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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 »

Attorney general opinion clarifies Harbor Police authority
Houma CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The Louisiana Attorney General's office has clarified a 2011 decision which suggested the authority of Port Fourchon's Harbor Police Department is not recognized by the state. The confusion began last year, when the port's private Harbor Police...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Landlord fined over eviction
Newtownabbey TodayFebruary 2, 2012

A spokeswoman for Belfast City Council said: “We are pleased with this ruling as it reminds landlords that tenants are entitled to the full protection of the law. We work extremely hard with landlords to raise awareness about the rights of tenants and ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Utah senator introducing bill to prohibit discrimination based on sexual ...
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

...discrimination because of a person's sexual orientation, political views or gender identity. Democratic Sen. Ben McAdams of Salt Lake City says his bill would protect a person from being fired or denied housing because they are gay or transgender.more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Obama says risky to attack Iran, wants diplomatic fix
Chicago TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

Betraying nervousness about the possibility of a military strike on Iran, two of its neighbors - Qatar and Turkey - urged Western powers on Sunday to make greater efforts to negotiate a solution to the nuclear dispute. Speaking at a security conference ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Council stiffens boarding house rules
Kawartha Media GroupFebruary 24, 2012

The new measures the City is taking include applying noise bylaw fines to landlords as well as the tenants, requiring lodging house owners to have business licenses and insurance, expanding inspection powers to include the chief building inspector for ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Residents await TEMA decision: Papers filed for buy-out of flood-prone Kings ...
The Mountain PressFebruary 1, 2012

They submitted paperwork that showed hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance claims and damage caused by rising waters in hopes it would be enough to convince state officials to pass their application on to Washington.more »

Occupy Wall Street Evictions: Pittsburgh Movement Faces Eviction at Noon [LIVE ...
International Business TimesFebruary 7, 2012

Spirits are still high among the members of Occupy Pittsburgh, one of the few remaining factions of the Occupy Wall Street movement with a functioning campsite, despite, or perhaps because of the fact that they are facing a court ordered eviction at 12 ...more »

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