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

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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

Dooger's Warrenton location for lease
Coast River Business JournalMarch 1, 2012

“We have some pad spaces for lease and that's included,” said leasing agent Jeff Olson of Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest. The property at 103 US Hwy. 101 is described on several commercial real estate websites as, “Existing 5000 +/- SF ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Game Change Affirmative-Action.
ThyBlackManMarch 13, 2012

The fact that Barack Obama was compared to Sarah Palin for two seconds highlights the need for Affirmative-Action policy. Obviously, the Sarah Palin's of the world don't need it. They can get by on their whiteness and charm alone.more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Bachus Fight is Reform Fight for GOP
Town HallMarch 12, 2012

Challenging him is Alabama state Senator Scott Beason, probably best known for sponsoring Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation anti-illegal immigration law. If Bachus retains his seat after "Deep South Super Tuesday" primary in Alabama, it's going to be ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Constitutional and international law at risk under Bill 22
Vancouver SunMarch 7, 2012

The BC Liberal government is poised, once again, to violate the legal rights of workers, this time with Bill 22, which, if it becomes law, will prohibit teachers from striking and limit their collective bargaining rights. In 2007, the Supreme Court of ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Proskauer Expands Litigation Practice, Private Investment Funds Capabilities ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

Mr. Mungovan was the founder and leader of the Private Fund Disputes team and was formerly the Practice Group Leader of the Commercial Litigation and Financial Services and Securities Litigation Practice Groups at Nixon Peabody.more »

Rrb Disability
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Norfolk retirement center widens dining policy again
The Virginian-PilotMarch 6, 2012

... had been working with the residents the past two weeks to file complaints to state and federal agencies that enforce the Fair Housing Act and the American with Disabilities Act. She said in an email that she was happy with the revised policy, ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Missouri School Teacher Claims Discrimination
KTTSMarch 2, 2012

11 ruling by the US Supreme Court that religious employees of a church cannot sue for employment discrimination. Fisher, who had worked at the school for four years, declined to discuss the firing other than to confirm it. The St. Louis Archdiocese ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Sexual Harassment: Work Environment Was 'Objectively Hostile and Abusive'
HR.BLR.comMarch 14, 2012

She eventually sued AutoZone, Jorge, and Miguel for hostile work environment sexual harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The jury awarded her $160000 in damages for Jorge and Miguel's sexually harassing conduct, finding that ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Practice safe office sex, use contracts
Arizona Daily WildcatMarch 1, 2012

Typically, the only contracts required for romantic relationships are the ones made at the altar. After more than 11000 sexual harassment charges were filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2011, more workplaces started ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Local motel evacuated after police found a meth lab inside a room
NewsNet5.comMarch 13, 2012

BRIMFIELD, Ohio - Brimfield police busted a meth lab run by an undocumented worker in a local hotel room at The Econo Lodge along state road 43 off Interstate 76 Monday night. Brimfield police said on their Facebook page that they found the suspect ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Mystery tornado girl's entire family killed, hospital spokeswoman says
msnbc.com (blog)March 3, 2012

Was God not looking out for them? Michela1965: Please leave your idiotic comments about religion out of this. The story is about a child whose entire family was killed. Have you no compassion? Do you really have to use disasters for preaching?more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Fairbanks teacher contract talks inch forward
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerMarch 7, 2012

Negotiations were stalled for more than a month when the district filed an unfair labor charge with the Alaska Labor Relations Agency against the teachers union. In February, the FEA filed an unfair labor practice against the district.more »

Federal Personnel
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Did the NYPD's Spying on Muslims Violate the Law?
TruthdigMarch 1, 2012

In fact, Bloomberg himself signed a law in 2004 that prohibits profiling by law enforcement personnel based on religion. This week, US Attorney General Eric Holder told a congressional committee that the Justice Department is reviewing whether to ...more »

Union rights proposal unveiled
The Detroit NewsMarch 7, 2012

By Chad Livengood Lansing — Michigan residents would have a constitutional right to join and form labor unions in public and private employment under a proposed constitutional amendment unveiled Tuesday at the state Capitol.more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Rush Limbaugh draws fire for slur of student
7Online.comMarch 2, 2012

The third-year Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, received a supportive phone call from Obama, and was backed by members of Congress, women's groups, and the administration and faculty at her Roman Catholic university.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Judge rules mistrial in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful-termination case
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)March 20, 2012

The judge in actress Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful-termination suit has declared a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict on Monday. Judge Elizabeth White sent the members of the deadlocked jury home on Friday and urged them to consider the ...more »

Government Employees
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Water-bill complaints flood Obetz
Columbus DispatchMarch 5, 2012

Yet, state lawmakers keep seeking to add to the list of public employees whose home addresses cannot be released to the public. The home addresses of federal law-enforcement officers and probation officers would be shielded from release under separate ...more »

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