNovember 6, 2011

John Kasich wants a rewrite of the collective bargaining law. / Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Julie Carr Smyth | Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A ballot battle in Ohio that pits the union rights of public workers against Republican efforts to ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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In Statement, International Education Association Urges President Obama to ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NAFSA: Association of International Educators today released a statement urging President Obama to lead a national conversation on immigration reform. The statement expresses deep concern about the current tenor and ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor poised for big win in Ohio
SalonNovember 6, 2011

It reduces what can be bargained for and completely changes how things are bargained and how disputes are settled at the bargaining table. The implications of this are really what's at the heart of the argument here. The people who are for it say that ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Camden County age discrimination case dismissed
Lakenewsonline.comNovember 7, 2011

By Anonymous An age discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee against Camden County was dismissed with prejudice. According to court documents, former maintenance department employee Bob Anderson and the county are each responsible for their ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Rights Gone Wrong
Slate MagazineNovember 2, 2011

Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, if a school district receives federal funding, it must develop “specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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MF Global Fired 15 Japan Workers Before Bankruptcy, Union Says
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

MF Global, the holding company for the broker-dealer run by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. co-chairman Jon Corzine, listed debt of $39.7 billion and assets of $41 billion in Chapter 11 papers filed yesterday to the US Bankruptcy Court. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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20 Years After Anita Hill, GOP Voters Shrug at Harassment
The AtlanticNovember 7, 2011

Scores of interviews with Iowa Republicans over the weekend turned up scant outrage over the sexual harassment allegations leveled against presidential candidate Herman Cain. That's partly because of the good will he's engendered among voters, ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Veteran's Day events across Colorado
Denver PostNovember 4, 2011

Denver VA A "VA Information Day" event will be from 8 am to noon in the auditorium at the Denver VA Medical Center, 1055 Clermont St. The event is an opportunity for any Veteran to come to the Medical Center and find information about (and assistance ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Florida Case: Non-Union Teacher Denied Representation
HR.BLR.comNovember 23, 2011

A teacher filed unfair labor practice charges after a union denied him representation at a meeting about his performance. For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report "Top 10 Best Practices in HR Management." This comprehensive special report will give ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Employment Lawyers Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Are Challenging the Exempt ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 1, 2011

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California employment law firm that focuses on salaried employee claims involving overtime pay laws under the California Labor Code and Fair Labor Standards Act. If you think you have been incorrectly classified as ...more »

Qantas Cancels Most Flights as Joyce Confronts Labor Unions
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

Planes in the air will complete their journeys and the company will lock out workers from three labor unions from 8 pm on Oct. 31 “until further notice,” he said. The nation's labor regulator will hold a hearing in Melbourne at 10 pm today, Fair Work ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Clearwater law enforcement, fire personnel honored
Tampa Bay NewspapersNovember 3, 2011

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Chapter of the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a public service award to three Clearwater police and fire department members. The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal was given to Lt. Juan ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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A statement from ousted Detroit airport CEO Turkia Awada Mullin
Detroit Free PressNovember 1, 2011

Clearly, questions surrounding my severance package should not have resulted in my wrongful termination. I was selected as Detroit Metropolitan Airport CEO following my long career path of hard work, progressive responsibilities, education, ...more »

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