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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 »

Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Exclusion of queens from National House of Chiefs must end – Forum
Ghana Business NewsNovember 17, 2011

Participants at a regional forum held to collate views for the Affirmative Action Legislation (AAL) have denounced the continued exclusion of queens' from the National House of Chiefs (NHC), describing it as unfair and discriminatory. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration Reform - Only in US do illegal immigrants feel entitled
Cherokee TribuneNovember 3, 2011

They are damned if they try to enforce the law and damned if they don't. The suit was not the first aimed at gutting our immigration laws and won't be the last. But we can, at least, hope that they wind up with endings like this one. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Why Floridians Should Pay Attention to Ohio's Issue 2 Vote
StateImpact FloridaNovember 7, 2011

Ohio voters head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a law limiting public employees' collective bargaining rights, including teachers. Florida residents might want to keep their eyes on that decision. Gov. Rick Scott and allies such as Patricia Levesque ...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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Santorum Campaigns on His Disabled Daughter but Opposes Disability Rights
The Nation. (blog)November 2, 2011

People with disabilities need real policy commitments, not feel-good commercials. Chiefly, say advocates, those policies are: robust protection from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), adequate funding and enforcement of the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Political VOICE: The Road Ahead
Vital VOICENovember 1, 2011

In 2009, the City of Saint Louis updated its nondiscrimination ordinance to include gender identity; Governor Nixon issued an Executive Order last year protecting State employees from discrimination; University City passed a Domestic Partnership ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Third worker accuses Cain of harassment
Chicago TribuneNovember 2, 2011

AP Exclusive: A third former employee says she considered filing a workplace complaint over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior by Republican candidate Herman Cain when she worked for the presidential candidate in the 1990s. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Picket goes on, mediation requested
Radio New ZealandNovember 2, 2011

Negotiations for a new collective employment agreement broke down two weeks ago and the company served a lockout notice on meatworkers who refused to sign individual contracts. The company says most of the workforce has signed the contracts and are ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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What draws undocumented workers
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

In his Oct. 28 op-ed, “ Fanning the flame on immigration ,” Michael Gerson said that GOP campaigns that challenge the provision of subsidized education and medical benefits to illegal immigrants are “repellent” and that, in any event, it is economic ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Dad fired while caring for son with leukemia
WTSP 10 NewsNovember 2, 2011

In a statement TO Plastics wrote: "In tending to the needs of his son, Mr. Burdick exhausted all of his Paid Time off and Family Medical Leave Benefit. And despite TO Plastics permitting personal leave beyond that required by law (FMLA), this situation ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Surcharges cause unions to file complaints about unfair labor practices
Statesman JournalNovember 17, 2011

The Employment Relations Board will hear the Association of Oregon Corrections Employees unfair labor practice complaint at 9 am today on the third floor of the Old Garfield School Building, 528 Cottage St. NE in Salem. Two unions representing Oregon ...more »

Federal Personnel
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SB 5 is too broad, too divisive; a no vote on Issue 2 is urged
Youngstown VindicatorNovember 6, 2011

A large part of that plan was to reduce state disbursements to local schools and other entities, with the assurance that local governments would be able to balance their own budgets through the money they'd save by cutting their personnel costs. ...more »

ABCC abolition gets mixed reaction
Sydney Morning HeraldNovember 3, 2011

"Unless a strong, well-resourced regulator and strong legislation is maintained the risks associated with industrial lawlessness will again be priced into construction contracts, at great cost to projects owners and the Australian community," she said. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Son-in-law comes to the rescue
New Straits TimesNovember 13, 2011

By By Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah | 0 comments KOTA BARU A disabled octogenarian was rescued by her son-in-law from a fast approaching fire which destroyed her neighbour's house on Sunday in Kg Gaung, near here. Rokiah Awang, 67, was alone in her house ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Investigation leads state to recommend Atlantic County takeover 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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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 »


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