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Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Leading Affirmative Action Plan Provider OutSolve Announces Strategic ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 18, 2011

OutSolve, the nation's leading service provider of affirmative action plans and OFCCP compliance solutions, today announced a strategic expansion to include a western region office based in Sacramento, California. "On behalf of my partners Tracy Leefe ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Innovate immigration reform
Lawrentian (subscription)October 7, 2011

... it — much like the way that citizenship is offered to non-citizens who enlist in the military? Another current problem is that children who come from non-English speaking countries grow up in America with permanent residency or green card status, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Issue 2 opponents, supporters face off
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 5, 2011

Oct 05, 2011 (The Blade - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Opponents of the state's controversial proposed collective bargaining law on Wednesday brought their statewide bus trip to Toledo, where they were met by a handful of ...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 »

Rrb Disability
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Federal disability benefits could end for as many as 700 resident immigrants
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 1, 2011

The total number of state residents affected by the cutoff of Social Security disability benefits will grow to more than 700, said Immigrant Law Center executive director John Keller. The recipients are not US citizens, and had been granted benefits ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Big Country reps oppose Obama's jobs bill provision
ReporterNews.comOctober 1, 2011

Obama included a section in his jobs bill prohibiting discrimination against out-of-work candidates and allowing unsuccessful job seekers to sue if they think they were disqualified because they are unemployed. Abilene Rep. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Anita Hill to speak in Washington area
USA TodayOctober 28, 2011

"Professor Hill's efforts served as the catalyst for new awareness on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, not just for women, but for all," event organizers say. During the widely covered confirmation hearings, Hill alleged to senators ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Staff push back
Vermont CynicOctober 6, 2011

A group of UVM staff members is mobilizing to form an independent union called 'United Staff' that would allow them to engage in collective bargaining of employment contracts. Because staff members are currently not part of a union, they do not have a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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How Georgia's Anti-Immigration Law Could Hurt the State's (and the Nation's ...
Center For American ProgressOctober 4, 2011

In April, Georgia enacted HB87, an anti-immigration law that mirrors Arizona's ill-fated 2010 law, SB1070. Like SB 1070, Georgia's Illegal Immigration Reform and EnforcementAct makes it a crime to knowingly harbor or ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Destroyed Joplin hospital, workers find a way back
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

2, 2011 AND THEREAFTER - In this July 20, 2011 photo, emergency room physician David Hagedorn examines Shirley Ellsworth at a tent hospital housing St. Johns Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. The hospital had always been there for the victims of ...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 »

MEBA pickets Liberty Maritime as AMO mans bulkers
Marine LogOctober 3, 2011

MEBA national President, Mike Jewell wrote AMO members saying: "This fight is between the MEBA and the company, not between labor unions. Please stand with us during this struggle and support us. Your leadership may encourage you to cross our picket ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Gaming funds law
The Herald-MailOctober 3, 2011

“(II) 40 percent of the moneys deposited in the fund to the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.” The law has since been ammended to dictate that 50 percent of the gaming fund money goes to charities and 50 percent goes to the ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Sabrina The Teenage Racial Profiler??
PerezHilton.comOctober 1, 2011

The actress is being sued by a former employee at her Sherman Oaks candy shop, Sweet Harts, for wrongful termination and racial profiling! In the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles and obtained by E! News, Shana Kharineh accuses the Melissa & Joey ...more »

Government Employees
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Greek Workers Strike to Protest Austerity Program
New York TimesOctober 5, 2011

The strongest opposition is from the civil servants whom the government depends on to push through many of the changes such as the collection of additional taxes. Angry public sector workers have staged sit-ins this week at several government offices, ...more »


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