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TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

Is the tide turning? NSW Government proposes lifting ban on uranium exploration
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

The Mining Act 1992 (and regulations under it) will be amended as well, to list uranium as a "mineral" and therefore make it subject to that Act in the same way as other minerals are. Among other things, this means that an exploration licence under ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Fisher v. Texas and the Reasons Why Liberals and Conservatives on the Supreme ...
Justia VerdictMarch 2, 2012

As Mike explained, and as I chronicled in some detail in my first column on the Fisher litigation last year, there are a number of prior Supreme Court cases—Bakke, Croson, Grutter, Parents Involved, and a handful of others — that anyone trying to ...more »

Government Employees
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Cuts in pension costs essential, Brooks, Richards say
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

Local-government leaders held a news conference in Albany to back Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal for a new pension tier for new public employees.- 6:15 pm Learn who your representatives are with district maps and pages for each state and national ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Wisconsin Top Court Asked to Remove Justice Gableman From Labor Law Case
BloombergMarch 1, 2012

Gableman was represented free of charge in an earlier ethics case by the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, which also assisted state officials in the collective bargaining lawsuit filed by Ozanne last year. “It is clear he has not carefully ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US Needs Immigration Reform
ForbesMarch 3, 2012

One of the biggest disconnects between Main Street USA and Congress is on immigration. If Congress wants the US to remain at the forefront of competitiveness, innovation and productivity, we need immigration reform. Jim Collins, author of “Good to ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Ga. groups protest Senate bill to limit picketing
Wisconsin Rapids TribuneMarch 17, 2012

The bill would ban mass picketing at private residences or at the site of labor disputes when such protests are blocking or threatening business entrances or certain public areas. Its sponsor, Republican Sen. Don Balfour, insists the measure doesn't ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Opération commando
L'UnionMarch 18, 2012

Inutile de tergiverser, vaincre est un objectif », admet le coach, privé cependant des services de Liénard, Lebeau et bien sûr Lepolard, tous « épinglés » par la commission de discipline. Suspension purgée, James viendra prêter main-forte à Jolly ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Ending the R-word: Ban it or understand it?
CNNMarch 7, 2012

President Obama passed Rosa's Law in 2010, which eliminates the use of the words "retarded" and "retardation" in federal health, education and labor laws. The bill changed the terms "mental retardation" to "intellectual disability" and "mentally ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Targets for 'medieval' discrimination
Ottawa CitizenMarch 8, 2012

Under the Canadian Human Rights Act, women cannot be discriminated against in any aspect of employment because of a pregnancy. Pregnancy discrimination is considered a form of sex discrimination, according to the act. It's illegal to refuse to hire or ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Debt Collectors Targeted For Heightened Unlawful Harassment
Huffington PostMarch 1, 2012

Harassment and threats like these are against the law. For consumers, finding help to stave off predatory debt collectors is difficult. DeCastro was able to stop the calls with the help of a bankruptcy attorney. But millions of other Americans continue ...more »

Employment Contracts
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EU: PMI Services contracts in February
FXstreet.comMarch 5, 2012

However, the fact that employment fell again in February reminds us just how uncomfortable companies are with the business outlook, with job creation slipping even in Germany.” Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk and may not ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Guest worker program part of fix to immigration
Mid Columbia Tri City HeraldMarch 13, 2012

That fix includes a useable guest worker program, he said. The federal government also needs to adjust the status of the undocumented workers already here, by having a program or process for current undocumented immigrants to receive a temporary work ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Artificial pancreas offers family hope
WAVY-TVMarch 6, 2012

Medical device companies are racing to be the first to market an artificial pancreas, which takes over the work of the diabetic's malfunctioning organ. The device could potentially be used for Type 1 diabetics or Type 2 diabetics who use insulin.more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Obama appointee upholds controversial NLRB rule
Legal News LineMarch 2, 2012

"But it also holds that the provision of Subpart B that deems a failure to post to be an unfair labor practice, and the provision that tolls the statute of limitations in unfair labor practice actions against employers who have failed to post, ...more »

Federal Personnel
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AZ Week: Protect Employees or Cut Red Tape?
Arizona Public MediaMarch 2, 2012

Likewise, Jimmy Chavez, president of the Arizona Highway Patrol Association, said he believes the current law enforcement merit system works to protect not only employees, but state government and the public. Thus, Chavez said, it should be kept intact ...more »

Labor's Fight Is OUR Fight
Huffington PostMarch 1, 2012

Unions have been fighting the 1% vs 99% fight for more than 100 years. Now the rest of us are learning that this fight is also OUR fight. The story of organized labor has been a story of working people banding together to confront concentrated wealth ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Limbaugh's tirade against law student prompts Obama call
Boston GlobeMarch 3, 2012

AP NEW YORK - Rush Limbaugh drew fire yesterday from many directions, including President Obama, for his depiction of a college student as a “slut'' and “prostitute'' because she testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Fired Olympus Boss Woodford Launches Wrongful Termination Suit
Insurance JournalMarch 1, 2012

By Kirstin Ridley | March 1, 2012 Michael Woodford, the former Olympus CEO, on Thursday kicks off his legal battle for wrongful dismissal on the grounds of discrimination and whistleblowing, in a UK case that will throw the spotlight back on one of ...more »

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