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Health Law Alert: Providers Beware: OIG Alert Highlights FCA Liability Under ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

A recent OIG Alert highlights potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability for physicians whose services are billed to Medicare under an independent contractor reassignment. The February 8, 2012, Alert titled, "OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution ...more »

•4 killed as sect bombs Maiduguri •Nobody died —JTF •NYSC stops posting of ...
Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action for women - Masculinity of power
Jamaica GleanerMarch 10, 2012

There's an impossible-to-ignore paradox in the history of feminist activism. It is what I term the masculinity of power. I believe some of the more extreme campaigners and ostensible natural constituents (only by their sex) exemplify this by their ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Canadian Construction Association Strongly Supports the Government of Canada's ...
PR.com (press release)March 5, 2012

Ottawa, Canada, March 05, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) was very pleased to learn of the proposed reforms to Canada's immigration system, as outlined by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Middleboro health plan change OK'd
Wicked LocalMarch 2, 2012

... a 10 percent increase in health-care premiums that will cost the town an additional $1 million in fiscal year 2013, selectmen have voted to take advantage of a new law that allows municipalities to change health plans without collective bargaining.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 »

Rrb Disability
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Peru: Laws Threaten Fundamental Human Rights of People with Drug Dependence
Salem-News.ComMarch 2, 2012

Compulsory detention for treatment of “mental problems” also violates Art. 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This treaty requires governments to “recognize that persons with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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HCS Medical Staffing to Pay $148000 for Pregnancy Discrimination after Firing ...
JobmouseMarch 5, 2012

The agency's suit charged that owner of HCS Medical Staffing, Inc. discriminated against Roxy Leger, the company's bookkeeper, in violation of federal law, when he made offensive comments about her pregnancy and fired her because she needed to take ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Fighting for women's rights in Goa
Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazineMarch 19, 2012

ML: In your activism, you have dealt with many cases of crimes against women including sexual harassment at the work place. Many times women don't want to come out and complain due to fear of losing jobs, social stigma, etc.more »

Employment Contracts
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Singapore maids granted day of rest
Radio AustraliaMarch 7, 2012

But the changes will only come into effect for new contracts from January 2013. For maids who are currently in employment, that benefit will only apply on the renewal of their contract. SABAPATHY: Singaporeans who employ some 206000 foreign maids ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Written by Denise Civiletti
Riverhead LOCALMarch 25, 2012

Farmers rely on a workforce believed to be overwhelmingly made up of undocumented immigrants. Bishop said supporting the Ag Jobs bill is for him a "no-brainer" but because it provides a path to legalization of undocumented workers, it is tagged with ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Twisters leave 12 dead in US
Topeka Capital JournalMarch 1, 2012

29, 2012, in in Ridgway, Ill. Several deaths have been reported in Harrisburg and left the city's medical center scrambling to treat an influx of injured, the hospital's top administrator said. (AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Paul Newton) By The ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Judge: Gov't can require union posters at work
MiamiHerald.comMarch 2, 2012

The labor board wanted to make failing to put up the posters an automatic unfair labor practice. But Berman Jackson rejected that part of the rule, saying the board must make a specific finding based on the facts and circumstances of each case before ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Colburn files bill for more Natural Resources Police
Delmarva Daily TimesMarch 5, 2012

"Firsthand, I can tell you, there's not enough police officers out there in the Natural Resources Police to enforce the laws," Colburn, R-37-Dorchester, said. "So when times improve, we want to make sure that (NRP) staffing -- the officers working the ...more »

Appeal expected after judge rejects law banning project labor agreements
Crain's Detroit BusinessMarch 3, 2012

"This ruling was wrongly decided, and it is in direct conflict with the Washington, DC, circuit's favorable decision … which upheld President George W. Bush's 2001 executive order prohibiting government-mandated PLAs and discrimination on the basis of ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Rush Limbaugh's verbal attack on law student's use of contraception stirs outrage
Public Radio International PRIMarch 2, 2012

Rush Limbaugh is under fire from the left and the right for his personal, verbal attack on a college student who was to testify before Congress about women's access to contraceptives. (Photo by Micah Walter/Reuters.) Rush Limbaugh this week went on the ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Dismissals prove law was followed
Cedartown StandardMarch 2, 2012

Wrongful termination lawsuits filed by two former deputies were dismissed recently with a finding that the complaints were without merit. As Sheriff of Polk County, I am pleased to confirm that two lawsuits filed by former sheriff's deputies, ...more »

Government Employees
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Mayors, county executives urge pension reform in Albany; video: Astorino ...
The Journal News | LoHud.comMarch 1, 2012

29, 2012 to push for reform in what they claim is their most worrisome cost: burgeoning retirement expenses for employees. Gannett New Service video ALBANY — Mayors and county executives across New York warned Wednesday that local governments face a ...more »

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