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The Nightly Turbo: Phil Hellmuth Wins at LAPC, FS+G Files for Bankruptcy, and More
PokerNews.comMarch 1, 2012

In this edition, Phil Hellmuth wins a poker tournament (finally), Federated Sports + Gaming files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and more. Bwin.party is one of many gaming operators preparing for legalized poker in the US In the latest edition of The ...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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The Washington duo behind a Texas affirmative action case
Washington PostMarch 4, 2012

University of Texas at Austin, which could eliminate affirmative action in college admissions. Abigail Fisher, a white student, sued the university in 2008 after being denied entry to the freshman class, saying the school's use of race in admissions ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Obama: There Is Still A Diplomatic Window With Iran
Vermont Public RadioMarch 7, 2012

The president was also asked about Rush Limbaugh, immigration reform and the Republican nomination contest. We live blogged the conference, so keep reading, if you want a blow-by-blow account. Update at 2:03 pm ET. A Confident, Happy President: NPR's ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Manatee County may be the first school district in the state to have two ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 6, 2012

McGonegal and the other three board members -- Bob Gause, Barbara Harvey and Harry Kinnan -- said Aranibar and Carpenter were changing the stance they expressed during collective bargaining discussions, which by law are required to be held in ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Martinez wins battle over NM labor board selection
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 13, 2012

Susana Martinez has won a legal battle that gives her control of a state board that referees disputes over working conditions and union contracts affecting government workers and some educators. A state labor leader said Tuesday a pair of court rulings ...more »

Rrb Disability
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SCHULTZ v. AVIALL, INC.
Leagle.comMarch 5, 2012

They seek to recover benefits under the long-term disability benefit plans maintained by their former employers (Aviall, Inc. and Perkins Coie, respectively) and issued by the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Like many private disability ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Pregnancy discrimination costs company $148000
Opelika Auburn NewsMarch 18, 2012

With no prior warning or discipline, HCS terminated Leger's employment and health insurance while she was still in the hospital recovering. Leger learned of her termination days later by certified mail which she believed was a gift card.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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@Work Advice: Karla Miller: Is a dinner invitation an indecent proposal or ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

Have the years of litigation and regulation on sexual harassment in the workplace been reduced to a “Mad Men” version of reality? Needless to say, we are at odds. I believe her act has empowered a sexual predator to continue his behavior and subjected ...more »

Employment Contracts
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As Booz Allen Consults SEC Critics Question Cost
Huffington PostMarch 1, 2012

One contract, for instance, involves a review of financial statements by public companies in over-the-counter markets. Another is to help the SEC with business processes associated with the handling of disgorgement and penalties.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Medical support set for undocumented migrants
The Korea HeraldMarch 7, 2012

The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Wednesday it will provide medical aid to undocumented foreign workers in the capital, who are not entitled to social security and health care insurance. The city government plans to cover surgery costs and ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Canes and Caps Family Feud: Game Day Preview
Cardiac CaneMarch 6, 2012

As divisional rivals, we are more like family members in a bitter feud forced together for weddings and funerals. Cousin Mike may or may not show up depending on how he feels, Uncle Troy and Uncle Justin will get in a scrap and Cousin Ovi will take his ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Federal Court Rubberstamps Obama NLRB Rule to Push More Workers into Union Ranks
National Right to Work Foundation (blog)March 2, 2012

The judge ruled that, if an employer fails to post the notice, it can be found to have committed an unfair labor practice and that fact can be used as evidence of "anti-union animus" in other cases in which an employer is accused of violating federal ...more »

Federal Personnel
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MIA employees learn how to spot human trafficking victims with new training ...
South Florida Caribbean NewsMarch 5, 2012

“PortMiami proudly supports Commissioner Jose 'Pepe' Diaz's advocacy for better laws to protect human trafficking victims and on raising awareness against the sexual exploitation of children,” said Port Director Bill Johnson. "All PortMiami employees...more »

Union Ire Grows As AMR Pushes For New Contracts
Aviation WeekMarch 1, 2012

“The Railway Labor Act provides specialized procedures for peaceful resolution of labor contracts in the airline industry, and the conflict between the bankruptcy code and the Railway Labor Act's requirements has not been thoroughly adjudicated,” says ...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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'Desperate Housewives' wrongful termination trial reveals death spoiler
Detroit Free PressMarch 9, 2012

Sheridan, the actress who played a divorced real estate agent in ABC's "Desperate Housewives" filed suit Monday, April 5, 2010, against the show's creator and producer alleging assault and wrongful termination. / AP PHOTO Editor's note: "Desperate ...more »

Government Employees
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Manatee school board aims to vote on all employees' pay cuts at Tuesday ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 3, 2012

... questions surrounding school district employees' pay and how the school board has handled its decisions on the topic may be answered Tuesday at a 6:30 pm special meeting. n Will the board take a formal public vote to solidify its informal decision ...more »

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