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

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Police warn about 'Felony Lane Gang' strikes
Indianapolis StarApril 23, 2017

Aptly named, these so-called gang sneaks through the "felony lane" at banks, where they're furthest away from the teller window so they aren't caught in the act of cashing fraudulent checks. The Felony Lang Gang is not an actual gang. Rather, it's an ...more »

26 St. Louis regional high school students awarded National Merit corporate scholarships
STLtoday.comApril 23, 2017

Twenty-six high school seniors in the region are among about 1,000 nationwide who have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards. The awards, announced last week, are financed by about 200 companies that typically employ ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Ghana: Stakeholders Meet to Review Affirmative Action Bill - All Africa
AllAfrica.comMay 11, 2017

Press Release - Government will soon pass the Affirmative Action Bill into Law, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisah ...more »

Government Employees
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Trump Promises Government Will Continue To Fund All Essential Mar-A-Lago Staff During Shutdown
The Onion (satire)April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON—Saying his administration was fully prepared in the event Congress does not pass a new budget by the end of the week, President Trump promised Monday that all essential Mar-a-Lago staff will continue to be funded during a government ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Madison Attorney Tim Burns Launches Supreme Court Campaign
U.S. News & World ReportMay 1, 2017

(AP) — A Madison attorney who has been a longtime Democratic donor announced Monday that he's running for the state Supreme Court against the conservative justice who wrote the majority opinion upholding the law stripped Wisconsin public unions of ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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More cities offering to pay legal defense for illegal immigrants
Fox NewsMay 5, 2017

Even if they are relatively small funders, they are directing much-needed resources from schools and roads to meet the political desires of lawmakers,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Cozen O'Connor Picks Up 16 Lawyers From Buchanan Ingersoll
Bloomberg BNAMay 9, 2017

Cozen O'Connor added 16 labor and employment lawyers from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to beef up its Philadelphia office and its new Pittsburgh office, Cozen announced May 8. With the addition, Cozen will add a railway labor practice and strengthen ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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ELCS special board meeting set
Sun Community NewsMay 19, 2017

... anticipated that the board will convene in executive session to discuss the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Attorney Sarah Fay Joins the Ranks of the Elite in Social Security Disability Law
BenzingaApril 28, 2017

Sarah Fay, an associate attorney at the Culbertson Law Group, P.L.L.C., recently became board certified in Social Security Disability Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). "Being board certified demonstrates my expertise in the field of ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Palantir settles discrimination case with eight job offers and $1.6 million in cash
The VergeApril 25, 2017

Today, Palantir settled a lawsuit brought by the Department of Labor last year alleging a pattern of discrimination against Asian-American job candidates. In response to the allegations, Palantir will pay $1,659,434 in back wages and other monetary relief.more »

Undocumented Workers
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Undocumented Workers Detained Before Work At Travis Air Force Base
CBS SacramentoMay 13, 2017

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Two undocumented workers are in custody tonight after being detained by ICE agents at Travis Air Force Base, where they were checking through security to do construction work. A spokesperson at Travis Air Force Base says the ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Policy Committee looks at FMLA issues
Herald-WhigMay 10, 2017

QUINCY -- Questions about Family Leave Medical Act paperwork led to larger concerns about staff absences at Quincy Public Schools. FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, with job protections, for employees with serious health conditions. School ...more »

Welcome at the White House: Some labor unions over others
Hanford SentinelMay 7, 2017

Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he is holding it a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation's construction trades, with whom he's had relationships ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Fultonville mayor wants legal opinion on raises
Gloversville Leader-HeraldApril 28, 2017

The proposed raises for each, if paid, would be taken out of four personnel spending lines in the village's water and sewer funds. Pay for the village's clerk-treasurer and deputy clerk became the center of a controversy this year after the village ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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Lahren Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Questions Media, Free Speech
Brown Political ReviewMay 16, 2017

She asserted that her firing is a case of wrongful termination, claiming she was let go due to her pro-choice views. Lahren's camp has also made allegations of defamation based on claims that The Blaze has “embarked on a smear campaign” to ruin her ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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FCC Chair on Colbert's Trump Bash: Will Apply Obscenity Law if Needed
Fox BusinessMay 4, 2017

Stephen Colbert has come under fire and backlash following his Monday night monologue on his show “Late Night with Stephen Colbert,” where he made what some have described as homophobic slurs directed toward President Donald Trump and Russian ...more »

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