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CashCall to pay $15 mln in settlement with Virginia attorney general ...
ReutersFebruary 1, 2017

Consumer lender CashCall has agreed to pay $15.3 million to settle claims by Virginia's attorney general that it engaged in a "rent-a-tribe" scheme, linking up ...more »

The Trump Administration Is Apparently Ignoring Court Orders
RewireFebruary 1, 2017

It is the primary role and mission of the United States Marshals Service to provide for the security and to obey, execute, and enforce all orders of the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals, the Court of International ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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Iowa House speaker: 'Rebalance' collective bargaining law
Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierFebruary 4, 2017

JOHNSTON – Although she said legislation to “rebalance” Iowa's collective bargaining laws is nearly ready for consideration, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, shared few details about what changes legislative majority Republicans have in ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Even High-End Border Wall Estimate a Great Deal for American Taxpayers
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)February 16, 2017

You see, pro-amnesty groups use the lazy argument that the border wall will cost taxpayer dollars without acknowledging the savings that will be realized from curbing illegal immigration. FAIR calculates the cost of illegal immigration at $113 billion ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims Set New Record
Disability ScoopFebruary 6, 2017

The EEOC has tracked disability-related workplace discrimination since 1992. In addition, the agency also monitors employment discrimination complaints related to race, color, sex, age, religion, retaliation, pay equity, genetic information and ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Amid Economic Slowdown, China Faces Challenge of Creating Quality Jobs
Voice of AmericaFebruary 9, 2017

But Keegan Elmer, a labor researcher at China Labor Bulletin, expressed concerns over the employment prospects in the newer economy as findings of its latest Strike Map indicated that labor disputes are spreading from the manufacturing sector into new ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Harassment May be Near an Inflection Point — But Still Much Work to Do
JD Supra (press release)February 24, 2017

It's a question worth asking, especially because we know that harassment in the workplace, especially including sexual harassment, remains a pernicious problem. The Wharton article theorized that the increased attention over the past year actually ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Free Enterprise Utah supports freedom of contract
Utah PulseFebruary 16, 2017

A group of Utah business leaders has formed a new coalition, Free Enterprise Utah, to stand-up for the freedom of businesses and employees to define their relationship without government interference. Free Enterprise Utah is taking action to prevent ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Trump's policies will affect four groups of undocumented immigrants
University of CaliforniaFebruary 1, 2017

However, terms like “criminal aliens” and “illegal immigrants” gloss over the various immigration statuses and histories of millions of individuals. We'd like to offer a more nuanced description of the individuals who may be targeted by President Trump ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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House bill would create Vermont family and medical leave insurance program
Vermont BizFebruary 2, 2017

Vermont Business Magazine Representatives Matt Trieber (D-Bellows Falls), Sam Young (D-Glover) and Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) will file a bill today that would create a statewide family and medical leave insurance program for all working ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Hollywood Guilds Silent on Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch but Management Lawyers Happy
Hollywood ReporterFebruary 1, 2017

... also speaking from the management side, gave two examples: “In one case, he criticized the Obama [National Labor Relations Board] for overreaching its statutory authority in creating new back pay remedies for employer unfair labor practice conduct.more »

Federal Personnel
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Trump Takes Aim At Dodd-Frank, Investor Protections Rule In Executive Action
NPRFebruary 3, 2017

Based on the description given by the administration official who briefed reporters, the directives the president is expected to sign Friday won't immediately do a big number on the law. ... "This is not an attempt to undo Dodd-Frank," the ...more »

Leaders of American Airlines Pilots' Union Blast CEO
U.S. News & World ReportFebruary 14, 2017

Support from labor unions was critical when Doug Parker's US Airways forced a merger with American, but now the CEO of the world's biggest airline is under fire from unions unhappy about pay that lags rates at rival Delta. Leaders of the pilots' union ...more »

Government Employees
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Central government employees expect 2% DA for January 2017 ...
Zee NewsFebruary 4, 2017

Central government employees expect a 2 percent dearness allowance in the salary from January 2017.more »

Wrongful Termination
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Wilmington to pay $625K in wrongful termination settlement - Clay ...
Clay Center DispatchFebruary 3, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Wilmington risk manager will receive over $625000 from the city in a wrongful termination settlement.more »

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