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

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Few details from meeting where Duval School Board decided to replace ...
Florida Times-Union (blog)March 1, 2012

The board believes it not only abided by the letter of the state's Sunshine law but met the spirit of the law. The board's minutes for the Feb. 20 meeting in which it decided not to renew Pratt-Dannals' contract do not mention the superintendent by ...more »

How to handle the latest risk management topics
Smart Business NetworkMarch 1, 2012

Eleven of Aon's thought leaders will participate in panel discussions about acute and emerging risk management issues, including mergers and acquisitions and cyber liability. Professionals from across the globe will come to the conference and meet with ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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University follows affirmative action case closely
Diamondback OnlineMarch 5, 2012

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could compromise the future of affirmative action in college admissions, university officials said they are worried about the implications a decision eliminating this mandate could have on the diversity ...more »

Government Employees
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Dayton praises efforts of public employees
Workday MinnesotaMarch 1, 2012

PAUL - While dozens of bills attacking public employee rights and compensation await action at the state Capitol, Governor Mark Dayton stepped forward to thank the workers who provide the services in Minnesota's public schools and communities.more »

Collective Bargaining
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District, unions continue talks
Kenai Peninsula OnlineMarch 4, 2012

By Logan Tuttle The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Education Association on Friday reached a tentative agreement on three sections of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The agreement keeps the current language of the ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Numbers Show Obama's Lack of Commitment on Immigration Enforcement
Heritage.orgMarch 1, 2012

By Matt Mayer President Barack Obama commented on Univision radio that, with a second term, he would get immigration reform “done.” The last attempt at immigration reform occurred in 2007 when President George W. Bush failed due to the perception that ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Labor disputes and unreasonable delay
Arab NewsMarch 3, 2012

The new Labor Law of Saudi Arabia, which was issued by the Royal Decree No. M/51 dated Sept. 27, 2005, was enacted to regulate labor matters as well as disputes. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia has a serious dilemma with respect to resolving labor disputes...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Media Advisory-OFL Media Conference: Vulnerable Workers Speak Out Against ...
Business Review Canada (press release)March 6, 2012

During a three-year campaign to bring a union to three Novotel hotel properties in Toronto and Ottawa, several workers have faced discipline, suspension and even termination after speaking in support of the union. Two of these workers, Hossein Matubber ...more »

Rrb Disability
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HUD accuses Bank of America of discrimination
Legal News LineMarch 1, 2012

It is illegal, according the federal Fair Housing Act, to discriminate against individuals with disabilities in the terms and conditions of a loan. This includes using different application or qualification criteria. This same law makes it illegal to ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Frederick Place Chambers Employment Law Newsletter
JD Supra (press release)March 6, 2012

9 Frederick Place Clifton Bristol BS8 1AS Tel : 0117 9467059 E-mail : Rsp4593558@aol.com www.frederickchambers.co.uk February 2012 Those of us who offer legal advice in Bristol, and particularly those who profess expertise in employment law, ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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woman awarded $168 million in workplace harassment case
89.3 KPCCMarch 3, 2012

A physician's assistant at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento was awarded $168 million for workplace harassment. A California woman's nearly $168 million award from a jury is "believed to be the largest for a single victim of workplace harassment in ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Durón “agreement” has ironies and oddities.
San Antonio ExpressMarch 2, 2012

Normally I don't count employment contracts among my pleasure reading, but I found the recent agreement between the San Antonio Independent School District board and its outgoing superintendent, Robert Durón, to be both highly amusing and emotionally ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Imagine a day without a Mexican
Local 10March 2, 2012

President Reagan's 1986 immigration reform law penalizes employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers. This policy has generated a black-market business for fake identity documents. In less than an hour you can obtain a fake green card, ...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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UNITE HERE: Sheldon Adelson's and LVS' lawsuit in the UK against UNITE HERE ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 12, 2012

The Union filed unfair labor practice charges against Venetian for threatening to arrest the picketers on its sidewalk. The charges were upheld by the National Labor Relations Board and the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.more »

Federal Personnel
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PERSONNEL FILE: Three Bowles Rice attorneys elected to executive committee
West Virginia RecordMarch 1, 2012

Since joining Bowles Rice in 1999, he has successfully tried many employment cases to verdict and is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA in the areas of Employment Law and Labor and Employment Litigation.more »

UAW chief: Unions seek Michigan 'right-to-work' ban
Royal Oak Daily TribuneMarch 2, 2012

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Bob King said Thursday that a coalition of unions will push for an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that bars so-called “right-to-work” legislation outlawing contracts that require employees to join ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Decision made on phone violated open meeting law
Massillon IndependentMarch 1, 2012

At attorney Randy Traub's urging, trustees Tuesday rescinded a previous decision to pay for demolition costs associated with a fire at a home at 11736 Lincoln Way W. During the Feb. 11 blaze, a North Lawrence Fire Department lieutenant asked Trustee ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Missouri Senate Passes Workplace Discrimination Measure
Insurance JournalMarch 12, 2012

The measure would require workers who bring wrongful termination lawsuits to prove discrimination was a “motivating factor” — not simply a contributing factor — in the employer's action. The legislation also would apply to other wrongful ...more »

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