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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 »

New Licensing Regime Jolts Freight Forwarders
THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

Although the Customs and Excise Management Act provides for self clearing in which an importer is allowed the option of clearing its goods, most of them prefer to use clearing agents because of the bureaucracy involved. Accordingly, government reviews ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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South Africans show little desire to work: Adcorp
BusinessLIVEJanuary 10, 2012

Government hand-outs, trade unions and affirmative action have combined to generate a marked negative effect on the desire to work in SA. This is according to information obtained from JSE-listed human capital management group, Adcorp, which released ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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How has illegal immigration reform hit the ag industry?
WXIA-TVJanuary 3, 2012

Tuesday, the Agriculture Department will present a report on whether that industry has been hurt by the illegal immigration reform passed last year, better known as HB 87. We already have some idea of the answer. A few months ago, the Georgia Fruit ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Guest column: At stake, right to work and shoddy work
Journal and CourierJanuary 6, 2012

However, under the current common wage law any construction company, either union or nonunion, can bid on Indiana public construction work and get the job, as long as they pay the "common wage" established in that particular area of Indiana. 9. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Legal Disputes For Arizona Immigration Law
Huffington PostJanuary 10, 2012

Phoenix -- Attorneys representing civil rights organizations on Monday presented their arguments against portions of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law that prohibit day laborers from soliciting for work on the streets. The law, which entered into force ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Social Security Disability Attorney Palm Springs – Palm Spring Attorneys ...
Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fmJanuary 3, 2012

With regards to social security or disability don't presume that you are wrong or are not allowedto obtaining payment for your struggling. You should talk to Social Security Disability Attorney Palm Springs if you have questions about your rights. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Employment law changes for 2012
Ventura County StarJanuary 3, 2012

... Clark provides day-to-day advice to employers on all matters including handling terminations, development of employment policies and counseling employees. She has successfully defended employers in lawsuits involving harassment and discrimination, ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Paul Defends Past Criticism of AIDS Patients, Says Support in Iowa Is Strong
Fox NewsJanuary 1, 2012

"They have the right to work there or not work there," he said, adding that federal law does not need to cover sexual harassment as violence in the workplace is already prohibited. The latest Des Moines Register poll shows Paul in second place in Iowa, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Mount Vernon Mills employees make military uniforms. (File, Doug Walker / Rome ...
Rome News TribuneJanuary 15, 2012

Mount Vernon Mills in Trion, Meggitt Polymers and Composite in Rockmart, and American Apparel in Centre all have large military contracts that are likely to be impacted by significant military cutbacks. Mount Vernon Mills and Meggitt Polymers each have ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Republican candidates remain firmly behind tough immigration laws
MiamiHerald.comJanuary 8, 2012

By JAMES ROSEN Listening to the GOP White House aspirants, voters might not know that the number of illegal immigrants in the United States is down, attempted border crossings are at a 40-year low and President Barack Obama has deported undocumented ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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What a Southgate Family's Rally Says About the Foreclosure Crisis
Huffington Post (blog)January 4, 2012

Even if Bank of America and Fannie Mae rescind the Henrys' eviction notice, refinance their mortgage and allow the Henrys to keep their home, evictions of taxpayers will continue to plague the country. Not every family will be able bring rallies to ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union members still on strike 7 months later
WANEJanuary 12, 2012

Unfair labor practice - that's what union member Cindy Little says started this strike almost seven months ago. Coupled Products in Columbia City cut wages by 33 percent and took away benefits. "We pretty much gave everything up and we're not going to ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Double wham bam: AntiSec hacks, dumps CA & NY law enforcement emails
Computerworld (blog)January 3, 2012

It would seem like law enforcement would have taken steps to secure sites after the FBI warned in August, "The FBI assesses with high confidence a that law enforcement personnel and hacking victims are at risk for identity theft and harassment through ...more »

Sweeping changes in store for unions and employers
Daily Journal of CommerceJanuary 5, 2012

The economic collapse of 2008 and the midterm elections of 2010 spelled doom for traditional labor's hopes of passing that into law. Instead, unions turned to the rule-making power of the NLRB itself. In late November, the board announced its intent to ...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 »

Wrongful Termination
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Courts Rule in Favor of 4Kids in Yu-Gi-Oh! Litigation
World ScreenJanuary 5, 2012

... Asatsu-DK Inc and TV Tokyo Corporation, which alleges that the company breached an agreement for failing to pay the licensors approximately $4.7 million with regard to certain audit claims. 4Kids has since filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it ...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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