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Net neutrality is next and biggest target for new FCC chairman
Winona Daily NewsMay 1, 2017

... the courts, President Barack Obama and liberal activists pushed the agency to expand its authority over broadband. They urged the agency to classify broadband as a more highly regulated utility-like service under Title 2 of federal ...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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Affirmative Action
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Trump Budget Kills Nixon-Era Affirmative Action Corporate Welfare Agency
Breitbart NewsMay 24, 2017

It was a precursor to a series of programs that what would later be labeled “affirmative action” policies. At its creation, the MBDA was tasked with the mobilization of federal and local resources for the promotion of minority business efforts in the ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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City legal bills for firefighters go up another $50000
WatertownDailyTimes.comMay 8, 2017

1, the ongoing legal battle between the city and the firefighters union already had cost the city $315,225.60 in attorney fees, according to documents obtained by the Watertown Daily Times. “We don't know what March, ... to firefighters last July. The ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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Sports law clinic takes students inside the game
UCLA NewsroomMay 17, 2017

In weekly skills exercises, they practice contract drafting and negotiation. Semester-long projects test students' written and oral skills as advocates for players, teams or companies, making the many kinds of deals on which sports businesses and ...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 »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Why Trump's Plan To Copy Canada's Immigration System Would Backfire
Huffington PostMay 1, 2017

It's been several months now since President Donald Trump announced his intention to reform the U.S. immigration system. In a speech addressed to Congress on Feb. 28, he reiterated his desire to draw inspiration from Canada, which is more selective in ...more »

Discipline/Suspension
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School district forced to spend state funds on high-needs students
Sacramento BeeMay 23, 2017

As a result, students, especially students of color and students with disabilities, are far more likely to be subject to discipline, suspension and even arrest as a result of misbehavior. Harsh punishment does not help students thrive but, rather ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Pilots' Union Lawyer Enjoys Air Travel for Work and Leisure
Bloomberg BNAMay 10, 2017

Other aspects of labor law practice have changed since the 1970s, too. “There is increasingly a distinction between labor and employment law,” Moldof said. “The law schools have cut back on their labor law courses. Some don't even have labor law courses.”.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 »

Rrb Disability
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Terri Lawson: May is National Elder Law Month
Lebanon DemocratMay 4, 2017

An elder law attorney can help you or someone you love to maximize the joys and minimize the challenges by providing an array of legal, financial and other support services specific to seniors and people with disabilities. Elder law practice areas ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Germany: Performance Target Agreements and Objectives
JD Supra (press release)May 3, 2017

Most employment contracts contain ”boilerplate” form clauses. Supplements to the employment contract take effect only if stated in writing, i.e., signed by both parties in the original copy. This often fails to occur because target agreements and ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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Labor board dismisses union charges against Sununu
NewHampshire.comMay 27, 2017

The State Employees Association and the New England Police Benevolent Association had filed unfair labor practice charges against Sununu after the governor's negotiating team refused to continue bargaining on salary and benefit issues with those unions.more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Will Paid Parental Leave Eventually Become The Norm?
Huffington PostMay 4, 2017

Paid leave and parental leave benefits are receiving a lot of attention in the media and at all government levels. We continue to see news reports about private sector organizations adding or enhancing their current paid time off programs. We, also ...more »

ADL: Norway Labor Union's BDS Vote Attacks 'Very Legitimacy of Jewish State
AlgemeinerMay 14, 2017

Norway's largest labor union voted on Friday for a blanket boycott of Israel, drawing a sharp rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League. “A vote in favor of boycotts, divestment and sanctions is a vote against the very legitimacy of the Jewish state ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Missouri sheriff involved in inmate death removed from job
fox6now.comMay 10, 2017

Hawley said it is unclear what Hutcheson was doing at the jail prior to the altercation and why he was directing jail personnel. He said group of law enforcement officers entered Sanders' cell on Friday night in an attempt to “calm” Sanders. At about 7 ...more »

Wrongful Termination
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West Hollywood whistleblower case goes to trial with allegations of ...
Los Angeles TimesMay 5, 2017

The wrongful termination case of a former West Hollywood City Council aide opened this week, with a defense attorney telling jurors that his client was fired for ...more »

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