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John Keith Miller
Oak RidgerFebruary 1, 2012

In November 2011, he was awarded the Peacemaker's Award for International Dialogue by the Dispute Resolution Center of Austin for his work in conflict situations in several foreign countries during the past 20 years. John Keith Miller, 84, ...more »

Young people 'more financially savvy'
Vanquis BankFebruary 1, 2012

When looking to build a credit rating, many people could be setting themselves a strict budget plan and using any spare money left over to save for emergencies. Young people may be more disciplined in this sense than their older counterparts, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Rutgers–Newark Law School Hosts March 1 Symposium on the Future of Affirmative...
News from RutgersFebruary 17, 2012

NEWARK, NJ – The future of affirmative action in higher education will be discussed by a panel of legal experts and distinguished speakers at the Rutgers Race & the Law Review symposium to be held at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Thursday, March 1, ...more »

Government Employees
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Minister sticks to stand against TU rights of government staff
IBNLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

PTI | 08:02 PM,Feb 02,2012 Kolkata, Feb 2 (PTI) Amidst protests and threats of agitation by different trade unions, West Bengal labour minister Purnendu Bose today defended his tough stand against full trade union rights of state government employees, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Indiana Right-To-Work Bill Poised To Become Law
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Indiana would be the first state in a decade to enact a right-to-work law prohibiting labor contracts that require workers to pay union representation fees. The Indiana victory is expected to embolden national right-to-work advocates, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Nevada: How The West Will Be Won
Huffington Post (blog)February 4, 2012

Immigration played a central role in that election, as Obama's promise to move comprehensive immigration reform mobilized Latino voters, especially naturalized citizens, to support him in Nevada and other key states. Many Latinos in Nevada aren't just ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Fairfield OKs New Streetlights, Pilot House Lease
The Daily FairfieldFebruary 2, 2012

Aside from school renovation projects and town labor disputes, here are a few other decisions made by First Selectman Michael Tetreau and the town's executives: ▪ The selectmen finally gave their approval to the Department of Public Works' plan to ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Details Foggy on Hen Hud Staff Pot Investigation
The Daily LewisboroFebruary 22, 2012

... the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education scheduled a board meeting to take place on Thursday at 6:30 pm to "discuss matters of the employment history of a particular person and / or matters leading to the promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Law allowing schools to deny enrollment to students expelled from other ...
Wisconsin State JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Jeffrey Spitzer-Resnick, an attorney with Disability Rights Wisconsin. said his organization disapproves of the expulsion law, which has been on the books since 1997. The state constitution guarantees a free education to all students between the ages ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Employment discrimination complaints hit new EEOC high
Tri State DefenderFebruary 2, 2012

By Tri-State Defender Newsroom | Published Today | News | Unrated The EEOC – typically thought of as an agency that benefits protected classes such as minorities, women and the disabled – received a record 99947 charges of employment discrimination in ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Stewart McKelvey | : Client Update - Love is in the Air @ the Office
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 15, 2012

The impact on other employees can also work against productivity, harmony and workplace morale. With sexual harassment claims regularly making headlines, the developing law of negligence (including a recent privacy tort recognized by the Ontario Court ...more »

Employment Contracts
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ADP Employment Report - 170000 Private Sector Jobs for January 2012
Economic PopulistFebruary 2, 2012

Small businesses, on the other hand, have increased employment. May I suggest that small businesses are not international, they are not signing offshore outsourcing contracts and moving jobs to India and China. Multinationals, on the other hand, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Iowa Bill Cracks Down on Undocumented Workers
Fox NewsFebruary 7, 2012

Julian Garrett, R-Indianola, authored the bill, and said the goal is to create a deterrent for undocumented workers. Verified complaints would be reported to federal immigration officials, and employers could lose their business licenses.more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Extending leave
Battle Creek EnquirerFebruary 1, 2012

Since 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has allowed most employees to take unpaid leave to deal with certain medical or family emergencies without fear of losing their jobs or insurance benefits. The law provides for up to 12 weeks ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Wildcat strike deals Cablevision second blow
Crain's New York BusinessFebruary 2, 2012

Mr. Weissman filed an unfair labor practice charge with the labor board Thursday against the Communications Workers of America, alleging the union "instigated and organized an illegal strike and engaged in illegal picketing" in an attempt to organize ...more »

Federal Personnel
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End the double-dipping in state government
Daily Mail - CharlestonFebruary 1, 2012

State law allows public employees to retire and go back to work under restrictive conditions that limit to $15000 a year the pay an employee can collect and still receive a pension. After all, pensions should go to people who are retired.more »

Indiana may soon be Rust Belt's first right-to-work state
USA TODAYFebruary 2, 2012

The state Senate voted 28-22 to pass the labor union bill as thousands of protesters packed Statehouse hallways, shouting their disapproval. Thousands more were outside waiting to get in. Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the bill shortly thereafter without ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Trenton Fire Dept. racks up $5M in overtime
The Times of Trenton - NJ.comFebruary 3, 2012

The fire department is following their obligation under the law by hiring overtime, he said. “Right now, I can't call a foul yet on that one,” Kieffer said. Bashir refused to comment on the relative equity of the overtime arrangements in the police and ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Americans may get to see bin Laden death photos after all9:00 AM ET
GovExec.comFebruary 1, 2012

The scientists and doctors say the information gathered on them contributed to harassment and wrongful termination, the Post reports. Acting procurement chief wants reimbursement no higher than salaries of top federal executives.more »

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