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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 »

InterRent REIT Results for the Fourth Quarter and 2011 Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

UN) ("InterRent" or the "REIT") today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. With the repositioning of InterRent's existing portfolio well in hand and demonstrating strong and sustainable results, the REIT...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative action fight goes on
USA TODAYMarch 7, 2012

By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY Affirmative action in college admissions is back on the national radar as the Supreme Court is likely to hear a case involving the University of Texas this year. But a high court ruling may not settle this divisive ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigrants continue to support two homes
Amsterdam NewsMarch 24, 2012

And this money, often sent back weekly, comes largely from undocumented and blue-collar workers who have left close family members behind in pursuit of greener pastures. Money transfer companies are growing richer daily on the backs of these migrants.more »

Collective Bargaining
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Wisconsin Top Court Asked to Remove Justice Gableman From Labor Law Case
BloombergMarch 1, 2012

Gableman was represented free of charge in an earlier ethics case by the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, which also assisted state officials in the collective bargaining lawsuit filed by Ozanne last year. “It is clear he has not carefully ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Argentine dock strike halts grains shipments
Buenos Aires HeraldMarch 6, 2012

Agricultural powerhouse Argentina is prone to labor disputes such as the strike called by dock workers on Thursday, which propped up world soy prices until the CAPYM port chamber announced on Friday that the work stoppage had ended, only to begin again ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Disabled Woman Fights Eviction Over 3-Pound Dog
Cleveland News - Fox 8March 1, 2012

However, condo rules show that only owners who live in their units can have pets — and tenants renting units cannot. The Banks' landlord has been hounded by the condo board since March 2010 to get little Georgie out of his unit, based on letters from ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Uncle Sam didn't welcome gay employees
Washington PostMarch 2, 2012

When it comes to the history of the federal government's treatment of gay employees, Uncle Sam should hang his head in shame. Sam's history is not just one of blocking gay men and lesbians from getting jobs or promotions. Documents indicate that the ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Students could see harassment training
The News RecordMarch 1, 2012

“Many employees don't understand what constitutes … workplace harassment. The consequences of such misunderstanding are grave — for employees, for students and the institution.” Though Paterno's scandal at Penn State served as an example in the memo, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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RPT-UPDATE 2-Critics question cost as consultants nip and tuck SEC
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

A spokesman for Booz Allen Hamilton acknowledged the company is under contract with the SEC, but declined to discuss the details about the work being performed. The SEC has acknowledged the need for an internal facelift. Government watchdogs found in a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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The Uncertain Cost of Helping Illegal Immigrants Go to College
New York Times (blog)March 9, 2012

By KIRK SEMPLE Much of the public debate surrounding proposals to allow illegal immigrants to receive state financial aid for college has centered on questions of legality: Would such legislation, known as the Dream Act, legitimize the status of people ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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ALM's Law Journal Press Publishes New Book Offering Legal Guidance on Family...
Review seeker (press release)March 1, 2012

29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALM's Law Journal Press, a leading publisher of print and digital publications for legal professionals, today announced the release of a new book, Family & Medical Leave and the Law, co-authored by Megan P. Norris and James ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Federal Court Invalidates Part of NLRB Posting Rule But Leaves Workplace ...
JD Supra (press release)March 27, 2012

The court voided the sanction providing that an employer's failure to post the notice extends or “tolls” the NLRA's six-month statute of limitations for filing an unfair labor practice charge, as well as the sanction defining any failure to post the ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Broker-Dealer Lawyer Who Spotted Fraud Rewarded With Five-Year SEC Ordeal
BloombergMarch 5, 2012

In dropping the case, the commissioners didn't explain when a compliance officer or in-house counsel at a broker-dealer or investment adviser becomes a supervisor liable for an employee's actions. Without knowing where their responsibilities lie, ...more »

Air Canada gives pilots noon deadline to take 'final' offer
CTV.caMarch 8, 2012

(Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt appears on CTV's Canada AM on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Air Canada has short-circuited a mediation process with its pilots, telling their union Thursday morning that they have until ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Large fire breaks out at chemical storage in Jurez
FireEngineering.comMarch 1, 2012

Thousands of people, mostly maquiladora workers, were evacuated as theJucrez Fire Department tried to control a huge fire started at achemical storage, officials said. Law enforcement officials closed Bermcdez Industrial Park, near IndustriasAvenue, ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Wrongful termination grievance topic at ISD meeting
The Hillsdale Daily NewsMarch 20, 2012

By Nicole Dominique A wrongful termination grievance required the Hillsdale Intermediate School District (HISD) Board of Education members to come to a quick decision last Thursday night. Mary Halley from the Michigan Education Association presented ...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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