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Ind. guv praises delay of federal pollution rule
Chicago TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday approved a request by electric power companies, states and other parties seeking to delay the rules until litigation over the regulation plays out. Daniels praised the court's ruling Saturday in a ...more »

New Licensing Regime Jolts Freight Forwarders
THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

Although the Customs and Excise Management Act provides for self clearing in which an importer is allowed the option of clearing its goods, most of them prefer to use clearing agents because of the bureaucracy involved. Accordingly, government reviews ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action foe Ward Connerly faces accusations by former ally Jennifer ...
AnnArbor.comJanuary 20, 2012

... which banned the use of race and gender preferences in public education, public hiring and public contracting in Michigan, has come under fire from a former employee and a one-time ally in his fight against affirmative action. ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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How has illegal immigration reform affected ag industry?
WXIA-TVJanuary 3, 2012

Tomorrow the Agriculture Department will present a report on whether that industry has been hurt by the illegal immigration reform passed last year, better known as HB 87. We already have some idea of the answer. A few months ago, the Georgia Fruit ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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2011: The year in review
Marion StarJanuary 1, 2012

How they can exempt themselves from such a law is not only ridiculous, it is unfair, and 'business as usual' for those politicians." Issue 2 got trounced at the polls, losing 61 percent to 39 percent, overturning the collective bargaining law. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor disputes soar in Guangdong
Chinadaily USAJanuary 1, 2012

By Li Wenfang (China Daily) GUANGZHOU - Labor dispute cases reported in Guangdong province, an economic powerhouse in South China, surged almost three-fold in the past four years, with the implementation of the new Labor Contract Law. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

Furthermore, the IDEA "provides that potential plaintiffs with grievances related to the education of disabled children generally must exhaust their administrative remedies before filing suit in federal [or state] court, even if their claims are ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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County settles discrimination claims of two employees for a total of $120000
HeraldNetJanuary 3, 2012

By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer The same cases earlier had been the subject of lengthy internal investigations, which found no wrongdoing by top managers. On Dec. 22, county attorneys agreed to pay a roads employee $100000 to settle her claims of racial ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Premier Christy Clark's new bullying problem
The ProvinceJanuary 22, 2012

“Bullying within government is as rampant as the plague,” a civil servant writes in the BC Public Service Discussion Forum, a passwordprotected website where government employees discuss workplace issues, anonymously if they choose. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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As Ford Plant Waned, Many Workers Slow To Prepare
Manufacturing.netJanuary 3, 2012

Anthony Alongi, director of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's dislocated worker program, said such programs never get all employees in a mass layoff. Many transfer to other plants, he said, some retire, others get jobs on ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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GOP runners 'divide and conquer'
The Miscellany NewsJanuary 25, 2012

In the post-World War II United States this "divide and conquer" strategy has most prominently taken the form of manufactured antagonism between African-American and white workers, though manufactured antagonism between undocumented immigrants and ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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New Delaware County sheriff overhauling jail rules
NewsOK.comJanuary 7, 2012

The new sheriff of Delaware County, a former state lawmaker, has implemented new policies dealing with such topics as female inmate transportation and the dispensing of medicine. BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Leave a comment JAY — Hanging on the wall of newly ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Leagle.comJanuary 23, 2012

... Board) affirming the findings of an administrative law judge (ALJ) that Laurel Bay committed eight unfair labor practices (ULPs) in violation of section 8(a)(1) and (5) of the National Labor Relations Act (Act), 29 USC § 158(a)(1), (5).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 »

Company chairs urge industrial relations overhaul
The AustralianJanuary 3, 2012

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief Peter Anderson said yesterday the review needed to examine flaws in the Fair Work Act giving unions "open access" to strike action. Mr Anderson said disputes involving job security, contracting and ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Yale and Brockway Township fire departments will start 2012 with a new leader.
Port Huron Times HeraldJanuary 2, 2012

If anyone wants to check the pulse of Michigan's ailing medical marijuana law, the answer is in our... Roman "Ray" Gribbs, who grew up on a farm in western St. For someone who never liked breakfast growing up, Carol Chargot knows a lot of ways to ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Mo. Democrats speak against discrimination bill
CBS NewsJanuary 26, 2012

Voting along party lines, the Senate rejected an amendment Wednesday that would have excluded age discrimination from the higher legal standard proposed under the bill. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed similar legislation last year.more »

Government Employees
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Leagle.comJanuary 5, 2012

Tricia White, an African-American female, was hired by Government Employees Insurance Co. ("GEICO") as a Telephone Claims Representative Trainee in GEICO's regional office in Macon, Georgia in 1997. White's sister, Tiffany White, was also hired at that ...more »


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