Labor & Employment Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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By dismantling domestic privacy laws, the US will lose control of the global internet
The GuardianMarch 26, 2017

From treaties such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or the Trade in Services Agreement, to the close collaboration between the US Chamber of Congress and the Department of Commerce in pushing the country's latest technological ...more »

Are we finally reacting to the disruptive supremacy of Facebook and Google?
The GuardianMarch 26, 2017

Facebook sells advertising by enabling users to read what newspapers have published; newspapers lose the advertising revenue but still must comply with the law. The internet companies' claim, supported by US law, is that they are conduits for ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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University in Crisis: Affirmative Action Students Excluded from the Right to Education [OPINION]
RioOnWatchApril 20, 2017

I was inside UERJ, but it was another UERJ, comprised of students who have the privilege of attending classes despite the resource crisis, who don't depend on financial assistance. Our university was the first institution in Brazil to implement ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Dallas needs to fix police and fire pension to address law enforcement 'crisis,' ex-chiefs say in letter
Dallas News (blog)April 5, 2017

Former Dallas police chiefs warn in a letter that the police department is in crisis because of the failing police and fire pension system. The letter, released Wednesday, calls out city leaders for "pointing fingers" instead of focusing on ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Wapello teachers union proposes alternative to bargaining
Muscatine JournalApril 13, 2017

Teacher Cari Cline told a crowd of about 30 school board members, administrators, staff and community members that recent changes in Iowa's collective bargaining law made cooperation between teachers and the school district vital. The new law limits ...more »

Government Employees
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Ivanka Trump Will Become Unpaid Federal Government Employee: Adviser to Her Father the President
KTLAMarch 29, 2017

Jared Kushner, Ivanka's husband and a top Trump aide, is also serving the White House as an unpaid government employee. News of Trump's new title was first reported by The New York Times. A White House official confirmed last week that, after a few ...more »

Labor Disputes
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US labor chief wants more drastic changes to NAFTA from Trump
KFGOApril 4, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. labor leader Richard Trumka on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration's initial plan to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), calling it "very timid." Speaking before an audience at the National ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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You can kiss any discrimination cases goodbye with a Gorsuch Supreme Court
BayStateBannerApril 13, 2017

In a 2016 case involving an employee suit that charged retaliation, Gorsuch blasted the long-standing standard that permitted indirect evidence of employment discrimination. He flatly stated that the standard had “no useful role to play in First ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Gorsuch's narrow view of the law has cruel consequences
The Boston GlobeMarch 29, 2017

In that Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals case, Gorsuch said the standard of education mandated by federal disability law “must merely be 'more than de minimis.' ” The Supreme Court disagreed. “When all is said and done, a student offered an educational ...more »

Employment Contracts
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China's New Foreigner Work Permit System Goes National On April 1: Have you Checked Your Employment Contract?
China Law Blog (blog)March 31, 2017

In October 2016, China initiated a pilot program for foreigner work permits in a few cities (including Beijing and Shanghai) and provinces that integrates foreigner entry employment licenses and foreign expert employment licenses into one “foreigner ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Dem State Rep Warns Undocumented Workers of an Upcoming ICE Raid
Washington Free BeaconMarch 29, 2017

Massachusetts State Rep. Michelle DuBois, a Democrat, used Facebook on Tuesday to warn illegal immigrants of a rumored Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on Wednesday, advising them to not go out on the streets or open their doors if someone ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Can Rhode Island's paid family leave be a national model? | PBS ...
PBS NewsHourApril 16, 2017

In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting unpaid family leave to millions in the U.S. Decades later, the ...more »

Moroccan labor union urges strike for wage hike, pension revision
XinhuaApril 8, 2017

RABAT, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's largest union Moroccan Labor Union has announced a 24-hour strike on April 13, local media reported on Saturday. The strike will concern the public servants at local administrations and will demand the rising of ...more »

Federal Personnel
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BCA investigation still ongoing in officer-involved shooting
Mankato Free PressApril 4, 2017

Schnorenberg is still on leave because he is not able to perform work duties, Miller said, adding that personnel privacy laws dictate he can't provide any further details. Schnorenberg was treated at the hospital for injuries that the city manager has ...more »


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