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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 »

Funding expires to capture, remove protected timberwolves
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 1, 2011

For over 35 years, federal wolf trappers in Minnesota have captured timberwolves that have preyed on livestock, killed pets or threatened people. Federal funding for the program expired today, ending their work. Supporters of the program are worried ...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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What's on the Supreme Court's New Docket
The Atlantic WireOctober 3, 2011

The US Supreme Court convenes for a new term today and its docket of hot-button issues and broad-sweeping cases has legal observers hyper-ventilating about the staid and arcane institution. "[It] is widely expected to be one of the most exciting and ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohio grandmother says words stolen in union fight
CBS NewsOctober 14, 2011

(AP Photo/Cincinnati Fire Department, David Jones) (David Jones) (AP) CINCINNATI — A 78-year-old Ohio grandmother who is against the state's collective bargaining law says she wants an apology from a group on the other side that's using her in an ad. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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A labor leader's powerful legacy
Las Vegas Review - JournalOctober 9, 2011

Arnold also led the union during a short strike at the Horseshoe, and in the six-and-a-half-year strike at the New Frontier, one of the longest labor disputes in US history. "Absolutely, he belongs among the individuals that helped transform Las Vegas ...more »

Rrb Disability
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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 »

Employment & Discrimination
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Texas Roadhouse sued for age discrimination
Idaho State JournalOctober 3, 2011

Age discrimination violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The EEOC filed suit after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The agency seeks monetary relief for all applicants denied ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Women are 'sexually harassing men by eating too provocatively in public'
Daily MailOctober 7, 2011

An expert in EU laws on sexual harassment told French newspaper France-Soir: 'This video shows a woman consuming an ice cream in a totally exaggerated manner that would make any man raise his eyebrows. 'Across most of Europe, the law says that any ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Combine Solicitation - Two (2) Certified Nurse Midwife Services
Insurance News Net (press release)October 12, 2011

PRO-CHILDREN ACT OF 1994: The Contractor certifies that it will comply with the provisions of Public Law 103-227, Pro-Children Act of 1994, which imposes restrictions on smoking where federally funded children's services are provided. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Guest worker pitch likened to "amnesty" for undocumented migrants
WXIA-TVOctober 6, 2011

In order to save Georgia's farms, Commissioner Gary Black told Congress that a new federal guest worker program would have to consider allowing migrant workers currently in this country illegally to work legally as field hands in Georgia. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Use Of Sick Leave And Health Services May Be Reduced By Referring Patients To ...
Medical News TodayOctober 4, 2011

Their study was focused on various factors that included the number of sick notes family doctors issued, antidepressant prescriptions, how many people used emergency care and outpatient clinics and the number and length of those who were admitted to ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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PERC: No unfair labor practice
Cape Coral Daily BreezeOctober 1, 2011

A state agency dismissed Friday an unfair labor practice claim that was filed against the city of Cape Coral earlier this year by the local police union. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Postal service at crossroads
Hickory Daily RecordOctober 2, 2011

Employees say changing law will save Postal Service. Could your mail be delayed? Postal workers protested early Monday morning and voiced their opinions on why the local mail should still go... The tug of war over the US Postal Service is largely a ...more »

Unions reject Colombia FTA, Republicans say treaty is 'top priority'
Colombia ReportsOctober 4, 2011

These issues were addressed in the Labor Action Plan agreed between the US and Colombian governments earlier in the year. However, the union said, “the Obama administration's plan lacks accountability and the ability to enforce its call for workers' ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Body of missing Norwood man found in Norton river
Boston GlobeOctober 4, 2011

Norton police said today that the search for Rogers began Sunday night and included help from the Norton Fire Department, the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, and the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing. Searchers stopped around 11 pm, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Lehman Sues Goldman for Pulling Out of Real-Estate Deal
Wall Street JournalOctober 6, 2011

The real-estate private-equity fund's "unilateral and groundless termination of the agreement was wrongful" since it violated Lehman's contractual right to extend the deal's deadline, lawyers for the failed investment bank said in papers filed with the ...more »

Government Employees
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Greek strike to cause public sector chaos
ReutersOctober 4, 2011

Workers at state utilities marked for privatisation, such as dock workers at the country's ports in Piraeus and Thessaloniki and Public Power Corporation and OTprivatizationE Telecoms employees, will join the strike on Wednesday. ...more »

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