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

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Banks Push Nonprime Mortgage-Bond Revival With Canadian Deal ...
BloombergApril 1, 2017

Banks are marketing what could be one of Canada's first nonprime residential mortgage-backed securities deals since the global financial crisis.more »

L.A. City Attorney Appeals Immigration Officials' Decision to Deny ...
KTLAApril 1, 2017

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer is appealing a decision by federal immigration officials denying him access to parts of LAX controlled by U.S. Customs and ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Affirmative Action Fast Facts - Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather - KITV Channel 4
KITV HonoluluApril 27, 2017

Supporters argue that affirmative action is necessary to ensure racial and gender diversity in education and employment. Critics state that it is unfair and causes reverse discrimination. Racial quotas are considered unconstitutional by the US Supreme ...more »

Government Employees
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The government is demanding to know who this Trump critic is. Twitter is suing to keep it a secret.
Washington PostApril 6, 2017

Tweets from the @ALT_USCIS account, which is still active, indicate that it is run by someone who claims to be a government employee working at the USCIS. The account's description stresses that its views are “Not the views of DHS or USCIS.” As of the ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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MO House committee debates contentious measure to rollback discrimination lawsuits
Missourinet.comApril 3, 2017

A controversial employment discrimination bill is being considered by a House committee. The proposal would alter the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA) which sets guidelines for workplace discrimination lawsuits. Missouri capitol. Proposed changes ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks immigration reform at UMass
Amherst WireApril 12, 2017

AMHERST — Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant rights activist, spoke to University of Massachusetts Amherst students, faculty and community members Tuesday afternoon in the Student Union Ballroom on ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Ryanair Dispute Doesn't Belong in Ireland, EU Adviser Says
Courthouse News ServiceApril 27, 2017

While the Belgian court must ultimately decide if it has jurisdiction in the labor dispute, Saugmandsgaard Oe offered six guidelines to help: where the workers start and end their days, where the aircraft they work on is based, where they receive ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Board of Regents to vote on combining Ogden departments, amending athletic contracts
College Heights HeraldApril 26, 2017

Additionally, addendums will be up for approval to several athletic employment contracts. Travis Hudson, head coach for women's volleyball, Jason Neidell, head coach for women's soccer, and Michelle Clark-Heard, head coach for women's basketball, will ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Aim of Joey's Law is to insure it "never, ever happens again"
Hutchinson NewsApril 8, 2017

Sam Brownback rests a hand on the shoulder of David Mulford, Hutchinson, a disability rights activist who promoted the idea of legislation so law enforcement would know when someone needs help with cognition. John Weber, center (in blue shirt), and his ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Witnesses Debate Bill Trading Overtime Pay for Comp Time
Bloomberg BNAApril 24, 2017

... the FAMILY Act ( H.R. 947 / S. 337 ), which would create a national paid family medical leave fund modeled on programs in California, Rhode Island, New Jersey and soon New York and the District of Columbia; expanded access to the Family and Medical ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Uniting Against Bill O'Reilly, Women Share Stories of Workplace Harassment
New York TimesApril 5, 2017

Droves of women have shared their own experiences with workplace sexual harassment on social media this week, spurred by claims against Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News host. The revelation that five women received settlements totaling $13 million after ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Many think this law is obsolete. It could actually be a big problem for Trump.
Washington PostApril 5, 2017

Reagan remarked: “It is a case that there is a law, the Logan Act, with regard to unauthorized personnel, civilians, simply going to — or citizens — to other countries and, in effect, negotiating with foreign governments. Now that is the law of the ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Fearing deportation, undocumented immigrants arrange guardianship for kids
Reading EagleApril 16, 2017

Two local parents, Jacob and Nancy, worry most that they will not be there to watch their two young daughters and infant son grow up. "We are afraid of what will happen to our children," Jacob, 35, said. "In reality, it is very sad and scary, but we ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Lithium-Ion Batteries: Hoverboard Suspected in Fatal Fire
The National Law ReviewApril 3, 2017

Since our last blog post on lithium-ion batteries, there has been a report that a self-balancing scooter, known as a hoverboard, is the suspected cause for a March 10, 2017, fatal fire that occurred in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The fire resulted in the ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Virginia Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Bowman Doctrine for Wrongful Termination of an At-Will Employee
Lexology (registration)April 21, 2017

Executive Summary: In Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, the Virginia Supreme Court first recognized an exception to the employment at-will doctrine based upon an employer's violation of public policy in the discharge of an employee. In subsequent ...more »

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