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

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Best of IMCA Brings Leading Conference Content to a Local Level
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

... Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.more »

44 Convicted Criminal Aliens Arrested in CT and MA
abc40March 1, 2012

By Jessica Michalski - email HARTFORD, CT (WGGB) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department has arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens in Connecticut and Massachusetts. During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in both CT and MA that ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirm affirmative action
The ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

By Editorial Board | March 1, 2012 The Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear a case that may result in the overturn of affirmative action policies in college admissions. The new case, Fisher v. University of Texas, has a number of idiosyncratic ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Numbers Show Obama's Lack of Commitment on Immigration Enforcement
Heritage.orgMarch 1, 2012

By Matt Mayer President Barack Obama commented on Univision radio that, with a second term, he would get immigration reform “done.” The last attempt at immigration reform occurred in 2007 when President George W. Bush failed due to the perception that ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Michigan Law That Outlawed Local Project Labor ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 2, 2012

The now-overturned law prohibited local communities from entering into contract terms that "requires, prohibits, encourages, or discourages bidders, contractors, or subcontractors from entering into or adhering to agreements with a collective ...more »

Labor Disputes
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United Continental's New Labor Deal (revised)
Zacks.comMarch 6, 2012

Thus, union disputes, employee strikes or slowdowns, and other labor related disruptions, along with the integration of United and Continental workforces in connection with the merger may delay expected merger synergies and increase labor costs or ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Rutgers–Newark Law Professor Jon Dubin Selected for Federal Project on Role of ...
News from RutgersMarch 5, 2012

NEWARK, NJ – Professor Jon Dubin, Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and an expert in Social Security disability law, has been selected a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) Social ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Unemployed battle jobless discrimination
WJXT JacksonvilleMarch 1, 2012

... learning that President Obama wants to make discrimination against the long-term unemployed illegal. As part of his jobs bill, he says employers who turn away 15 or more applicants for this reason would be guilty of unlawful employment practice.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Wis. Assembly passes harassment bill
Janesville Gazette (blog)March 15, 2012

This situation is not really different than employment laws which prohibit sexual harrassment in the workplace: he was in a position of authority and she was afraid that if she didn't submit, her position would be compromised; in this case, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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As Booz Allen Consults SEC Critics Question Cost
Huffington PostMarch 1, 2012

One contract, for instance, involves a review of financial statements by public companies in over-the-counter markets. Another is to help the SEC with business processes associated with the handling of disgorgement and penalties.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Federal Law and the Education of Undocumented Immigrants
JURISTMarch 13, 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael A. Olivas of the University of Houston Law Center says that recent state immigration laws restricting college access for undocumented immigrants are unnecessary and contradict deeply rooted principles of US law.more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Storms, tornadoes leave at least 38 dead in 5 states
OregonLive.comMarch 4, 2012

"It was like whoo, that was it," said Rhodes, 63, who took refuge with four family members in a basement bedroom that she had just refinished for a grandchild. "Honey, I felt the wind and I said, 'Oh my God,' and then it (the house) was gone.more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Employers Must Post 'Employee Rights Notice Posting' According to Court Ruling
JobmouseMarch 5, 2012

The notice “will provide American workers with meaningful awareness of their rights and protections under federal labor law,” he said. The board can still file unfair labor practice charges against noncompliant companies “on a case-by-case basis,” he ...more »

Federal Personnel
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PERSONNEL FILE: Spilman adds MSHA/OSHA lawyer
West Virginia RecordMarch 1, 2012

CHARLESTON -- The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle has announced that Dennise R. Smith has rejoined its Charleston office as a senior attorney. Smith's practice will focus on workplace safety issues. Smith regularly represents employers on MSHA and ...more »

Indian workers show their power
Socialist Worker OnlineMarch 1, 2012

This is the first time that India's main trade union federations, which are all affiliated to one or another political party, have come together to protest "neoliberal economic and labor policies" pursued by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fire-ravaged hotel may be illegally modified
Thai News Agency MCOTMarch 9, 2012

Mr Theerachon said each team will comprise officials from the Public Works Department, the Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department, the City Law Enforcement Department and representatives from the capital's 50 districts with the intention to strictly ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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'Desperate Housewives' trial begins
New York Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Nicollette Sheridan was fired from “Desperate Housewives” for standing up to the series' creator after he struck her in the head, her attorney said Wednesday during opening statements in her wrongful termination trial.more »

Government Employees
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Mayors, county executives urge pension reform; video: Astorino, Roach speak out
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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