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Schools Consider Whether To Accept Major Advertising
WFMY News 2October 1, 2011

Whatever the case may be Guilford County wants to have some kind of policy in place. They hope to take next several months to come up with a policy. Davidson County Schools does not have a policy that allows major outside advertising. ...more »

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 »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Commentary: The Dream of a Post-Racial America Is a Cop Out
BETOctober 5, 2011

Forget about the so-called under-qualified “affirmative action” hires and students, the real problem is America's desire to put a quick fix on racism. By Naeesa Aziz When murmurs about an impending post-racial America began percolating after President ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Western States Forge Consensus on Immigration Reform at Summit
KCPW (blog)October 26, 2011

As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, Shurtleff told the first-ever Mountain West Immigration Summit he hosted today that states need to forge a consensus on comprehensive, humane and economically-sound immigration reform.more »

Collective Bargaining
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Budget Panel Approves Union Exemption From Financial Disclosure
WFPLOctober 4, 2011

Financial impact statements show the total cost of the contracts between unions leaders and Metro Government over an entire negotiated deal. But council Democrats who support an amendment to the law say the disclosure of those costs would harm ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Partners from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Boutique AZA Earn Top 100 ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been recognized as one of the country's leading labor & employment law attorneys by Chambers USA. A nationally recognized expert in employment law, ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Disability discrimination and the Equality Act
PersonnelToday.comOctober 1, 2011

However, there are still areas that remain uncertain and, therefore, still open to interpretation, according to employment law specialist Anne Pritam. Call me a cynical lawyer, but I reckon I am in pretty good company in predicting a significant growth ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Court Case Puts Focus on Parochial-School Teachers
Education Week NewsOctober 3, 2011

Major civil rights groups including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Disability Rights Legal Defense Fund are on Ms. Perch's side. In a far-reaching argument that surprised some legal observers, the federal government has urged the Supreme Court ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Workplace Suit To Proceed; EEOC Closes File On Clerk Complaint
Fort Smith Times RecordOctober 5, 2011

Deputy circuit clerks Tyanna Caldwell and Jean Austin and former deputy circuit clerk Lynsey Shockley have accused Blevins of sexual harassment, creating a hostile work environment and wage discrimination in a complaint initially filed with the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Board begins negotiations with employee groups in District 191
Savage PacerOctober 3, 2011

by Press release The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education continues to take a discerning look at the financial future of the district when approving employment contracts. "In light of the difficult financial times across the ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Perry is right about educating illegal immigrants
Houston ChronicleOctober 14, 2011

Griswold continues, "Titled 'The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration,' the NRC study was originally requested by the Commission on Immigration Reform. A distinguished team of economists examined all major facets of ...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 »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Unfair labor practice charge filed against Flushing Township by former officer ...
The Flint Journal - MLive.comOctober 19, 2011

By Sarah Schuch | The Flint Journal FLUSHING TOWNSHIP, Michigan — An unfair labor charge claiming former Flushing Township officer Brian Farlin was laid off because of retaliation was dismissed at a evidentiary hearing last week. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Employee Relations Manager
PersonnelToday.comOctober 3, 2011

Deliver training, guidance and coaching for Line Managers and the HR team regarding the management and application of ER policies and procedures and associated Employment Law. * Monitor employee statistics and report on people stats and ER activity. ...more »

Young workers set to take leadership roles
Workday MinnesotaOctober 1, 2011

As immigrants from Kenya and Somalia, they did not grow up in union households. But they embrace the ideals that formed the American labor movement. “The union is for all working Americans,” said Kassim. “We want to have a better life for our kids, ...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 »

Wrongful Termination
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Arizona nurse: I was fired for having a medical-marijuana card
AZFamilyOctober 22, 2011

In what could be a first-of-its-kind case here in Arizona, a nurse is planning to file a wrongful termination lawsuit, claiming she was fired for being a medical-marijuana card holder. Her former employer says that's not exactly what happened. ...more »

Government Employees
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BC Place workers vote to strike
CBC.caOctober 4, 2011

Beginning of Story Content Workers at the newly renovated BC Place stadium have voted 89 per cent in favor of strike action that could impact the upcoming Grey Cup at the newly renovated stadium. BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU) spokesperson Karen ...more »


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