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

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RCMP cautions YK renters to beware of scams
HQ YellowknifeOctober 1, 2011

The Yellowknife RCMP's commercial crime section is warning people about fraudulent ads popping up on on-line classified sites offering apartment rentals. Two such incidents have been reported in Yellowknife this month. Corporal Jarret MacDonald with ...more »

Iconic for decades, time running out for Kodak
CNBC.comOctober 1, 2011

Concerns about the company's future boiled over on Friday, after it hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, sending its shares down 54 percent to 78 cents per share. Although Kodak said it has "no intention" of filing for bankruptcy, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action bake sale misses the point
Highlander NewspaperOctober 4, 2011

27, 2011, members of the Young Republicans at The University of California at Berkeley staged an "Affirmative Action Bake Sale" in protest of the concept of affirmative action at public universities. The protest offered cupcakes to individuals at ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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David Gregory: Republicans Have 'Harsh Stance' On Immigration Reform
NewsBusters (blog)October 2, 2011

On today's "Meet The Press," Gregory stated as a simple declarative fact that Republicans have a "harsh stance" on immigration reform. Did Gregory simply forget the "some say" fig leaf so favored by the MSM? Or is the MTP moderator so lost in the ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Controversy brewing over Issue 2 ads
WKYC-TVOctober 12, 2011

Groups on both sides of the push to repeal Ohio's collective bargaining law are taking shots at each other over a great-grandmother and a firefighter appearing in separate ads. Union-backed We Are Ohio has noted their ad featuring Marlene Quinn, ...more »

Labor Disputes
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A Nurse's Viewpoint
Berkeley Daily PlanetOctober 7, 2011

I started at age 24 when it was Merritt Hospital and have worked there through various mergers and labor disputes and strikes. We, as Registered Nurses, have worked very hard through the years for a contract that protects our patients and offers us ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Do Civil Rights Laws Apply To Parochial Schools?
NPROctober 5, 2011

But what happens when a parochial school fires a teacher because she invokes her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the law that bars discriminating against the disabled? The answer to that question could have huge implications. ...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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'I have no intention of apologizing;' Anita Hill defends her sexual harassment...
The GamecockOctober 24, 2011

Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her, advocates for women's rights Thursday at the law school auditorium. Andrew Askins / THE DAILY GAMECOCK Anita Hill spoke in the law...more »

Employment Contracts
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Carl Kanowsky: Employment credit checks are now pretty much off-limits
SignalOctober 14, 2011

His gift to the employment workplace is that employers can no longer run credit checks on prospective employees or current employees they are thinking about promoting. Under existing law, an employer could request a credit check after it 1) gets the ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Ala. loses workers as immigration law takes effect
Fresno BeeOctober 5, 2011

The idea was to force illegal workers out of jobs and open them up for legal residents. Early indications are the plan is backfiring. Few people are filling any of the vacancies that have been created by the construction workers, landscapers and ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Hospital Asthma Grades Not Linked to Healthier Kids
Fox NewsOctober 5, 2011

However, "simply giving the patient a paper, which is really what they were able to measure, doesn't necessarily mean that it was explained in a thorough way, that the family understood it (and) that they were able to get the medications they were ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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State dismisses unfair labor complaint against Sheriff John Rutherford
Florida Times-UnionOctober 5, 2011

By Steve Patterson 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 ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Elder Abuse task force distributes hearing device
Republican & HeraldOctober 3, 2011

In an effort to help law enforcement and emergency personnel more successfully help hearing-impaired individuals, the Schuylkill Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance will be distributing personal amplification devices for Make A Difference Day. ...more »

Cuomo now open to 'tweaks' in labor contract
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

He emphasized he wouldn't add to the cost of the labor deal or provide the job security union members seek. "We are anxious to discuss with the governor's negotiators how we can reach an agreement my members are willing to ratify while preserving state ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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File: suspect visited strip club on duty
Toledo BladeOctober 4, 2011

26 for taking sick time using the Family Medical Leave Act. In the letter, Captain Kaminski wrote that, on Sept. 9, Mr. Wolever took a city vehicle home during the day and did not bring it back until hours later when he was called at home. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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MedChoice Financial Sues ADS Alliance Data Systems and World Financial Network ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 5, 2011

As alleged in the amended complaint, the Bank's wrongful termination and other misconduct by the Bank and its parent company ADS resulted in the destruction of MedChoice's business and in ADS entering into a direct relationship with MedChoice's largest ...more »

Government Employees
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'It Wasn't a Bluff,' Cuomo Asserts
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Andrew Cuomo's showdown with the state's second-largest public employees union this week has provided the most telling test yet of his effort to force labor concessions in the nation's most-unionized state. Mr. Cuomo on Friday stood firm on his ...more »

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