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Sizing up the Supreme Court
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

I happen to have been in Court the day that the bankruptcy case [Ransom v. FIA Card Services] came down and she delivered it as though she was talking to some friends about it and made it very accessible to people in the audience. ...more »

Nik Aziz adamant hudud will rule Kelantan
Free Malaysia TodayOctober 1, 2011

... PAS by accusing it of neglecting its Islamic agenda and pandering to its non-Muslim Pakatan Rakyat partners. Making matters worse was former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's recent challenge to Nik Aziz to go ahead and implement the hudud law. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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SB 185 raises issue of race factor in college admissions
Daily BruinOctober 3, 2011

A controversial affirmative action bill currently awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's approval has raised concerns over the constitutionality of using race as a factor in college admissions. Senate Bill 185, authored by Sen. ...more »

Government Employees
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Public workers may face cost of deficit cuts
Daily HeraldOctober 2, 2011

In exchange, Nutmeg State workers received protection from job cuts for four years. Connecticut workers are among thousands of public employees nationwide forced to chose between benefit cutbacks or losing their jobs after the longest recession since ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Issue Two Opponents Working On Sunday To Get Their Message Out
NBC4i.comOctober 10, 2011

The law limiting collective bargaining rights for 350000 Ohio public workers, which comes up for a repeal vote in November, has both those for and against the issue working weekends. Canvassers for We Are Ohio pounded the pavement in Southwest Columbus ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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OSU opens immigration debate
Daily O'CollegianOctober 5, 2011

The ACLU also works to debunk immigration myths. One myth is that immigrants don't want to be citizens. "It's not like going from A to B," Cox said. "It's a journey to get citizenship or a legal status." Another myth is crime rate. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Gucci trapped in overtime payment dispute again
China DailyOctober 10, 2011

In August, a former operation manager of Gucci (China) filed for overtime payment and submitted the labor arbitration application to Chaoyang Arbitration Committee for Labor Disputes in Beijing. An anonymous employee of Gucci who had been sent overseas ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Board declares support for Prop. 103
Journal-AdvocateOctober 18, 2011

... GCOC, regarding evaluation of administrative staff; and GCQF, regarding discipline, suspension and dismissal of professional staff (and contract non-renewal). In addition, policy CFB, regarding evaluation of administration team, was rescinded. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Norris had disability payments
Belfast TelegraphOctober 5, 2011

Mr Norris said Israeli law stated nothing should be published about a closed case without approval of the court and that attempts to do so would breach confidentiality and leave him open to recourse. He added that a small number of letters to public ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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EEOC Sues Insurance Firm Sterling and Sterling for Retaliation
Insurance News Net (press release)October 4, 2011

NEW YORK - Sterling and Sterling , a Woodbury, NY , insurance broker, violated federal anti-discrimination law when it suspended and fired a sales telemarketer for filing an EEOC questionnaire and charge, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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City Hall fiasco heats up
Edmonds BeaconOctober 13, 2011

Today, we are making arrangements with an outside investigator to conduct an investigation into issues raised by Ms Cole regarding alleged harassment in the workplace. This investigation will be conducted in accordance with chapter 2.6 of the City ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Scores of Wis. school unions to try to recertify
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

It also requires unions without existing contracts to hold so-called recertification elections to determine if they can formally represent their members in salary negotiations. Friday was the deadline for school employee unions to tell the state they ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Wronged Without Recourse
Boston ReviewOctober 5, 2011

By exercising their rights in new and creative ways, they can at least potentially avoid the perils and pitfalls of an outdated New Deal industrial relations regime that presupposes majority (or contract) unionism. The timeliness of the NLRB's ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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MICHALSKI v. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD
Leagle.comOctober 26, 2011

... (4) Employer told Claimant that she was approved for a 12-week leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 3 ; (5) Claimant told Employer that she was not sure that she could continue to work her regular schedule after the 12 weeks of leave and ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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New mandatory federal employment law poster
Lexology (registration)October 11, 2011

Failure to post the notice may be treated as an unfair labor practice charge, and a knowing and willful failure to post the notice may be considered to be evidence of an unlawful motive in an unfair labor practice case where the employer's motive is an ...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 »

Verizon Unions to Offer Health-Plan Consolidation to End Dispute
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Verizon Communications Inc. unions representing about 45000 workers are preparing to propose the consolidation of health-care plans next week, as a step toward ending a labor dispute that began over the summer. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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October 7th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Lawrence Journal World (blog)October 7, 2011

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Aim, Shoot, You're Fired
Legal As She Is Spoke (blog)October 10, 2011

Mr. Hoven sued Walgreens in Berrien County Circuit Court, claiming wrongful termination in violation of his constitutional and statutory right to self-defense. Walgreens claimed in response that it had a legitimate business reason for terminating Mr. ...more »

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