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

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Widow of man killed on MetroLink files wrongful death suit |
KSDKApril 1, 2017

ST. LOUIS - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in a shooting that killed an innocent bystander at a downtown MetroLink station.more »

State tax collectors to come knocking
CT PostApril 1, 2017

... because every year it's interest, penalty,interest penalty, interest penalty,” Sullivan said. While tax fraud and evasion law include fines of up to five years in prison and $5,000 fines, they are rarely pursued. “Eventually you just write it off ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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Judge Blocks Seattle Law Allowing Uber and Lyft Drivers to Unionize
BloombergApril 4, 2017

Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle on Tuesday ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Trump's Interests vs. America's, Blind-Trust Edition
The AtlanticApril 3, 2017

Besides, with so much of his fortune derived from highly visible real-estate and branding deals, some lawyers note that no trust would fully blind him from knowing where his financial interests lie; they say the only way to fully protect against ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Doctors' contracts will not be broken and they won't be forced to join public service
Demerara WavesApril 10, 2017

He said bonded employees are required to serve Guyana for five years or three years and an employment contract for three years. He said at the end of the five-year contract, government would transition them to be appointed by the public service ...more »

Rrb Disability
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SSDI, TTD and Workers' Compensation Blog (blog)April 17, 2017

Again, having an attorney who is knowledgeable in both workers' compensation and Social Security Disability law is important to ensure you are protected and receive the maximum benefits under the law. Follow this link Social Security Overview for more ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Bill in Ore. House Fights Workplace Harassment, Assault
Public News ServiceApril 21, 2017

The bill would establish a registry of janitorial contractors to ensure they are compliant with Bureau of Labor and Industry laws when it comes to workplace harassment. It also would strengthen workplace standards for sexual harassment training - a ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Lawmakers debate paying for family leave
CrosscutApril 10, 2017

When one of her 7-year-old twin sons had to spend two weeks in the hospital, Karina Romero stuck with him the whole time. Since she had only one day of vacation at the time, helping her child through treatment of an illness involving inflamed blood ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Op-Ed: Trump's immigration crackdown is going to crush this sector of the economy
CNBCApril 26, 2017

Trump plans to greatly expand Border Patrol and immigration forces to deport more undocumented immigrants, who account for an estimated 3 percent of GDP. This means job losses on scale not seen since the Great Recession. Agriculture will take a ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Lansing declared a sanctuary city in unanimous council vote
MLive.comApril 4, 2017

The Lansing City Council designated Lansing as a sanctuary city for immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission Monday evening, ending a weeks-long discussion on what role city employees should play when working with immigrants living in the ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Poly Stamou Joins Team at Royal, PC
Business West (blog)April 11, 2017

In addition, she advises unionized employers in matters involving contract interpretation, employee discipline or discharge, and unfair labor practice charges, and advises non-union clients on developing the best practices for maintaining a union-free ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Fire guts retirement home under construction in St. Louis County
STLtoday.comApril 5, 2017

The fire in the 4900 block of Mattis Road broke out before 3:30 a.m. At about 7 a.m., crews were dousing the flames using aerial ladders instead of battling it from inside the structures. Storms were in the area at about the time the fire was reported ...more »

House panel considers bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unions
Texas TribuneApril 27, 2017

“And I didn't need my parents there to tell me [joining a union] was the right thing to do." A House committee Thursday considered House Bill 1987 by state Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, which would require parental consent for minors to join a labor ...more »

Government Employees
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7th pay commission: HRA to be revised under 7 CPC, Lavasa committee recommendations; Key highlights
India.comApril 14, 2017

New Delhi, April 14: Major changes are could be made to the salaries of central government employees, with the Ashok Lavasa committee all set to submit its recommendations for changes in allowances under the seventh pay commission. While the ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck and The Blaze
CNNMoneyApril 7, 2017

Tomi Lahren, the outspoken conservative commentator, is suing her former boss and workplace, Glenn Beck and The Blaze, alleging wrongful termination. The suit, filed in Texas Friday, alleges that Beck and The Blaze got rid of Lahren and her nightly ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Where does the immigration debate stand under President Trump?
PBS NewsHourApril 6, 2017

Immigration has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades, as policymakers must weigh competing economic, security, and humanitarian concerns. Congress has been unable to reach an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform for ...more »


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