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Facebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia Claims
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

In the suit, Ceglia claims he has a 2003 contract signed by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg that gave him half-ownership of the company, now worth an estimated $74.3 billion, according to Sharespost.com, which tracks nonpublic companies.more »

Gay marriage critics, supporters argue religious liberties, equal rights at ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing marked this year's first public debate on legislation to legalize same-sex unions, a measure introduced by Gov. Martin O'Malley last week. O'Malley, a Democrat, argued that the bill will grant necessary legal...more »

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Affirmative Action
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California Affirmative Action Ban, Proposition 209, Challenged In Court
Huffington PostFebruary 13, 2012

By TERENCE CHEA 02/13/12 08:55 PM ET 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, ...more »

Government Employees
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CBO Dissects Earning Power of Government vs. Private Workers
AdvisorOneFebruary 2, 2012

Not only that, but overall, the federal government demonstrates less of a spread from top to bottom than the private sector. In a study called Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, the CBO found that those without a ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Twenty Faces of an American Uprising
The Nation. (blog)February 14, 2012

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced on February 11, 2011, that he would use a bureaucratic "budget repair bill" as a vehicle to attack collective-bargaining rights, civil-service protections and local democracy, he expected a reaction.more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Georgia Debates Bill That Would Ban Illegal Immigrants From Public Colleges
U.S. News UniversityFebruary 2, 2012

By Catherine Groux The Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that, as of 2010, there are almost 12 million illegal immigrants in the US Government estimates differ slightly, putting this figure closer to 11 million.more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor on verge of private health victory
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 9, 2012

The government disputes those figures, claiming Treasury modelling suggests that only 0.3 per cent, or 27000 people, would drop out of the private system. Labor wants to means-test the rebate for individuals earning more than $80000 and families ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Merrill Area Public Schools to Hold Meeting to Discuss Drug Policies
WSAWFebruary 9, 2012

The committee will also review current policies regarding the discipline, suspension and dismissal of employees. You can view the full agenda of the meeting by click the document link above. Liz Hayes will be at the meeting and will bring you details ...more »

Rrb Disability
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HARRIS v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY
Leagle.comFebruary 6, 2012

Stephen Harris appeals pro se from a judgment by the district court affirming the administrative law judge's (ALJ's) denial of disability insurance benefits (DIB) and additional supplemental security income (SSI). We have jurisdiction over this matter ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Idaho rejects anti-discrimination law for gays
The Spokesman ReviewFebruary 10, 2012

“The act allows the commission to address issues in employment, housing, education and public accommodations. This legislation does not create a new protected class, since all people have a sexual orientation and gender identity,” he said.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Seminar on workplace harassment of women
The News InternationalFebruary 1, 2012

Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE) held a seminar on 'Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010', while celebrating '16 Days of Activism in Islamabad' Tuesday, says a press release. The day celebrated every year ...more »

Employment Contracts
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IAFF union approves contract, heads to council
The ReviewFebruary 1, 2012

The contract contains a re-opener clause for wages in the second and third years. Insurance coverage will remain the same for existing employees, but new hires will see changes the same as was negotiated in other union contracts, primarily requiring ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Are Undocumented College Graduates a Wasted Resource?
Campus ProgressFebruary 6, 2012

The United States is wasting a valuable resource by making it as difficult as possible for skilled, undocumented workers to hold jobs. “Brain drain” is a phenomenon in which the best-trained individuals flee the society where they originated to escape ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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DEGRAW v. EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES
Leagle.comFebruary 13, 2012

Ann § 44-501, and the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), 29 USC §§ 2601-2654. We have jurisdiction under 28 USC § 1291 and affirm. DeGraw worked for Exide as a material handler from approximately August 20, 2001, until January 23, 2007, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Call your attorney ASAP when employee complaints involve union representation
Business Management DailyFebruary 19, 2012

by The HR Specialist: Minnesota Employment Law on February 19, 2012 1:00am The rules regarding union representation and unfair labor practices are complex and confusing for employees and employers alike. That's reason enough to get expert help with any ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Arrest of a citizen
Pakistan ObserverFebruary 5, 2012

Former DG ISI, Lt Gen Hamid Gul has stated in an interview on a private TV Channel that ISI does not arrest citizens, however IB ( Itelligence Bureau) has got powers of arrest, suggesting that arrests made by IB personnel are legal.more »

Right-to-work laws stand for choice
Boston GlobeFebruary 1, 2012

By Jeff Jacoby Soon - Perhaps today - Governor Mitch Daniels will sign legislation making Indiana the nation's 23rd right-to-work state. Labor unions angrily oppose the change, but their opposition has no legitimate or principled basis.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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New code of conduct governs WB Twp. employees
Citizens VoiceFebruary 1, 2012

By Bob Kalinowski (Staff Writer) Mark Moran / The Citizens' VOice Wilkes-Barre Township officials aren't saying why they created the code, but weeks ago, Mayor Carl Kuren pledged to create an ethics policy after township Fire Chief John Yuknavich, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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SOLLITT v. KeyCORP.
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

John Sollitt sued his former employer, KeyCorp, in an Ohio court, claiming wrongful termination. KeyCorp removed the case to federal district court and Sollitt moved for remand, but the district court denied. KeyCorp moved for summary judgment on the ...more »

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