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

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Kuwait's new DNA collection law is scarier than we ever imagined
FusionApril 1, 2017

Horrible laws often follow major terrorist attacks. After 9/11, the U.S. Congress passed the Patriot Act. After the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris last year, European powers contemplated sweeping, strikingly bold internet surveillance laws. Following ...more »

Missouri Attorney General's Office plans trafficking crackdown
ABC17News.comApril 1, 2017

The federal court documents outline the series of crimes, but the use of online classified ads at backpage.com is one of the specifics that got the feds involved. That crime is "use of interstate commerce in aid of racketeering enterprise" or the use ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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Documents: Iowa has spent $55,000 so far on union lawsuit - KTIV ...
KTIVApril 28, 2017

The state of Iowa has spent $55000 so far defending itself against a lawsuit challenging a new collective bargaining law.more »

Labor Disputes
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Rauner tours Alton; met with hospitality, protests at Bluff City Grill
RiverBender.comApril 6, 2017

Besides labor disputes, Gillespie said many state employees are suffering from a lack of insurance coverage. She said many local unions working for the state are unable to care for sick children, saying many St. Louis area hospitals refuse insurance ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Lawmakers continue battle over discrimination bill | Political Fix ...
STLtoday.comApril 4, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY • The fight over a controversial measure that would make it harder for Missourians to sue for workplace discrimination continued in a House ...more »

Rrb Disability
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OPM Disability Retirement: Envy without hope
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)April 11, 2017

Can a footman in former times, or a scullery maid while scrubbing the floors, experience envy when class structures forbade any hope of advancing beyond? In days before of rigid demarcations of social and class differentiations, where terms in ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Fox Losing More Advertisers After Sexual Harassment Claims Against O'Reilly
New York TimesApril 5, 2017

Following an investigation by The New York Times over the weekend that revealed multiple settlements over allegations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by Mr. O'Reilly, the network faced a major advertising revolt as more than a ...more »

Employment Contracts
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PSA Extends Night Shift at LCV Plant to Meet Demand
Ward's AutoApril 4, 2017

The contracts guarantee jobs both in PSA and in the employment area of Hauts de France, the country's leading automobile-building region. The night shift was created in late September for a provisional period of six months to support the commercial ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Workers protest President Trump's plans for deportation of undocumented immigrants
KERO 23ABC NewsApril 3, 2017

United Farm Workers and their families joined together in Delano Sunday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump's plans to deport undocumented immigrants. The protest was meant to commemorate UFW founder Cesar Chavez, who would have turned ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Few opt to comment on Norwich YMCA incident; Norwich City employee protected by law
Evening Sun (subscription)April 5, 2017

That law specifically reads: All personnel records used to evaluate performance toward continued employment or promotion, under the control of any police agency or department of the state or any political subdivision thereof including authorities or ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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A Dancer With an Attitude? Fired Vegas Show Dancer Pursues Workers' Rights
The National Law ReviewApril 7, 2017

Employers in traditionally non-union industries are hardly free of the risk of receiving an unfair labor practice charge. Employers who have never been unionized are still within the board's reach. In addition, the board has handed down countless ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Live: Russia calls US airstrikes on Syria acts of aggression
CNBCApril 7, 2017

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on April 7 · Live: Putin says US airstrikes on Syria violate international law · U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) at · Trump dines with Xi ...more »

School Forced To Cut More Than 20 Classes In Order To Pay Labor Union
Daily CallerApril 12, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Boston is cutting more than 20 summer courses as the school desperately attempts to manage a $30 million operating deficit that is due in part to a project labor agreement that requires unions to be the “sole and ...more »

Government Employees
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President of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 Mike Mikulka weighs in on Trump's ...
WGN RadioApril 2, 2017

FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington. President Donald Trump will sign an executive ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Lahren sues Glenn Beck, The Blaze for wrongful termination
Honolulu Star-AdvertiserApril 9, 2017

DALLAS >> Tomi Lahren, a young, incendiary conservative commentator, is suing her former boss, Glenn Beck, and his media firm, The Blaze, for wrongful termination over her comments on abortion. According to Lahren's lawsuit, filed Friday in Dallas ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Peter Morici: Immigration reform could be the win Trump and the economy need
Tulsa WorldApril 3, 2017

President Donald Trump needs a win, and immigration reform is a good candidate that could help rev up the economy. Economists estimate potential growth by forecasting the sum of labor-force growth and productivity. Both have been declining in recent ...more »

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