Jun 23, 2013

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Law: "Can my employer do that?"
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
No, unless it is contained in the employee handbook, an employment contract or other documents from an employer as grounds for receiving severance pay or payment of earned but unused vacation or personal time. There is no law that requires a two-week ...
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Honest labor: Prison work programs have evolved from chain gangs to changed ...
Anniston Star
Johnson, professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at the university, said prison conditions were harsh with hard labor and brutality doled out as part of inmates' punishment. "The history of prisons in the South is the history of prison ...
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Government officials begin push for legal sanctions against child labor in ...
WNN - Women News Network
"Tajik law makes no mention of the terms 'child labor' or 'the worst forms of child labor'. And since there isn't the terminology, there aren't any approaches to resolving it or to shaping policy," he said. "Sure, we have ratified the conventions, but ...
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Employment First: Success and Inclusiveness
The National Law Review
Last week, I commended the most recent efforts of our federal partners to enforce and protect the rights of workers and job seekers with disabilities, which represent marked progress in the disability employment movement. My agency, the Labor ...
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House OKs resolution that violates equal-opportunity law
Marianas Variety
House legal counsel John Cool reviewed federal law and confirmed that the resolution was in violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act because it made a preference on the basis of gender. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII ...
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Changes to migrant worker protections welcome, but ...
Better protection for migrant workers including those who speak out against abuse is greatly needed, but will be put at risk by parallel changes to the Employment Relations Act that would undermine other work rights, FIRST Union says. Immigration ...
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All-female law firm wins cases, creates supportive atmosphere
The Courier-Journal
Employment law experts say the short answer is no — that law firms, like other employers, may not discriminate in hiring based on sex or race. But a decision to hire a specific woman rather than a specific man might not be discriminatory because the ...
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Catching the right bus
Times of Malta
Ms Borg is a lawyer specialising in employment law. She has years of experience in employment matters, acting on behalf of employers and employees in Malta and the UK on all aspects of employment law. Mr Farrugia is an HR professional, working in the ...
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Israeli employers in West Bank must pay Palestinians wages and benefits ...
Despite the fact that the plaintiffs in the case are also not Israeli citizens, the labor court ruled that the workers would have the benefit of Israeli law when it comes to minimum employment terms. The case arose out of a complaint by 10 West Bank ...
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Carefully document every rule violation to defend against surprise claims
Business Management Daily
by The HR Specialist: Pennsylvania Employment Law on June 23, 2013 8:00am in Discrimination and Harassment,Firing,Human Resources. You never know which fired employee might sue or for what reason. That's why you should always carefully ...
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Carefully document every rule violation to defend against surprise ...
Business Management Daily
Carefully document every rule violation to defend against surprise discrimination claims. by The HR Specialist: Pennsylvania Employment Law on June 23, 2013 8:00am in Discrimination and Harassment,Firing,Human Resources. You never know which fired ...
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Human Resource Executive Magazine Names Four Kramer Levin Partners to ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced today that Kevin B. Leblang, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer, Mark D. Koestler and Matthew S. Dunn, all partners in the firm's Business Immigration Group and Employment Law Department, have once again been ...
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Tougher penalties for exploitation of migrant labour
... so as a consequence, that law probably hasn't been as effective as it could be. So what I've instructed immigration officials to do is turn their attention to the employers rather than the employees. What that'll mean for the employees is that they ...
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Kuwait, a destination for forced labor: US report - State placed in Tier 3 for ...
Zawya (registration)
Many of the migrant workers arriving for work in Kuwait have paid exorbitant fees to recruiters in their home countries or are coerced into paying labor broker fees in Kuwait that, by Kuwaiti law, should be paid by the employer-a practice that makes ...
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Iowa scrap metal law presents mixed results
Sioux City Journal
The law passed a year ago requires that scrap metal dealers collect a seller's name, address and employment information for transactions of more than $50. Sellers must also present a driver's license or government-issued identification card. A dealer ...
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Eden: 7-Eleven under immigration microscope
Opelika Auburn News
Tommy Eden is a Lee County native, an attorney with the local office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, a member of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and serves on the board of directors for the East Alabama SHRM Chapter. He can be ...
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Schnurman: 7-Eleven must step up to prevent worker abuses by store franchisees
Dallas Morning News
7-Eleven could influence franchise owners, even if franchisees control hiring and firing, said Rebecca Smith, senior attorney for the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group for lower-wage workers. She pointed out that 7-Eleven closely ...
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Franchise lawyers: Employees can access money charge-free
Standard Speaker
Days after the suit was filed and garnered national media attention, Cefalo said an investigator with the U.S. Department of Labor called his law office. "They called me and told me the U.S. Attorney has shown a particular interest in the facts of this ...
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More enforcement around worker exploitation needed
New Zealand Herald
Tougher penalties for employers who exploit migrant workers will be undermined by a lack of enforcement and weakened labour laws, opposition groups say. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced legislation to amend the Immigration ...
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State to observe international day against drug abuse & illicit trafficking
In a state level programme here, parliamentary secretary for Labour & Employment Law & Justice and Land Revenue Dr. Neikiesalie (Nicky) Kire will grace the occasion as the chief guest. The function will be held at the Kohima Local Ground at 2:00 pm ...
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Heather Anderson: Employers must allow new mothers to express milk
Knoxville News Sentinel
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) amended the federal wage and hour law known as the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to provide a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk ...
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How to handle bullying in the workplace
Boston Globe
... and workers' compensation claims can be linked to workplace bullying. Many states have proposed legislation that would prohibit bullying in the workplace and make both the employer and the bullying employees liable, but no state has passed such a law.
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Legal eagles for catwalk
Deccan Chronicle
The journey begins from intellectual property rights at the helm, and from there on to employment laws, custom laws, manufacturing law and finally ends with the consumer. All of these issues require legal input and in a short period of time due to the ...
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Almost 6000 Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Cases Filed Per Year
Pregnant women at work are supposed to be protected against discrimination under federal law, and yet, nearly 6,000 cases of workplace discrimination involving pregnancy were filed with the government in a single year. The Equal Employment Opportunity ...
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Comp time bill passes House but faces stiff opposition
Zanesville Times Recorder
If passed into law, the amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act would allow private sector employers the option to offer a much sought after compensatory time benefit to their employees. The public sector has provided comp time to its employees for ...
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Crackdown on migrant exploitation welcomed
May Moncur from Employment Dispute Services told ONE News that for migrant workers who have been exploited, going through a legal process is not an easy choice. "Once they stand up and pursue their rights, at the end if they can't enforce the action, ...
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UAE labour protection for expats: 8-hour shifts, overtime rules
Emirates 24/7
At the same time, access to effective legal remedies in the event of a labour dispute have been vastly improved. In particular, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) has set up a collective labour disputes committee, with representatives of workers and ...
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BBC 'spent £22 million on pay-offs'
Cambridge News
"The use of compromise agreements is standard practice in employment law and is designed to protect both parties. The BBC always insists that individuals take independent legal advice before entering them. BBC director general Tony Hall has committed ...
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Berkeley County canine deputy sues over back pay, OT
Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
The county has hired the national labor and employment law firm Fisher and Phillips to represent the department in the case. Deputy James Lamar Blakely, who has worked for the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office since 2001, filed the suit in U.S. District ...
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Changes to migrant worker protections welcome, but…
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
"These proposals together with the recent employment law change that allows workers to be sacked without good cause or redress in their first 90 days of employment will not give migrant workers the confident to speak out," said Robert Reid. ENDS ...
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NH sees problem with 'independent contractors'
The Union Leader
"Business entities or state contractors can get onto it by violating certain aspects of labor law," she said, "but I don't think there is currently anyone on it." Much of the task force initiative involves stepped up use of enforcement tools already ...
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Blogs1 new result for Employment Law
Firm pays $190,000 to settle Astoria race harassment case ...
By The HR Specialist: New York Employment Law
by The HR Specialist: New York Employment Law on June 23, 2013 10:00am in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources. A Pennsylvania-based energy-industry staffing firm has agreed to pay $190,000 to a black former employee ...
Business Management Daily

Web5 new results for Employment Law
Labor and Employment Law Update - Hunton & Williams
News & Events:Events:Labor and Employment Law Update ... and insights on current enforcement initiatives and developments in labor and employment law.
Labor Laws - Legal Structure - Boundless
Labor laws are divided into those that concern unions (collective labor), and those that concern the contract between employee and employer (individual labor).
Employment Law Update - Employment and HR - Ireland
20 Jun 2013 - Ireland - Employment and HR - Employment Law Update - Mason Hayes & Curran - The Employment Equality Bill 2013, published on 25 ...
Was employment law ignored re Florida firefighter? | South Florida ...
Discrimination and harassment are no more acceptable in the workplace than anywhere else. A Florida firefighter recently claimed he was fired from his job as a ...
NJ Employment Law: Use of Temporary Workers Has Legal Risks ...
Many employers do not appreciate the unique legal risks that the use of temporary workers can carry.

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