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Into the lions' den: police 'feared violence at Wapping HQ' when they came ...
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

The officers backed down and left without all the evidence they wanted, later prosecuting just Mr Goodman and the NOTW's private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, despite having found a mass of evidence in Mr Mulcaire's notes indicating wider staff ...more »

Cuts in legal aid would harm those already financially strapped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Volunteer lawyers mediate family law cases, provide courthouse-based help for unrepresented litigants, ensure the best interests of disabled wards are met in guardianship matters, and provide free legal support for court-appointed special advocates who ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Taking affirmative action personally
CNNMarch 7, 2012

The storyline involves the contentious issue of affirmative action, which is central to Fisher vs. University of Texas, a case that is scheduled to come before the court this fall. It will cast a spotlight on two of the court's justices: Sonia ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Marco Rubio needs a 'Nixon in China' moment
CNN InternationalMarch 16, 2012

Marco Rubio, R-Florida, shown speaking in February, should push for immigration reform, Charles Garcia says. Charles Garcia: Sen. Marco Rubio should break with far right on immigration Editor's note: Charles Garcia is the CEO of Garcia Trujillo, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Michigan Voters May Cancel Emergency Manager Law to Stop Detroit Takeover
BloombergMarch 6, 2012

“If the law is repealed, you lose a powerful tool to avoid bankruptcy,” he said. Economists such as former state Treasurer Robert Kleine have said Detroit's travails are caused by falling population and tax revenue, including cuts in state aid.more »

Labor Disputes
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Three Respected Austin Attorneys Form Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP
Bradenton HeraldMarch 13, 2012

"We also shared a desire to take advantage of the opportunities we saw in commercial litigation in Austin and other venues across the state and nation. We believe companies and individuals facing complex legal disputes will appreciate working with a ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Our view: Sunshine Act violation exacts cost
GoErie.comMarch 12, 2012

Kress requested a disability pension equal to 75 percent of his final salary. Kress produced medical records showing he suffered from degenerative neck injuries, attributed to three separate injuries in the line of duty, including one when a rape ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Competing Interests – Employment Anti-Discrimination Law Collides With The ...
Metropolitan Corporate CounselMarch 1, 2012

Some employees of religious organizations, therefore, may be surprised to learn that their employer's religious rights sometimes trump their own rights to freedom from employment discrimination. The Hosanna-Tabor case began when a religious school ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Lake Forest updates harassment policies in wake of principal sexting scandal
WGN RadioMarch 6, 2012

In a letter to the City Council, Jeter concluded that the police officer made comments to the former intern that violate city and police policies, including those that concern workplace harassment. She recommended that the officer "be counseled, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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A manager who doesn't demand perks
TheHeraldMarch 4, 2012

The longtime Clayton manager doesn't have an employment contract; never has had one, he said. Clearly, Mr. Biggs is not your average bureaucrat. Don't get me wrong, I understand why many town manager candidates seek employment contracts.more »

Undocumented Workers
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New Orleans draws illegal immigrants
KPRC HoustonMarch 15, 2012

Last week, two more parts of Alabama's tough immigration law, which makes it more difficult for illegal immigrants to live and work in the state, were blocked by a federal appeals court. Another piece, requiring schools to check the immigration status ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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The Parent Trap
Gant DailyMarch 2, 2012

These franchise companies manage everything from packing boxes to finding a real estate agent for moving the elderly. For the Silver Spring franchise, call 301-593-5433, or go to This nonprofit organization operates a website ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Union files charges with NLRB against Kent plant, an Esterline subsidiary
Kent ReporterMarch 8, 2012

Management at Kent's Hytek Finishes has violated the rights of its workers under federal labor law as they try to negotiate their first Machinists Union contract, the union alleges. Machinists Union District Lodge 751 has filed unfair labor practice ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Procession today to honor slain trooper Radulescu
TheNewsTribune.comMarch 1, 2012

Today, friends, colleagues, fellow law officers, emergency personnel and the public will honor and remember Tony Radulescu. Tito Butler, of Tacoma, pauses from his job working for Liberty Tax service and holds his hand over his heart during a ...more »

Labor Law and Security Experts Testify About Workers' Rights Violations at Loomis
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

The hearing was held by UNI's Swedish Commission of Inquiry into the Labor Practices of Loomis. The commission, which is comprised of Swedish union leaders and legal experts, was organized by UNI, the global labor federation for services sector workers ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Reed says Slay's pension plan breaks law
St. Louis AmericanMarch 1, 2012

On Friday, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed was joined by Alderman Greg Carter, chair of the board's Public Safety Committee, and members of FIRE and Firefighters Local 73 at City Hall in announcing an alternative to Mayor Slay's recent proposed ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Judge puts case on hold to consider motions
SunHerald.comMarch 8, 2012

A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Lafayette County High School coach Catherine Papagolos is hold while a federal magistrate considers motions in the case. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports ( that ...more »

Government Employees
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Over 160000 govt employees absent before official holidays More than 21000 ...
Arab Times Kuwait English DailyMarch 1, 2012

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 29: More than 160000 employees working in the government sector were absent from work before the official holidays, reports Al-Jaridah daily quoting reliable sources. According to the same sources, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in ...more »


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