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GB govt to impose income tax on corporate sector
The News InternationalOctober 1, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan government on Friday formally decided to impose income tax on corporate sector, registered firms and corporations and salaried class and piece of legislation is expected to be tabled in Gilgit-Baltistan ...more »

Federal healthcare lawsuit could make McKenna sick
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)October 1, 2011

For the sake of his 2012 gubernatorial chances, he'd better pray his side loses when the justices decide the fate of the new federal healthcare law next year. McKenna autographing a poster for a supporter after he announced his 2012 gubernatorial bid ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Indians need affirmative action
Free Malaysia TodayOctober 3, 2011

To help them, Denison said the government should moot an affirmative action plan to assist the minority groups in the country. “And the plan should include all low income earners such as the aborigines and the indigenous people from East Malaysia. ...more »

Government Employees
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Santa Cruz County employees, losing pounds, feel like winners
Santa Cruz SentinelOctober 2, 2011

SANTA CRUZ -- More than 550 county government employees are participating in a pilot project to help them get healthier and reduce the county's health care expenses. A friendly competition has ensued since the six-month project, dubbed Cruzin' to ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Collective Bargaining Reform Already Saving Schools Money and Jobs in Ohio
Big GovernmentOctober 4, 2011

... the law will be repealed – the polls are wildly skewed towards repealing the law. The issue is, and always will be that (just like in Wisconsin), people DO NOT UNDERSTAND what a *public* union really is. Collective bargaining is about civil rights! ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Crossing Over, and Over
New York TimesOctober 3, 2011

Repeat crossers are given a special black mark, and the administration has already deported hundreds of thousands of minor offenders, despite claiming to focus on "the worst of the worst." Several Democratic governors and law enforcement officials are ...more »

Labor Disputes
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DoLE settles labor case online
Manila BulletinOctober 1, 2011

The online conference led to the resolution of the case. The complainants received a P1.3-million separation package, which is the highest so far in Caraga. Baldoz said they are considering using the case as model in resolving similar disputes. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Ex-Worker Sues Secretive US Agency, Alleging Bias
ABC NewsOctober 6, 2011

Mahmoud Hegab filed the discrimination lawsuit this week in federal court in Virginia against the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at Fort Belvoir. The Alexandria resident worked at NGA as a budget analyst with a top-secret security clearance. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Norris is limp as he's caught in lawyer and disability row
Herald.ieOctober 5, 2011

The TV3 host revealed that he has correspondence with a law academic in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv which pours cold water on Mr Norris's reasons for not publishing the letters. However the senator maintained that there is no "howler" in the letters ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Abbott-turn shows up a sore loser
The Daily TelegraphOctober 2, 2011

He surprised a media interviewer by suggesting he was changing tack on his long-held belief in the merits of individual employment contracts. When I first heard that, I was sceptical. There goes Tony, I thought, ready to do anything, or say anything, ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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UNC housekeepers think they're treated unfairly
Winston-Salem JournalOctober 3, 2011

In addition, workers told PRM Consulting Group that management doesn't promote a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and intimidation, The Herald-Sun of Durham reported. "The overall results indicate that the current practices in the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Destroyed Joplin hospital, workers find a way back
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

2, 2011 AND THEREAFTER - In this July 20, 2011 photo, emergency room physician David Hagedorn examines Shirley Ellsworth at a tent hospital housing St. Johns Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. The hospital had always been there for the victims of ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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38 undocumented OFWs nabbed in Jordan
Journal OnlineOctober 2, 2011

THIRTY-EIGHT overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were arrested in Jordan during a massive crackdown on undocumented foreign workers last week, Migrante Middle East (M-ME) said. Migrante has been providing assistance to distressed OFWs, M-ME regional ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Congressman protests, asserting Defense memos violate federal marriage law
WND.comOctober 1, 2011

The law of the land regarding marriage in the United States has been the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. The federal law, defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, has been under ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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State dismisses unfair labor complaint against Sheriff John Rutherford
Florida Times-Union (blog)October 5, 2011

A state agency has dismissed an unfair labor practice complaint that Jacksonville's police union filed last month against Sheriff John Rutherford. The Fraternal Order of Police argued that Rutherford was intimidating officers by telling them in ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Two-Car Rollover on Highway 101 at La Cumbre Road Sends Two to Hospital
NoozhawkOctober 4, 2011

Fire and law enforcement crews work the scene of Tuesday's early morning crash on southbound Highway 101 near La Cumbre Road in Santa Barbara that left two drivers with serious injuries. (Santa Barbara City Fire Department photo) By Giana Magnoli, ...more »

Greek Labor Unions Spurn Government Idea of Labor Reserve
International Business Times AUOctober 3, 2011

The unpopular labor reserve strategy is perceived by various unions as a result of the mounting internal dissension within the ruling Socialist party and the escalating resistance to the austerity measures. The government is supposedly getting help ...more »

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