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

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Lie Back and Think of England
Pacific StandardFebruary 1, 2017

Trump and his people are another, with their utter contempt for the rule of law, their brazen trampling over every check and balance in an effort to deliver precisely the xenophobic, misogynist, fundamentalist Christian kleptocracy they promised, due ...more »

NY Democratic Lawyer Arrested For $1.4M Tax Evasion Scheme
Law360 (subscription)February 1, 2017

Law360, Washington (January 31, 2017, 8:52 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have charged a licensed attorney and former New York Democratic party leader with evading over $1.4 million in taxes on income from various government positions through an ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Government to pass the Affirmative Action Bill- President Akufo-Addo
Ghana News AgencyFebruary 21, 2017

Accra, Feb.21, GNA- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has affirmed that his government would work with the Seventh Parliament to ensure the passage of the “Affirmative Action Bill” which would guarantee the equality of women participation at all ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Kristin Davis Breaks Down Crying Over Trump's Immigration Reform
PopCrushFebruary 1, 2017

Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis, an ambassador to refugee camps in Central Africa, broke down in tears during a TMZ interview over the notion that Donald Trump's immigration ban has killed the dreams and futures of many people across the world ...more »

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 »

Labor Disputes
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Let's Admit It: We're in a Class War
Paste MagazineFebruary 2, 2017

With an anti-worker, billionaire CEO tapped to handle labor disputes, it is unlikely labor will have much recourse. It is also likely the jobs Trump is focused on are temporary—in other words, more of the same kind of employment opportunities that ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Trial begins for Rio Nido Roadhouse, sued for disability rights violations
Santa Rosa Press DemocratFebruary 8, 2017

Feeling pressure after Skaff bragged about his expertise in disability law, Loose offered Skaff $1,500 to be his consultant and Skaff accepted, he testified. His understanding was that Skaff, who provided him with no written consulting reports, would ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Attorneys to host best employment practices seminar
New Jersey HeraldFebruary 10, 2017

Leo focuses her practice on employment and labor, municipal and land use law. She advises clients in all aspects of employment and labor law, including employment contracts, compensation agreements, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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EEOC's Enforcement Guidance Urges Employers To Be Proactive in Preventing, Addressing Workplace Harassment
Lexology (registration)February 6, 2017

... any protected characteristic—not only race and color, national origin, religion, sexual, sex, age, and disability, but also such grounds as sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Sen. Gillibrand: USA needs a national, paid family leave program
MPNnow.comFebruary 25, 2017

A small number of you might have even used the Family and Medical Leave Act, but that doesn't pay anything during time off. Some companies and states already have paid leave plans that cover all their workers, but most employers and most states don't.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Trump labor nominee said 40% of his workers were once undocumented
CNNMoneyFebruary 8, 2017

"And it wasn't that we were out there trying to hire illegal immigrants," he continued. "They all have social security cards and driver's licenses and there was no way to check through the government. So now we have it. But you can't go back, you can't ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Immigration Law Enforcement Begins
Power Line (blog)February 22, 2017

Effective immediately, and consistent with Article II, Section 3 ofthe United States Constitution and Section 3331 of Title 5, United States Code, Department personnel shall faithfully execute the immigration laws of the United States against all ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Tiverton man gets 15 years in prison on drug charges
Turn to 10February 2, 2017

On January 3, 2017, UNAP filed that unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. Scott Burson, deputy regional attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Boston, said UNAP is charging Lifespan with instituting the new ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Sweeping criminal justice overhaul under fire — and revision
Alaska Public Radio NetworkFebruary 1, 2017

Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, at a Senate Majority press availability, March 21, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North). Legislators are considering changes to a seven-month-old law that overhauled the criminal justice system. The commission that ...more »

Weighing the pros and cons of a labor union
WCBD News 2February 6, 2017

In less than 10 days, Boeing employees will vote on whether or not they want to be part of a union. Unions can be in any industry, so News 2 dug deeper into what it means. Right now, multiple commercials are on the air to convince Boeing employees to ...more »

Government Employees
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Everything a Government Employee Needs to Know About Defying Illegal Presidential Orders
Slate MagazineFebruary 2, 2017

The law's on your side—but you should give a lawyer a call before you say no to Donald Trump. By Ian Samuel. Executive orders ... Although the president can fire Cabinet officials, such as the attorney general, for almost any reason, most government ...more »


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