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

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Liz's Tax Service - There are many new tax laws this year
Four States HomepageJanuary 22, 2017

With over 14 years of experience, Elizabeth is an expert in all areas of taxation including individual, LLC, corporate, partnership, state and local taxes. Liz's Tax ...more »

Charlene Maurer Finerty: Starting a franchise isn't business as usual
Times Herald-RecordJanuary 22, 2017

And cleaning out your 401(k) is not the answer. Plan to work hard and long in the foreseeable future, whether buying a franchise or starting your own business. Successful self-employment and entrepreneurship is not built on a 9-to-5 schedule, at least ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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ADAMES: Reforming affirmative action, the right way
University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyJanuary 24, 2017

Last semester, fellow writer William Wong penned a column in favor of reforming affirmative action. While I do not disagree with the aim, Wong's rationale behind it fails to paint a full picture by ignoring other data which contradict his own arguments.more »

Labor Disputes
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Drawing looms for America's best blue-collar job at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports
The Whittier Daily NewsFebruary 4, 2017

Since their earliest days when strikes in 1934 turned violent at San Francisco's Embarcadero, they've been regarded as tough and combative. That reputation was rekindled during the labor disputes that sparked work interruptions at the port in 2012 and ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Branstad: Iowa's collective bargaining law 'antiquated'
Sioux City JournalFebruary 7, 2017

... Statehouse Monday with Senate Republicans close to offering a revamp of Iowa's collective bargaining law that Gov. Terry Branstad says is needed while the largest public employees' union is accusing the state of bad-faith bargaining on a new contract.more »

Rrb Disability
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Disability Self-ID form approved for another 3 years | The National ...
The National Law ReviewFebruary 1, 2017

As some of you may have noticed, the current OMB approval for the required disability self-identification form expired January 31, 2017.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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When does workplace banter become sexual harassment?
Lexology (registration)February 8, 2017

Despite being outlawed by the Equality Act 2010, it seems sexual harassment remains prevalent within the workplace. A recent survey carried out by the Trade Union Congress ('TUC') found that more than half of all women polled believed they had ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Parliamentary panel recommends separate law for CBI, govt disagrees
Deccan ChronicleFebruary 8, 2017

... considering the pace of changing times and in this context, the Committee recommended for a separate statute for the CBI," Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice said in its recent report.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Undocumented Immigrants Crossing From US to Canada
Voice of AmericaFebruary 18, 2017

The immigrants say they would rather be arrested in Canada then continue seeking a legal way to live in the United States. A Reuters news photographer on Friday photographed several people fleeing a U.S. border protection officer in New York state, one ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Liquor law violations | Police/Fire/Courts Briefs |
Timesonline.comFebruary 10, 2017

Two Center Township restaurants have been cited by the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for selling alcohol to minors.more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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The NLRB Throws a Flag on NCAA Division I Football and Explains Some Rules to Colleges and Universities
Lexology (registration)February 6, 2017

In an official memorandum entitled “General Counsel's Report on the Statutory Rights of University Faculty and Students in the Unfair Labor Practice Context,” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr., explains ...more »

Government Employees
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Anti-Trump Employees Quit Jobs at Companies with Ties to Trump
Breitbart NewsFebruary 13, 2017

At IBM, for example, some employees petitioned the company's CEO Ginni Rometty, asking that she respect their “right to refuse to participate in any government contracts that violate constitutional and civil liberties” after she congratulated Trump on ...more »

Union membership hits new low
The HillJanuary 26, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said just 10.7 percent of American workers were members of labor unions in 2016, down from 11.1 percent the previous year, and down from 20.1 percent in 1983, the first year the bureau collected union statistics. The ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Looking at immigration reform from different viewpoints |
WTSP.comJanuary 31, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG — Everyday people have widely opposing views on immigration. “It's unfortunate that it's come to this, but I don't see any other way,” says ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Injured worker accuses former employers of wrongful termination
West Virginia RecordJanuary 27, 2017

LOGAN — An injured worker is suing his former employers, alleging civil conspiracy and wrongful termination. Michael Adams filed a lawsuit Dec. 23 in Logan Circuit Court against Greenbrier Minerals LLC, Cliff's Logan County Coal, Garry Groves, vice ...more »


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