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Germany returns stolen Namibian skulls
Sky News AustraliaOctober 1, 2011

Researchers determined the region from which the skulls came as well as the sex and age of the victims but say there is no hope of learning their identity or cause of death. The Namibian representatives will return home on Tuesday with a memorial ...more »

How Important is it to Have a Will? (online only)
Best of TimesOctober 1, 2011

By making a will and assigning power of attorney, an elder will feel comforted that his/her wishes will be carried out. Wills are often changed, so be ready to execute more than one document over time. And remember, anytime someone signs a will, ...more »

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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 »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration policy overhaul likely would spur US growth (4:31 am)
Las Cruces Sun-NewsOctober 6, 2011

Panel members also said political leaders need to find a way to legalize the estimated 12 million undocumented workers in this country. That, too, would have economic benefits, panel members said while speaking to a group of business and government ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Legislation would bring back Wis. collective bargaining
UW Badger HeraldOctober 13, 2011

Fred Risser, D-Madison, introduced legislation Tuesday that would reinstate the collective bargaining rights of public employees removed as a part of the budget repair bill signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker last spring, according to a statement from ...more »

Labor Disputes
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October is here: Let us rejoice
USD Volante OnlineOctober 5, 2011

During a summer filled with seemingly endless labor-disputes, NCAA scandals and a presumed lull in sports action, it felt as if the month of October was light-years away. But now, sports fans can finally say: October is here. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Consolidating efforts helps victims
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 2, 2011

Guam Legal Services Corporation-Disability Law Center, or GLSC-DLC, can provide legal help in a holistic manner for those who qualify for services. A protective order can be obtained, and other actions can be filed for the victims with regard to ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Federal panel sues over firing based on disability
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

"Once she focused on my hand, all she could see was my disability instead of my abilities," Sanders said in a statement released by the commission. EEOC attorney Evangelina Hernandez said the law requires equal treatment for job applicants with ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Video: Finland declares war on women eating "too provocatively"
JOEOctober 11, 2011

"Sexual harassment in the workplace can target anyone, men or women. We fully intended to throw the cat among the pigeons and hope to stimulate debate about what is a very tricky legal area. "We also want to inform the public that if they are unsure ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Web system in place to protect Indians' job contracts in UAE
The HinduOctober 2, 2011

The government has launched a Web-based procedure of attesting employment contracts of Indian workers in the United Arab Emirates to prevent exploitation by foreign employers. The procedure is in place now, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Immigration policy overhaul likely would spur US growth (4:31 am)
Las Cruces Sun-NewsOctober 6, 2011

Panel members also said political leaders need to find a way to legalize the estimated 12 million undocumented workers in this country. That, too, would have economic benefits, panel members said while speaking to a group of business and government ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Employers face higher health care costs for next year
Baltimore SunOctober 2, 2011

Kaiser estimates that up to 2 percentage points of this year's increase can be attributed to popular new benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul that won't take full effect until 2014. That law requires many health plans ...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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"Challenge" donations wanted for MT Law Enforcement Museum
KXLH Helena NewsOctober 3, 2011

There is one stipulation, however: donations must come from law enforcement personnel, either active or retired. The museum still needs nearly $6000 to purchase the vehicle. The 1954 Ford model was the first cruiser in Montana to be equipped with radar ...more »

Labor unions are the last voice of the working man
Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 1, 2011

Those who are hell-bent on destroying labor unions should be very careful of what they ask for. The average worker today is completely at the mercy of his or her employer. The employee/employer relationship rarely exists. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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A numbers puzzle
The Herald-MailOctober 6, 2011

From tip jar players' hands, to restaurants, bars and private clubs across Washington County, the money rolled in to the county's new gaming fund. In April 1996, in accordance with the county's gaming law, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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The American Investor Finally Scores a Win
ForbesOctober 14, 2011

Jacob (”Jake”) H. Zamansky is one of the country's foremost authorities on securities arbitration law, the legal recourse for investors claiming broker wrongdoing, or for brokers claiming wrongful termination or other misconduct by their employer. ...more »

Government Employees
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Greece government workers stage protest strike
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 6, 2011

Public transport employees were holding work stoppages in the morning and evening, and state television and radio pulled news programs off the air. Civil servants are protesting plans to suspend about 30000 staff on partial pay, part of new cutbacks ...more »

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