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

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Curbing benami transactions
The News InternationalMay 1, 2017

Moreover, in the absence of any law prohibiting benami transactions until recently, it was an attractive and simple way for white-collar criminals to launder money; the alternative being more sophisticated schemes like trade-based money laundering and ...more »

Letter: Will the new health care help the patient?
The State Journal-RegisterMay 1, 2017

The Affordable Care Act was designed to assist the uninsured and those in poor economic straits get health insurance, either through Medicaid, state-run insurance exchanges or other programs. As the law was implemented, it became obvious it affected ...more »

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Discipline/Suspension
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Pa. Justices Urged To Rethink Removal Of Case-Fixing Judges
Law360 (subscription)May 9, 2017

Law360, Harrisburg (May 9, 2017, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday accusing a state judicial ethics panel of improperly veering from prior precedent as it meted out punishments in December to permanently ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Union calls for state corrections director to be fired; Ricketts stands by Frakes
Omaha World-HeraldMay 8, 2017

Under the state's contract, the normal shift for corrections employees is eight hours. A separate agreement also requires that the two sides resolve the dispute on longer shifts, and if a resolution can't be reached, the employees return to eight-hour ...more »

Employment Contracts
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GCCC approves agreement with KanRen
The Garden City TelegramMay 10, 2017

Trustees also approved a pair of resolutions to give written notice of non-renewal of employment contracts. During the April 11 trustees' meeting, action was taken to notify Amelia A. Jones, social science instructor, and Stephen W. Wuerz, science ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Disability Rights Community workshop opens in Accra
Ghana News AgencyMay 5, 2017

Accra, May 4, GNA - A two-day Disability Rights Community workshop organised by the University Of Ghana School Of Law opened on Wednesday to galvanize stakeholder support to revive issues on disability, which has currently taken a low dive nationally.more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Guest Blog: Five Best Practices for Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Columbus CEOMay 8, 2017

For this reason, it's critical that employers take proactive steps to ensure a workplace environment free of harassing behavior, and that it is prepared to promptly and thoroughly address any allegations of improper conduct that do arise. 1. Establish ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Sixth Circuit Adopts “Cat's Paw” Theory for FMLA Retaliation Cases ...
Lexology (registration)May 4, 2017

On April 20, 2017, in Marshall v. The Rawlings Company LLC, No. 16-5614, slip op., (6th Cir. April 20, 2017) the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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In Chicago, undocumented workers take the streets for May Day
People's WorldMay 2, 2017

For many workers, especially those who are undocumented, this has meant that the stress of their daily burdens has increased. In the last four months alone, the working class has had to fight for access to affordable healthcare, as well as a livable ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Two LA sheriff's officials promoted to high ranks despite histories of serious discipline
Los Angeles TimesMay 1, 2017

In a statement, the department declined to comment on Tatreau's and Johnson's disciplinary records, citing state peace officer confidentiality laws. “Our obligation to comply with the law should not be interpreted as a form of obfuscation or ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Youngstown Schools CEO Krish Mohip responds to unfair labor prac ...
WFMJMay 17, 2017

Youngstown Schools CEO Krish Mohip says he's not backing down after he was slapped with an unfair labor practice charge by the union representing his ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Macron Tackles French Labor Law in First Push to Fix Economy
BloombergMay 23, 2017

As economy minister under former President Francois Hollande, Macron helped write a labor law that would have limited severance payments and made it easier for companies to fire workers during a downturn. The law was watered down after protests from ...more »

Walters: House Speaker, Union Leaders Very Publicly Air Grievances
Seven DaysMay 16, 2017

Tuesday morning brought an extraordinary moment in the Vermont legislature's end-of-session drama: House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero) met publicly with a couple-dozen labor leaders in the Statehouse cafeteria to air their differences on how to ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Watch: Fireworks explode when Tucker Carlson debates an illegal immigrant over immigration reform
TheBlaze.comMay 3, 2017

Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his show Tuesday by debating with an illegal immigrant on the issues of immigration reform and Monday's violent May Day protests — and it went about as well as could be expected. Speaking with journalist Jose Antonio ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Judge allows more questions for sheriff in wrongful termination suit
Roanoke TimesMay 21, 2017

During discovery in the case, the sheriff produced typewritten memos dated from August and October 2013 that showed Dunn had been warned of insubordination and unbecoming conduct before his termination on Oct. 21. But according to court records, ...more »

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