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THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

When President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law 48 hours before he was sworn in, journalists and members of civil society groups saw it as the beginning of better days in the country. Seven months after, there are ...more »

FDI in retail is the first reform, which will benefit rural societies
Economic TimesJanuary 1, 2012

FDI in retail would allow highly efficient corporations from all over the world to come in and invest in reviewing , restructuring and renewing the supply chain at various points throughout India. This investment in capital and expertise is sorely ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Paul Krugman's Affirmative Action for Romney and the Republicans
Business InsiderJanuary 6, 2012

There he goes again, Paul Krugman is ignoring history to make the Republicans look better. His column today takes issue with Republican front-runner Mitt Romney's claim that the economy has lost 2 million jobs during the Obama administration. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Tennessee releases new immigration guidelines
Nashville Business JournalJanuary 4, 2012

The state of Tennessee has released guidelines related to immigration reform that was a hot topic for the business community last year. The Tennessee Lawful Employment Act is now in effect, requiring employers to follow new guidelines with all ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Starting now, state workers, families to pay more for medical care
Madison.comJanuary 2, 2012

The law stripped most public sector workers of collective bargaining rights, and since August reduced their take-home pay to cover more of the costs of premiums for pension and health insurance. The pension change reduced paychecks by 5.8 percent, ...more »

Labor Disputes
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FAA to Stay Open as US Lawmakers Compromise on Union Votes
BusinessWeekJanuary 20, 2012

The FAA shutdown occurred after Mica included a measure in a temporary FAA bill that would have eliminated subsidies for airline service at 13 rural airports. Rockefeller said it was unfair to include the cuts in the temporary bill. The mediation board ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Berkeley Law Lecturer, Students Work to Effect Change in Egypt
UC BerkeleyJanuary 4, 2012

Rosenbaum is doing just that during a busy stint as adviser to the American Bar Association (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative in Cairo. Despite not being proficient in Arabic and living far from family and friends, Rosenbaum has happily dived in. ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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How employment practices liability insurance can protect you in a lawsuit
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

In most cases, yes, but the caveat is that any known prior incidents and pending litigation are specifically excluded. Prior acts could be something that happened years ago, but you weren't aware of the problem and no supervisor had been notified. ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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What to watch for in 2012
Eastern Wake NewsJanuary 1, 2012

Nearly one-third of the people employed by the town of Knightdale said they experienced or observed harassment in the workplace, according to the surveys. Twenty of the town's 61 staff members responded “Yes” to the question: “Have you ever experienced ...more »

Employment Contracts
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2012 could bring more grape contracts, vineyard sales
North Bay Business JournalJanuary 2, 2012

Fine-wine sales will grow next year, but by how much and at what bottle prices depends on improvement in broader economy factors such as employment and pending home foreclosures, according to Mr. McMillan. But wine sales are growing, while the supply ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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GOP candidates still talking strong on immigration
Kansas City StarJanuary 8, 2012

Listening to the GOP White House aspirants, voters might not know that the number of illegal immigrants in the United States is down, attempted border crossings are at a 40-year low and President Barack Obama has deported undocumented workers at twice ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Vinny's 'Jersey Shore' Anxiety 'Will Help Others'
MTV.comJanuary 13, 2012

By James Montgomery (@positivnegativ) On Thursday night's "Jersey Shore," viewers were given a glimpse inside Vinny Guadagnino's lifelong (though closely guarded) struggle with clinical anxiety — a battle that finally forced him to leave the show and ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Labor dispute conference today
Lincoln News MessengerJanuary 5, 2012

Les Chisholm, division chief for the Public Employment Relations Board, said the goal of a settlement conference “is to resolve the dispute.” “Resolution of the dispute would involve withdrawal of the charge,” Chisholm said. The complaint was issued in ...more »

Federal Personnel
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TSA to make airport screening faster for military personnel
WLTZ 38 NBCJanuary 6, 2012

Earlier this week, president Obama signed a law, directing the TSA to produce and implement a plan to speed screening of traveling military personnel in uniform and traveling with military orders. The White House says the law, known as the risk-based ...more »

GOP hopefuls assail Obama labor board appointments
The Associated PressJanuary 5, 2012

Newt Gingrich called on Congress to eliminate funding for the agency, which Republicans claim favors labor unions. Rick Santorum said Obama "ran roughshod" over the system to appoint "radicals who can't get confirmed." And Mitt Romney aired a new TV ad ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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2012 brings a spate of new laws
Jacksonville Journal-CourierJanuary 1, 2012

PA 97-0449 • New language specifies that a school board is allowed to suspend or expel a student who has made a explicit threat on an Internet website against a school employee, fellow student or any other school personnel. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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NALCO employee attributes five month absence from work to stress ball injury
The Louisiana RecordJanuary 5, 2012

16 in the 23rd Judicial District against NALCO and direct supervisor Allen St. Pierre for wrongful termination. Trepaginer says he was employed at the Garyville NALCO location as a utility operator when his eye was injured by a stress ball thrown at ...more »

Government Employees
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Carolyn Davis takes lessons from federal career into new one
FederalNewsRadio.comJanuary 3, 2012

Post-retirement plans: I've established my own employment consulting business consisting of alternative dispute resolution and equal employment opportunity services. The focus will primarily be on ADR (alternative dispute resolution) because it makes ...more »

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