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 »

The law of unintended consequences
The Canberra TimesOctober 1, 2011

... taxes and contribute to the economy and the society in myriad ways, will begin to demand better access to government services, greater political representation and, eventually, access to the franchise and other rights that come with citizenship. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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USDA's Affirmative Action for Vegetables
Heritage.org (blog)October 6, 2011

First they came for the donuts, and few dared to defend partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Then they came for the soft drinks, declaring high-fructose corn syrup verboten. Now they're after lima beans, peas, and corn, moving us ever closer to a ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US Legislative Immigration Update October 3, 2011
Right Side NewsOctober 3, 2011

Right Side News Reports from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in this September 26, 2011 Legislative Weekly. FAIR tracks pending immigration laws in the United States which can impact homeland security in positive or negative ways ...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 the law will be repealed – the polls are wildly skewed towards repealing the law.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 »

Labor Disputes
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Unfair dismissal: the legal options
The Japan TimesOctober 3, 2011

Alternatively, you can use the Labor Tribunal System, which is designed to ensure fast-track settlements of individual labor disputes in court. In a labor tribunal, a panel consisting of a professional judge and two experts on labor issues — one from ...more »

Rrb Disability
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National Council on Disability Board Member Confirmed
Sacramento BeeOctober 5, 2011

From his pro bono work for parents seeking guardianship of adult children with disabilities to helping prepare a brief for a mental health nonprofit to the New York State Court of Appeals, Matan's experience in both the legal and advocacy arenas ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Judge Hits FDNY Hiring Practices
Wall Street JournalOctober 6, 2011

A federal judge has ordered that an independent monitor oversee the New York City Fire Department's hiring practices, citing a "historic" record of discrimination against aspiring minority firefighters. The decision by US District ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Police vows to implement anti-sexual harassment law
Pakistan Daily TimesOctober 17, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Police officials of Capital after attending a training workshop vowed to tackle the cases of sexual harassment and implementation of laws concerned with more attention and care. This was discussed and addressed at Mehergarh (AASHA's ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Former shuttle workers face uncertain future
Orlando SentinelOctober 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — By next summer, employment at Kennedy Space Center is expected to fall to its lowest level since before the Apollo program blasted astronauts to the moon more than 42 years ago — a fact that doesn't surprise folks on the Space Coast but ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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As Supreme Court Begins New Term, Immigration Looms Large
New America MediaOctober 3, 2011

Cecillia Wang, director of the Immigration Project of the ACLU in San Francisco, called the Arizona decision “very limited” and directed at Arizona's licensing law. “It is not carte blanche to regulate the employment of immigrants,” she said. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Can't pay for burial? Cook County morgue to donate bodies to science
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 3, 2011

A memo from Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones stated that the bodies of those who die in Cook County whose family members can't pay for burial will be automatically donated ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union heads struggle with lack of contract
NorthJersey.comOctober 6, 2011

Unfair labor practice complaints have been filed and one of the contracts is currently in mediation. Union presidents are saying their membership is feeling discouraged. The Millburn Education Association (MEA), the union which represents teachers, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Ringwood district holds anti-bullying policy meeting
NorthJersey.comOctober 3, 2011

According to HIB, these actions are meant to harm or insult the targeted student one way or another, therefore interfering with the student's educational experience. "It's important that we distinguish the difference," Beattie said. ...more »

The Ban on PLAs: What the Mayoral Candidates Think
Voice of San DiegoOctober 4, 2011

The use of a project labor agreement usually results in cost overruns and higher construction costs for taxpayers. Qualified non-union contractors who wish to make lower-cost bids, and employees who wish to work non-union, are locked out of the project ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Insiders say assisted-living law overreaches
Duluth News TribuneOctober 1, 2011

But the new law is only drawing fire from one constituency, he added. “The only people who have complained to me have been the (assisted-living) providers,” Abeler said. “I've not heard one word from a client or citizen group. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Coatesville council approves cop's 2009 firing
Daily Local NewsOctober 25, 2011

Pinto has since filed a wrongful termination suit that is working its way through the courts. According to Council President Joseph Hamrick, there was no record in the council minutes that council had approved the decision to terminate Pinto during a ...more »

Government Employees
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Miami-Dade County sends out pink slips to 300 workers
MiamiHerald.comOctober 3, 2011

Workers across Miami-Dade County's sprawling government received layoff notices as the county starts trimming spending under its new budget. BY MARTHA BRANNIGAN Miami-Dade County handed out some 300 pink slips to employees Monday as the sprawling ...more »

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