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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Public outcry over Internet traffic on the rise: CRTC
Montreal GazetteFebruary 1, 2012

"Within two weeks, I look forward to you either presenting us with a rebuttal of our evidence or providing us with a plan to come into compliance with the (Telecommunications) Act," wrote Andrea Rosen, the CRTC's chief compliance and enforcement ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Disabled whites to be excluded from BBBEE - Solidarity
PoliticswebFebruary 7, 2012

White people with disabilities will be completely kicked out of affirmative action processes, trade union Solidarity said today. According to Solidarity, the latest proposed amendments to the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEE Act) will ...more »

Government Employees
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McGowan pledges government staff cuts
The West AustralianFebruary 1, 2012

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan has pledged to cut the number of government media, communications and marketing employees by at least 30 per cent if elected next year. His announcement came in the wake of Premier Colin Barnett's decision to sack ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Wis. appeals court vacates ruling on how state elections board must review ...
The RepublicFebruary 3, 2012

Scott Walker, who is being targeted in part for pushing last year's law ending nearly all collective-bargaining rights for most public workers. United Wisconsin, the coalition that spearheaded the recall effort along with the Democratic Party, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Lamar Smith calls for immigration reform because of would-be Capitol bomber
The Hill (blog)February 18, 2012

By Jordy Yager - 02/18/12 02:51 PM ET The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is calling on President Obama and Congress to reform the country's immigration system in the wake of a thwarted suicide attack on the Capitol. Rep.more »

Labor Disputes
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NLRB crucial to protecting workers, employers
The Hill (blog)February 1, 2012

The reason, he explained, was that the parties reached their own resolution of the dispute. He pointed out that the purpose of the board, and of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), β€œis to foster collective bargaining and productive ...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 »

Rrb Disability
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Ask SCORE: Hiring a critical part of a successful business
Bellingham HeraldFebruary 6, 2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that you make "reasonable accommodations" for an applicant or employee with a disability. Examples would be removing barriers, or raising the height of a desk so a person using a wheelchair could navigate.more »

Employment Contracts
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Edwina Hart awards contracts for the Welsh Government's £17m Business Start-Up ...
WalesOnlineFebruary 1, 2012

The Welsh Government also hope the Business Start-Up Service, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, will help 6000 people to become self-employed during the three-year period. Mrs Hart said support will be targeted at newly ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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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 »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Proposed Revisions to FMLA Regulations Issued
JD Supra (press release)February 1, 2012

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued proposed Regulations to implement the 2009 statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since Congress amended the FMLA in January 2008 and the DOL issued a comprehensive set of revised ...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 »

Federal Personnel
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Law Firm Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP Names Three New Partners
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 3, 2012

Since graduating from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003, Ginger Hunsucker has been practicing defense litigation at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog with significant experience in medical malpractice and professional...more »

'Occupy The Super Bowl' Will Protest Indiana's Right-To-Work Law
Huffington PostFebruary 3, 2012

The demonstrations are centered on Indiana's new right-to-work law, which critics say will hamstring unions and leave the state's workers in a vulnerable position. The Indiana chapter of the AFL-CIO, one of the largest union federations in the country, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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WSAZ INVESTIGATES: Carbon Monoxide Detectors Not Required in W.Va. Hotels
WSAZ-TVFebruary 1, 2012

By state law in West Virginia, they're not required. One man died Tuesday morning and 16 were taken to the hospital from extremely high carbon monoxide levels inside the Holiday Inn Express. Like most hotels, it does not have carbon monoxide detectors.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Nassau County Sheriff's Department – Friend or Foe?
California NewswireFebruary 1, 2012

Officer Greco was charged with Workers Compensation fraud which resulted in his wrongful termination, as per a ruling by the arbitrator hearing his case. Despite winning two judicial decrees in his favor against the Nassau County Sheriff's Department, ...more »

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