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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Advantages of affirmative action still needed
San Antonio ExpressMarch 2, 2012

The United States Supreme Court once again has agreed to revisit the touchy subject of affirmative action. This particular case is a continuation of a suit filed by Abigail Fisher, a white student who claims she was denied admission to the University ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Texas Immigration Detention Center: Feds Unveil Reform-Minded Facility In ...
Huffington PostMarch 14, 2012

She said that the Obama administration should scrap US policy adopted in 2005 of detaining nearly all immigration offenders, and instead only lock up only those considered most-dangerous, including any with past criminal records.more »

Collective Bargaining
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SEALs storm BO, sans SAG card
VarietyMarch 3, 2012

Just don't call them actors. Though the eight active-duty Navy SEALs who topline "Act of Valor," which grabbed $24.5 million over the Feb. 24-26 frame, delivered scripted dialogue, they weren't covered by SAG's collective bargaining agreement.more »

Labor Disputes
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Supply Chain News: Labor Disputes Settled at Cooper Tire and Caterpillar ...
Supply Chain DigestMarch 6, 2012

The lockout dragged on into February, with pressure in a sense applied to the Findlay workers after the company did reach a new contract with the United Steel Workers at a plant in Texarkana, Arkansas, where a new contract was overwhelmingly approved ...more »

Rrb Disability
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CA Employment Lawyer: Oregon's Sheltered Workshops for Disabled Under Fire
NewYorkInjuryNews (press release)March 2, 2012

The California employment lawyers at Keller Grover LLP, who advocate for employee rights, including those of disabled workers, report that a class action lawsuit has been filed that alleges these sheltered workshops are in violation of federal law.more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Policewoman 'offered a pink gun by her boss' sues force for sex discrimination
Daily MailMarch 1, 2012

The woman, who can only be named as 'Miss M' for security reasons, was led towards a cabinet containing a stash of pornographic magazines during a training exercise, Central London Employment Tribunal heard today. She was told that female officers did ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Understanding rules key to preventing harassment on job
Statesman JournalMarch 4, 2012

If your poor treatment of someone is based upon their age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin or genetic information (family medical history), among other legally protected classes, that treatment might be unlawful.more »

Employment Contracts
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Nashville schools chief makes financial disclosures late
The TennesseanMarch 5, 2012

However, Register's employment contract contains a provision requiring him to comply with the city's ethics law and Dean's executive order. Although his disclosure statements for the two missed years are now on file with the Metro Clerk, ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Should Illegals Get Drivers Licenses?
Family Security MattersMarch 6, 2012

WCAX: Should Illegal Farm Workers Get Vt Driver's Licenses? This past September, Danilo Lopez says he was pulled out of a car for the color of his skin. He wasn't driving, but a Vermont State Police officer insisted he prove his citizenship.more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Doctors having trouble immigrating to Saskatchewan
Global ReginaMarch 7, 2012

Ten years later she's on educational leave fro her job as a lab technician. She passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam with flying colours. But every year there's only 14 spots available in the Family Medicine Residency Program, ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Challenge to Obama recess appointments denied
ReutersMarch 2, 2012

Jackson ruled the NLRB had the right to require employers to display the union notice, but could not call failure to do so an "unfair labor practice." Karen Harned, executive director of NFIB's small business legal center, said the group plans to ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Governor lauds work of military personnel
Topeka Capital JournalMarch 1, 2012

He chose Armed Forced Appreciation Day to bring together uniformed personnel from installations around the state for the signing of copies of a House bill designed to help military spouses to get jobs in Kansas. The law -- formally enacted in February ...more »

Michigan union proposal fights 'right-to-work'
CBS NewsMarch 6, 2012

A labor union coalition officially launched a broad campaign Tuesday aimed at protecting collective bargaining rights and pre-empting a possible "right-to-work" movement by Michigan Republicans. Unions want to present the proposed constitutional ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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A Call to Fire Prosecutors in Botched Stevens Trial
New York TimesMarch 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska called on Friday for the summary dismissal of two federal prosecutors who came under particular criticism in a report about the botched ethics trial of Senator Ted Stevens, while lawyers for the two ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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'Desperate Housewives' Creator Says He 'Tapped' Actress Nicolette Sheridan on Head
Patch.comMarch 5, 2012

Sheridan, 48, filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court in April 2010, alleging battery and wrongful termination against Cherry and Touchstone Television Productions. By City News Service Nicollette Sheridan arrives in court where she will be taking the ...more »

Government Employees
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Report Finds Government Unions Hurting Pennsylvanians
Sacramento BeeMarch 5, 2012

While raising dues on teachers and other school employees more than 11 percent last year, the PSEA also pays 141 union staff more than $100000 in salary. The highest-earning government union boss, however, is UFCW 1776 President Wendell Young IV, ...more »


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