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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

TripAdvisor rebuked over 'trust' claims on review site
BBC NewsFebruary 1, 2012

TripAdvisor has been ordered to rewrite some of its marketing claims by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The ruling follows complaints by hotels that the site had said that its holiday reviews could be "trusted". The ASA said it was concerned ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Tenants of Chinatown building wait for answers
Boston GlobeFebruary 9, 2012

Officials from the city's Inspectional Services Department and the Fire Department met with about 30 tenants and a lawyer representing the building's landlord at a closed-door meeting today at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Discrimination Bill Heard In Lincoln
KETV OmahaFebruary 23, 2012

The Omaha Housing Authority prohibits age and marital status discrimination not covered by the state. Gays and lesbians are protected under Omaha Public Schools' bullying policy. "It would run the risk of bullying increasing and not decreasing," Gray ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Sudan, South Sudan Sign Treaty of Non-Aggression
Voice of AmericaFebruary 11, 2012

The agreement came at the end of the first day of a week-long series of AU-mediated talks on issues that have brought tensions between the neighbors to the boiling point. The key dispute is over sharing oil revenues. Oil is the lifeline of both ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Why I've quit buy-to-let
The GuardianFebruary 3, 2012

It restricts supply, and tenants have very few rights, or aren't aware of rights they do have. "You hear all kinds of horror stories, such as three months' rent in advance, or houses let out that aren't safe but if tenants say anything they're evicted.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Spencer fiscal court delays EMS building decision
WDRBFebruary 8, 2012

It recorded holes in the soft flooring outside a bedroom and in the kitchen, suspected rodent feces near where medical supplies are stored and suspected mold on the walls among other issues. The conditions that prompted a county health department ...more »

OWS Camps Evicted In Austin and Washington D.C. (blog)February 5, 2012

by Beth Buczynski City governments used the element of surprise and sometimes force to evict members of Occupy Austin and Occupy Washington DC from their public encampments over the past 48 hours. Apparently, City Manager Marc Ott suddenly decided to ...more »


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