Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Affirmative Action
Lake County Record-BeeFebruary 8, 2012

In 1970, I worked for a bank in Cleveland, Ohio, when Affirmative Action came to our attention. As we boys enjoyed several Manhattans over lunch (also called the three-martini lunch) at "America's Citadel of Free Speech," The City Club of Cleveland, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Commentary: Big business courts undocumented workers for a reason
Kansas City StarFebruary 2, 2012

The case of Martinez illustrates why immigration flows continue, despite all the people angry at law-breaking immigrants who don't "play by the rules." Big business is getting paid off the backs of immigrants like Martinez.more »

Collective Bargaining
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Indiana joins right-to-work ranks, gov. signs bill
ABC7Chicago.comFebruary 2, 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 »

Labor Disputes
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Right-to-Work Revolution Takes on Big Labor
The Fiscal TimesFebruary 9, 2012

But more importantly, Indiana is the first rust belt state – where manufacturing provided most of the economy and unions controlled large portions of the labor force – to pass such laws. Few doubt that Indiana needs some changes to boost its economic ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Guest column: Court protects religious freedom
Cincinnati.comFebruary 1, 2012

She and the federal government sued the school, arguing that she had been fired in violation of the American with Disabilities Act, a neutral law of general applicability. The school argued that it had the religious freedom to dismiss her for violating ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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End in sight for workplace age discrimination
Australian Ageing AgendaFebruary 2, 2012

Ms Ryan, who was a pioneer of anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation, including the landmark Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Affirmative Action Act 1986, said the older worker debates reminded her of the debates around employment ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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On Valentine's Day, Cupid Will Be Circling the Workplace-What Can Employers Do ...
JD Supra (press release)February 6, 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 »

Employment Contracts
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Singapore's manufacturing PMI contracts in January
Channel News AsiaFebruary 1, 2012

Meanwhile, imports, input prices and employment continued to contract as well. However, the readings were cushioned by continuing expansion in inventory and stockholdings of finished goods. Singapore Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Iowa Lawmakers Begin Immigration Enforcement Debate
Eastern Iowa GovernmentFebruary 6, 2012

But on Monday, Iowa lawmakers began debating a bill that would require both state and even local law enforcement to investigate complaints about illegal workers. The bill in question is HF 2156 and 38 Republicans as well as three Democrats have signed ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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One on One With Rep. Lynn Woolsey: US Family Law Is Stuck in the "'Leave It to ...
truthoutFebruary 4, 2012

AB: Let's talk about the Balancing Act. The provisions it includes, such as universal preschool and doubling the length of family medical leave - of course there's always going to be a split in Congress and among the public, but these seem like ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Did PA City Commit an Unfair Labor Practice?
HR.BLR.comFebruary 29, 2012

The police union for the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed unfair labor practice charges when the City Council failed to adopt an ordinance implementing a modification in the police officers' pension plan. For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR ...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 »

Labor Torn on Super Bowl Protests
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

By DOUGLAS BELKIN And JACK NICAS INDIANAPOLIS—Many union sympathizers see Sunday's Super Bowl here as a golden opportunity to draw attention to a bill in the Indiana Legislature critics say would deal a serious blow to organized labor.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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West Hartford Fire Department gets $103200 grant
West Hartford NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Since the FIRE and SAFER Acts were signed into law, FEMA has distributed 669 grants for a total of over $76 million in Connecticut to help fire departments strengthen their response capabilities. Lieberman is also a Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Defense buoys state campaign of Armed Services chairman's wife2:26 PM ET
GovExec.comFebruary 1, 2012

The scientists and doctors say the information gathered on them contributed to harassment and wrongful termination, the Post reports. Several of Patricia McKeon's contributors are executives at defense firms. Measure introduced by Rep.more »

Government Employees
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Leading Newberry Hotel Offers Great Rates for Government Employees
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 2, 2012

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry South Carolina Hotel offers special rates for United States government and military employees. ATLANTA, GA, February 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Holiday Inn & Suites Newberry South Carolina Hotel offering ...more »

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