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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...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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New era LSK polls fail affirmative action test
Daily NationFebruary 11, 2012

FILE | NATION A lawyer casting her ballot in Eldoret during elections to pick LSK representatives to the Judicial Service Commission last October. The election of LSK officials will be carried out through secret ballot.more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Cardinal urges Catholic college leaders to embrace immigration reform
Catholic News ServiceFebruary 1, 2012

By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, retired archbishop of Los Angeles and longtime advocate of comprehensive immigration reform, is frustrated with the lack of action from Congress on the issue and hopes that today's young ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Labor leaders cry foul over bills on public-worker unions
Cronkite NewsFebruary 10, 2012

Rick Murphy, R–Glendale, would bar the state and local governments from bargaining with or striking agreements with unions. The measure is more sweeping than a 2011 Wisconsin law against collective bargaining with public-employee unions because it ...more »

Labor Disputes
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New election rules, class action waivers and (maybe?) recess appointments
Lexology (registration)February 6, 2012

Although rarely used, the NLRB possesses notice-and-comment rule making authority in addition to its normal practice of resolving disputes through adjudication. It was thus an extraordinary development when the Board issued a notice of proposed rule ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Housing rights workshop set Wednesday in Hamden
New Haven RegisterFebruary 6, 2012

By Ann DeMatteo, Assistant Metro Editor HAMDEN — Rules governing housing discrimination will be reviewed when the Connecticut Fair Housing Center leads a workshop Wednesday. Hamden's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development will be co-host for ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Worker Sues for Military Service Discrimination; Can a Supervisor Be Held ...
HR.BLR.comFebruary 2, 2012

The court turned to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employment discrimination statute that contains similar language and embodies similar goals./1 It noted that two California Supreme Court cases and one appellate court case have ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Laura Connors wins sexual harassment case against former boss
NEWS.com.auFebruary 7, 2012

Laura Connors was sexually harassed by her boss in her first job at a local fast-food restaurant. Picture: news.com.au Source: news.com.au LIKE thousands of young Australians, Laura Connors was excited to be in her first job, working part-time shifts ...more »

Employment Contracts
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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Self-deportation to be a naive immigration policy
Swarthmore PhoenixFebruary 9, 2012

Yet that is exactly the stance Mitt Romney has chosen to take on the issue of illegal immigration. At a January GOP debate in Tampa, the presidential candidate was asked how illegal immigrants would be returned to their countries of origin without an ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Different Anti-Poverty Programs, Same Single-Mother Poverty
Dollars & SenseFebruary 7, 2012

The new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) may help, depending on the cost of purchasing insurance, but for now many low-wage mothers go without health care coverage. Finally, there is the ultimate reality that there are only ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Stewartstown puts its police chief on administrative leave
York Daily RecordFebruary 7, 2012

The council also agreed to file unfair labor practices with the state Labor Relations Board against the police union and directed council president Gordon Wisnom to appoint an interim chief. After the meeting, Wisnom said the civil service ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Vehicle Accident Closes Portion of Highway 13
KIMTFebruary 1, 2012

MANCHESTER, MN – Law enforcement personnel in Southern Minnesota are investigating a crash that occurred on Highway 13. The accident involved a passenger vehicle and a semi that was hauling hogs. The incident took place just north of Manchester, ...more »

SC's diverse union workers don't like bashing
NECNFebruary 4, 2012

Nikki Haley is making about organized labor. Haley hasn't hidden her dislike of unions during her first year in office, using Boeing's battle with the national Labor Relations Board to boost her stance that unions don't help businesses.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Council to consider changes to city standards
ThisWeekNewsFebruary 1, 2012

Haire also introduced legislation that is required for the city to adopt the new state-mandated building and fire codes. “This is a proposed ordinance to adopt and put in effect a new building and fire code by the state of Ohio that amends a number of ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Coverage You Can Count OnFormer Cherokee Nation ...
KTUL (blog)February 7, 2012

The three say they were later wrongfully terminated. "The Nation's civilian workforce is based on merit protection principles," said Ragsdale, who served as government relations officer and was a former member of the tribal council.more »

Government Employees
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Wisconsin releases recall petition names
CNNFebruary 1, 2012

Walker set off a firestorm in January 2010 when he moved to curtail the collective bargaining rights of most state employees. With majorities in both houses of the Legislature, Walker and his GOP allies voted to limit raises for public employees except ...more »

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