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Landowners face jail threat over bird deaths
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

The landmark “vicarious liability” legislation allows the prosecution of landowners or managers who fail to take steps to ensure staff and contractors act within the law. The legislation applies to the unlawful killing of wild birds and the possession ...more »

Police investigate city's 39th homicide on New Year's Eve
Global WinnipegJanuary 1, 2012

It's not the way Winnipeg Police hoped to end 2011, investigating the city's 39th homicide of the year. A man was shot and killed inside a house in the 6-hundred block of Selkirk Avenue around 5 am Saturday. "It's supposed to be a new year tomorrow and ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Movers and Shakers January 5, 2011
Coeur d'Alene PressJanuary 5, 2012

COEUR d'ALENE - A free workshop on equal employment and affirmative action requirements will be held at the Idaho Transportation Department, 600 W. Prairie Ave., on Jan. 18 from 8 am to noon. Julie Caldwell, ITD's EEO/contract compliance officer, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US immigration reform: Two Young DREAMers
Inquirer.netJanuary 7, 2012

Their disclosures have had an impact on the current political debate in the United States on immigration reform. These are the stories of two “Joses.” At the age of 12, Jose used a fraudulent traveling document to enter the US. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Urban Hope Act / What's the rush?
Press of Atlantic CityJanuary 5, 2012

Donald Norcross, D-Camden, has rewritten the original law so thoroughly that it now has the endorsement of the New Jersey Education Association. Teachers in the newly constructed schools - called "renaissance schools" - would have the same ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Memphis Light, Gas and Water may contest ruling on employee
Memphis Commercial AppealJanuary 6, 2012

The union complained and the case eventually went before an arbitrator, who acts something like a judge in labor disputes. In November, the arbitrator ruled in favor of McIntyre and said she should be reinstated with back pay and benefits, Taylor said. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Justices find Fund liable to pay retiree's disability benefits
Saipan TribuneJanuary 2, 2012

In agreeing with Superior Court associate judge David A. Wiseman's ruling, the high court ruled that Cody, who was a Fund member prior to enactment of Public Law 13-60, should receive disability benefits in the amount of 66 2/3 percent of his salary at ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Daily SunJanuary 2, 2012

Comrade Ibrahim also identified other discriminatory policies against women in the work place as sexual harassment, the HIV/AIDS as well as employment discrimination. “Most employers do not believe that because a woman has the same qualification with a ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Senior NHS manager awarded £1m compensation following sustained racial abuse ...
Daily MailJanuary 9, 2012

... of bullying and harassment from colleagues. Elliot Browne, one of only a few black senior managers in the NHS, was awarded a settlement of ££933000 by an industrial tribunal - one of the highest payouts awarded for racial discrimination at work. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Zesa contract workers fight retrenchment
NewsDayJanuary 5, 2012

Zesa, Masvingwe said, would on January 31 2012 terminate all contracts notwithstanding the arbitral award. He described the move as illegal and a total disregard of the country's labour laws. “The company has been practising short-term employment for a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Kansas slashes food aid for children of illegal immigrants
Kansas City StarJanuary 22, 2012

Neither do hundreds of other Kansas families who, like Pedro's, are a mix of undocumented immigrants and US citizens. At a time when Gov. Sam Brownback has vowed to reduce child poverty, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services — a ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Power of attorney speaks for patient
Columbus TelegramJanuary 3, 2012

This is when a written power of attorney for health care is something that will help the patient's interest greatly. It is a simple document that tells us whom we listen to when making medical decisions for the patient when the patient is not able to ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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The week in review
Charleston Post CourierJanuary 2, 2012

New suit: Three employees of Boeing's 787 campus in North Charleston have filed an unfair labor practice charge against a union recently at the center of a national dispute. The National Right to Work Foundation said the complaint filed with the ...more »

Federal Personnel
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200 in manhunt for ranger shooting suspect
TheNewsTribune.comJanuary 2, 2012

Law enforcement and park service personnel are scouring the 398 square mile Mount Rainier National Park for the suspect in Sunday's slaying of a park ranger. Two state patrol deputies stop vehicles at the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park ...more »

Nigerian Unions Urge Strikes Over Scrapped Gas Subsidy
Wall Street JournalJanuary 4, 2012

By DREW HINSHAW Nigeria's two largest labor unions on Wednesday called for strikes and protests they said would paralyze this economy, Africa's third-biggest, after the government ended a subsidy that had long kept gas prices within the reach of its ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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State may weigh in on Keizer's fire fight
KeizertimesJanuary 2, 2012

Likewise, there's nothing MCFD can do when the city of Salem annexes its territory into the city and opts to provide fire service itself. Supporters of Keizer Fire's efforts say there's no provision in the law that states a city has to have a fire...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Mitchell may receive $513K
Jackson SunJanuary 5, 2012

A Madison County sheriff's deputy fired in 2005 will receive more than a half million in back pay and benefit payments to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit if the settlement is approved by the County Commission. Members of the Madison County ...more »

Government Employees
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Are employers moving to only hire the healthy?
Patriot-NewsJanuary 1, 2012

But the employer would surely be flirting with legal challenges, said Solomon Krevsky, a Harrisburg-based lawyer and expert on employment law. Krevsky noted that people with medical conditions that amount to a disability are protected by the Americans ...more »

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