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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

Letters: Put air travel hassles into perspective
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

He defends Mitt Romney by asking whether commentator Bob Beckel is suggesting the former Massachusetts governor should pay more taxes than required by law. Then Thomas rails about the percentage of people who pay no federal income tax.more »

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Affirmative Action
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Appeals Court To Hear Affirmative Action Challenge
KCRA SacramentoFebruary 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 15 years after California banned affirmative action, a federal appeals court on Monday is set to hear a legal challenge to the ban on considering race in public college admissions. The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is ...more »

Government Employees
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Free Rides For Some Government Workers Costing CTA Millions
CBS LocalFebruary 1, 2012

Today, the list of government workers who get free rides on the CTA is long and costly for the transit agency. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports how thousands of Chicagoans are riding buses and trains for free, costing the CTA $18 million a year.more »

Collective Bargaining
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Indiana joins right-to-work ranks, gov. signs bill
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

"Seven years of evidence and experience ultimately demonstrated that Indiana did need a right-to-work law to capture jobs for which, despite our highly rated business climate, we are not currently being considered," Daniels said in a statement.more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Once Again, FAIR Reveals Its Heartlessness
Huffington Post (blog)February 3, 2012

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has never been a pleasant organization. Its top leaders have warned shrilly of a "Latin onslaught," defended a racist 1924 quota system, insisted that America needs a "European-American majority," ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Exclusive: The New Politics of the New Economy
CSNews OnlineFebruary 6, 2012

Whether it's living wage laws, paid sick leave, zoning restrictions or even the zeal with which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is trying to assist the unions in organizing the industry, small business operators have banded together either in ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Hen Hud Board Deliberates Behind Closed Doors
The Daily EastchesterFebruary 24, 2012

An agenda for the special meeting, sent out Tuesday afternoon to members of the press, said the meeting would regard a specific person or “matters leading to the promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person.more »

Rrb Disability
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Mental health bill
Vibe GhanaFebruary 3, 2012

The Mental health bill is a draft law that acknowledges the current international instruments and obligations on human rights as an important tool to promote and protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as facilitate access ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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LAFD to pay fireman nearly $500K to settle federal discrimination charges
Los Angeles Daily NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The Los Angeles Fire Department will pay $494150 and institute anti-harassment training to settle federal discrimination charges filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Tuesday.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Love's Labour's Lost Spinoffs from office romances can affect productivity, morale
Winnipeg Free PressFebruary 18, 2012

First of all, define for your organization what a professional and harmonious workplace is all about. Communicate this to all employees through your training programs. Ensure that your HR policies include respect and harassment in the workplace and ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Pleasantville school district settles teacher contract
The Journal News | LoHud.comFebruary 4, 2012

A state labor law, which lets expired union contracts continue with pay raises until a new deal is reached, would have cost the district approximately $390000 in 2012-13, including teacher salaries and step increases, said Fox-Alter.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Illegal Immigrants Pay Income Tax, Won't Get Deported Says Initiative
KIONrightnow.comFebruary 8, 2012

Salinas attorney Blanca Zarazua deals with tax law and is an honorary consul for Mexico. She said the proposed five year program that uses a no-deportation incentive to push undocumented workers to pay state income taxes may not be necessary "Once they ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Two Island doctors leave practice for hospital
The Guardian CharlottetownFebruary 3, 2012

Dr. Ed White and Dr. Jan Rogerson left a co-operative family practice at Sherwood Medical Centre in September last year to become staff family doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. A hospitalist serves as the family doctor for patients in a hospital ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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West Side News & Notes
Akron Leader PublicationsFebruary 9, 2012

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The city has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Fraternal Order of Police, Akron Lodge No. 7 (FOP), alleging the FOP has violated Ohio's Collective Bargaining Act by convincing its members that a temporary shift change ...more »

Federal Personnel
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February 2012 employment law changes: five things employers need to know
PersonnelToday.comFebruary 1, 2012

Are you wondering how the 1 February change in award limits and amounts payable under employment law may affect your business? Personnel Today sets out five things that employers need to know about the new award limits coming into force.more »

Pennsylvania employees' unions suggest ways to cut state budget
Patriot-NewsFebruary 2, 2012

By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News State labor unions want legislators to know there are alternatives to the sweeping cuts they anticipate seeing in Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal. There are efficiencies that can be found. There are tax loopholes that ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Government backs away from pledge to enshrine 0.7% aid level in law
The GuardianFebruary 2, 2012

The coalition government has come under fire for backing away from its election pledge of passing into law a commitment to give 0.7% of national income in foreign aid. The Conservative party said in its 2010 election manifesto it would enshrine in law...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Smithson: To give working notice, minus the work
Kelowna Capital NewsFebruary 7, 2012

The basis of the law of wrongful dismissal is an employee's right to receive reasonable working notice of termination. Unless an employee's rights have been properly altered by contract or there is just cause for summary dismissal, the employer must to ...more »

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