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

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the ...
JD Supra (press release)April 1, 2017

Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, et al., the United States Supreme Court held that New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 518, which prohibits the ability of a merchant to impose a surcharge on a credit card user in lieu of payment of cash, ...more »

County Magistrate Courts hear drug bust cases
Martinsburg JournalApril 1, 2017

Arnold further stated that law enforcement recorded communication between Blunt and another alleged distributor in which the man described the traffic stop where Nottingham was arraigned. The suspect allegedly told Blunt that Nottingham was intercepted ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Could This Be The New Affirmative Action?
WNIJ and WNIUApril 14, 2017

... think students are better educated if they mix with students from economically different backgrounds and we think state universities ought to serve a wide array of citizens.” Thus might family income -- not race or gender -- become the new ...more »

Government Employees
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Palestinian Government Slashes Salaries for Gaza Employees
Voice of AmericaApril 6, 2017

The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority on Wednesday said it was slashing by nearly one third the salaries of tens of thousands of government employees in the Gaza Strip who have been sitting idly since the rival Hamas militant group took over the ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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New lawsuit to be filed over collective bargaining -
KCRGApril 4, 2017

Another group plans to sue over changes to the collective bargaining law.more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Brown: Advocates say TRUST us, immigrant bill gives no sanctuary
Chicago Sun-TimesApril 3, 2017

Rauner has declared himself a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. But the governor has been cautious about spending political capital on immigration issues, especially in the wake of ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Why Ghana cannot boast of a robust disability law
Ghana Business NewsApril 6, 2017

Following a detailed consultation initiated on December 19, 2001, the UN adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on December 13, 2006. The Convention came into force on May 3, 2008 on receiving its 20th ratification.more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Appeals court rejects LGBT employment discrimination
MSNBCApril 5, 2017

Democrats in recent years have pushed repeatedly for changes to existing laws against workplace discrimination, because there's an obvious gap. While many states prohibit discrimination against LGBT workers, federal law includes no such protections.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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EEOC outlines 4 new approaches to fight workplace harassment
Hr MorningApril 26, 2017

Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency's taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Five Employment Cases at the Supreme Court This Term -April 17, 2017
The National Law ReviewApril 17, 2017

The Epic Systems case involves the question of whether an employer's use of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts violates the National Labor Relations Act. In spring 2016, the Seventh Circuit determined such class action waivers were ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Trump's directives cast fear over undocumented immigrants
Fayetteville ObserverApril 12, 2017

Meanwhile, the nation's immigration situation has been riled up with news reports of undocumented immigrants being detained for deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs officials have fingered at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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CT News Junkie | Fiscal Note For Paid FMLA Says It Will Cost The ...
CT News JunkieApril 3, 2017

HARTFORD, CT — Creating a paid Family and Medical Leave Trust Fund is the number one priority for the Senate Democratic caucus this year, but it will cost ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Teachers' union claims CCSD altered new salary system
Las Vegas Review-JournalApril 11, 2017

The Clark County Education Association plans to file an unfair labor practice complaint against the Clark County School District over changes in the Professional Growth System that dictates how and when teachers can advance on the salary schedule.more »

Federal Personnel
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Gov. Brownback signs Joey's Law, drug overdose bills
Topeka Capital JournalApril 7, 2017

Meanwhile, Brownback also signed House Bill 2217 to authorize issuance to emergency medical responders, law enforcement personnel or regular or volunteer firefighter a pharmaceutical drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use to ...more »

Social Effervescence Echoes in Argentina, Labor Unions at Strike
Prensa LatinaApril 6, 2017

Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Argentina woke up today with a strike by almost all sectors called by the labor union CGT (General Labor Confederation), in a call to the Government to end the implemented economic policies. From transport, education ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Opinion: Federal Appeals Court Rules it Is Illegal To Fire People Because They're Gay
PoliticusUSAApril 8, 2017

In a long-running discrimination in employment case, the full Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates a 50-plus-year-old federal civil rights law. This ruling by the Seventh Circuit is ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Horizon Health Reaches $800K Settlement In Wrongful Termination Suit
Patch.comApril 10, 2017

Horizon Health Reaches $800K Settlement In Wrongful Termination Suit. Horizon Health has settled with a former employee to the tune of $80,000 over allegations it fired her for not earning a required professional certification on time, despite a two ...more »


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