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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

US judge allows DEA to suspend Cardinal license
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

An administrative hearing of Cardinal's Lakeland license is scheduled to begin at the DEA on April 3. That process could take as long as a year to play out as both sides present their cases. The DEA judge will then make a recommendation to the DEA's ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Don't Triangulate and Turn Tribalism Into the Suffering Olympics
AllAfrica.comMarch 2, 2012

By Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari, 2 March 2012 IN his costume of presidential candidate in 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy proposed that France had to think about affirmative action as a means to increase the visibility of blacks and minorities in socio-economic life ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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PHOTOS: Jose Antonio Vargas Among Friends
Patch.comMarch 6, 2012

Favorite son Jose Antonio Vargas returned to his alma mater MVHS Thursday night to answer questions about his years living 'underground' and his desire to jumpstart a dialogue on immigration reform. By LA Chung Members of the Oracle staff posed with ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Lintilhac: Child-care workers deserve bargaining rights
vtdigger.orgMarch 1, 2012

She serves on the boards of the Conservation Law Foundation, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, the Conservation and Research Foundation and numerous other science advisory boards. What is the value of collective bargaining for early childhood ...more »

Labor Disputes
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United Continental's New Labor Deal
Zacks.comMarch 1, 2012

Thus, union disputes, employee strikes or slowdowns, and other labor related disruptions, along with the integration of United and Continental workforces in connection with the merger may delay expected merger synergies and increase labor costs or ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Deadline set for commercial pools to comply with disability law
Williamsport Sun-GazetteMarch 2, 2012

... Williamsport Sun-Gazette Those who own commercial swimming pools have until March 15 to install at least one handicapped access point, in order to be in compliance with new changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act access guidelines.more »

Employment & Discrimination
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How to File a Work Discrimination Claim
Sacramento BeeMarch 2, 2012

By GobiernoUSA.gov/USA.gov The US government has laws that prohibit work discrimination based on age, disability, place of origin, race, religion and sex, as well as pregnancy and other things. These laws protect both employees and applicants.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Independent counsel rules Lake Forest police officer should not be fired
Lake ForesterMarch 6, 2012

... sexually harassing comments to a former Lake Forest College intern by a city police officer ruled that the officer violated policies against workplace harassment, but does not recommend that Student Resource Officer (SRO) Jeff Sulkin be fired.more »

Employment Contracts
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Old-style labour disruption looms - CTU
National Business ReviewMarch 5, 2012

She claimed the Ports of Auckland dispute could be compared to the 1990's when employment rights were stripped out of employment contracts under the Employment Relations Act. Her comments came while Australian and American union heavies are in New ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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New Orleans Draws Illegal Immigrants
WGAL LancasterMarch 15, 2012

Last week, two more parts of Alabama's tough immigration law, which makes it more difficult for illegal immigrants to live and work in the state, were blocked by a federal appeals court. Another piece, requiring schools to check the immigration status ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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New facility puts medical personnel where they're most wanted: inside Army units
Bellingham HeraldMarch 6, 2012

Madigan Army Medical Center spends more than $500 million a year delivering services to a range of people, from military retirees to dependent family members. But its resources often go unused by active-duty soldiers. The Army hospital south of Tacoma ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Judge: Gov't can require union posters at work
Fox NewsMarch 2, 2012

WASHINGTON – A judge has ruled that the National Labor Relations Board can require most private businesses to put up posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union. But US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson limited how the board can ...more »

Federal Personnel
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State grievance requirement left unchecked
Milwaukee Journal SentinelMarch 2, 2012

Those systems must give employees a venue where they can go if they feel they were unjustly fired, disciplined or subjected to unsafe working conditions. Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said the administration hasn't tracked whether the law is being ...more »

Cooch Still Backs McDonnell on Dulles-Rail PLA
Bacon's RebellionMarch 1, 2012

How can you say it doesn't require the participation of labor unions? Barnett, you don't know what's going on with Dulles Rail, Tysons Corner or much else in Fairfax County. First, it's unfair that the Dulles Toll Road users are paying the lion's share ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Calif. wildlife official under fire for puma hunt
The Associated PressMarch 3, 2012

"While I respect our Fish and Game rules and regulations, my 100-percent legal activity out of California, or anyone else's for that matter, is none of your business," Richards wrote. In a radio interview on a conservative talk show in Los Angeles, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Dismissals prove law was followed
Cedartown StandardMarch 2, 2012

Wrongful termination lawsuits filed by two former deputies were dismissed recently with a finding that the complaints were without merit. As Sheriff of Polk County, I am pleased to confirm that two lawsuits filed by former sheriff's deputies, ...more »

Government Employees
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Do Government Agencies Regularly Spy On Federal Employees' E-Mails?
ForbesMarch 6, 2012

“The FDA may have intercepted passwords to the personal email accounts of its employees for the purpose of logging in to search for archived messages to and from Congress and the Office of Special Counsel,” write the congressmen.more »

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