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 »

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 »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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India lifts some FDI restrictions in retail
Fin24January 10, 2012

University graduates do not address SA's employment needs and grants and affirmative action dampen desire to work in the country, says a labour analyst. Over 100 000 new jobs were created in December 2011, with temporary work growing the fastest, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Runaway American Teen Gets Accidentally Deported to Colombia
The StirJanuary 5, 2012

If you want to ruin a perfectly nice dinner party with liberals and conservatives who were getting along, say the words "immigration reform" and run for cover. Or better yet, bring up the name Jakadrien Turner. The teen missing since she ran away from ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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'Right-to-Work' and the Jim Crow Legacy That Affronts King's Memory
The Nation. (blog)January 16, 2012

They want to weaken unions because labor organizations and collective-bargaining laws give working families a voice in the electoral process. At a December 2010 forum, Wisconsin's Fitzgerald bluntly discussed using new Republican majorities to attack ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Expert Employment Law Attorneys' Year End Review on California Wage and Hour Cases
Business Review USA (press release)January 5, 2012

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 26, 2011) - While reflecting on hour and wage "battles" of 2011, Berger Kahn principal David Ezra and associate Erin Mindoro have determined that there may be a changing trend in California employment law disputes in favor ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Sarah Launderville, executive director of the Vermont Center for Independent ...
vtdigger.orgJanuary 3, 2012

Disability groups oppose “end of life” legislation that would enable patients with terminal illnesses to use prescription drugs to commit suicide. Last month Disability Rights Vermont and the Vermont Center for Independent Living unveiled a survey that ...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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Ombudsman dismisses QAU lecturer's appeal for restoration
The News InternationalJanuary 2, 2012

Federal Ombudsman for Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Musarrat Hilali has dismissed the appeal for the restoration of former lecturer of Institute of Information Technology at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Noor Mustafa Awan. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Council questions nonrenewal of 100 casuals
Inquirer.netJanuary 3, 2012

Citom office head Rafael Yap said he recommended the nonrenewal of contracts of 12 casual employees assigned in his office due to absenteeism, tardiness and administrative and criminal complaints for discourtesy and fixing. Young said 170 job-order ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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New immigration rule to help citizen relatives
CBS NewsJanuary 6, 2012

Immigrants who do not have criminal records and who have only violated immigration laws can win a waiver if they can prove that their absence would cause an "extreme hardship" for their citizen spouse or parent. The government received about 23000 ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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The top stories of 2011
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 1, 2012

On a particularly bad evening, more than 130 staff members spent the night at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, unable to leave. The hospital also leased four 4-wheel-drive vehicles to pick up other staff members. 3. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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The week in review
Charleston Post CourierJanuary 2, 2012

New suit: Three employees of Boeing's 787 campus in North Charleston have filed an unfair labor practice charge against a union recently at the center of a national dispute. The National Right to Work Foundation said the complaint filed with the ...more »

Federal Personnel
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List of New California Laws for 2012
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

[CC The state of California has many new laws for 2012. Among them, California students will be the first in the US to receive mandatory classroom instruction about the contributions of gays and lesbians to the development of the United States. ...more »

We will do what must be done, Detroit financial review board says
Detroit Free PressJanuary 1, 2012

Detroit already plans to lay off up to 1200 workers, including police officers and firefighters, and must convince 48 labor unions to accept steep cuts in pension and health care benefits that would save the city more than $100 million a year. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Shooting range near homes is legal, but under fire
NBC17.comJanuary 5, 2012

But the reality is that back in 2006 the General Assembly changed a law so that local zoning regulations, don't apply to agricultural uses like "agritourism." The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has put out two opinion letters saying the ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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LAWRENCE v. TURNER'S OUTDOORSMAN CORP.
Leagle.comJanuary 9, 2012

... Turner's Outdoorsman, Inc. ("Turner's"), as to his claims for race discrimination and harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), Cal. ...more »

Government Employees
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T staff may not dance to KCR's tune
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao's game-plan to kick-start another round of 'Sakala Janula Samme' with the active support of government employees after Sankranthi may not fructify as the feedback from the employees, ...more »

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