Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in March, 2012

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Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

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 »

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Affirmative Action
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The Porous Glass Ceiling: Lessons in Breaking Through From Hilda Solis
The AtlanticMarch 13, 2012

By Kirk Victor What the country's first Latina Cabinet secretary can teach us about women in business, the value of affirmative action, and the culture of Washington. The glass ceiling still keeps many women from reaching the top echelons of business ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Big push for immigration bill
Jackson Clarion LedgerMarch 1, 2012

Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger Supporters of the Alabama-style proposed immigration legislation argued at a Capitol news conference Wednesday that illegal immigrants are taking jobs from Mississippians, bloating the state's 10.4 percent unemployment ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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UAW readies right-to-work fight
The Detroit NewsMarch 2, 2012

"The UAW has been out in front, advocating for Michigan, that we do a ballot initiative to change the Michigan Constitution to protect workers against corporations and guarantee workers' right to collective bargaining." UAW leaders will meet at the UAW ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Obamacare and Emerging Workers' Compensation Trends
PropertyCasualty360March 5, 2012

California may, in fact, be the most aggressive jurisdiction of all when it comes to the use of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms. In the Golden State, the workers' compensation system has become so overloaded that labor and management have been ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Virginia Families Lament Training-Center Closures
MyFox Washington DCMarch 1, 2012

They contend that closures would violate their relatives' rights under federal disability law and urged Gibney for a chance to voice their concerns about the deal before he gives any final approval, according to the letter. The law requires patients or ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Recruiters discriminate against people with leprosy
Jakarta PostMarch 7, 2012

Many people affected by leprosy still face discrimination when applying for employment despite the fact that leprosy is curable and those infected can live a normal life. Santo, 24, was denied a position in a musical instrument manufacturing company ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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International Women's Day: Sexual harassment at the workplace
DI-VEMarch 7, 2012

by Kelly Iles - editorial@di.ve.com The term sexual harassment was introduced in the 70s. The Equal Employment Opportunity Comission (EOCC) defines sexual harassment as the unlawful harassment of a person based on sexual descrimination.more »

Employment Contracts
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Change of work location under TUPE transfer can give rise to automatic unfair ...
Out-Law.comMarch 8, 2012

Under TUPE employees may treat an employment contract as terminated when a transfer which is caught by the regulations results in a "substantial change in working conditions" to their "material detriment". The regulations recognise that in some cases a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Palace reassures help to illegal OFWs in Syria
Journal OnlineMarch 4, 2012

MALACAÑANG reassured kin of undocumented overseas Filipino workers in Syria that Philippine authorities are trying to reach their loved ones and get them out of harm's way. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said this is despite limitations ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Three accused of embezzling $900000 from Yurok Tribe
Siskiyou Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

He left his job with the tribe on Oct. 4, 2011, after failing to report to work after being on family medical leave from June 27, 2011, to Sept. 27, 2011. A search warrant affidavit file in Del Norte County Superior Court said 75 checks from the tribe ...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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Emergency planning is goal of law enforcement, BOE
Williamson Daily NewsMarch 2, 2012

By RACHEL C. DOVE VARNEY - To plan and prepare in order to have a better understanding and a clear definition on exactly what role law enforcement, EMS personnel, area fire departments, teachers and the students themselves would play should an ...more »

LETTER: Right-to-work law right thing to do
Evansville Courier & PressMarch 1, 2012

The "right to work" has nothing to do with creating jobs to Republican politicans. That's just their excuse to achieve their higher goal. For a knowledgeable Republican politician it has everything to do with limiting labor union financial support of ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Women charged in burning of 3500-year-old tree
Gainesville SunMarch 1, 2012

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Barnes also took photos of the fire with her cellphone. The Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement searched Barnes' Winter Park home Tuesday and confiscated her cellphone and laptop. Authorities also reported finding ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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HOLBERT v. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD FOR TECHNICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION
Leagle.comMarch 1, 2012

Holbert appeals, arguing the evidence in the record does not support his termination. We affirm pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities: 1. As to whether the ALC erred in declining to find wrongful termination because (1) Holbert ...more »

Government Employees
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House lawmakers approve drug testing for all state employees, but exempt ...
MiamiHerald.comMarch 2, 2012

A proposal to allow random drug tests for public employees passed the House after lawmakers struck down an amendment to mandate similar tests for the governor and elected officials. By Toluse Olorunnipa TALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers approved a plan ...more »

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