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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 »

How new options can help Ohio employers reduce their workers' compensation...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Over the past year, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has focused its attention on creating more program options for employers that encourage the correct behaviors and rewards them for achieving performance outcomes that reduce lost work ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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TRICARE Providers Not Considered Federal Contractors Under NDAA
Compensation.BLR.comJanuary 6, 2012

... network agreements are subcontractors for purposes of the Federal Acquisition Regulation or any other law [eg federal contractors subject to OFCCP jurisdiction], a TRICARE managed care support contract that includes the requirement to establish, ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Latinos praise, Hatch questions Obama's proposition
KSL-TVJanuary 8, 2012

Yapias said it's hard to say how many undocumented immigrants in Utah it might effect, but it could perhaps be thousands. "The reason this is happening is due to Congress' inaction on immigration reform," he said. The waiver shift is the latest move by ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Indiana to Push Right to Work Bill; Unions Plan to Fight
FiredoglakeJanuary 3, 2012

But when he wanted to strip the collective bargaining rights from public employees, years before Scott Walker of John Kasich got the idea, he didn't even bother with the legislative process, he signed an executive order. And it had the desired effect ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Expert Employment Law Attorneys' Year End Review on California Wage and Hour Cases
Business Review USA (press release)January 5, 2012

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 26, 2011) - While reflecting on hour and wage "battles" of 2011, Berger Kahn principal David Ezra and associate Erin Mindoro have determined that there may be a changing trend in California employment law disputes in favor ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Leagle.comJanuary 6, 2012

We recognize that "there is no presumption of continuing disability under the Workers' Compensation Law" (Matter of Rothe v United Med. Assocs., 2 AD3d 1264, 1265 [2003]) and that a claimant's treating physician is required to submit progress reports ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Professors file racial, age discrimination lawsuit against Jarvis Christian ...
Southeast Texas RecordJanuary 23, 2012

According to the complaint, five of the terminated employees were white and all six terminated employees were over the age of 40. The defendant is accused of violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and violating the plaintiffs' civil rights ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Ron Paul says victim of sex harassment bears some responsibility for resolution
Boston.comJanuary 1, 2012

By Shira Schoenberg, Globe Correspondent Texas Representative Ron Paul today stood by statements he made in his 1987 book arguing that someone who is a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace should bear some responsibility for resolving the ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Combine Solicitation - Local Exchange Services for Minneapolis-St Paul IAP ARS MN
Insurance News Net (press release)January 6, 2012

Any questions relating to the solicitation shall be submitted to the Contract Specialist or Contracting Officer noted in paragraph i above (not to the Communications Squadron representative or other government representative) by 18 Jan 12 . ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Del Rosario off to Syria to supervise Pinoys' repatriation
Business MirrorJanuary 1, 2012

FOREIGN Secretary Albert del Rosario went to Syria over the weekend to facilitate the immediate and safe repatriation of Filipino workers there, mostly undocumented househelp, after Manila assessed the situation risky. Del Rosario's decision was based ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Change in Medicaid policy may affect some patients' co-pays
Fort Worth Star TelegramJanuary 1, 2012

By Alex Branch A new state Medicaid policy could leave some elderly and low-income Texans without access to certain treatments, including crucial cancer medications, critics say. Starting Jan. 1, Medicaid will no longer cover the full co-payment of ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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UW cops file labor complaint
The Seattle TimesJanuary 6, 2012

A union representing employees of the University of Washington Police Department has filed a complaint with the state labor commission, charging the UW with six violations of state labor law. By Katherine Long No comments have been posted to this ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Law: Wood County faces challenges
Parkersburg NewsJanuary 1, 2012

... to serve in the Wood County Board of Education seat vacated by Rick Olcott will help the board stay on course while dealing with difficult personnel issues. "Certainly the change in the membership of the board is going to be a challenge," Law said, ...more »

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Wants to Tax Workers Who Support Unions
Business InsiderJanuary 3, 2012

The NYT reports that Indiana governor Mitch Daniels is pushing legislation that will require workers who support a union to pay extra money to support the cost of representing workers who don't want to pay. Under federal labor law, a union is required ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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LA arson suspect cursed US days before fires
Boston.comJanuary 4, 2012

A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case, said Harry Burkhart was present when his mother was arrested Dec. 28 on a provisional arrest warrant. ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Leagle.comJanuary 9, 2012

... Turner's Outdoorsman, Inc. ("Turner's"), as to his claims for race discrimination and harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), Cal. ...more »

Government Employees
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Convicted govt staff to be axed
Saudi GazetteJanuary 1, 2012

The hardening of the posture was seen in a letter from the Ministry of Justice sent to all government offices at the weekend warning corrupt employees to behave or face dismissal. The letter said government employees convicted of crimes of bribery, ...more »


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