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US Federal Contractor Registration Helps Contractors Find FEMA Contracts (press release)October 1, 2011

Doing so can result in being awarded a contract on the spot. In order to be considered eligible for any federal contracts, vendors must have a DUNS number and have completed their CCR registration and ORCA. For FEMA contracts, businesses must also ...more »

Financing help offered for Whatcom County septic tank work
TheNewsTribune.comOctober 1, 2011

... is now available to help Whatcom County residents pay for repair of failing septic systems. The County Council agreed to set up the program after the county imposed new inspection requirements on septic systems, following mandates in state law. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Black plaintiffs in class-action lawsuit challenging Iowa hiring policies to ...
The RepublicOctober 4, 2011

Joe Ellis, a former state official responsible for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs, is expected to testify Tuesday at the Polk County Courthouse. Lawyers representing 29 named class representatives and up to 6000 members ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration reform remains an elusive goal
Dairy Herd ManagementOctober 3, 2011

In November 2009, US Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Center for American Progress that immigration reform would be a priority of the Obama Administration in 2010. Nearly two years later, we are still waiting for meaningful reform. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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NHL Players' Association GC Skates Into Contract Negotiations
Corporate CounselOctober 13, 2011

As the current NBA lockout recalls bad memories of the NHL's lost 2004-2005 season, the deep-seated connection between labor disputes and the love of the game once again takes center stage. And the hockey pros' union has a new general counsel, ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Blame Stern if push comes to shove in NBA talks
Yahoo! SportsOctober 4, 2011

Billions of dollars are a stake, and, truth be told, the agents can spare the players the inevitable bad-guy role that the public invariably thrusts upon them in these labor disputes. The agents are willing to become the targets, and they're used to it ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Parent-Teacher Meetings Critical for a Child with Special Needs Education
ForbesOctober 12, 2011

Parents are a key part to creating, revising, and encouraging their child with special needs' education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that a child with a disability is able to receive special education and other ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Coatesville cops sue department for racial discrimination
Daily Local NewsOctober 3, 2011

The four complaining officers also have individual instances of alleged discrimination within the department. Carlo McKinnie, who is black, was hired by the department in March of 2008 and has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Sudhir Mishra gets the biggest loser on board
Times of IndiaOctober 3, 2011

The director also told us that he was focusing on his feature film Inkaar, which explores the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace. A source informed us that the Viacom 18 Motion Pictures production, which stars Chitrangada Singh and Arjun ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Agency worker rules come into force
Supply ManagementOctober 3, 2011

An exemption applies where the agency provides the agency worker with a permanent contract of employment and pays the agency worker between assignments, for example when they are not working for a hirer. This is referred to as the “Swedish derogation ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Businesses Suffer With Tougher Immigration Laws
NPROctober 8, 2011

Whatever you think about the immigration policy in the United States, there is clearly the law and then there is reality. We often speak about the immigration debate in terms of justice, rights and the protection of our borders, but there's a business...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Health care workers are being urged to have flu vaccination
West Central TribuneOctober 6, 2011

WILLMAR — Each year, every single one of the nine family medicine doctors at Family Practice Medical Center rolls up his or her sleeve for a flu shot. WILLMAR — Each year, every single one of the nine family medicine doctors at Family Practice ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Nurses file labor action over lockout after strike
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 6, 2011

Before the strike, the union filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Children's Hospital in Oakland, which also hired replacement nurses for five days. It accused the hospital of threatening a longer lockout in advance of the one-day labor ...more »

Federal Personnel
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PERSONNEL FILE: 19 Dinsmore attorneys named Lawyers of the Year
West Virginia RecordOctober 6, 2011

M. Gabrielle Hils, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants * Joseph L. Sallee Jr., Workers' Compensation Law - Employers * C. James Zeszutek, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants In total, 147 Dinsmore attorneys were selected by ...more »

Unions in Hungary protest labor, tax law changes
Boston GlobeOctober 1, 2011

People in the crowd of at least 20000 included railroad, iron and telecommunications workers, teachers, butchers, electricians, police, firefighters and miners. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, dubbed the "Viktator" on signs carried by protesters, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Greenfield Firefighters Union Files Lawsuit Against City
Patch.comOctober 4, 2011

The Greenfield Fire Department repositions its truck during a training session at State Fair Park on July 20, 2011. Local 1963, the Greenfield fire union, and the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin, have sued the city hoping a judge ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Mc-OO answers wrongful termination oil cleanup suit
Southeast Texas RecordOctober 11, 2011

Mc-OO recently answered a suit filed by three gulf oil cleanup workers claiming they were fired for refusing to disobey federal guidelines. As previously reported, plaintiffs Steve Clayton, Roger Dowers and Dewey Woods filed suit against USA ...more »

Government Employees
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City manager 'not liable' in LGC mistakes
Seacoastonline.comOctober 5, 2011

The BSR's latest complaint alleges management of the LGC's illegal limited liability companies was "flawed from the beginning," Wingate said. He elaborated that former LGC Executive Director John Andrews was the LLC's "member" when the LLCs were formed ...more »


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