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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 »

Ark. judges eye rainy day fund for financial help
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Circuit Judge David Clark asked at the meeting. Weiss said courts have been aware of the potential crisis with the fund since 2009, but this year, revenues suddenly plummeted. Neither Weiss nor JD Gingerich, who directs the Administrative Office of the ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Start Socioeconomic Affirmative Action Now
Above the LawOctober 5, 2011

Why can't we have both socioeconomic and race-based affirmative action? Look, you can accuse me of playing the “race card” if you want to, but I'm just trying to figure out a way to help white people get into law school…. Professor Sander looks at the ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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LGBTQ and Immigration Reform: Two Movements Joined at the Heart
Hispanically Speaking NewsOctober 6, 2011

A 2007 report by the Center for Immigration Studies estimated that the DREAM Act would affect 2.1 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. As of early October, 13 states – California, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Collective Bargaining Reform Already Saving Schools Money and Jobs in Ohio
Big GovernmentOctober 4, 2011

... the law will be repealed – the polls are wildly skewed towards repealing the law. The issue is, and always will be that (just like in Wisconsin), people DO NOT UNDERSTAND what a *public* union really is. Collective bargaining is about civil rights! ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Money Disputes Again Threaten to End The Simpsons
Slate MagazineOctober 4, 2011

... they're not exactly slave labor either. Each of the major actors makes roughly $8 million a year for 22 weeks of work. Don't have a cow just yet, Simpsons fans. The show has a long history of money disputes, and each has been resolved in the past ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Norris says he is fit for rigours of presidency
Irish TimesOctober 5, 2011

Speaking at the official launch of his campaign for the presidency at the Writers' Museum in Dublin, Mr Norris responded to a newspaper report that he had received a disability payment for 16 years. He was out of work as a college lecturer during that ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Former Scout exec wins lawsuit
Worcester TelegramOctober 5, 2011

The jury found in favor of Mr. Aly on his federal law claim of discrimination, but in favor of the Mohegan council on his state law claims. The difference, Mr. Martin said, under state law, the discrimination has to be the determining factor behind the ...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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Indian High Commission revises rules, minimum wages for workers
The Borneo PostOctober 5, 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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Ban on care for migrants forces medical charity out of Thailand
The IndependentOctober 6, 2011

... Asia Correspondent The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières said it has been forced to end its operations in Thailand following interference from the government over its treatment of undocumented migrant workers. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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HFD: Man still employed
Hattiesburg AmericanOctober 23, 2011

The lawsuit also claims Edmonds, who is black, was treated differently than white employees, and that rights granted him by the Family Medical Leave Act were violated. Edmonds' lawsuit seeks an injunction "forever enjoining defendant from treating the ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union files complaint over Mont. jail's management
CanadianBusiness.comOctober 10, 2011

"There may be safety requirements covered by other portions of state law, but those would not constitute an unfair labor practice even if they're found to have merit," Johnson said. The union — which includes 75 to 80 detention officers, sergeants and ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Retire When You Want To!
Motley Fool UKOctober 3, 2011

In other words, Britain's senior workers now have a legal right to work beyond age 65. This law -- the latest piece in a complex jigsaw of anti-discrimination legislation introduced by the previous Labour government -- should spell the end of ageism in ...more »

Governor signs bill to prevent blanket bans on labor friendly agreements
SignOnSanDiego.comOctober 3, 2011

"We expected labor unions would attempt to use their political influence in Sacramento, so we drafted the initiative in such a way that it retains its effectiveness," said Scott Crosby, President of the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fire Prevention week stresses family safety
Macon Telegraph (blog)October 8, 2011

The blaze remains the deadliest hotel fire in American history with 119 lives lost. While the inferno resulted in passage of Georgia's Fire Safety Law to set standards for fire safety in public buildings, local firefighters know there is still work to ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Lawsuit against St. Tammany coroner can include racial, sexual allegations
NOLA.comOctober 12, 2011

The attorneys argued the allegations should be stricken because they were filed too late and "add nothing" to the wrongful termination claim. But King's attorney, Al Robert Jr., argued that all the examples are relevant in that they "outline a pattern" ...more »

Government Employees
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Many government retirees also get public paychecks
CanadianBusiness.comOctober 2, 2011

In Michigan, for example, data was available for double-dipping educators but not for other state employees. Texas provided data for state employees but not teachers. States that did provide figures typically had data for state government workers or ...more »


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