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

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Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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A better understanding of affirmative action
Loyola PhoenixOctober 5, 2011

Last week, in an effort to satirize affirmative action, the university group decided to host an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” wherein prices for baked goods correlated to the consumer's gender and race. For the same cupcakes, white male students paid ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Why is "Republican" Russell Pearce associating himself with founder of ...
Tucson CitizenOctober 15, 2011

Pearce is associating himself with founder of Michigan Planned Parenthood and several John Tanton networks like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI). Russell Pearce is getting ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Hundreds rally to get fired up against SB 5
Athens NEWSOctober 3, 2011

The controversial state law, passed earlier this year, limits collective-bargaining rights for public-sector unions. Speakers included, notably, a sitting Republican state senator – whose stated reservations about SB 5 prompted his party leadership to ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Proskauer's Longtime Female CFO Sues Firm for Discrimination
Sacramento BeeOctober 5, 2011

Along with an expertise in class actions, SWH also represents select individuals and has developed a particular expertise in the representation of executives in employment disputes. For more information, go to ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Church autonomy versus civil rights
The News JournalOctober 3, 2011

But the analysis is complicated by the fact that constitutional concerns have led lower courts to give religious institutions an additional layer of immunity from anti-discrimination laws. This constitutionally based exemption -- called the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Transgender law, others go into effect
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 1, 2011

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS: It becomes a misdemeanor crime, subject to a $1000 fine and possible jail time, to willfully post publicly the Social Security card number of another person. FORECLOSURE FRAUD REFORM: Homeowners facing foreclosure will have ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Joint Center Tech
Politic365October 4, 2011

But, according to the report, allegations of violations in workplace rights have increased when compared to five years ago. Many of the issues raised involve discrimination or harassment due to factors of race, age, sex, or disability. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Beware of the Private Attorney General
ReutersOctober 11, 2011

Some even believe that the ruling upholds mandatory arbitration agreements in employment contracts. According to a recent California appellate court ruling, the Supreme Court destroyed consumer class actions. However, it did not destroy the private ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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The New Press Publishes "Living 'Illegal': The Human Face of Unauthorized ...
PR Web (press release)October 9, 2011

Book addresses challenges in dealing with nearly 11 million illegal immigrants, their families and "The American Dream." The United States is home to nearly 11 million unauthorized immigrants. Approximately three quarters of the nation's illegal ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Better Brush Up on Labor Law
OutpatientSurgery.netOctober 14, 2011

Are you up to speed on the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990? The following case demonstrates why now might be a good time to brush up on labor and employment laws. Mark Debell began working as an operating ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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PERSONNEL MATTERS: NLRB issues employee notification rule for private-sector ...
Tire BusinessOctober 4, 2011

The new rule treats failure to post the notice as an unfair labor practice. Unfair employer labor practices, however, were created by Congress, not an administrative body. Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) defines an unfair ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Federal Law Enforcement Agency Selects VirTra Systems Judgmental Use of Force ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

TEMPE, AZ, Oct 03, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- VirTra Systems (pinksheets:VTSI), a leading provider of firearms training systems to Military and Law Enforcement agencies, today announced a contract award for two VirTra 300 judgmental use of force ...more »

Manhattan Is Home to Not One, But Two Protests Today
New York MagazineOctober 1, 2011

Occupy Wall Street has been gaining ground (and visibility) in recent days with major labor unions joining the demonstrations—camped out at Zuccotti Park, since renamed Liberty Plaza by the protesters—and the launch today of The Occupy Wall Street ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Proposal seeks to close loophole involving private schools, day care
Appleton Post CrescentOctober 2, 2011

Disability Rights Wisconsin, a group advocating for people with disabilities, has registered support for the bill. "Parents of children with disabilities are highly dependent on quality regulation of childcare," said Lisa Pugh, the group's public ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Sabrina The Teenage Racial Profiler??
PerezHilton.comOctober 1, 2011

The actress is being sued by a former employee at her Sherman Oaks candy shop, Sweet Harts, for wrongful termination and racial profiling! In the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles and obtained by E! News, Shana Kharineh accuses the Melissa & Joey ...more »

Government Employees
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Employees will pay to bring unfair dismissal claims, government proposes
The GuardianOctober 3, 2011

Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images Workers will have to pay to bring unfair dismissal claims and will not be able to do so unless they have worked for the employer for at least two years, the government has said. ...more »


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