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Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

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 »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Miss. gov backs immigration-enforcement proposal
WTVAMarch 1, 2012

Bryant spoke Wednesday at a Capitol news conference hosted by the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement and the Mississippi Tea Party. An immigration enforcement proposal, House Bill 488, awaits consideration in the House ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Covington Prevails in Discrimination Suit Brought by Yolanda Young
Above the LawMarch 7, 2012

By David Lat Litigation against law firms: it's all the rage right now. Earlier this week, Sara Randazzo of Am Law Daily did a round-up of over a dozen lawsuits in which law firms have been named as defendants. Such lawsuits come, and such lawsuits go.more »

Labor Disputes
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Still fighting for a penny per pound
Tampabay.comMarch 2, 2012

"The CIW is seeking to negotiate wages and working conditions of employment with the growers and the CIW is trying to drag Publix into these negotiations," she said. "This is a labor dispute and we simply aren't involved. As you know, tomatoes are just ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Job market tougher on those with disabilities
The ColoradoanMarch 4, 2012

While the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities most jobseekers never know why they aren't hired. Is it the disability or skill level? "Sometimes, it's just that people fear they might get into an ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Employment of Foreign Manpower Act under review
Channel News AsiaMarch 5, 2012

SINGAPORE: The Manpower Ministry is reviewing the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, and intends to implement the changes later this year. The review will cover four key areas aimed at ensuring penalties for breaches are adequate, and that errant ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Religion At Work Can Bring Fire And Brimstone
WITNMarch 17, 2012

There is more diversity in offices and factories, and the labor laws have been bolstered to protect the religious rights of employees, covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Indeed, cases of religious discrimination filed with the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Union, sheriff locked in strife
Worcester TelegramMarch 4, 2012

Jude Cristo, then human resources director, suggested in a meeting in March 2010 that use of the Family Medical Leave Act would be preferable to use of sick time. After Paul Legendre, assistant superintendent of operations, felt Officer Lohnes was not ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Winston-Salem activist highlights debate over fate of young illegal immigrants
Winston-Salem JournalMarch 18, 2012

The problem, sometimes, is that Dream Act-eligible immigrants such as Alberto get linked with the worst stereotypes associated with illegal immigration, according to John Candillo, 69, a Winston-Salem resident who considers himself a conservative tea ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Commissioners to vote on terminating Katris
Jackson County NewspapersMarch 1, 2012

A personnel matter is one of the few reasons a governing body can go into an executive (closed) session, according to the West Virginia Open Governmental Meetings Law. According to state law, a public body can take no votes during an executive session.more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Are arena football players going on strike?
Central Florida News 13March 7, 2012

We have a formal federal labor complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. We are confident we will prevail on our unfair labor practice complaints." There is a 6pm practice at the Citrus Bowl tomorrow and it might be a group of replacement ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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BofA Fee Plan Already Under Fire; Massachusetts Raises Issues
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 1, 2012

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commenwealth William Galvin has put out a statement slamming the reported plan and proposing a law that will bar the the state from putting money in banks that put in place fees that hurt customers.more »

Union-party alliance
The Korea HeraldMarch 5, 2012

When Lee Yong-deuk, leader of the more moderate of Korea's two national labor unions, joined the main opposition Democratic United Party as an appointed member of its executive council last year, he must have had specific goals to attain other than ...more »

Government Employees
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Commentary: Few state employees get to vote for their union
The Detroit NewsMarch 1, 2012

Documents recently acquired by the Mackinac Center from the Michigan Employment Relations Commission reveal that very few government employees are given the opportunity to vote to maintain, remove or replace their union in any given year.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Gay coach files lawsuit against Charter Oak Unified, alleges discrimination ...
Inland Valley Daily BulletinMarch 4, 2012

CHARTER OAK - A former high school water-polo coach who claims he was fired last summer for being gay has filed a lawsuit against the Charter Oak Unified School District, alleging discrimination and wrongful termination.more »

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