Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in October, 2011

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Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

Kodak reported to be considering filing for bankruptcy
The GuardianOctober 1, 2011

After 131 years in business, Kodak finds itself on shaky ground largely because of the popular embrace of digital cameras, forcing the company to mine its patent portfolio for additional cash. Gerard Meuchner, a spokesman for Kodak, told the Wall ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Iowa state government begins its defense in case on bias in hiring
DesMoinesRegister.comOctober 5, 2011

State of Iowa following questions to Joe Ellis, who was state government's chief affirmative action officer before he retired in 2009. Ellis also was the first witness for state lawyers, who until Tuesday had largely restrained their questioning. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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On the Supreme Court's 2012 docket: Politics
The Virginian-PilotOctober 8, 2011

... claim protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The school says that since it's part of a religious institution, the separation of church and state exempts it from having to abide by federal discrimination laws for personnel decisions. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Enjoy Issue 2 while you can
Youngstown VindicatorOctober 8, 2011

Have you grown weary of the commercials from both sides, touting the alleged benefits or alleged negative impacts of the controversial collective-bargaining law? Do you yearn for a kinder, gentler political environment, where different sections of the ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Judicial Watch Obtains Documents from National Labor Relations Board ...
The Moral LiberalOctober 5, 2011

“The NLRB is supposed to be a neutral arbiter of labor disputes, not a cheerleader for unions,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents confirm that the Obama NLRB is abusing its power on behalf of a powerful union to attack a major ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Special ed students transition out of school
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 1, 2011

"These sessions are specifically geared to ...parents, guardians and students receiving special education in middle and high school," said Carol Cabiles, protection and advocacy program coordinator, Guam Legal Services Corporation-Disability Law Center ...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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Workplace Mediation at Capitol Hill
Press Release Service (press release)October 4, 2011

As far as most employers are concerned, workplace mediation provides a preferable alternative to seeking a conflict resolution in court. Whilst a harassment case in court is costly and damaging to the reputation of an employer, it is also a stressful ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Taiwanese Manufacturing Sector Contracts Further
RTT NewsOctober 3, 2011

Despite sustained declines in output and work-in-hand, employment increased further. Data showed that input price inflation eased during September. Strong competition for new business and a weaker rise in costs contributed to the decrease in output ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Michigan universities set own rules on illegal immigrant tuition rates
Detroit Free PressOctober 2, 2011

But policies on how to classify the children of undocumented immigrants, who may have lived in Michigan most of their lives, run the gamut. Because Michigan's colleges and universities are run by independent boards, they set their own polices, ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Libyan Family Killed Fleeing Gadhafi Hometown
NPROctober 1, 2011

Revolutionary forces had given families inside Sirte two days to leave the city starting Friday, said Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, head of the National Transitional Council that now runs the country. They tried to keep a safe corridor open for civilians ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Labor complaint against longer school day to get hearing
Chicago TribuneOctober 14, 2011

The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board announced late Thursday it will hold a hearing in December to review an unfair labor practice complaint from the Chicago Teachers Union over the contentious longer school day ...more »

Federal Personnel
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County investigation into HCPD released publicly
WMBFOctober 5, 2011

"At the directive of Chairman Rice, I authorized and have overseen a Human Resources personnel investigation into certain allegations, potentially criminal in nature, against the HCPD and several of its officers," said Weaver in a statement released on ...more »

Labor unions to join Occupy Wall Street
Catholic OnlineOctober 5, 2011

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) Multiple labor unions have endorsed the two-week old Occupy Wall Street movement and plan to join the protesters in New York on Wednesday. Occupy Wall Street is gaining sympathy and popularity across the nation. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Foreign-owned banks under growing fire for resisting empowerment laws
The Zimbabwe MailOctober 2, 2011

Banks say the indigenisation laws are unrealistic and the sector is already largely locally owned anyway. Zimbabwe has 26 operating banking institutions, which include 17 commercial banks, four merchant banks, four building societies and one savings ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Court sides with Hawker Beechcraft in wrongful termination suit
Wichita Business JournalOctober 14, 2011

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision siding with Hawker Beechcraft Corp. in a wrongful termination suit brought by former employee Denice Twigg. According to court records, Twigg was fired in April 2008 after failing to ...more »

Government Employees
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Gov. Cuomo makes Big Labor cry
Waterbury Republican AmericanOctober 2, 2011

This year, we've made much of the sense of entitlement often found among unionized public employees. We couldn't think of any other explanation for state employees voting down the "concessions" package offered by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and then ...more »

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