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Here's what a Providence city ID might be good for
The Providence JournalMay 1, 2017

In New York City, dozens of city businesses grant discounts from 5 to 25 percent to card holders. It can be used as a public library card, to gain admittance as a city resident to cultural institutions, and to receive 25-percent off fees for adopting a ...more »

Abbott slams 'anti-men' gender quotas
dailytelegraph.com.auMay 1, 2017

Under the plan, companies that fail or refuse to recruit similar numbers of men and women risk losing lucrative government contracts in the gender-bending experiment intended to boost women's pay but which business groups have warned could mean a bad ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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President Trump Signing Statement Challenges Affirmative Action
FrontPage MagazineMay 7, 2017

Most of President Trump's signing statement objections to the appropriations act were fairly generic non-ideological defenses of executive authority. The final one though was rather interesting. My Administration shall treat provisions that allocate ...more »

Government Employees
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Thank a government employee this week - FederalNewsRadio.com
FederalNewsRadio.comMay 8, 2017

It's Public Service Recognition Week and former DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal has some public servants he wants to thank.more »

Discipline/Suspension
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Lanesboro Girl Scouts take on new project
Fillmore County JournalMay 30, 2017

The first reading of Policy 403, Discipline, Suspension, and Dismissal of School District Employees was reviewed and approved. Superintendent Schultz gave a packet to each board member for the superintendent evaluation to fill out and mail to Dave Ruen ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Episode 165: Immigration Reform and Europe's Collapsing Left
The American InterestMay 2, 2017

Good evening, listeners! We have another great episode for you this week as host Richard Aldous speaks with Peter Schuck about the difficult (but not impossible!) task of immigration reform, before discussing the current state of play in French and ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Sold for Parts
ProPublicaMay 1, 2017

Thirty years ago, Congress passed an immigration law mandating fines and even jail time for employers who hire unauthorized workers, but trivial penalties and weak enforcement have allowed employers to evade responsibility. Under President Obama ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Court says employer can refuse to allow an employee to withdraw a voluntary resignation
The San Diego Union-TribuneMay 1, 2017

Relying on cases applying federal employment discrimination laws, the court of appeal concluded that “refusing to allow a former employee to rescind a voluntary discharge – that is, a resignation free of employer coercion or misconduct – is not an ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Disability benefits, Medicare not jeopardized by ABLE account
Palm Beach PostMay 4, 2017

Under a new federal law, a person with a disability who meets certain criteria can have up to $100,000 in the account and it will not be considered a countable asset for means-tested federal programs. Your son can also take tax-free withdrawals from ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Signing Away the Right to Get a New Job - The New York Times
New York TimesMay 13, 2017

Noncompete clauses, once for top executives, are spreading across the labor landscape — making it tougher for Americans to get a raise. By CONOR ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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New California Workplace Harassment Guide Is Useful Tool for Preventing and Addressing Harassment, Discrimination ...
JD Supra (press release)May 12, 2017

On May 2, 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued a Workplace Harassment Guide, which offers recommendations for employers on how to prevent and address harassment in the workplace. While the Guide focuses ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Working families need higher wages and guaranteed time to care, not smoke and mirrors
The Hill (blog)May 2, 2017

... tested policies like the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, which would establish an affordable and comprehensive national paid family and medical leave insurance program; the Healthy Families Act, which would create a national paid ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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E-Verify is more cost-effective than Trump's wall in stemming illegal immigration
Chron.comMay 18, 2017

The Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration has focused on increasing deportations, building a wall on the Mexican border and forcing local law enforcement agencies to turn over undocumented immigrants to federal officials, as my ...more »

Federal Personnel
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School bus full of students crashes north of Bemidji
Minneapolis Star TribuneMay 3, 2017

The school bus landed on its side in a ditch after being struck by a car early Wednesday morning. By Pam Louwagie Star Tribune. May 3, 2017 — 12:31pm. itemprop. , Bemidji Pioneer Emergency personnel and law enforcement are on the scene of an ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Democrats Query Labor Board on Hot-Button Joint Employer Issue
Bloomberg BNAMay 11, 2017

Labor unions and worker advocates have embraced the new standard, saying it gives workers a real voice at the bargaining table by allowing them to negotiate with the employers who actually set the terms of their employment. Celine McNicholas, a former ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Town Meeting votes to rescind 'Strong Chief' law
Wicked Local WestwoodMay 4, 2017

Chapter 48 of the Mass General Law defines a number of aspects of the administration of fire departments, including the role of the chief. Articles 33-35 on the Town Meeting warrant would rescind the vote taken to accept sections 42, 43 and 44 of ...more »

Mexico's Labor Union Leaders Claim to Stand for Democracy, So Why Won't They Give Up Their Seats?
PanAm PostMay 1, 2017

Mexico's Labor Union Leaders Claim to Stand for Democracy Experts warn that trade union leaders are seeking agreements with the Mexican government to remain in power and keep their candidates in the Chamber of Congress. (Vértido Político).more »

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