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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 »

How to reap tax savings for selling your products abroad
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

You can also use an IC-DISC to provide an equity type of incentive to employees, which can serve as a motivation tool to improve productivity and increase export sales. Does a company have to be making a certain level of sales for the IC-DISC to make ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Bonds firmer after auction
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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Newt Gingrich's Immigration Plan -- Rhetoric Is No Plan At All
ILW.comJanuary 4, 2012

Mr. Kuck assists employers and employees with business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation, and citizenship matters. Mr. Kuck also maintains an active Federal Court practice focusing on immigration ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Rally against emergency manager law: A conspiracy against Detroit workers
World Socialist Web SiteJanuary 5, 2012

The information was given anonymously because the unions are supporting a confidentiality agreement prohibiting speaking in public. The last thing they want is for workers to know in advance what they are preparing. From the standpoint of the unions, ...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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Disabled Drivers Seek Tougher Law on Handicap Tag Abusers in Alabama
WAKAJanuary 5, 2012

Advocates for the law told CBS 8 that they hope law enforcement will start paying more attention to giving tickets to violators to end this cycle. The proposal passed the Alabama House of Representatives last year, but did not make it through the state ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Discrimination in schools
Irish TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Sir, – You report that “Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act will come under increasing scrutiny” (Education Today, December 20th). It's about time. Section 37 flouts the old principle that anti-discrimination legislation should never include ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Pensions challenge labour in 2012
Vancouver SunJanuary 3, 2012

Human rights disputes involving perceived disabilities, social media in the employment setting, off-duty criminal conduct by employees, and workplace bullying and harassment also made the list. But nothing is as potentially explosive as the pension ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Spain's Manufacturing Sector Contracts Further
NASDAQJanuary 2, 2012

Employment decreased again in December. Input costs dropped for the third month driven by weaker demand for inputs. Manufacturers reduced their output prices, reflecting the fall in input prices and to stimulate demand.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Romney advocates 'self-deportation' for illegal immigrants
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 24, 2012

His answer: “self-deportation.” If the nation's immigration laws are enforced Romney said, undocumented workers will return to their home countries once employment opportunities dry up. "If people don't get work here, they're going to self-deport to a ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Change in Medicaid policy may affect some patients' co-pays
Fort Worth Star TelegramJanuary 1, 2012

By Alex Branch A new state Medicaid policy could leave some elderly and low-income Texans without access to certain treatments, including crucial cancer medications, critics say. Starting Jan. 1, Medicaid will no longer cover the full co-payment of ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Labor Board Sides with American Truck Drivers in Struggle with Australian ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 3, 2012

... region of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is preparing to issue a highly anticipated complaint against Australia's Toll Group for committing a range of unfair labor practices to retaliate against its US employees for union organizing. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Laying down the laws
Sacramento BeeJanuary 1, 2012

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

PNP, labor unions ink picket line manifesto
Business MirrorJanuary 3, 2012

THE Philippine National Police, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and leaders of various trade unions have agreed to work together to prevent violence in picket lines during strikes and protect union leaders from harassment and extrajudicial ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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New year ushers in NH's new laws
Nashua TelegraphJanuary 2, 2012

Barry Rhodes, D-Nashua, achieved two new changes in state law as a Nashua Fire Department captain on behalf of the Department of Safety. One allows trucks with idle reduction technology to be heavier than others because they use less fuel and 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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Three-quarters of council staff could bypass pay freeze because they receive ...
Daily MailJanuary 2, 2012

The survey of 188 councils shows that a shocking 72 per cent use annual increments to reward staff. It means many Government employees are given more money on the basis of experience rather than performance. These increments, known as 'time served' ...more »

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