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How an estate plan can minimize taxes, avoid probate and ensure a smooth ...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

But creating a plan isn't enough; you have to revisit it to ensure it remains relevant, says Steven C. Hartstein, CPA, JD, a partner in the Tax Planning & Preparation Department at Skoda Minotti. “When it comes to estate planning to protect your ...more »

2011 Year in Review, Police & Courts: Diaz, Cazares sentenced; manhunt ends ...
Quincy Herald WhigJanuary 1, 2012

At the same hearing, Marion County Prosecutor Tom Redington presented Blue Ryno checks signed by Oswalt and made payable to criminal defense attorneys representing Oswalt's daughter in Missouri and Illinois drug cases, as well to her daughter's ...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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Catholic Bishops Urge Humane Immigration Reform
Latin American Herald TribuneJanuary 13, 2012

DENVER – Catholics should be politically active at both the local and national level to promote a humane reform of immigration law is the message coming out of a conference in Salt Lake City sponsored by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Will Expanded Instant Replay Lead To More Women Umpires?
Baseball NationJanuary 5, 2012

Jan 5, 2012 - Video review will be expanded under baseball's new Collective Bargaining Agreement. From August 2008 through the end of the 2011 season, umpires were authorized to use instant replay only to resolve home run/no-home run disputes. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Wal-Mart v. Dukes shakes up employment class actions
Chicago TribuneJanuary 10, 2012

In employment disputes, the motions have been raised in cases alleging discrimination and violation of labor laws. The defendants have argued that claims made by plaintiffs lacked commonality. Some defendants have also used the ruling as a tool to have ...more »

Rrb Disability
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'Appalling neglect': how NHS let down the most vulnerable
The GuardianJanuary 2, 2012

The ombudsman also castigated the staff's failure to manage Lisa's epilepsy, provide her with basic nursing care or meet their obligations under disability discrimination law. "I trusted the hospital with my much-loved daughter but they left her ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Native People Suffer Racism in Employment
MorungExpressJanuary 5, 2012

And indigenous women who work in the 'maquilas' (plants assembling goods for export) are hit especially hard by discrimination," said Pu. These views were corroborated by a survey on "Racismo y discriminación racial en el sector empresarial" (Racism ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Exposing Gender Inequality and Harassment on the New Jersey Waterfront
U.S. Politics TodayJanuary 7, 2012

From discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, religion, age or a disability, to enforcement of wage and hour violations or other exploitive conduct, employment law attorneys can explain an employee's rights and legal options. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Five Events That Will Shape University Technology Transfer
Innovation Excellence (blog)January 2, 2012

Second, given resource constraints, most US universities file for patents slowly, buying time while they assess the invention's commercial potential. Today most universities have built their patent processes on the old system. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Editorial: Immigration's impact
Daily PressJanuary 12, 2012

While securing our borders to control illegal entry is an important enforcement tool, mass deportation of undocumented workers who are already here is economically short-sighted. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan — the only state whose ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Ministers urged to seize chance to change social care
BBC NewsJanuary 3, 2012

Are you directly affected by the social care system? You can share your thoughts and experiences by filling in the form below. If you are happy to be contacted by a BBC journalist please leave a telephone number that we can contact you on. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Employment Legal Team to Defend Federal Employees Nationwide in 2011
DigitalJournal.com (press release)January 2, 2012

Gerald Gilliard's representation of clients in a broad range of labor and employment matters includes his former association with the only law firm to successfully represent a corporate whistleblower under the False Claims Act for committing contract...more »

Federal Personnel
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Duane Morris LLP, Boston
Boston.comJanuary 3, 2012

Laura Vogel has been named a partner at to Boston office of Duane Morris LLP, a law firm. About the Who's what, where Your guide to personnel changes in Massachusets. Does your company have a new hire worth talking about? E-mail who@globe.com with the ...more »

Obama, Congress begin 2012 in oil pipeline dispute
Seattle Post IntelligencerJanuary 2, 2012

A State Department report last summer said the pipeline would create up to 6000 jobs during construction. The payroll tax cut law gives the Obama administration 60 days to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Abortion Clinic Burns
NorthEscambia.comJanuary 1, 2012

...law enforcement or others were hurt. Paul Hill shot the last doctor. The State cancelled him, like a stamp, back in 2003. Really folks…..? This stuff again. This is nothing but fuel for the pro-choice fire [no pun inteneded]. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Former employee suing Bobbie Holsclaw, another county clerk employee
WHAS 11.com (subscription)January 9, 2012

(WHAS11) - A former Jefferson County Clerk employee is suing County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and another employee for wrongful termination and sexual harassment. Former employee Sue Turner alleges that her supervisor John Clark smacked her on the rear, ...more »

Government Employees
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Yemeni government employee killed during strike
The Daily StarJanuary 2, 2012

By Ahmed Al-Haj SANAA: A Yemeni security official says armed guards trying to break up a strike at a government office have killed one of the protesting workers. Employees of the Central Agency for Control and Audit in the southern province of Aden are ...more »

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