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

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Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

Normal trade with India ''tied'' to level-playing field
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

The Commerce Ministry has been allowed in principle to make appropriate changes in the defence trade laws in consultation with the stakeholders to allay apprehensions of the industrial sector for using these laws more effectively against any unfair ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Wyoming bake sale cooks up affirmative action debate
Casper Star-Tribune OnlineMarch 8, 2012

Instead, they were selling an idea: that LCCC's affirmative action program is wrong. “I believe that affirmative action is racially profiling people into groups, instead of looking at them on individual merit,” Dagel said. White customers were charged ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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US Needs Immigration Reform - Part 3
ForbesMarch 10, 2012

Population grows from two sources: domestic net growth and immigration. While US political leaders will not/cannot adopt China's one-child policy, they can limit immigration quotas. If the US recognizes that its natural resources and environment will, ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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History of labor movement to be taught in schools?
Journal InquirerMarch 6, 2012

“That which does exist is mostly about labor's early years surrounding the Industrial Revolution, strikes, and violence. Rarely are students exposed to learning labor's role with enacting child labor laws, health and safety standards, the weekend, ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Panel approves building variances for dollar store
Rockford Register Star (blog)March 6, 2012

By Corina Curry Corina Curry covers the city of Rockford, everything from local politics and labor disputes to how your tax dollars are being spent and what your city government is doing to best serve you. About a dozen downtown business owners and ...more »

Rrb Disability
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HUD accuses Bank of America of discrimination
Legal News LineMarch 1, 2012

It is illegal, according the federal Fair Housing Act, to discriminate against individuals with disabilities in the terms and conditions of a loan. This includes using different application or qualification criteria. This same law makes it illegal to ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Add LBGT to anti-dicrimination policy? Muskegon City Commission to consider
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.comMarch 12, 2012

The LGBT – lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender – anti-discrimination policy is being sought by Roberta King. She is asking the city to include the LGBT categories in the city's anti-discrimination policy on housing and its equal employment ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Panel backs sexual harassment claim of Windham police officer
KeepMEcurrent.comMarch 6, 2012

By John Balentine | 0 comments WINDHAM – The Maine Human Rights Commission on Monday sided with a Windham police officer in her claims of sexual harassment and retaliation, paving the way for a settlement.more »

Employment Contracts
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UVa living wage campaign breaks hunger strike, vows to 'escalate' action in ...
WSLSMarch 2, 2012

Strikers were trying to draw attention to their demands for a minimum wage of $13 for university workers and parity for workers at the school employed by companies that UVa contracts with. They met twice with university officials, but achieved little ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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When An Undocumented Domestic Worker Gets Sick
Honduras WeeklyMarch 1, 2012

Two years ago, Reyna's application for asylum was denied and her permanent resident card revoked, leaving her among the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. She worries every day that her employer will learn that she is ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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The Parent Trap: Adult Children Care For Elderly Parents
Kaiser Health NewsMarch 2, 2012

These franchise companies manage everything from packing boxes to finding a real estate agent for moving the elderly. For the Silver Spring franchise, call 301-593-5433, or go to Though best known for its advocacy and discounts ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Federal judge upholds NLRB union poster rule, guts enforcement
Houston Business JournalMarch 9, 2012

The court, however, ruled the NLRB does not have the power to deem that failure to post this notice alone constitutes an unfair labor practice. Business groups previously filed a lawsuit challenging the NLRB's notice-posting requirement, contending the ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Thousands to attend service for slain WA trooper
The ColumbianMarch 1, 2012

(AP) -- A procession of law enforcement and emergency services personnel is set to start a memorial for slain Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu (rad-ihl-EHS'-kyoo). The state Patrol says Thursday's procession of personnel who worked with ...more »

University graduate student workers to vote on union starting March 19
Workday MinnesotaMarch 5, 2012

Starting March 19, the student workers will decide whether to form a union under the umbrella of the United Auto Workers, one of the nation's most diverse labor unions. Its 390000 members include 45000 workers in higher education, including teaching ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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County distributes grant funds to law enforcement, emergency services
Alpine AvalancheMarch 1, 2012

... the court that the county had around $155000 left in Homeland Security grants from 2009 and 2010 that needs to be spent in the next few months — and local law enforcement and emergency service entities were on hand to request some of the funding.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Deputy files wrongful termination suit
Point Pleasant RegisterMarch 24, 2012

by Beth Sergent CHARLESTON — A former deputy with the Mason County Sheriff's Department has filed a wrongful termination suit, claiming he was forced to resign based upon racial prejudice. Eric J. Lynch, 48, Nitro, filed the wrongful termination suit ...more »

Government Employees
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Government staff seek pay revision
Times of IndiaMarch 4, 2012

MYSORE: The Karnataka State Government Employees Association on Sunday sought revision of the salary structure of the state government employees. The association also threatened to go on a strike if the government fails to do so in the coming budget.more »


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