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Unions Plan for Thousands to Join Banned Labor Day March
The Cambodia DailyMay 1, 2017

Thousands of workers will once again defy government orders and march through central Phnom Penh this morning to mark International Labor Day, the president of one of Cambodia's largest independent labor unions said on Monday. Late last month, City ...more »

Murdochs' TV Deal in Britain Hinges on 3 Words: 'Fit and Proper'
New York TimesMay 1, 2017

Likewise, nothing says “fit and proper” like firing your highest-rated star after The New York Times reported that sexual harassment allegations against him had led to at least $13 million in settlements. (Yes, I'm ... For Mr. Murdoch, approval would ...more »

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Collective Bargaining
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What Do the Changes to Chapter 20 Mean for Iowa Taxpayers?
Caffeinated ThoughtsMay 31, 2017

Before House File 291 (HF 291) was signed into law, which reformed collective bargaining, the only illegal subject was retirement systems. Now, with the changes to Chapter 20, the following are illegal matters for bargaining according to the Public ...more »

Government Employees
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7th Pay Commission: Labour Day message from NJCA - 'Section of Government employees still being ruthlessly ...
India.comMay 1, 2017

New Delhi, May 1: 7th Pay Commission, the once-in-a-decade pay hike for Central Government employees, failed to satisfy the employee workforce, claims the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), the top union body. Apart from the delay in allowance ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Texas Christian Camp to Settle Federal Discrimination Suit for $70K
Insurance JournalMay 19, 2017

Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc., a Huntsville, Texas-area business offering summer camping and retreats, will pay $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Trump Loses Anti-Illegal Immigration Group Endorsement
NewsweekMay 3, 2017

We still think the president should act on his campaign pledge,” Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the organization Federation for American Immigration Reform, told HuffPost. “What you've got now is, 'The wall is dead and DACA is alive,'” Mark Krikorian ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Trade association condemns vandalism to equipment at Bethalto jobsite
Alton TelegraphMay 1, 2017

“It is time for our leaders in Springfield to take action to close the legal loophole that allows for property damage and intimidation under the false pretense of a labor dispute,” said Martin. “By doing so, our leaders can take a much-needed step in ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Former Honeywell International Inc. employee alleges she was not reinstated following FMLA leave
The Louisiana RecordMay 8, 2017

19, 2016, because she requested a medical leave under FMLA and for filing a complaint under Title VII. The plaintiff holds Honeywell International Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide reasonable accommodations and failed ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Groups File Suits Over NYC Subway's Lingering Accessibility Problems
Associations NowMay 1, 2017

Last week, the nonprofit legal organization, Disability Rights Advocates, launched two separate class-action lawsuits against the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which it argues is systematically limiting people with disabilities ...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 »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Can Using An App Help End Workplace Harassment?
Fast CompanyMay 11, 2017

For example, one in four women (out of 10,000 surveyed) in tech said they'd been sexually harassed at work. And a broader study by Cosmopolitan in 2015 found that as many as 1 in 3 women were sexually harassed on the job. But the EEOC finds that only ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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In lawsuit, Crestwood mayor challenges state laws over taxes to neighboring fire district
STLtoday.comMay 26, 2017

Crestwood, its mayor and one resident are challenging the constitutionality of state laws requiring the city to pay annual taxes to the Affton Fire Protection District, claiming they have no say in the process. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cole County ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Expletive-Laced Facebook Rant Protected Under Federal Labor Law
JD Supra (press release)May 5, 2017

He filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging that he was terminated in retaliation for engaging in protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the NLRA. The NLRB agreed, issuing a decision ...more »

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