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How your accountant can provide benefits to your business beyond tax season
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Most business owners know to call their accountant when they're filing their taxes or doing succession planning, but there are other times a CPA can benefit your business. Whether it's making a large purchase or crafting a benefits plan, ...more »

It's Your Business
Topeka Capital JournalJanuary 1, 2012

During her 29-year career in real estate, Green was named Realtor of the Year and Salesperson of the Year by the Topeka Area Association of Realtors and the Kansas Association of Realtors. She also served on the board of directors of both organizations ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative Action Perpetuates a Colorized America
Daily NexusJanuary 11, 2012

By Opinion Editor and Alex Gushner Few government policies are more counterproductive than affirmative action. Its origins trace back to the presidential terms of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, both of whom sought to curb discrimination and ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Mitt Romney: I would veto DREAM Act, end illegal immigration
The State ColumnJanuary 1, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's views against the DREAM Act drew vigorous applause on Saturday, as the Republican presidential hopeful said he would veto a propose immigration reform bill up for debate in Congress. ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Value of Gableman's legal services disputed
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

One of those 4-3 cases all but eliminated collective bargaining for public employees, and on Friday Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne asked the state Supreme Court to reopen the case because McLeod and others at Michael Best worked on the ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Upland rejects Quincey claim
Contra Costa TimesJanuary 3, 2012

He filed a notice of claim with the city in November seeking unlimited damages over his termination in May. Quincey accuses the city of breaching his employment contract, wrongful termination and violating labor codes. He is also accusing Mayor Ray ...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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Ex- NHS director awarded £1m for racially motivated unfair dismissal
Fresh Business ThinkingJanuary 9, 2012

Elliot Browne's 34-year long career in the NHS came to end in 2008, following the trust's 'discriminatory treatment from 2007 onwards', an employment tribunal has ruled. Today (Monday, 9 January) Unite, Mr Browne's union, called for the trust 'to ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Embattled human rights agency boss needs to work on workplace harmony, says gov't
Montreal GazetteJanuary 10, 2012

Two more harassment charges are pending against Chotalia, whose employees accused her of creating a "toxic" workplace since she was appointed to the job in September 2009. More than half of the 25-member staff, including managers, left, took sick leave ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Pindiites are opting for self-employment
The News InternationalJanuary 2, 2012

However, there have always been a few with professional skills who are not inclined to sign long-term contracts. Now there is a new tendency amongst the Pindiites who are choosing to be self-employed. Nabeel Ahmad Sheikh, 27, from Arya Mohallah, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Utah guest-worker law a model for California plan
Salt Lake TribuneJanuary 3, 2012

By david montero Utah's groundbreaking guest-worker law has become the model for a proposed ballot measure in California that would allow undocumented workers in the Golden State to live and work through a state-run pilot program. ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Virginia's chief medical examiner speaks up for dead
The Virginian-PilotJanuary 1, 2012

Bush estimates she's done 5000 autopsies, testifying in hundreds of court cases. She spent 18 years in the Tidewater district. Dr. Marcella Fierro, who was Virginia's chief medical examiner for 13 years, used to give lectures to Bush's medical classes ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Pennsylvania Labor Relatons Board rules in favor of Roseto borough
The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.comJanuary 13, 2012

... fired Temos-Tollinger for pursuing negotiations for an initial collective bargaining agreement; and that Nicholais was fired because he actively pursued Temos-Tollinger's case and planned to testify at a previously scheduled unfair labor practice...more »

Federal Personnel
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J&K: 5 CISF men held for firing on villagers
IBNLive.comJanuary 2, 2012

PTI Srinagar: A young man was killed on the spot and two others injured when CISF personnel opened fire on Monday to disperse protesters agitated over power shortage in Boniyar area of Baramulla district in the Kashmir Valley. Five personnel of the ...more »

Many workers to benefit in 2012 from new Obama rules
People's WorldJanuary 2, 2012

The new rules cover union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things. On union elections, the National Labor Relations Board approved a final in December that eliminates delays that bosses have traditionally used to thwart union organizing ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Rash of arson fires continues, spreads across wider area
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 1, 2012

However, the large number of fires sparked over the two-day period led law enforcement sources to speculate that more than one arsonist was at large. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was open, said it's possible ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Fired Santa Rosa police captain wins round in federal court
Santa Rosa Press DemocratJanuary 4, 2012

By KEVIN McCALLUM A former Santa Rosa police captain whose four-year wrongful termination suit so far has cost the city nearly $1 million has won a round in federal court. A US District Court judge in 2010 dismissed Jamie Mitchel's lawsuit against the ...more »

Government Employees
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Why Public Pensions Are So Rich
Wall Street JournalJanuary 4, 2012

These claims are misleading, but reformers have a hard time conveying to taxpayers precisely how generous public-sector retirement benefits can be. That's because government employees typically have "defined benefit" pensions that pay a guaranteed ...more »


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