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Parliament's moral duty on assisted dying
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

... been a lull in the media recently about the rights and wrongs of assisted dying, but the conflict is sure to break out again with the imminent publication of the report from Lord Falconer's commission, established to consider changes to the law. ...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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Don Cheadle Explains Obama 'Gangsta' Comment, Hopes The President Will 'Smack ...
MediaiteJanuary 2, 2012

Cheadle owes his fortune and fame to the same thing Obama does, Affirmative Action. Not necessarily the legal regime that pushes blacks and other so-called “minorities” into academic and professional positions for which they are unqualified but the ...more »

Government Employees
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Samsung, Hyundai Tell Workers to Brace for Economic Uncertainty
BusinessWeekJanuary 2, 2012

2 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. and Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's largest companies, told employees to brace for intense competition in a weak global economy as the government called for contingency planning. “South Korea's economy is ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Attorney conduct at issue in Gableman dust-up
WisconsinWatch.orgJanuary 4, 2012

Critics say Gableman's fee arrangement, under which Michael Best would get paid only if Gableman won his case (he didn't), violates a judicial rule against accepting gifts from lawyers or firms that “have come or are likely to come before the judge. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Could Our Immigration Laws Prevent the Next Google?
Huffington PostJanuary 27, 2012

While President Obama's State of the Union address did not focus on immigration, his few statements on that issue sent out conflicting signals. The president pushed for a comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes letting foreign businessmen ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Seyfarth Shaw's 8th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Reviews ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 9, 2012

9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Leading employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has issued its annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, covering a charged national landscape of "bet the company" employment disputes fueled by an aggressive ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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People with HIV now live a better life
AsiaOneJanuary 3, 2012

Recently, UNAIDS supported an anti-discrimination campaign where we asked people to send in photographs in which they hold paper signs showing anti-discrimination slogans like "People living with HIV should have equal employment opportunities". ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Wrongly-jailed disabled man still not free
NEWS.com.auJanuary 9, 2012

"We can never give Marlon Noble back the years wasted in prison, but we must give him the chance to clear his name and change the laws and the system to make sure people with disabilities are not locked away in prison for lengthy periods for crimes for ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Zesa contract workers fight retrenchment
NewsDayJanuary 5, 2012

Zesa, Masvingwe said, would on January 31 2012 terminate all contracts notwithstanding the arbitral award. He described the move as illegal and a total disregard of the country's labour laws. “The company has been practising short-term employment for a ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Bill against harassment stuck in House
Himalayan TimesJanuary 1, 2012

He said legal provisions against sexual harassment in the workplace were an urgent necessity as there is no prevailing law that addresses the problem. According the bill, any one found sexually harassing co-workers, either verbally or physically, ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Saleh medical trip to U.S. is put on hold by Yemenis
STLtoday.comJanuary 1, 2012

Sanaa, Yemen • Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not leave his country for medical treatment in the US unless he is guaranteed respect worthy of his title, a senior aide of his said Saturday. Ahmed al-Sufi said senior leaders of the General ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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California DREAM Act gives hope, faces same shortcoming as the Texas ...
The American IndependentJanuary 12, 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 »

Federal Personnel
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Chinese couple has eight babies, violating nation's one-child law
DigitalJournal.comJanuary 2, 2012

A law passed in 2001, prohibits Chinese medical institutions and personnel from performing gestational surrogacy, in which an embryo from a couple is implanted into another woman who carries the baby to term. But there is a busy underground market as ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Complaint lodged against Steward over fired nurse
The Boston GlobeJanuary 6, 2012

“We found reasonable cause to believe the unfair labor practices alleged in the complaint occurred,'' Robert P. Redbord, deputy regional attorney for the NLRB, said yesterday. The board has scheduled a Feb. 14 hearing on the complaint against Steward ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Law to decide on AMRI directors' release: Mamata Banerjee
Daily News & AnalysisJanuary 3, 2012

A day after industry lobby FICCI urged the West Bengal government to release the seven AMRI Hospital directors who were arrested after a fire killed 93 people at the premises, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the law would take its own ...more »

Bob Hawke nearly destroyed economy, says Paul Keating
The AustralianJanuary 1, 2012

The summit brought together representatives of federal, state and local governments, trade unions, big and small business, churches and community and professional groups. With the sole exception of Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, they signed a ...more »

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