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

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Vancouver teen stabbed in city's 15th homicide of 2011
Vancouver SunJanuary 1, 2012

Vancouver police investigate the city's 15th homicide of the year at an apartment block at 5037 Main St at 35th Ave in Vancouver, BC., on December 31, 2011. A nineteen year-old man is dead of stab wounds and a 48 year-old man is in custody following ...more »

Bankruptcies And Distress In 2012
Business InsiderJanuary 1, 2012

Filing for Chapter 11 protection on October 31 at least in part due to bad bets made on European sovereign debt, MF Global led the onslaught of bankruptcies, with the 8 th largest chapter 11 filing in American history. American Airlines – the lone ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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Top stories to watch in 2012: The year of the voter
Oshkosh NorthwesternJanuary 2, 2012

Changes in the state's collective bargaining laws allowed municipalities and school districts to save money as a result of higher employee contributions for health insurance and retirements contributions. However, cuts to state shared revenue, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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small skirmishes won but times still tough for the undocumented News AgencyJanuary 2, 2012

Prosecutorial discretion and deferred deportation are immigration candy not the main course. Meanwhile, ICE strike force to combat crimes associated with illegal immigration, have in more deported more people in 2011 than at any time in history. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Is Pregnancy a Disability?
University of Dayton - News HomeJanuary 3, 2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act should be expanded to include pregnant workers, according to research to be presented Thursday, Jan. 5, at the American Association of Law Schools annual meeting in Washington, DC "The recent expansion of the ADA's ...more »

Labor Disputes
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'Cut the pious baloney' about the NLRB
The Hill (blog)January 17, 2012

More use of “coercive tactics” by labor officials on neutral employers? Unions are now so hamstrung concerning what they can and cannot do, especially with regard to employers not directly involved in disputes, that some support getting rid of the NLRA ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Disablility Advocates Hail Two Major Victories Against City
DNAinfoJanuary 3, 2012

The court case itself marks the first time that the ADA has been applied to a taxi system, said Julia Pinover, one of the attorneys representing disability rights advocates in the case. “It means a lot for New York, and it could mean a lot for the rest ...more »

Employment Contracts
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No job security for new teachers
The AgeJanuary 3, 2012

The high rate of contract teaching persists despite an acknowledgement last year by state Teaching Minister Peter Hall that employment uncertainty made life difficult personally and financially. ''I think 18 per cent is high and I will be certainly ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Sex@work: Are we ever going to learn?
Minneapolis Star TribuneJanuary 8, 2012

Also fewer men think they've said or done things that can be construed as workplace sexual harassment -- 10 percent now versus 25 percent in 1994. Why do we care so much about workplace romance, anyway? The company is not your Big Brother. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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A day with diabetes: Medical center films education video
Ames TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

Neal Loes, vice president at Mary Greeley, had to leave in the middle of meetings when his blood glucose levels dropped too low. Matt Aitchison, clinical supervisor for medical telemetry, left his insulin behind when he left town for a meeting. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Trial over immigrant workers postponed
Jackson Clarion LedgerJanuary 9, 2012

Paul and Barbara Love of Ridgeland are accused of using undocumented workers from 2003 through 2010. They were arraigned in November on a multicount indictment and released on a $10000 bond each. The Loves and their business were ordered to forfeit ...more »

Federal Personnel
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J&K: 5 CISF men held for firing on villagers
IBNLive.comJanuary 2, 2012

PTI Srinagar: A young man was killed on the spot and two others injured when CISF personnel opened fire on Monday to disperse protesters agitated over power shortage in Boniyar area of Baramulla district in the Kashmir Valley. Five personnel of the ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Boeing workers may take union to federal court
Lexington County Chronicle (registration)January 5, 2012

The Washington State union, they charge, was behind the National Labor Relations Board's high-profile case against Boeing for building its 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina. The Charleston-area Boeing employees filed the unfair labor practice charge ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fire Destroys Landmark Former Ill. Clock Factory
SalonJanuary 1, 2012

Taylor's brother-in-law, former Dolphins LB Zach Thomas, was an honorary co-captain. … Video tributes to Taylor on the scoreboard during the game included one from Dan Marino wearing jersey No. 99. … The longest previous drive in Dolphins history was ...more »

IN RESPONSE: Right to work brings consequences for states, workers
Evansville Courier & PressJanuary 2, 2012

Right-to-work legislation isn't about job creation for Hoosier workers; it's about lowering wages and destroying unions, which is exactly what businessmen like Koch and his allies want. Unions act as a counter balance to corporate interests. ...more »

Government Employees
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Positive year ahead for workers
Malaysia StarJanuary 1, 2012

The whole car park had been cordoned off for government employees. The public – their customers – are made to park outside the compound and walk in the rain. Do you see hotels reserve their parking lots for their own employees? ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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CA Employment Lawyer: Nursing Home Nurses Fired for Reporting Patient's Maggots (press release)January 4, 2012

This news was brought to you by the Los Angeles employment lawyers at Keller Grover LLP. Keller Grover is an experienced employment law firm that has played leading roles in a wide variety of employment related claims, including breach of contract ...more »


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