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Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...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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Affirmative action outcome influences Purdue area
Purdue ExponentMarch 2, 2012

This may result in affirmative action being ruled unconstitutional. Affirmative action looks at factors such as race, religion and sexual orientation when a person is being considered for things such as a job or acceptance into a university.more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US Needs Immigration Reform
ForbesMarch 3, 2012

One of the biggest disconnects between Main Street USA and Congress is on immigration. If Congress wants the US to remain at the forefront of competitiveness, innovation and productivity, we need immigration reform. Jim Collins, author of “Good to ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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The Disruptive Rise of Niche Unions in Germany
Spiegel OnlineMarch 7, 2012

CDU deputy floor leader Michael Fuchs, who is in charge of economic affairs, now wants to see rapid changes to collective bargaining law. "The niche egoism of individual trade unions is causing substantial economic damage," says Fuchs.more »

Labor Disputes
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Canada PM Defends Intervention In Air Canada Labor Disputes
Wall Street JournalMarch 9, 2012

The government referred the company's two labor disputes--with its machinists and pilots--to the Canada Industrial Relations Board, averting both a strike and lockout that would have grounded the airline. Under Canadian law, it's illegal for employees ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Leagle.comMarch 1, 2012

Robert A. Robinson submitted a brief on behalf of amicus curiae Disability Rights New Jersey. Catherine Weiss submitted a brief on behalf of amici curiae Community Health Law Project and The Arc of New Jersey (Lowenstein Sandler, attorneys; Ms. Weiss, ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Lesbian, gay, transgender community stages 'dignity rally'
Deseret NewsMarch 1, 2012

By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News Travis DeJong holds up a sign during a "Human Dignity Rally" in support of anti-discrimination in housing and employment at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Members of the lesbian, ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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NDP Calls On Liberals To Support Workplace Bullying Prevention Act
South Asian LinkMarch 3, 2012

VICTORIA – In an effort to stop on-the-job harassment and provide better protections for victims, New Democrat MLA Raj Chouhan reintroduced the Workplace Bullying Prevention Act Wednesday in the legislature. “Workplace bullying is a massive issue ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Consortium awarded Elmbridge youth service contract
Elmbridge TodayMarch 2, 2012

Surrey Youth Consortium has been awarded a 12-month contract to provide services aimed at preventing young people from becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) or entering the youth justice system in Elmbridge.more »

Undocumented Workers
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When An Undocumented Domestic Worker Gets Sick
Honduras WeeklyMarch 1, 2012

Two years ago, Reyna's application for asylum was denied and her permanent resident card revoked, leaving her among the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. She worries every day that her employer will learn that she is ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Lyle thanks friends, family, medical staff for support
PGA TourMarch 9, 2012

He will be taking indefinite leave from the TOUR and returned to Australia earlier this week to undergo an intensive course of chemotherapy and search for a suitable bone marrow donor. Lyle and his wife Briony are expecting their first child, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Language school firm will appeal decision Berlitz court ruling unequivocal on ...
The Japan TimesMarch 6, 2012

In November 2008, Begunto filed an unfair labor practices suit at the Tokyo Labor Commission. The union alleges Berlitz Japan bargained in bad faith and illegally interfered with the strike by sending a letter to teachers telling them to stop walking ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Amvets Legal Clinic on Full Alert in Defense of Nation's Veterans
Business Wire (press release)March 14, 2012

Funded by the non-profit AMVETS Department of California Service Foundation, Amvets Legal Clinic at Chapman University, CA is a pro-bono law service for military service personnel, veterans and their families. The Clinic focuses on matters of Traumatic ...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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Arcade Fire's New 'Hunger Games' Song Inspired By Jennifer Lawrence's Role ...
Hollywood LifeMarch 2, 2012

Arcade Fire's new song from the 'Hunger Games' soundtrack was made just for J-Law's character Katniss! It sounds amazing! Rock band Arcade Fire had the honor of making a song centered around Hunger Games's lead character, Katniss — you have to listen ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Colton Councilwoman testified in wrongful termination trial
San Bernardino SunMarch 20, 2012

There were charges on there that weren't city business," Bennett said Monday during day two of a wrongful termination lawsuit against Parrish and the city of Colton. Former Colton Police Chief Ken Rulon sued Parrish and the city in May 2008, ...more »

Government Employees
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If Stockton Is Broke, Then Why Isn't San Diego?: Steven Greenhut
BloombergMarch 2, 2012

Stockton, California, which is heading toward the first steps of Chapter 9 bankruptcy, is described as a crime-racked wretch designated by Forbes magazine as the most miserable city in America. But it would be wrong to believe that the troubles in the ...more »


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