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

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Coeur d'Alene man arrested in Oregon with 10 lbs of pot and other drugs
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 1, 2011

The trooper arrested Mitchell and lodged him in the Jefferson Count Jail for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. The pickup was seized and OSP obtained a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation. ...more »

Jefferson Co. truck stop wins TDOT contract, buys equipment, shuts down
WBIR-TVOctober 1, 2011

The following year, in 2003, Lewis filed his first bankruptcy claim, emerging from it in 2005. Then, while still on probation from his earlier crimes, he found himself in trouble with the law again. In April 2010, he was charged with 10 felony counts ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Sara Goldrick-Rab: Wisconsin's economy needs affirmative action
Capital TimesOctober 8, 2011

This is why affirmative action works for Wisconsin. It helps extend educational opportunities to those who will reap the biggest benefits, which spill over to us all. Without some attention paid to a student's ability to benefit from college, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Obama's Uphill Battle in Arizona
Daily BeastOctober 11, 2011

Nationally, Obama, who promised immigration reform during his first presidential campaign, won two thirds of the Hispanic vote in 2008. Although the president's approval rating is slumping, Latino voters aren't likely to desert him for the GOP. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Scores of Wis. School Unions to Try to Recertify
ABC NewsOctober 1, 2011

Scott Walker's contentious union rights law. The law stripped public unions of their ability to negotiate anything except wage increases. It also requires unions without existing contracts to hold so-called recertification elections to determine if ...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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Lee County disability aid center gets set to reopen
The News-PressOctober 2, 2011

Law enforcers and state officials are investigating fraud and theft allegations made by the board of the Center for Independent Living of Southwest Florida, which was largely supported by state and federal dollars. The state Department of Education is ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Bay Area Employment Lawyer: Costco Gender Discrimination Suit Not A Class Action
CaymanMama.com (press release)October 7, 2011

San Francisco, CA (Bay Area Employment Lawyer News)—Costco, the largest membership warehouse club in the United States, is embroiled in an employment discrimination lawsuit, filed by one current and two former employees who claim they were not ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Joint Center Tech
Politic365October 4, 2011

But, according to the report, allegations of violations in workplace rights have increased when compared to five years ago. Many of the issues raised involve discrimination or harassment due to factors of race, age, sex, or disability. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Union contracts up for city council approval in Hamilton
The MissoulianOctober 18, 2011

All the clothing provided under this section can only be worn while performing work for the city and must be returned upon separation from employment, the agreement reads. The agreement proposed by Minckler is the effort of three bargaining sessions. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Businesses Suffer With Tougher Immigration Laws
NPROctober 8, 2011

Whatever you think about the immigration policy in the United States, there is clearly the law and then there is reality. We often speak about the immigration debate in terms of justice, rights and the protection of our borders, but there's a business...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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HARRIS v. DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
Leagle.comOctober 5, 2011

On November 8, 2009, Claimant began an approved medical leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") due to a diagnosed stomach condition. Claimant's FMLA leave was set to expire on February 8, 2010. Employer instructed Claimant to have ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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NBA cancels first 2 weeks of season
ESPNOctober 11, 2011

Each brought an unfair labor practice charge against the other with the National Labor Relations Board, and the league also filed a federal lawsuit against the union attempting to block it from decertifying. Union officials thus far have been opposed ...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 »

Labor costs not worth the mediocre results in Neshaminy
phillyBurbs.comOctober 3, 2011

Let's stipulate, teachers' unions provide zero value to education and in our case, they are a huge negative. Union bosses speak for members. A few teachers, albeit cautiously and without facts, occasionally talk honestly about the contract impasse. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Yemeni soldiers killed in firendly fire
The AustralianOctober 2, 2011

State television, however, cited an unnamed military official denying that soldiers were killed in a friendly fire incident. Hundreds of militants from the al-Qaeda-linked Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law) group overran Zinjibar in May, and it has been ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Ex-school workers sue, claim wrongful termination
Bakersfield NowOctober 4, 2011

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Two former Kern High School District employees claim they were fired for exposing alleged malpractices in the maintenance and operations division. They are suing the district for millions of dollars in damages. ...more »

Government Employees
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Is Kasich worth the $148165?
Youngstown VindicatorOctober 2, 2011

John Kasich, who along with the Republican majority in the General Assembly, decided to take back workplace rights enjoyed by government employees for almost 30 years. Last week, Innovation Ohio issued a report, “Pay, Perks and Hypocrisy”, that charged ...more »

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