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SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

Aide: Arpaio accepts blame for botched sex cases
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)February 1, 2012

"It's really hurting us as a law enforcement agency," Sheridan said of the sex-crimes cases. Two hundred people attended the oversight meeting. Dozens of Arpaio critics stormed out of the auditorium when they weren't allowed to speak immediately after ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Court hears challenge to CA affirmative action ban
CBS NewsFebruary 14, 2012

(AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Backers of affirmative action asked a federal appeals court Monday to overturn California's 15-year-old ban on considering race in public college admissions, citing a steep drop in black, Latino and Native American students at the ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Destination Manitoba: Province a model of immigration reform
Globe and MailFebruary 6, 2012

Over the past ten years, Manitoba has more than tripled its share of national immigration and in the process become a model for immigration reform. With roughly 3 per cent of Canada's population, Manitoba now attracts nearly 6 per cent of its ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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A London job-killer?
London Free PressFebruary 3, 2012

The law allows workers to receive the benefits of collective bargaining agreements without having to join unions or pay dues. Proponents say it's attractive to businesses because it helps keep wages and benefits from spiralling out of control.more »

Labor Disputes
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Time for education to thrive
Suffolk News-HeraldFebruary 11, 2012

Occasionally, though, the characterization of education set at odds against less deserving priorities that nonetheless get powerful support is an accurate one. Such is the case with Virginia's Labor Day law, which requires public school systems to wait ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Amy Zvovushe, Pregnant Woman, Asked To Resign Instead Of Take Maternity Leave
Huffington PostFebruary 7, 2012

The company didn't offer her maternity leave because she had only worked there for four months, and the federal Family Medical Leave Act says employees must work for a full year to be eligible. After she got this news, Zvovushe had a later conversation ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Vero Integritas Global, Inc. introduces P.E.E.P; while EEOC Claims Continue to ...
Houston ChronicleFebruary 4, 2012

... to help reduce the workload for companies experiencing an increase in employee relations claims. In January 2010 the EEOC announced that employers spent $404 million dollars on claims last year and it is expecting 108000 discrimination charges to ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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BC anti-bullying bill will be back soon
Vancouver SunFebruary 29, 2012

Bullying and harassment in the workplace is not new, but awareness of the problem by both employers and employees, along with a decreasing tolerance towards such behaviour, is. Costly and high-profile harassment lawsuits — such as the recent ...more »

Employment Contracts
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KTSC votes to reject contracts with Gloria Ray
WVLTFebruary 3, 2012

(WVLT) -- The Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation voted to reject current contracts with president and CEO Gloria Ray and seek to retrieve $96000 already paid to her. An attorney for the KTSC claims several parts of Ray's contract were not ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Criminalizing Immigrants for Profit
truthoutFebruary 7, 2012

Some growers even dropped a dime on their own undocumented workers, a process they called “drying out wetbacks.” Today those who remember the bracero program are in their sixties and seventies. Rigoberto Garcia, whose memories of his bracero experience ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Rep. Miller Introduces Bill to Help Parents Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences
Alaska Native NewsFebruary 10, 2012

HB 315 will add parent-teacher conferences to the state's laws that add to the federal Family and Medical Leave act so parents can attend these vital meetings. To protect employers, the bill only requires employers to grant un-paid leave, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Stewartstown council members defend police department
York Daily RecordFebruary 7, 2012

The council also agreed to file unfair labor practices with the state Labor Relations Board against the police union, the same action the police union took two weeks ago against the borough. Since early January, the council has been rumored to be ...more »

Federal Personnel
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County lawyer choice called 'insult'
Albany Times UnionFebruary 1, 2012

( Skip Dickstein/Times Union) Ross D. Levi, executive director of the Pride Agenda, center, speaks about their objection to the nomination of Tom Marcelle to the position of Albany County Attorney at their offices in Albany, NY Jan. 31, 2012.more »

Yohanes Sulaiman: Indonesia Can Learn From Reagan About Taming Labor Unions
Jakarta GlobeFebruary 3, 2012

Strikes in general work when public support for strikers is high. When people get tired of the disruptions, their attitude toward the strikers turns sour. Such attitudes were skillfully manipulated during the New Order era to cripple labor unions.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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S. Jamaica grandmother dies in fire
TimesLedgerFebruary 2, 2012

Andre Perry walks out of the home where his mother-in-law Ida Elaine Spencer died in a fire the night before. Photo by Christina Santucci By Rebecca Henely and Christina Santucci Charred debris is strewn across the home's front lawn.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Mo. House approves workplace discrimination bill
STLtoday.comFebruary 9, 2012

Despite several lawmakers voicing fears about reversing decades of hard-fought civil rights gains, the Missouri House approved a measure that would change the rules for workplace discrimination cases heard in state court. The bill would require workers ...more »

Government Employees
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Govt offers 8% pay cut
Royal GazetteFebruary 4, 2012

(Photo by Akil Simmons) Bermuda Industrial Union President, Chris Furbert, held an urgent meeting at the Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street for all government workers yesterday afternoon.The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a proposal ...more »

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