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

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Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

Labor & Employment Law News and Stories

Affirmative Action
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Advantages of affirmative action still needed
San Antonio ExpressMarch 2, 2012

The United States Supreme Court once again has agreed to revisit the touchy subject of affirmative action. This particular case is a continuation of a suit filed by Abigail Fisher, a white student who claims she was denied admission to the University ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US unveils reform-minded immigration facility
The Associated PressMarch 13, 2012

KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) — A 608-bed facility unveiled Tuesday in Texas represents what federal officials say is a centerpiece of the Obama administration's pledge to overhaul America's much-maligned system for jailing immigration offenders.more »

Collective Bargaining
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Constitutional and international law at risk under Bill 22
Vancouver SunMarch 6, 2012

As such, it almost certainly violates international law as well as constitutional law. Governments are obliged to govern according to law. That is what distinguishes democracies from tyrannies. As a fundamental democratic principle, the rule of law is ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Air Canada receives strike notice from machinists union to take effect March 12
Washington PostMarch 7, 2012

But Conservative Federal Labor Minister Lisa Raitt, who has intervened to prevent strikes in previous disputes at the airline, said Wednesday she continues to closely monitor contract talks. “The government is concerned that a strike is possible and is ...more »

Rrb Disability
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St. Louis Disability Attorney Robert Crowe to Lecture at Legal Seminar
Healthcare Global (press release)March 3, 2012

LOUIS, MO, February 23, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Lawyers and other professionals who want to learn more about the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) claims process can explore the legal aspects of seeking benefits in an upcoming continuing ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Discrimination suit filed against county
Topeka Capital JournalMarch 2, 2012

By Tim Hrenchir Former Shawnee County sheriff's office employee Erin Olson is pursuing a lawsuit against Shawnee County alleging civil rights violations that include sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The Topeka Capital-Journal learned this ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Woman Awarded $168 Million From Hospital in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Christian PostMarch 2, 2012

By Benge Nsenduluka , Christian Post Contributor A California woman has been awarded $168 million in damages after winning her sexual harassment claim against her former employer. Jurors found that Ani Chopourian, who worked for as a cardiac surgeon's ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Movers and Shakers March 3, 2012
Coeur d'Alene PressMarch 3, 2012

Grubbs has two decades of trial experience, and will focus on construction law, land use and development, planning and zoning, real estate, contracts, business law, civil litigation, government law, and estate planning and probate with Winston ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Civility Roundtable on undocumented workers
Mountain View VoiceMarch 19, 2012

by Daniel DeBolt After successfully hosting a roundtable discussion about Google's impacts on the city, the human relations commission will host its second such talk next week, and the subject is undocumented workers in Mountain View.more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Children in LGBT families of color face double stigma
The GrioMarch 1, 2012

By Zerlina Maxwell Scarlette Garnier, 5, left, gives her mother, Charlene Evans, right, a kiss goodbye as she leaves for school. Julie Garnier and her lesbian partner, Charlene Evans are raising two children. They are one of a growing number of gay...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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UPDATE: Kingston selectmen back town administrator against union allegations
Wicked LocalMarch 5, 2012

They allege that he has prohibited area union representatives from attending meetings dealing with collective bargaining issues, thus engaging in an unfair labor practice, and and that he has generally shown disdain for the unions and town employees.more »

Federal Personnel
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Emergency planning is goal of law enforcement, BOE
Williamson Daily NewsMarch 2, 2012

By RACHEL C. DOVE VARNEY - To plan and prepare in order to have a better understanding and a clear definition on exactly what role law enforcement, EMS personnel, area fire departments, teachers and the students themselves would play should an ...more »

Labor Law and Security Experts Testify About Workers' Rights Violations at Loomis
MarketWatch (press release)March 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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Fight the blight: Elmira officials ready to take on more property code violators
Ithaca JournalMarch 5, 2012

In the past, every time we had at least presented cases to DAs, they weren't interested or didn't feel that they needed to be prosecuted at the criminal level," Campanella said. The city's Law Department does a lot of legwork and provides support, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Claremont police officer denies allegations in discrimination suit filed by ...
San Gabriel Valley TribuneMarch 1, 2012

The discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed this week claims that Charter Oak Unified fired assistant water polo coach Mitch Stein last summer after officials discovered that he is gay. The lawsuit says Charter Oak High Principal Kathleen ...more »

Government Employees
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Kuwait: Over 160000 govt employees absent before official holidays
Zawya (registration)March 1, 2012

KUWAIT CITY: 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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