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Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...more »

How recent oil and gas discoveries will impact Ohio businesses and landowners
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business asked Huntsberger what Utica Shale drilling means for Ohio. Why does the Utica Shale hold so much promise for Ohio? The Utica Shale formation appears to hold significant amounts of 'wet' gas and oil. The wet gas has elements in it that ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Mandiwanzira, Mliswa in clash at AAG meeting
Nehanda RadioOctober 24, 2011

Facebook has teame Tempers flared at a meeting called yesterday to discuss the state of affairs of the Affirmative Action Group with the empowerment lobby's former president Supa Mandiwanzira and his deputy Temba Mliswa engaging in a furious verbal ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US expects record number of deportations in 2011
AFPOctober 5, 2011

The government of President Barack Obama has prioritized the deportation of foreign convicted criminals in an attempt to apply immigration laws in a more humane way while waiting for broad immigration reform, a divisive issue currently not on the ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Union contract exemption from city law advances
Louisville Courier-JournalOctober 3, 2011

On a party-line vote, Democrats on the Louisville Metro Council's Budget Committee approved a measure Monday exempting union contracts from a city law that requires financial impact statements to be submitted with any ordinance ratifying a contract...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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Social Security judges facing huge backlog
San Antonio ExpressOctober 7, 2011

They are the nearly 1500 administrative law judges who hear Social Security disability cases, and 170 of them were in San Antonio this week for an annual conference of the Association of Administrative Law Judges. The big topic at the gathering, ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Jobless seek protection against bias
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 10, 2011

Should the bill fail, Democrats are sure to remind jobless voters that the GOP blocked an attempt to redress discrimination against them at a time when work is so hard to find. The effort to protect the unemployed has drawn praise from workers' rights ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Shoura drafting law to check harassment of female staff
Saudi GazetteOctober 11, 2011

RIYADH — The Shoura Council is setting up a special committee to draft a law that will protect women from harassment in the workplace. Sources told Okaz/Saudi Gazette that the Council issued directives that the committee be formed ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Rate Futures See Yields Rise As Jobs Data Curb Recession Fears
Wall Street JournalOctober 7, 2011

CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--Prices fell hard Friday for most US interest rate futures contracts, meaning the market expected mostly higher yields, as better-than-expected monthly employment data suggested the nation ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Rick Perry is Right About Educating the Children of Undocumented Workers
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

Perry rightly argues that giving the children of illegal immigrants access to Texas higher education is not only the right thing to do, but the cheapest way for the state to tackle the problems associated with this demographic. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Legacy of healling: Doctor leaving John Day after 23 years
Blue Mountain EagleOctober 5, 2011

Holland has also mentored a host of medical and residency students at his practice and has received several teaching awards for his work with them. As Holland prepares to leave, he's asking his patients to have their medical records transferred to ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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NBA cancels first 2 weeks of season
ESPNOctober 11, 2011

Each brought an unfair labor practice charge against the other with the National Labor Relations Board, and the league also filed a federal lawsuit against the union attempting to block it from decertifying. Union officials thus far have been opposed ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Military's gay wedding rule 'seems to ignore' federal law
Catholic News AgencyOctober 1, 2011

The head of the US Military Archdiocese says that a new set of rules, allowing chaplains to perform same-sex “marriages” on military property, seems to disregard federal law. “The Pentagon's new policy, as outlined in these two memos, appears to ignore ...more »

How New Labor Guidelines Could Affect Your Social Media Policy
MashableOctober 5, 2011

Here's an overview of the report and some pointers on what your company should consider when it comes to social media policy development. Eric B. Meyer, a partner in the labor and employment group of the law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP, explains the ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Perry defends tuition law as conservatives revive repeal effort
Fort Worth Star TelegramOctober 1, 2011

Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, said he wants to reintroduce legislation to repeal the law. Zedler pushed a repeal measure during this year's legislative session, but his bill died in the House without a hearing. Before the law became entangled in ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Laid-off city worker appeals loss of federal case
Rutland HeraldOctober 5, 2011

A former city employee will appeal a federal court decision throwing out her wrongful termination lawsuit. Shawn Connolly was laid off in 2009 from her position as an administrative assistant in the recreation department. ...more »

Government Employees
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A case of public pension envy
The Journal News | LoHud.comOctober 9, 2011

In New York, 2345 state government employees collected both salaries and pensions, according to May data from the state. Government officials defend double-dipping as a bargain to taxpayers, who often still save on employee benefits. ...more »

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