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Premier Service Bank Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

In the Bank's lawsuit against the FDIC, as receiver for 1st Centennial Bank, and against certain former officers of 1st Centennial Bank and 1st Centennial's director and officer liability insurance carrier, the Bank negotiated a settlement, ...more »

Bankruptcy judge rejects competing reorganization plans in Tribune Co. case
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

s plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection, along with a rival plan from dissident creditors. Judge Kevin Carey said in a 126-page ruling that he may appoint a trustee to help end the 3-year-old case if the media conglomerate cannot come up with an ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Disparity study still issue for session
Jackson Clarion LedgerNovember 14, 2011

The fear of quotas or affirmative action-type programs is at least one reason some people believe Mississippi has never conducted a study into state contracts with minority businesses. Such a study would clear current legal hurdles that prevent the ...more »

Government Employees
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OUR VIEW: Unions must OK Brown's pension fixes
Appeal-DemocratNovember 1, 2011

Experts estimate California public pensions fall as much as $500 billion short of meeting projected obligations. That leaves taxpayers on the hook. Brown is suggesting some risk should be assumed by government employees. Some? ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio GOP House speaker: Lawmakers could revisit pieces of union law if it's ...
Washington PostNovember 3, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Republican leader of the Ohio House says elements of a contentious collective bargaining law facing a repeal effort Tuesday could be resurrected by lawmakers if the law is rejected. House Speaker William Batchelder told reporters ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration reform, religious intolerance, aid for underwater mortgage-holders ...
SignOnSanDiego.comNovember 1, 2011

What we need is real immigration reform, one that ends the problem of anchor babies, mandates the use of E-Verify nationwide, frees employment for the millions of Americans unemployed, makes English the official language, ends providing expensive ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Farmington Hills Resident Disputes City Millage Information
Patch.comNovember 2, 2011

During public comment, Harpster raised a number of issues, ranging from an assertion that the city's overall spending has increased by 13 percent this year, to labor costs being higher, despite a reduction in the number of employees. ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Board updates negotiations policies
Journal-AdvocateNovember 8, 2011

... regarding evaluation of administrative staff; and GCQF, regarding discipline, suspension and dismissal of professional staff (and contract non-renewal). In addition, they approved rescinding policy FB, regarding evaluation of administrative team. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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AARP joins 50 groups opposing CLASS Act repeal
The Hill (blog)November 2, 2011

The powerful seniors' lobby AARP on Wednesday joined more than 50 disability rights groups, unions and other advocates in letters urging House and Senate leaders not to repeal the health law's long-term care ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Veteran N.J. attorney Craig Sashihara named head of Division on Civil Rights
newjerseynewsroom.comNovember 2, 2011

He worked for the Attorney General's Office for five years handling matters ranging from Superfund litigation to public contract issues in federal and state courts. In 1997, Sashihara went to work for one of New Jersey's largest law firms, McElroy, ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Woman Said to Have Felt Hostility at Work After Alleged Encounter With Cain
New York TimesNovember 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — One of the women who accused the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment while working for him at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s said that the workplace...more »

Employment Contracts
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ADP Employment Report - 110000 Private Sector Jobs for October 2011
Economic PopulistNovember 2, 2011

Small businesses, on the other hand, have increased employment. May I suggest that small businesses are not international, they are not signing offshore outsourcing contracts and moving jobs to India and China. Multinationals, on the other hand, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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More ag firms offering health care to workers
healthycal.orgNovember 7, 2011

Business profits and social justice are slowly merging in the harsh agricultural fields of California, as progressive new company-sponsored clinics emerge to provide direct healthcare to farm workers – including undocumented immigrants. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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ACLU Settles with TSA for HIV Discrimination
ChicagoPride.comNovember 4, 2011

However, employees do not have to explicitly disclose their statuses if they are seeking unpaid time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA provides many employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical reasons or to care...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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NBA season in dire jeopardy after players reject deal
San Antonio ExpressNovember 14, 2011

“In anticipation of this day, the NBA filed an unfair labor practice charge before the National Labor Relations Board asserting that, by virtue of its continued threats, the union was not bargaining in good faith. We also began a litigation in federal ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Zimbabwe needs personnel changes
The ZimbabweanNovember 2, 2011

Full restoration of the rule of law and abolishing selective application of the law simply requires that senior personnel in the justice administration sector be professional and independent. The challenge Zimbabwe faces is that over the last three ...more »

Malloy, union leaders launch overdue efficiency panel
The Connecticut MirrorNovember 1, 2011

The latter panel, which is charged with finding savings anywhere in state government, has been skeptically dubbed an "employee suggestion box" by some GOP lawmakers. The concession deal called for the omnibus efficiency panel to meet by Sept. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Law and Order
STLtoday.comNovember 1, 2011

LOUIS > Man admits pyramid scheme — Richard Saunders, 64, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court here of wire fraud and tax evasion, admitting he operated a pyramid investment scheme that netted him more than $4 million. Saunders, formerly of St ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Four could testify later
Stockton RecordNovember 14, 2011

By The Record STOCKTON - Four former members of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors won't have to give depositions in an ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit, at least for the time being. Plaintiffs in the 2-year-old case had wanted to depose ...more »

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