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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 »

Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Gluba extends search for affirmative action panelists
Quad City TimesFebruary 7, 2012

After more than two weeks without any applicants for Davenport's Affirmative Action Commission, Mayor Bill Gluba put out another call Monday. The city council created the seven-member panel late last year. Now that work on the annual city budget is ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Romney-Backer John McCain Rejects Romney's Immigration Policy Of Self-Deportation
ThinkProgressFebruary 5, 2012

By Faiz Shakir on Feb 5, 2012 at 9:00 am During an NBC GOP presidential debate last month, Mitt Romney drew laughter from some in the crowd when he revealed that his plan for immigration reform amounts to “self-deportation, which is people decide that ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Avoid right-to-work fight for now
Livingston DailyFebruary 13, 2012

Last year, Wisconsin had a protracted, bitter battle over laws to strip most collective-bargaining rights from public sector unions. Also last year, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Republican lawmakers passed a law to limit unions' collective-bargaining...more »

Labor Disputes
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Another labor defeat for businesses
Jakarta PostFebruary 2, 2012

The dispute between the employers and their workers stemmed from Banten's decision to revise the 2012 minimum wage for Tangerang and South Tangerang regencies following a labor uprising. Previously, the province set Rp 1379000 as the minimum wage for ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Legal ruling could see introduction of airline 'fat tax'
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 7, 2012

In the cases of Christopher Stott v Thomas Cook and Tony Hook v British Airways, it was ruled that key elements of Britain's disability and discrimination laws do not apply once passengers have boarded an aircraft. The cases involved two wheelchair ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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500 Female Wal-Mart Workers File Sex-Discrimination Claims With EEOC
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

More than 500 former and current female Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) employees filed sex-discrimination claims with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, their attorneys said. The filings were made to preserve the women's claims over pay and ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Focus: Workplace Relations
Allens Arthur RobinsonFebruary 6, 2012

However, when the matter remained unresolved after conciliation, she: filed a claim in the Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia (the EO Commission) on 19 May 2011, alleging discrimination on the grounds of sex, age and sexual harassment...more »

Employment Contracts
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Partick Thistle announce sponsorship agreement with Just Employment Law
stv.tvFebruary 6, 2012

Partick Thistle has unveiled Just Employment Law as its new shirt sponsor. The deal was announced on Monday at a media conference. Just Employment Law (JEL) is a company who specialise in legal services such as employment tribunals, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Conservative Alternatives to the DREAM Act: New and Hardly Improved
Huffington Post (blog)February 3, 2012

Opponents to the bill frequently claimed that DREAM Act eligible immigrants, once legalized, would be able to petition on behalf of their undocumented parents, resulting in massive "chain migration." It is true that naturalized citizens can petition ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Bellevue schools chief quits
The Seattle TimesFebruary 1, 2012

While Amalia led the district, she kept the board briefed of her family situation in California, and her decision to take a family medical leave was not a surprise to us." Assistant Superintendent Eva Collins has been filling Cudeiro's shoes during her ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Ogletree Deakins Names Tibor Nagy Managing Shareholder of Tucson Office
Tucson CitizenFebruary 10, 2012

... a handful of attorneys located in Tucson with experience defending employers before the National Labor Relations Board, including representation elections, and hearings pertaining to representation petitions and unfair labor practice complaints.more »

Federal Personnel
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Hospitals give crime lab $10K to fight 'bath salts'
Middletown JournalFebruary 1, 2012

Staff photo by Ty Greenlees A $10000 grant from a Dayton-area hospital association will help medical and law enforcement personnel identify the ever-changing ingredients in deadly designer drugs such as “bath salts.” The Greater Dayton Area Hospital ...more »

Kaiser: “More than 66% of Our Nurses Put their Patients First and Came to Work...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)February 1, 2012

Regionwide, more than 66 percent or two-thirds of our nurses put their patients first and came to work this morning, rejecting the call from CNA to deliberately disrupt patient care for the second time in four months. The unions claim that ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Miranda Lambert Makes Emotional Return to On Fire Tour
The BootFebruary 6, 2012

Miranda Lambert resumed her On Fire tour in Huntsville, Ala. on Thursday (Feb. 2), after taking some time off to mourn the loss of her childhood friend, Mark Adams. The 28-year-old, who was also grieving the death of her father-in-law, Dick Shelton, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Fortuna rejects former employee's wrongful termination claim; Cheryl Nicholson ...
Times-StandardFebruary 22, 2012

The Fortuna City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a wrongful termination claim from its former assistant city manager as part of its consent agenda, which is routine for government agencies. Cheryl Nicholson, who had worked with the city for 15 ...more »

Government Employees
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Lower returns to raise CalSTRS' unfunded liability
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Unlike the larger California Public Employees Retirement System, the teacher pension fund needs legislative approval to get a greater contribution from the state's general fund. of the board's periodic review to estimate how much teachers will pay into ...more »

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