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Why it's best to spend 2012 between the covers
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

The latter should be a real treat for Jacobson's fans: it is set in doomed literary London and stars a downtrodden protagonist with a highly strung, red-haired wife and a deeply troubling mother-in-law.... Attica Locke's The Cutting Season (Serpent's ...more »

VietNamNet BridgeJanuary 1, 2012

The Government issued Decree No 120/2011/ND-CP on December 16, amending administrative procedures in a number of decrees issued pursuant to the 2005 Commercial Law. The decree eliminates the requirement that domestic franchises (or domestic franchises ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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The Broad Significance of Fisher v. Texas
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)January 9, 2012

By Richard Kahlenberg In the next few weeks, the US Supreme Court is likely to decide whether or not it will hear a challenge to affirmative action at the University of Texas. The university, whose racial-preference program was sustained in the lower ...more »

Government Employees
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Union-Negotiated Sick Day Compensation System Under Fire in New Jersey
Big GovernmentJanuary 3, 2012

by Education Action Group TRENTON, NJ – Take a look inside a typical public employee union contract – including teacher contracts – and you'll find provisions that give public servants a payout for any unused sick or personal leave time they have ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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The death of collective bargaining?
Canadian Lawyer MagazineJanuary 3, 2012

She says the Air Canada and Canada Post negotiations suggest the Harper government has a secret policy of undermining collective bargaining and weakening the labour movement. “The Conservatives did not mention collective bargaining or an intention to ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Can an E-Verify Mandate Be Enforced?
FrumForumJanuary 2, 2012

Enforcement of the law prohibiting the employment of illegal immigrants, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), enacted in 1986, has been pathetic. When the was first enacted, illegal migration from Mexico initially slowed to a trickle as ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Rights in the Workplace
New York TimesJanuary 14, 2012

But since 1935, federal law has given employees the right to join together for better pay and working conditions — with or without a union. Business groups have also argued that the labor board should follow a ruling last year in which the Supreme ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Pregnant women at work aren't unusual
ReporterNews.comJanuary 2, 2012

The Family Medical Leave Act, established in 1993, also provides protection for pregnant women who work for companies with 50 or more employees. Neal said the FMLA act requires employers to provide their employees — both men and women — with at least ...more »

Rrb Disability
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EEOC's Views On Accommodation Under Amended ADA Discussed
BNAJanuary 10, 2012

In the online session co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, the Commission on Disability Rights, and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, Feldblum said the ADA Amendments Act clarified who is a person with a disability ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Oak Island may tap its savings to pay severance
StarNewsOnline.comJanuary 7, 2012

Walters' contract states that if the council terminates his employment before the contract term expires, the town agrees to pay him one cash payment or 12 monthly payments equal to 12 months' salary in addition to accumulated vacation and cash value of ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Laying down the laws
Sacramento BeeJanuary 1, 2012

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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FBI joins probe of Fla. abortion clinic fire
Tucson CitizenJanuary 3, 2012

In January of that year, a survey by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration determined that the center's lab license had been expired. The clinic has been operated since April 2010 by Integrity Medical Care LLC, according to records from the ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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What is Going on at FAA?
FedSmith.comJanuary 3, 2012

That's OK if all that is involved is bargaining but according to this writer, FAA is securing the current union leadership reelection which is an unfair labor practice under the current law which says at 5 US Code §7114 (a): (a) For the purpose of this ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Metzler In, Stafford Out as Borough Manager
Patch.comJanuary 3, 2012

The manager is appointed by council and administers its directives, executes laws, presents the annual budget, and appoints and supervises most department heads and employees. Metzler was originally appointed borough manager in 2006 after a long stint ...more »

Unions NSW appointments to be removed and banned from NSW Government boards
The Daily TelegraphJanuary 1, 2012

The government will take new laws to parliament to end the requirement for Unions NSW nominees on government boards. Several appointments were made at the 11th-hour of the 16-year Labor government including the First State Super board reappointment of ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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NYPD investigates firebomb attacks on Muslims, Hindus
msnbc.comJanuary 2, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday assigned state law enforcement officials to assist the New York City investigation, saying the attacks "go against everything we stand for as New Yorkers and Americans," and the Council on American-Islamic ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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East Carolina University Will Not Abide Dong On Front Page Of Student Paper ...
DeadspinJanuary 6, 2012

The same administrators this week created for themselves a First Amendment issue—and possibly a wrongful termination suit—by firing the school's student media director. Paul Isom, who was on staff at ECU since 2008, oversaw all student media on ...more »


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