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Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

Notice to city hotel as BMC corporators hit by food poisoning
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

BHOPAL: Nearly half a dozen corporators of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) were take ill after having food that they reportedly ordered from a hotel in the city during the council meeting here on Tuesday. Soon, the BMC officials issued a notice to ...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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Newly-Public Employee Union Sues Nashua Telegraph Over Salary Info
StateImpact New HampshireFebruary 2, 2012

So naturally, the Telegraph filed a Right-to-Know request to get information on salaries for management and other employees who are now, suddenly, public workers. Like many newspapers, the Telegraph periodically publishes the salary information of ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Indiana Gov. Daniels signs right-to-work law
NewsdayFebruary 1, 2012

Wisconsin last year stripped public sector unions of collective bargaining rights. Despite massive protests outside the Capitol, Wisconsin's GOP-dominated Assembly passed a law backed by Gov. Scott Walker in March that strips nearly all collective ...more »

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

WASHINGTON: Amidst pending comprehensive immigration reform, 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 ...more »

Labor Disputes
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For this kind of race, you will need a form guide
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 21, 2012

Quite understandably, many Labor politicians have been coming up to me in the street and asking, ''Nic, who should I vote for?'' I tell them to search their own conscience - not because I think they'll find an answer, but simply because it sounds ...more »

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Hen Hud Board Deliberates Behind Closed Doors
The Daily ScarsdaleFebruary 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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Proposed Kimmie's Law would broaden scope of Amber Alerts
TheNewsTribune.comFebruary 1, 2012

The legislation also would make six hours the benchmark for posting an alert and would urge law enforcement officers to use social media, such as Twitter and Facebook. Those, Sen. Regala said, might be useful in cases that might not be appropriate for ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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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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Employment law misconceptions: Wrongful termination, sexual harassment ...
newjerseynewsroom.comFebruary 7, 2012

BY ANDREW M. MOSKOWITZ Many misconceptions exist about what it is and is not against the law as applied to the workplace. The purpose of this article is to try to clarify some of these misconceptions. Hostile work environment. Many people believe that ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Agenzia Giornalistica ItaliaFebruary 2, 2012

With PM Mario Monti having characterised permanent, life-long employment contracts as "a thing of the past," the employers association's president said "we need to take stock of that." Emmas Marcegaglia went on to provide her take on the premier's ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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U-T San DiegoFebruary 12, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants have received IRS refunds based on the federal child tax credit, and now congressional Republicans are trying to stop the practice. The controversy could come to a head in the next few days as the House ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Federal Court Orders Washington Beef to Pay $50000 to Employee Fired for ...
KAPPFebruary 1, 2012

An investigation by the US Department of Labor into Washington Beef revealed that in 2009, the company failed to consider the female employee's leave under the "Family Medical Leave Act." President Brad McDowell says his company's $50-thousand payout ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Traveling Back through the Door County Advocate archives - Feb. 15
Door County AdvocateFebruary 15, 2012

The drastic step was taken because the union felt Bay Ship was involved in unfair labor practices, said Boilermakers Union 449 president, Mark Kerscher. The union felt that unilateral decisions were made by management without bargaining in good faith.more »

Federal Personnel
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Respect the 'move over' law
WALB-TVFebruary 1, 2012

The law helps ensure highway safety for motorists and emergency personnel when they are stopped on the side of the highway. It requires drivers to move over to the next lane or slow down below the speed limit when roadside emergency vehicles are ...more »

SC's diverse union workers don't like bashing
The StateFebruary 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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Surf Lodge Strikeout
East Hampton StarFebruary 2, 2012

By Heather Dubin | February 2, 2012 - 11:37am While appearing in court on 686 violations of the East Hampton Town Zoning Code and one fire code violation, the owners of the Surf Lodge in Montauk are attempting to legalize a covered outdoor wait-service ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Former Cherokee Nation workers sue Chief Bill John Baker for wrongful termination
Tulsa WorldFebruary 8, 2012

The lawsuit, filed in late January, accuses Principal Chief Bill John Baker of wrongfully and maliciously firing four employees because of their active support for former Principal Chief Chad Smith, according to a news release sent Tuesday.more »


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