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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 »

Kelly Borth: How a trademark can build product differentiation
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

An attorney who specializes in trademark law can best guide you on securing a trademark or you can go to the aforementioned website and manage the registration process yourself. The good news is it as long as there are not any complications, ...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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The Irish Emigrant
The New York Irish EmgirantJanuary 3, 2012

December: Senator Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) introduces the standalone Irish Immigration Reform and Encouragement (IRE) Act. Irish immigration groups across the US mobilize after House lawmakers sign off on legislation which would eliminate ...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 »

Labor Disputes
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Walter Johnson dies - headed S.F. Labor Council
San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 14, 2012

Labor leaders and politicians say he could often ensure that new developments or businesses coming to the city were friendly to unions. "He brought the Labor Council into a new age - very focused on intense political action and the mobilization of ...more »

Rrb Disability
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For Civil Recovery, The Age of Majority Is Not Always Eighteen
LP PortalJanuary 4, 2012

3 Based on the reading of the above-referenced statutes, the meaning is clear that, in Florida, there is parental/guardian liability for a violation of the statute by a person who has not attained the age of eighteen or been otherwise emancipated. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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County settles discrimination claims of two employees for a total of $120000
HeraldNetJanuary 3, 2012

By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer The same cases earlier had been the subject of lengthy internal investigations, which found no wrongdoing by top managers. On Dec. 22, county attorneys agreed to pay a roads employee $100000 to settle her claims of racial ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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DynCorp urged to adopt non-discrimination policy
Washington BladeJanuary 18, 2012

The company's policies recently came under scrutiny in the wake of a settlement the company made with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over a case in which a straight employee, James Friso, was allegedly subjected to anti-gay harassment and ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Ontario hospitals to release executive contracts today
CTV.caJanuary 3, 2012

TORONTO — Most Ontario hospitals will release the employment contracts of their CEO's and other top executives today. Hospitals became subject to freedom of information legislation Jan. 1, but rather than wait for requests will post their executive ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Earth to Planet GOP
The American ProspectJanuary 18, 2012

Republicans more broadly seem little aware that pandering to this group will cost them generations of nonwhite voters. Take, for starters, Mitt Romney, who is a shoo-in for the nomination after his primary win in New Hampshire. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Two Oklahoma-run centers for the developmentally disabled start to close.
NewsOK.comJanuary 3, 2012

BY VALLERY BROWN Leave a comment Sonya Foster wheels around her Oklahoma City home giggling, occasionally watching television and lobbing her favorite words at three health care workers. Sonya Foster, who has cerebral palsy, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Police union opposes random reviews of officers' dash cam videos
Myfoxspokane.comJanuary 6, 2012

The Seattle Police Officer's Guild has filed an unfair labor practice claim, saying the change violates their contract. Estela Ortega, executive director of El Centro de la Raza, believes the shift to random reviews of dash cam videos will help repair ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Boulder County commissioners vote to hire Ben Pearlman as county attorney -- again
Daily CameraJanuary 4, 2012

... members of the public did address the issue in an earlier session at the commissioner's office Tuesday morning, and several people spoke out on Pearlman's appointment. "A lot of people applied for this county attorney's job and personally I think ...more »

Nigerian unions to join protests over fuel prices
CNN InternationalJanuary 9, 2012

Labor union leaders have called for national strikes, and are planning a mass shutdown in the country starting Monday. Citizens of Africa's most populous nation have staged "Occupy Nigeria" mass demonstrations since the decision, with police responding ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Rash of arson fires continues, spreads across wider area
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 1, 2012

However, the large number of fires sparked over the two-day period led law enforcement sources to speculate that more than one arsonist was at large. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was open, said it's possible ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Leagle.comJanuary 4, 2012

Cindy King Feinstein appeals the district court's order denying her motion under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) seeking to reopen her civil action for wrongful termination and gender discrimination. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 USC § 1291 ...more »

Government Employees
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Government Printing Office officially changes leadership
The Hill (blog)January 3, 2012

“I am honored and humbled to serve as GPO's Acting Public Printer and I look forward to continue working with GPO employees as we serve the needs of Congress, federal agencies, and the public," wrote Vance-Cooks in a statement. ...more »


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