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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 »

Crimes give Akron, Ohio, area national exposure in 2011
Bellingham HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

"Ohio police find third body investigating murder spree," the Telegraph reported to its London readers in December. For a region more used to seeing the spotlight cast on its Goodyear blimp, the All-American Soap Box Derby or LeBron James, ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Grammer Pole of the Weak: The Meaning of 'Diversity'
Above the LawJanuary 6, 2012

It touches on hot-button issues like affirmative action and racial preferences, about which our readers have passionate opinions. The question, in a nutshell: What does it mean to be a “diverse” individual? “Perkins Coie's Chicago office is offering a ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Illinois bishops call for immigration reform, urge support for families
Catholic CultureJanuary 10, 2012

“Let us pray that in this New Year we may recognize the need for comprehensive immigration reform that respects the rule of law, yet also ensures that the law is applied fairly and compassionately to those immigrant families among us who need our help. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Change in disclosure law proposed
Wisconsin Radio NetworkJanuary 13, 2012

Under current state law, individuals who donate more than $100 to a candidate for state office currently are required to disclose their employer. State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) says that information has been used to harm businesses with ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Top Hollywood Labor Lawyer Howard Fabrick Switches Firms (Exclusive)
Hollywood ReporterJanuary 5, 2012

Fabrick, who previously spent 13 years with LA firm Akin Gump and 18 yeras with Proskauer Rose, has been featured in THR's annual Power Lawyers issue for his experience handling tricky guild issues and employment disputes. He joined the new firm Jan 1. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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North Lanarkshire Council's £2million funding for equality groups
Wishaw PressJanuary 5, 2012

Among the other organisations in the area to receive funding were North Lanarkshire Disability Forum, Ethnic Minority Law Centre, North Lanarkshire Muslim Women and Family Alliance and the Lanarkshire Ethnic Minority Action Group. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Shawano firm accused of age discrimination
Appleton Post CrescentJanuary 2, 2012

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it has sued Computer Systems LLC for alleged age discrimination. A message left with Computer Systems was not immediately returned. The EEOC's Milwaukee office says Computer Systems eliminated the job ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Daily SunJanuary 2, 2012

Comrade Ibrahim also identified other discriminatory policies against women in the work place as sexual harassment, the HIV/AIDS as well as employment discrimination. “Most employers do not believe that because a woman has the same qualification with a ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Hospital CEO's salary is north's second highest
NorthernLife.caJanuary 4, 2012

This is according to an employment contract signed with Roy on Nov. 26, 2009, when he was first hired as the hospital's new CEO. The hospital also agreed to cover “reasonable costs incurred in relocating from Montreal to Sudbury, to a maximum of $20000 ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Earth Fare immigrant worker firings criticized
Asheville Citizen-TimesJanuary 10, 2012

ASHEVILLE — The grocery store chain Earth Fare acknowledged Monday that it dismissed an unspecified number of undocumented workers just before Christmas, one of them a woman living in the US since 1999. Fletcher-based Earth Fare in a Web post called ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Does alternative medicine delay cancer treatment?
Jakarta PostJanuary 10, 2012

Because money is one of the reasons why cancer patients leave it too late to seek medical attention, the government should further ensure that cancer treatment can be fully covered by the government and private health insurance schemes. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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NLRB Finds Arbitration Provision Unlawful, Calling Class Action Ban NLRA ...
Bloomberg BNAJanuary 13, 2012

... claims that they were misclassified as exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Pearce and Becker said Horton's dispute resolution procedure illegally blocked employees from pursuing class or collective actions in court or in arbitration. ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Metzler In, Stafford Out as Borough Manager
Patch.comJanuary 3, 2012

The manager is appointed by council and administers its directives, executes laws, presents the annual budget, and appoints and supervises most department heads and employees. Metzler was originally appointed borough manager in 2006 after a long stint ...more »

A new attitude in Albany: In his first year, Cuomo wasn't taking 'no' for an ...
Elmira Star-GazetteJanuary 1, 2012

For example, Cuomo reached new contract agreements with the state's major labor unions that did not include pay raises for the first several years. But he didn't push the unions to accept a new pension tier, either. Cuomo is expected to reintroduce his ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Major Westclox fire rings in New Year
LaSalle News TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

That alarm system, Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, is similar to a mutual aid system utilized for rapid and focused firefighting response. Through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Peru was receiving help from fire departments from La Salle ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Judge cuts jury award in ADA case
Billings GazetteJanuary 18, 2012

The jury found that Wyoming Machinery Company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act in terminating Bush after he underwent open-heart surgery. In reducing the damage award, Chief Federal Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal cited the cap on ...more »

Government Employees
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State government reorganizing in 2012
Winston-Salem JournalJanuary 1, 2012

The biggest change will happen today, when a 25000-employee criminal justice superagency is created, headquartered in the major high-rise of the state government complex in downtown Raleigh. But there will also be changes in who runs the prisons, ...more »


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