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

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It's Your Business
Topeka Capital JournalJanuary 1, 2012

During her 29-year career in real estate, Green was named Realtor of the Year and Salesperson of the Year by the Topeka Area Association of Realtors and the Kansas Association of Realtors. She also served on the board of directors of both organizations ...more »

2011 International LGBT Roundup: Asylum and Refugees
Care2.com (blog)January 1, 2012

They also agreed to share best practices on treatment of LGBT asylum cases. In Australia a law was passed clarifying protection rights for homosexual refugees. It emerged in October that key global south LGBT activists are increasingly encountering ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Initial investigation report released on alleged UM rapes
KPAX-TVJanuary 4, 2012

Barz is directing the investigation along with Director of UM's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, Lucy France, and UM dean of students, Charles Couture. The investigative team is looking into three allegations of sexual assault that may ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Mitt Romney: I would veto DREAM Act, end illegal immigration
The State ColumnJanuary 1, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's views against the DREAM Act drew vigorous applause on Saturday, as the Republican presidential hopeful said he would veto a propose immigration reform bill up for debate in Congress. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Fisher & Phillips LLP Opens New Offices in Boston and Memphis
Sacramento BeeJanuary 10, 2012

Ambash, with more than 35 years of experience, represents management in representation cases, unfair labor practice cases, strikes and other labor disputes. He was counsel for New Process Steel in the landmark 2010 Supreme Court case ruling that the ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Fisher & Phillips LLP Opens New Offices in Boston and Memphis
MarketWatch (press release)January 10, 2012

Ambash, with more than 35 years of experience, represents management in representation cases, unfair labor practice cases, strikes and other labor disputes. He was counsel for New Process Steel in the landmark 2010 Supreme Court case ruling that the ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Advocate to appeal decision on wheelchair
Warren AdvocateJanuary 18, 2012

But the decision by Justice Alan Robertson has outraged many with disabilities. The director of the Australian Centre for Disability Law, Phillip French, said it had ''disastrous'' implications for the application of discrimination law. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Discrimination in schools
Irish TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Sir, – You report that “Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act will come under increasing scrutiny” (Education Today, December 20th). It's about time. Section 37 flouts the old principle that anti-discrimination legislation should never include ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Women-related laws not applicable in tribal areas
DAWN.comJanuary 9, 2012

The law makes it binding on the federal and provincial governments to appoint ombudsman on federal and provincial levels for checking harassment at workplace. Recently, two other important laws were enacted to check anti-women practices and acid crimes ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Port St. Lucie police get management training in wake of Faiella dropping ...
Fort Pierce TribuneJanuary 6, 2012

LUCIE — The Police Department has undergone new training to better address employee grievances in the wake of Mayor JoAnn Faiella rescinding her 2008 gender discrimination complaints against the department. Faiella's US Equal Employment Opportunity ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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California DREAM Act gives hope, faces same shortcoming as the Texas version
The American IndependentJanuary 11, 2012

The economic impact is minimal because it would be difficult for employees to justify hiring undocumented workers with bachelor's degrees. Despite the shortcomings, activists believe that the California legislation is “overwhelmingly positive. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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ALGIE v. NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Leagle.comJanuary 10, 2012

Plaintiff also appeals an initial-screening decision to dismiss without prejudice a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation claim construed as a Title VII medical disability claim and a decision by the district court not to sanction NKU for ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Area Red Cross should bargain with workers
Monmouth Daily Review AtlasJanuary 13, 2012

Hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice complaints have been issued against the Red Cross nationally since the mid-1990s, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has been called in to facilitate bargaining about 150 times. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Personnel regulations bill amendment likely
Pacific Daily NewsJanuary 3, 2012

"It's a big step backward because it gets the Civil Service Commission back into personnel management," Klitzkie said. Klitzkie was the author of a 2006 law removing the Civil Service Commission's authority to create personnel regulations. ...more »

Union leader tells Cuomo not to look to labor for savings in 2012
WNYCJanuary 3, 2012

The unions agreed to new contracts in the fall that contained concessions including a partial pay freeze, and greater contributions for health care. Brynien spoke at a pre-State of the State rally at the site of the former Occupy Albany encampment, ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fireworks law does little to ease calls to HFD
Honolulu Star-AdvertiserJanuary 2, 2012

By Michael Tsai In the first New Year's celebration under Honolulu's new fireworks law, Honolulu Fire Department dispatches for fireworks-related fires, medical emergencies and other incidents fell across the board — though perhaps not as much as fire...more »

Wrongful Termination
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CA Employment Lawyer: Nursing Home Nurses Fired for Reporting Patient's Maggots
WiredPRNews.com (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 »

Government Employees
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State government reorganizing in 2012
Winston-Salem JournalJanuary 1, 2012

The biggest change will happen today, when a 25000-employee criminal justice superagency is created, headquartered in the major high-rise of the state government complex in downtown Raleigh. But there will also be changes in who runs the prisons, ...more »

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