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Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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City commission could take up rights ordinance within next few months
Salina.comFebruary 7, 2012

By CHRIS HUNTER A proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to protected classes under the city's equal opportunity and affirmative action ordinance could come before the Salina City Commission as soon as 90 days. The proposal was brought ...more »

Government Employees
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Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.3%; Payrolls Jump
BloombergFebruary 3, 2012

European Sales Elsewhere, European retail sales unexpectedly declined in December, led by Germany and France, as unemployment at a 14- year high and government spending cuts sapped consumer demand. Gains in US employment last month were broad-based, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Letters: Right-to-work laws offer workers choice
Detroit Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

It does not ban the unions, nor negate or in any way interfere with collective bargaining rights. It does not reduce negotiated pay or benefits packages. Maybe it's time for a little competition in the union ranks. By withholding their dues, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration Reform: Push for Secure Communities
My Fox BostonFebruary 21, 2012

(FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) - The illegal immigration debate is heating up again following the arrest of a suspected illegal immigrant in Milford for a stabbing. His name is David Guaman, who is the brother of Nicolas Guaman, another suspected illegal ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor Deal Prevents Another Massive Strike
Jakarta GlobeFebruary 1, 2012

Earlier on Wednesday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono asked that the settlement of disputes over workers' pay demands be free from political interests. Yudhoyono said achieving better labor relations required the prioritization of the humanitarian, ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Details Foggy on Hen Hud Staff Pot Investigation
The Daily CortlandtFebruary 22, 2012

... the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education scheduled a board meeting to take place on Thursday at 6:30 pm to "discuss matters of the employment history of a particular person and / or matters leading to the promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Ask SCORE: Hiring a critical part of a successful business
Bellingham HeraldFebruary 6, 2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that you make "reasonable accommodations" for an applicant or employee with a disability. Examples would be removing barriers, or raising the height of a desk so a person using a wheelchair could navigate.more »

Employment & Discrimination
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New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Comments on Workplace Gender ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm represent victims of workplace gender discrimination in New York, as well as individuals who have experienced retaliation after reporting harassment in the workplace.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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NY Fish Market to Pay $900000 for Racial Discrimination
HR.BLR.comFebruary 3, 2012

This comprehensive special report will give you the information you need to know about these current HR challenges and how to most effectively manage them in your workplace. Download Now EEOC charged that M. Slavin's owners and managers harassed the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Panel: Open government employee contracts to public
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderFebruary 1, 2012

SB 106 is a response to the Yankton and Sioux Falls school superintendents' refusal to release their contracts to the public. In each case, the school districts cited an exception to the state's open records law, which states that “personnel ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Cesar Chavez Honored; Immigration Reform Discussed
KESQFebruary 4, 2012

Assemblyman Manuel PereZ, D-Coachella, introduced three bills at a meeting on immigration reform in Coachella on Friday that he said will help undocumented workers, and in turn, help the state's bottom line. The audience also paid tribute to Cesar ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Supervisor can be held liable for violations of FMLA: Court
Business InsuranceFebruary 2, 2012

Lawrence County Adult Probation and Parole by the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Ms. Haybarger began working as an office manager in the Mew Castle, Pa., parole office in 1988. Ms. Haybarger, who has diabetes, heart disease and kidney ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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NLRB fights for Flatbush Gardens workers over 2010 lockout
Amsterdam NewsFebruary 3, 2012

With the NLRB's help, the union filed unfair labor practice charges on Renaissance, claiming that the lockout was unlawful and Renaissance negotiated in bad faith. Last spring, New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams joined Flatbush Gardens ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Law enforcement websites under attack by hackers
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 3, 2012

By DENISE LAVOIE AP SALT LAKE CITY — Saboteurs have hacked into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective called Anonymous, including in Boston and in Salt Lake City, where police say personal ...more »

ESCONDIDO: City wants labor union removed from voting-rights lawsuit
North County TimesFebruary 1, 2012

Attorneys for Escondido have filed a motion seeking to remove a construction labor union as a plaintiff in a voting-rights lawsuit that says city elections discriminate against Latinos. The motion doesn't challenge the main thrust of the case ---- that ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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PUBLIC HEALTH: One man's meat
Wicked LocalFebruary 4, 2012

It is brush-burning season, and some people expand on their repertoire of combustible items. In order to save money they burn their rubbish, their garbage and even large items that might require a fee if taken to their transfer station.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Judge dismisses Phil Jones lawsuit against UI
Iowa City Press CitizenFebruary 1, 2012

Jones sued Mason, UI, the Board of Regents and The Stolar Partnership, a St. Louis law firm, for defamation, wrongful termination and intentional interference with prospective business advantage after he was fired from the university in 2008 following ...more »

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