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

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San Jose police reduce alarm response
San Jose Mercury NewsJanuary 1, 2012

They favor rules that allow for more false-alarm fines but still guarantee a police response. But San Jose police say they're following the lead of other cities including Fremont, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City that have stopped automatic alarm responses ...more »

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 1/1
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 Messenger
The AtlanticJanuary 3, 2012

The verdict of the young held that our leadership was desolate--off boycotting South Carolina for some expected slight, trying to secure entrance into a country club, picketing Denny's, or fighting over Affirmative Action at Harvard Law. ...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 »

Collective Bargaining
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Labor unions primary recipients of Obamacare waivers
Daily CallerJanuary 7, 2012

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) Labor unions continued to receive the overwhelming majority of waivers from the president's health care reform law since the Obama administration tightened application rules last summer. Documents released in a classic ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Over 13000 local workers taking unpaid leave: CLA
China PostJanuary 2, 2012

CLA officials stressed that if local enterprises intend to implement unpaid leave programs, they should negotiate with their employees on the programs and should sign written agreements once reached, so as to avoid labor/management disputes. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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President Obama supports labor law change threatening America's seniors
Washington TimesJanuary 10, 2012

They put themselves at risk for substandard care, even elder abuse. Governments will lose tax revenue, while the caregivers will lose important employee protections. PHI, a national advocacy organization for home care workers, estimates that personal ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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What America's Same-Sex Couples and Our Families Gained in 2011
10 Thousand CouplesJanuary 1, 2012

Throughout the nation, we saw a variety of anti-discrimination laws passed in 2011, significantly protecting against discrimination based on gender identity. In Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law HB 3810, which prohibits employers ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Workplace discrimination
Xtra.caJanuary 3, 2012

Kyle Scanlon left a job because of workplace harassment. A recent Angus Reid poll that asked LGBT Canadians about workplace discrimination found that 93 percent describe their employer's overall attitude towards LGBT people in the workplace as tolerant ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Spanish Unemployment Rises for Fifth Straight Month as Economy Contracts
BloombergJanuary 3, 2012

Enlarge image Spain's Registered Unemployment Rises as Economy Contracts Spain's Registered Unemployment Rises as Economy Contracts Denis Doyle/Bloomberg Jobseekers shelter from the rain while waiting for an employment office to open in Madrid. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Where Rick Perry Stands on Issues of Import to Latino Voters
Fox NewsJanuary 7, 2012

His campaign said that his "Cut, Balance, and Grow" economic plan calls for fixing the tax code, balancing the budget by 2020, and creating more jobs. Perry pledges to institute a flat income tax rate at 20 percent while eliminating taxes on Social ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Fernández to have surgery to remove tumour
Financial TimesJanuary 3, 2012

Ms Fernández, who turns 59 next month, returned to Buenos Aires after a New Year's break at her family home in Patagonia for final meetings with ministers ahead of medical leave that is due to last until January 24. Though Ms Fernández's only public ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Pennsylvania Labor Relatons Board rules in favor of Roseto borough
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comJanuary 13, 2012

... fired Temos-Tollinger for pursuing negotiations for an initial collective bargaining agreement; and that Nicholais was fired because he actively pursued Temos-Tollinger's case and planned to testify at a previously scheduled unfair labor practice...more »

Federal Personnel
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Fires, homicides dominated 2011 crime
Cleveland Daily BannerJanuary 2, 2012

by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer LAW ENFORCEMENT personnel were out in numbers during the 2012 New Year's weekend, performing DUI Checkpoints around the county. Tennessee Highway Patrol and Bradley County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit personnel...more »

Gillard rebukes Hawke on unions
Sydney Morning HeraldJanuary 3, 2012

"Our great trade union movement is important to Australian society and to representing the needs of working people." Photo: Andrew Meares THE Prime Minister has dismissed a call by the Labor elder Bob Hawke to slash the power of unions within the ALP. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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'Friendly fire' eyed in death of hero ATF agent
New York PostJanuary 2, 2012

“He demanded they give him all the Opana they had, as well as the cash in the cash register,” a law-enforcement source said. Opana is a brand name for oxymorphone, a highly addictive narcotic painkiller. Around the same time, the unsuspecting Capano ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Fired Calif. Captain Wins Round in Federal Court
Officer.comJanuary 4, 2012

A former Santa Rosa police captain whose four-year wrongful termination suit so far has cost the city nearly $1 million has won a round in federal court. Jan. 04--A former Santa Rosa police captain whose four-year wrongful termination suit so far has ...more »

Government Employees
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Convicted govt staff to be axed
Saudi GazetteJanuary 1, 2012

The hardening of the posture was seen in a letter from the Ministry of Justice sent to all government offices at the weekend warning corrupt employees to behave or face dismissal. The letter said government employees convicted of crimes of bribery, ...more »

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