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WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

$1m missing from real estate agency
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Authorities are investigating after a NSW real estate agency admitted more than $1 million was missing from its books. NSW Fair Trading has appointed auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to manage Dougmal Harcourts Warilla after discrepancies totalling ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action ban challenge gains little traction in court
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 13, 2012

"We need to fight to get affirmative action back in California." Lawyers for the governor and the students argued the previous 9th Circuit case was "wrongly decided," and that it did not consider Proposition 209's effect on minority enrollment at UC ...more »

Government Employees
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United Russia denies urging government employees to attend pro-Putin meeting
The Voice of RussiaFebruary 3, 2012

The statement that government employees and United Russia party members are obligated to attend the pro-Putin meeting, which takes place on Poklonnaya Gora on February the 4-th, is a complete falsification, claims Sergey Zheleznyak, political Member of ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Ohioans support 'right to work
Toledo BladeFebruary 14, 2012

That's a little better than the 39 percent and 48 percent numbers, respectively, recorded in the last poll in October prior to the overwhelming defeat of the public employee collective bargaining law at the ballot box. “When a governor's approval ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US mulls changes in F-1, H-1B visas to attract skilled workforce
NDTVFebruary 3, 2012

Amid pending comprehensive immigration reforms, the United States has proposed several steps including changes in the F-1 and H-1B visas to attract foreign skilled workforce, a move likely to benefit professionals from countries like India.more »

Labor Disputes
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Updated: Protesters march at construction site - 0 Minutes Ago
Norman TranscriptFebruary 9, 2012

Workers from the Carpenter's Local Union 329 protest outside of the Headington Hall contruction site Thursday during a labor dispute with Green Labor Interiors. Transcript Photo by Kyle Phillips By Caitlin Schudalla Associated Press NORMAN — Members ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Hen Hud Board Deliberates Behind Closed Doors
The Daily ChappaquaFebruary 24, 2012

An agenda for the special meeting, sent out Tuesday afternoon to members of the press, said the meeting would regard a specific person or “matters leading to the promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person.more »

Rrb Disability
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ABA joins disability advocates in pressuring Law School Admission Council
The National Law JournalFebruary 7, 2012

University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law professor Laura Rothstein, who previously has served on the council's task force on disabilities, responded in writing to the resolution and urged caution. Some undergraduate institutions ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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FULLER v. PANETTA
Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Betty Fuller was employed by the Department of Defense as a supply clerk and, at about age 63, was passed over for a promotion to supply technician. She sued under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, claiming that she was denied promotion because ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Models form rights group ahead of New York Fashion Week
Chicago TribuneFebruary 7, 2012

... and a program to provide confidential advice on dealing with sexual harassment. Model Sara Ziff, 29, ho has worked since she was 14, founded the nonprofit Model Alliance because she said she has seen the fashion industry disregard child labor laws, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Dutch Factor Sector Contracts Slightly In January
NASDAQFebruary 1, 2012

Employment in the sector decreased for the fourth consecutive month, though marginally. Input prices increased for the first time in four months in January, mainly due to higher steel prices and a weaker exchange rate. In their attempts to protect ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Immigration bill would sanction those hiring undocumented workers
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 8, 2012

By DAVID MONTERO The sponsor of Utah's enforcement-only immigration law will launch from the House floor Wednesday an employer-sanctions bill that would suspend or revoke business licenses for those hiring undocumented immigrants. Rep.more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Jim Calhoun: Another Big-Time College Coach Who Can't Let Go
The AtlanticFebruary 14, 2012

By Cameron Martin The UConn basketball coach is in the middle of his fifth medical leave in eight years. Why won't he just retire? UConn men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun missed his third straight game on Saturday. He's recovering from spinal stenosis ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Apple's big chance to 'act different' on labor
Washington PostFebruary 23, 2012

Apple has responded vocally to the insinuation that it has been turning a blind eye to subpar working conditions and unfair labor practices. A spokesperson said that the company insists on safety and respect for workers, and that suppliers “must live ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Manabe denies intent to break law
The Japan TimesFebruary 3, 2012

By MASAMI ITO Ro Manabe, the Defense Ministry's Okinawa bureau chief, strongly denied Friday that he intended to break the law by urging ministry officials and their relatives to vote in the Ginowan mayoral election, or that he advised them to vote for ...more »

Indiana joins right-to-work ranks, gov. signs bill
The Associated PressFebruary 1, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana became the Rust Belt's first right-to-work state Wednesday in a move that is sure to embolden advocates seeking to curtail union rights across the country. But whether other states can replicate the conservatives' success ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Legal targets emerging from the I-75 wreckage
OcalaFebruary 1, 2012

Legal experts note that the state legally caps the financial liability of the highway patrol and other state agencies at $200000, unless a law is passed allowing a higher amount. Similarly, any person found to be at fault in starting the fire would ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Appeal to be filed over Clarksville Marina lawsuit
Clarksville OnlineFebruary 21, 2012

By Hank Bonecutter | February 21, 2012 | Clarksville, TN – An appeal is being filed in bankruptcy court disputing a 4.8 million dollar judgement awarded in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the contractor hired to build Liberty Park.more »

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