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How to ensure your electronic information will be ready for litigation
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

The process of discovery — when the parties involved in litigation exchange information relevant to the case — has adapted to fit the way business is done today. Is your company ready for e-discovery? “Times have changed,” says Melissa Evans, ...more »

Agencies: Al-Awlaki death may spur new attacks against U.S.
CNNOctober 1, 2011

The agencies issued a joint intelligence bulletin late Friday to state and local law enforcement partners. The bulletin said supporters might seek to portray al-Awlaki as a martyr in a supposed US war against Islam. The document, obtained by CNN, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Nationwide Consultations On Affirmative Action Bill Launched
GhanaOctober 12, 2011

Nation-wide public education and consultations on an Affirmative Action Bill was, yesterday, launched in Accra to be followed by a regional tour of women's groups to solicit inputs into the Bill which is expected to be passed into law by the end of ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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On the Record with Jay Reed, president of Alabama Associated Builders ...
The Birmingham News - (blog)October 9, 2011

I am not saying this practice does not occur, but certainly it is nor prevalent in commercial construction. Q. What are your biggest concerns about the immigration law? The lack of guest worker provisions, implementation time frame and the measures ...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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Will: NBA labor dispute all about fast breaking free enterprise
The Daily News JournalOctober 20, 2011

With 25 million Americans unemployed, underemployed or too discouraged to seek employment, why should anyone care that fewer than 450 jobs are jeopardized by a labor dispute? The jobs are those of America's highest paid professional athletes. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Challenges of an aging workforce
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 1, 2011

Carter's legal team said the Americans with Disabilities Act protects her, noting “federal law prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of their disability.” The ADA is a civil rights law that forbids discrimination against those with ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Obama tells HRC gala he'll 'keep up the fight'
Dallas VoiceOctober 2, 2011

He promised to do several more things, with the community's help, including to support a bill in Congress to repeal DOMA, as well as “an inclusive employment non-discrimination bill,” to help young people who are being bullied, and to ensure that ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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DHL Global Sued by EEOC for Harassment and Intimidation of Hispanic Workers ...
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkOctober 3, 2011

National origin discrimination in the workplace, including national origin harassment, and retaliation for complaining about it violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC filed suit (case no. 3:11- CV-02581-L) in US District Court for ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Indian High Commission Revises Rules & Minimum Wages For Workers
BernamaOctober 4, 2011

"Malaysian employers are also requested to bear in mind that no changes or alterations are permitted or will be accepted to the revised contract of employment, and that the Employment Contract along with the EMI form, the Letter of Undertaking and all ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Do you support the use of taxpayer funds to help undocumented students with ...
Wall Street JournalOctober 13, 2011

Many undocumented workers (not citizens) come to the US; work and make US dollars; but send their monies to their people so they can come to the US and be a "burden on those the pay Income Taxes. Why not educate those US citizen that are High School ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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How busy families can make the most of dinner time
Fairport-E.Rochester PostOctober 5, 2011

Also, a report this year by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York added that those who had frequent family dinners reported better relationships with their parents — and they were almost twice as ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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LABORED RELATIONS: Controversy over the NLRB's 'Employee Rights' poster
Wisconsin Law JournalOctober 17, 2011

Timothy C. Kamin is an attorney with Krukowski & Costello, SC, representing management exclusively in labor and employment law matters, including unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Editorial: Immigration Law
WSFAOctober 4, 2011

The talk of the country is the most recent ruling by Federal Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn allowing major portions of Alabama's immigration law to be implemented. Law enforcement personnel will now be verifying a person's citizenship and immigration ...more »

US labor unions set to join Wall Street protests
ReutersOctober 5, 2011

NEW YORK Oct 5 (Reuters) - Labor unions including nurses and transit workers planned to join a an anti-Wall Street march on Wednesday through New York's financial district, and some college students walked out of classes in ...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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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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More pay raises have taxpayers fed up with govt.
Bloomington PantagraphOctober 4, 2011

They are tired of being asked for more money by the government, only to see it spent inappropriately. Taxpayers are tired of political double-talk, tired of politicians who “don't get it,” tired of seeing public employees get pay raises while the ...more »


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