Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in January, 2012

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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 »

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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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Opens Whistleblower Complaint Hotline
JD Supra (press release)January 2, 2012

The stronger the compliance policies and practices are, the less likely there will be legal and regulatory violations in the first place. It also will be critical to stay up-to-date on the latest regulatory and enforcement developments related to ...more »

Government Employees
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Yemeni government employee killed as guards break up strike
The Daily StarJanuary 2, 2012

SANAA: Armed Yemeni guards trying to break up a strike Monday at a government office killed one of the protesting workers, a security official said. Employees of the Central Agency for Control and Audit in the southern province of Aden are among civil ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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New year rings with freedom of assembly
Janesville GazetteJanuary 5, 2012

Fresh off the “Occupy” movement tactics involving plazas and parks, public employee unions, educators and others are making plans for election-year rallies at various statehouses over collective-bargaining limits, right-to-work laws and budget cuts. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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The Road Ahead for Immigration Reform
Huffington PostJanuary 19, 2012

The Supreme Court this term will rule on the legality of Arizona's SB 1070, the state law which seeks to push undocumented immigrants out by way of punitive measures. Passed in 2010, the Arizona law was the first in a wave of harsh state immigration ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Seyfarth Shaw's 8th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Reviews ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 9, 2012

9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Leading employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has issued its annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, covering a charged national landscape of "bet the company" employment disputes fueled by an aggressive ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Rug manufacturer settles with DOJ in citizenship discrimination complaint
Legal News LineJanuary 3, 2012

He presented his unexpired driver's license and an unrestricted Social Security card when hired. Garland demanded that the he provide his "green card," the DOJ charged. The company made further requests for documents and when the worker objected to the ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Teacher, don't leave us kids alone
Times of IndiaJanuary 8, 2012

The Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Act says every disabled child has the right to free education till the age of 18 The Right Of Children To Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act says every child between six and 14 has the right to free and ...more »

Employment Contracts
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[UPDATE] New York City office cleaners avoid strike
Queens CourierJanuary 3, 2012

Beginning January 1, 2012, the contracts of 22000 citywide commercial building service employees expire. Negotiations commenced on Wednesday, December 28 between the bargaining unit acting on behalf of the 32BJ Union and the Realty Advisory Board on ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Shorten: I won't intervention in latest waterfront dispute
ABC OnlineJanuary 5, 2012

... as opposed to discrimination or harassment? BILL SHORTEN: I live in the real world and I've seen what bullying does. We're determined to get a code and an agreed standard in terms of making sure the workplace bullying is completely stamped out. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Vital or vile? Wis. coroner is posting facial photos online of bodies ...
Washington PostJanuary 3, 2012

Nici Vance, a forensic anthropologist for the State Medical Examiner's Office in Oregon, said she would never publicly release photographs of the dead. She said sketches are far better, because artists can leave out wounds or other signs of violence ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Talks About Farm Labor Shortage Report
WSAV-TVJanuary 6, 2012

Georgia's top agriculture official is speaking out about a study by his department about the availability of farm workers. Lawmakers ordered the study in Georgia House Bill 87, the state's crackdown on undocumented workers. In the report issued Tuesday ...more »

Federal Personnel
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F-18 pilot, sister: victims in Coronado shooting
KFMBJanuary 2, 2012

CORONADO (CNS) - Law enforcement authorities Monday confirmed that two of the four people killed in a Coronado condominium about two hours into the new year were active duty Navy personnel. The names were being withheld Monday, but San Diego County ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Charge Overnight Cut As 'Unfair'
Journal & Topics Newspapers OnlineJanuary 11, 2012

Union officials and their attorneys contend that when an overnight ambulance was taken out of service in early 2011, while firefighters were without a contract and negotiating with the village, the move constituted an unfair labor practice because it ...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 »

Hawke: 1983 National Economic Summit established success
ABC OnlineJanuary 1, 2012

We did and we had the representatives, Federal Government, state government, local government, large employers, small employers, trade unions, churches, welfare organisations. They were given by Treasury all the information that we had and so you had ...more »

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