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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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High court to take new look at affirmative action
NewsdayFebruary 21, 2012

Click here High court to take new look at affirmative action Published: February 21, 2012 10:10 AM By The Associated Press (AP) -- The Supreme Court will once again confront the issue of race in university admissions in a case brought by a white ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Protesters seek immigration reform
Imperial Valley PressFebruary 3, 2012

By CHELCEY ADAMI Staff Writer MEXICALI — More than 100 protesters held signs and chanted for immigration reform on the Mexican side of the downtown Calexico Port of Entry as Angeles Sin Fronteras held concurrent protests in Mexicali and Mexico City on ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Recall challenge deadline looms for Wis. senators
Janesville Gazette (blog)February 6, 2012

Scott Walker's contentious collective bargaining law are trying to oust six Republicans from office, including Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Sens. Scott Fitzgerald, Pam Galloway, Terry Moulton and Van Wanggaard. Last month Democrats handed ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Brooklyn Labor Dispute Seen Testing Obama's NLRB Appointments
BloombergFebruary 3, 2012

A dispute over working conditions at a Brooklyn apartment complex may be a test case for whether President Barack Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are legal. Lawyers for the Flatbush Gardens apartments, including Paul Clement, ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Disability-parking abuse crackdown targets meter cheaters in Loop
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

Police on Tuesday launched an unprecedented sweep across the Loop to catch disabled-parking abusers and found that one of every five drivers was breaking the law. The 21 officers checked 54 motorists with disability tags who parked for free in metered ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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EEOC to educate employers about discrimination
KUAM.comFebruary 7, 2012

by Mindy Aguon Guam - Representatives from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are on island and hoping to provide updates to Guam's employer community about their obligations to employees to prevent discrimination lawsuits.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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When does puppy love become 'scary' harassment?
Business Management DailyFebruary 1, 2012

by Mindy Chapman, Esq., Mindy Chapman & Associates on February 1, 2012 4:30pm Who hasn't had a workplace crush? Extra moments chatting in the hallway … stolen glances across the conference table … rerouting your walk to the lunchroom.more »

Employment Contracts
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For Employers, Cupid's Arrow Only Points One Direction...Toward the Company's ...
JD Supra (press release)February 5, 2012

While this is probably not what Stevie Wonder was referring to in the lyrics of his 1966 hit song “Contract on Love,” in the employment law world, it takes on a whole new meaning. A “love contract” is a document signed by two employees who are in a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Laws targeting undocumented immigrants costing states billions
Examiner.comFebruary 3, 2012

According to the Center for American Progess, if all undocumented immigrants in Arizona were to be successfully deported, the result would be a $48.8 billion loss to the state's economy and the elimination of 581000 jobs held by immigrants and ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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CHELSEA: Dr. James Alford III returns home to practice at IHA's Chelsea Family...
Heritage NewspapersFebruary 10, 2012

Alford appreciates the letters and care packages that the community, his church, and friends provided during his military service. They also provided emotional support to his family here at home. When Alford returned to Chelsea for a short leave in the ...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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PERSONNEL FILE: Boone elected partner at Bowles Rice
West Virginia RecordFebruary 2, 2012

Boone practices in the law firm's Charleston office. He joined Bowles Rice in 2009 after practicing for several years as an associate with the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC He is a member of the firm's Litigation team, and focuses his ...more »

Aurora labor backers take protest to home of ATMI company's CEO
Aurora Beacon NewsFebruary 13, 2012

Bill Barclay, of Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, said the National Labor Relations Board has validated workers' signatures and specified when the vote can take place, but only after a union is voted in can workers begin to negotiate a contract.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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February 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Lawrence Journal World (blog)February 3, 2012

The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Ex-police chief files $10M lawsuit
Daily News - Galveston CountyFebruary 12, 2012

By Chris Paschenko LA MARQUE — A former school police chief seeks $10 million in damages in a pair of lawsuits that claim the school district trustees wrongfully terminated him based on malicious prosecution, among other things.more »

Government Employees
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Barack Obama, Austerity President
The AtlanticFebruary 1, 2012

Imagine total government spending under his watch had the steepest annual decline in three decades. Imagine total government employees fell by the fastest rate in more than 60 years. Imagine that in his last two years, federal spending and federal ...more »

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