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Looking forward 2012: A better place...
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

In 2011, a special court for NIA cases and 2G spectrum was established. Sources say more special courts may be formed if the number of cases with the National Investigating Agency increases. The year 2012 will mark the end of the 54-year-old MCD ...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 »

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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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RELEASE: In 2012, Common-Sense Immigration Measures Set to Advance in States
Progressive States Network (blog)January 10, 2012

New York, NY -- As comprehensive immigration reform remained stalled in Congress in 2011, the issue persisted as a top priority among state legislatures that pushed various bills targeting undocumented immigrants. Today, NCLR (National Council of La ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Seven Unions File Class Actions Against NY
Courthouse News ServiceJanuary 4, 2012

The union seeks declaratory and injunctive relief on claims of breach of contract and violations of the US and New York State Constitutions. Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto said in a statement that the unions are way off the mark. "The law clearly allows ...more »

Labor Disputes
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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 »

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 & Discrimination
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Teaching Hospital Agrees to Pay $115000 for Discrimination during the I-9 Process
ILW.comJanuary 5, 2012

... in the number of enforcement actions brought by the DOJ for discriminatory I-9 practices, due in part (I believe) to the increasing pressure from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to follow the often confusing I-9 rules and procedures. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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'The Die Has Been Cast': Ron Paul Makes Closing Argument Ahead Of Iowa
TPMJanuary 1, 2012

But he was very dismissive about the idea that a worker should have legal recourse if they are harassed in the workplace, saying that the individuals should be left to work that out themselves in lieu of government action. Most of the arguments against ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Five Events That Will Shape University Technology Transfer
Innovation Excellence (blog)January 2, 2012

Second, given resource constraints, most US universities file for patents slowly, buying time while they assess the invention's commercial potential. Today most universities have built their patent processes on the old system. ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Where Ron Paul Stands on Issues of Import to Latino Voters
Fox NewsJanuary 9, 2012

He has called for the eventual elimination of Medicare and Medicaid. Paul wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, the law that mandates nearly everyone have health care insurance by 2014 or be fined, and believes charities should provide ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Responders take flight when disaster strikes
Morgan County HeraldJanuary 4, 2012

There are always three members of the family at home except when they have to leave in their helicopter to save someone's life. Modern day super heroes? Essentially, yes; this is MedFlight 6, Morgan County's closest entity to a hospital in sight. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Complaint lodged against Steward over fired nurse
The Boston GlobeJanuary 6, 2012

“We found reasonable cause to believe the unfair labor practices alleged in the complaint occurred,'' Robert P. Redbord, deputy regional attorney for the NLRB, said yesterday. The board has scheduled a Feb. 14 hearing on the complaint against Steward ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Supreme Court sides with churches in employment fights
Washington Post (blog)January 11, 2012

... religious institutions from some civil rights laws. Religious groups heralded the ruling as a firm assertion of religious freedom that keeps personnel decisions about religious employees where they should be: within a church, synagogue, or mosque. ...more »

Thatcher, “The Iron Lady,” Inspires GOP Candidates
The Fiscal TimesJanuary 1, 2012

A strict conservative who espoused a free-market ideology, took a hard line against trade unions, and warned against the Soviet Union, Thatcher was a tough, competent leader who held the top spot for 11 years. Now, her story is on the big screen. ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Chile says part of big forest fire contained, suspect denies setting fire
Washington PostJanuary 1, 2012

... though Chilean law can allow short sentences to be served outside confinement if the convicted person appears to periodically register with officials. More than 500 firefighters are trying to quell the fire, which forced officials to evacuate 400 ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Fired man wins 'day in court'
The Register-GuardJanuary 5, 2012

The appellate court remanded the case to US District Judge Ann Aiken, finding “triable issues” in part of Wellington's $300000 suit: his claim that county officials fired him in retaliation for taking medical leave under state and federal family leave...more »

Government Employees
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INLAND: Fewer government workers earned $100000 in 2010
Press-EnterpriseJanuary 1, 2012

BY DUANE W. GANG There were 286 fewer local government workers in the Inland area making $100000 or more in 2010 compared to the year before, newly released state records show. The state controller's office began collecting the local government ...more »


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