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East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

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 »

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Collective Bargaining
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Van Hollen backs concealed weapons legally carried in Capitol
Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 6, 2011

This year saw massive protests at the Capitol as Republicans who run the Legislature debated and passed a new law that eliminated most collective bargaining for most public workers. Van Hollen said those demonstrations did not change his opinion on ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Our View: Immigration reform is still big issue
Post-BulletinOctober 3, 2011

Across the nation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is rounding up illegal immigrants with criminal records, including 2901 in just one week in late September. Of those, 37 were in Minnesota, including some arrests in Faribault, Austin, Owatonna and ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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EEOC lawsuit accuses Craig hotel of discriminating against white workers
Denver PostOctober 4, 2011

Employment-discrimination lawsuits undertaken directly by the EEOC are infrequent, and lawsuits filed alleging discrimination against white workers are even less common. Most cases — including several filed around the country in the past week ...more »

Labor Disputes
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High Court Considers Disabilities Act Dispute
NPROctober 5, 2011

Justice Ginsburg, unconvinced, noted that Perich's "duties at the school did not change from when she's a contract teacher, and therefore not a minister" to when she became a commissioned minister. Indeed, Ginsburg continued, the majority of Lutheran ...more »

Rrb Disability
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SB48 fails as anti-equality advocates fall short of the mark
San Diego Gay & Lesbian NewsOctober 11, 2011

“We look forward to getting to work to implement this important law and to ensure that disability history is included in a full, inclusive, study of our history.” Over the summer a broad coalition of support formed to back the Fair Education Act and ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Actors' Equity and Broadway League Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contracts
Broadway WorldOctober 4, 2011

This collective bargaining agreement outlines the terms and conditions of employment for stage actors and stage managers working in commercial Broadway and touring productions. The tentative agreement, while providing flexibility and innovation for the ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Defendant in workplace harassment suit denies allegations of misconduct
Madison County RecordOctober 29, 2011

Edward Jones and Matthew Johnson, defendants in a workplace harassment suit, claim Lisa Novak, an employee who filed suit in August, received warnings about her job performance before she was fired by Edward Jones in January 2010. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Wesleyan paid paternity leave not offered
The RamblerOctober 5, 2011

Wesleyan's current policy offers mothers maternity leave for 30 days with a steady-paid salary the same as if they were working. Men however, are only allowed to file for the Family Medical Leave Act which includes 12 weeks of unpaid leave, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Michigan universities set own rules on illegal immigrant tuition rates
Detroit Free PressOctober 2, 2011

But policies on how to classify the children of undocumented immigrants, who may have lived in Michigan most of their lives, run the gamut. Because Michigan's colleges and universities are run by independent boards, they set their own polices, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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SPLC's Misdirection of Law Enforcement
The New AmericanOctober 4, 2011

The meticulous research provided by his Guide to the American Left and Guide to the American Right has made these works standard reference tools for serious journalists, political scientists, and law-enforcement intelligence personnel. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Mediator brings vast experience to NBA talks
Tucson CitizenOctober 16, 2011

He's the superstar of our profession,” Northeastern law professor and sports law expert Roger Abrams said. “On the other hand, he's not a miracle worker.” With the NBA and National Basketball Players Association entrenched in their positions, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Slain Deputy's Father To Speak At Law Appreciation Luncheon
KHTS RadioOctober 1, 2011

The Association will recognize local law enforcement and first responders, including members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Fire Department, and Los Angeles County District Attorney's ...more »

(LUFK) Lufkin Industries Signs New Three-Year Labor Contract
Wall Street JournalOctober 2, 2011

LUFKIN, Texas, Oct. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lufkin Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUFK) today announced that it has reached a new labor agreement with the three unions representing the hourly work force at its Lufkin, Texas manufacturing facilities. ...more »

Government Employees
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Strike by Greek civil servants shuts down government
USA TodayOctober 5, 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 »

Wrongful Termination
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Ex-employee claims she was fired for questioning Lewis over school donations
Arizona Capitol TimesOctober 7, 2011

A former employee of a charter school where Jerry Lewis served as principal sued the school for wrongful termination last year and claimed she was fired after questioning him over spending ...more »

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