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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Coerced Arbitration Agreement Not Enforceable in FLSA Collective Action

Executive Summary: The Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a district court's decision denying an employer's motion to compel the arbitration of a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, finding that the court's decision was within its authority to manage such actions.



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Integrated Employee Benefits Solutions Merges with One Risk Group,...

As a result of the merger, industry veteran , owner of IEBS, has joined ORG as Vice President in its employee benefits practice.



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Is a FLSA Collective Action Waiver by Itself in a Severance Agreement ...

Employers have recently enjoyed some victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the California Supreme Court regarding the use of class/collective action waivers in employment arbitration agreements .



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Georgetown man to serve 30 days for collecting unemployment benefits in prison

A 35-year-old Georgetown man will spend 30 days in prison and must repay the state nearly $10,000 after a court found him guilty of fraudulently receiving unemployment compensation benefits while serving a prison sentence.



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The two-part public hearing on a largely contested building expansion project at New Canaan Field Club was closed Tuesday as neighbors continue to worry about a potential increase in the club's activities.



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Disabilities committee to meet and discuss, impprove programs

The Dona Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in multi-purpose room 1-117 at the Dona Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.



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Freedom to Retaliate against Foreign Whistleblowers May Not Be as Much Fun as It First Appears

What I'm about to say is grossly oversimplified, but here goes: The Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower provisions have two primary prongs.



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Former ICM Interns Seek Class Action Certification

Two former ICM interns have submitted a motion for class certification in a lawsuit that has the potential of developing into a significant one on the internship front.



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Court 'Certifies' Gawker Media Interns' Collective Action

After more than a year of litigation , former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs of the lawsuit and of the opportunity to join the proceedings.



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Portland City Council approves $40,000 settlement with fired administrator Jack Graham

Jack Graham faced off with Mayor Charlie Hales, the man who fired him, at a name-clearing hearing in March.



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Tax alert on health premiums

Having gone through tax season not that long ago, you may not want to face any issues related to your tax situation until next year.



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8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing at Work

The workplace can be a difficult space to operate from a social perspective. You always want to be friendly, but there are some topics that are simply inappropriate for the office.



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Court Upholds Employer's Inflexible Leave Policy

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a number of lawsuits against companies with inflexible leave policies, claiming the policies are discriminatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act .



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Transportation Employers, Can You Survive The Federal Audit "Tag Team"?

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are tag-teaming transportation employers.



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Temporary speed tables at roundabout cause commotion

West Bloomfield residents and township officials expressed concern about the speed tables installed at a roundabout located at Maple and Farmington roads, but according to the Road Commission for Oakland County, the tables are temporary and part of a national study.



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Veterans Advocate: Obama Has 'Lost Trust' for Inaction on VA

President Barack Obama has "lost the trust" of the nation's veterans for failing to follow through with substantive change for medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Concerned Veterans of America spokeswoman Amber Barno told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."



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Pregnant Women Just Earned More Workplace Rights in Illinois

Once upon a time, when a working woman became pregnant, she'd typically be expected to leave her job and retreat into full-time domestic duties.



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Consultation update: Expenses, CGT and tax evasion

The government has launched several new consultations since we published our first consultation update on 24 July.



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Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. Awarded $291,177 Grant

SCSEP is the only federal government program mandated to assist unemployed older adults to rejoin the workforce.



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Pregnancy bias guidance not without controversy

On July 14, the Equal Employment Oppor-tunity Commission released its first comprehensive update on pregnancy discrimination enforcement guidance since 1983.



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Labor Pains: Restaurants in Charleston Keep Getting Busted for Labor Law Violations

Restaurants in Charleston , S.C. have become notorious for breaking labor laws. According to an in-depth report by Hanna Raskin of the Post and Courier , over 34 local restaurants have been "cited for violating protective labor laws" since 2004.



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Restaurant industry's low wages leave 40% of workers in near-poverty

The minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up in more than 20 years, and a recent study reminds us of the human costs of that policy and of the restaurant industry's reliance on low-wage labor .



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Employment Law 101: Worksite Lactation Breaks

According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all employers with more than 50 employees nationwide are required to comply.



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Obama's Federal Contractor Order Invites Chaos

The Obama administration's second-term frustrations are getting the better of common sense.



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Thomas Clayton Boone

He married Sarah Lillian Floyd. He later married Irene Adair. She preceded him in death in 2004.



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Huron County has state's 4th worst jobless rate

Of the estimated 26,600 people in Huron County's workforce, 2,300 were out of work in July, according to statistics released recently by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services .



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New at FindLaw: ERISA Explained

No, ERISA isn't the name of that girl from high school you can't remember, it's the legal unpinning for employee benefits and retirement.



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Quorum Court meets second time to vote on ordinances

A previous meeting failed to draw a quorum and the eight justices of the peace in attendance at that session could not legally vote on ordinances.



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Blackstone and Hilton Worldwide to Offer Hospitality Education to Veterans

Global asset manager Blackstone, in partnership with its portfolio company Hilton Worldwide, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Kendall College in Chicago, has launched a hospitality education program designed to help veterans and their spouses receive the experience and knowledge that can lead to a career in hospitality management.



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Pizza shop that offered church bulletin discount receives...

SEARCY, Arkansas -- Bailey's Pizza in Searcy offers people who bring in their church bulletin a 10 percent discount on Sundays.



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D.C. area hiring cools off in July, unemployment rises

One week after new state-by-state employment data threw cold water on hopes of a summer rebound in the Washington area labor market, federal bean counters on Wednesday served up yet another round of job numbers, this time broken down by metropolitan region.



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On Anniversary of 19th Amendment White House Message to Women is Still one of Victimhood

Last April on the faux-holiday Equal Pay Day, created by liberal feminists to mark the extra three and a half months a woman supposedly needs to work to earn the same as her male counterparts, the White House ran into a little trouble.



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RVCC sets information session for automotive technology program

Raritan Valley Community College to host Information Session for students interest in learning more about the automotive technology program on Thursday, Sept.



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Ignoring These 5 Labor Laws Can Cost Your Business

With Labor Day approaching, business owners may want to take a moment to make sure they're complying with state and federal labor laws.



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State Court Lawsuit Removable if Plaintiff-Employee's Pleadings ...

"You have been sued." Upon reading these first few words of a state court citation, most Texas employers - indeed, most employers - make it their first order of business to remove the case to federal court if at all possible.



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Business NH Magazine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in NH Team ...

Business NH Magazine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire are proud to announce the 2014 NH Health Care Summit .



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National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship, a time-tested model of worker training, can help meet the growing demand for skilled workers in the United States.



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Legion, U.S. Chamber renew vows

Eric Eversole, executive director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program, had no idea three years ago how many veterans career fairs would come from the idea of connecting chambers of commerce nationwide with job applicants who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.



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VA Report Finds Concludes No Deaths Linked To Delays

A new government report reveals widespread manipulation of scheduling data at VA hospitals nationwide.



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Testimony ends in federal online ballot tool case

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.



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August 28, 2014 area community calendar

Items for Community Calendar must be submitted by MONDAY NOON to appear in that week's paper.



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Spaulding alumni set 40th reunion

By KEN RIPLEY Continuing a Labor Day tradition, the C.C. Spaulding Alumni Association will hold its 40th annual reunion of the alumni of the former Spaulding High School this Friday through Sunday at the old Spaulding campus and in Nashville.



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Comments Sought on New Contraceptive Rules

Responding to the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby earlier this year and other judicial actions, the Departments of Health and Human Services , Labor, and Treasury have issued a proposed rule and an interim final rule to accommodate employers that have religious objections to providing employees with ... (more)



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Small business, big mistake: Classifying employees as independent contractors

When I started my company in 2006, my intent was to have only independent contractors for the first five years, with the goal of minimizing overhead.



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EEOC Sues Costco for Sex Discrimination

According to the EEOC's complaint, Costco violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects employees against sex discrimination, when the company failed to take steps to protect one of its female employees from unwelcome advances of one of its warehouse member-customers.



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DOL Issues Directive on Gender Identity and Transgender Status

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs - which enforces anti-discrimination and affirmative action laws affecting government contractors and subcontractors - has issued Directive 2014-02 clarifying that discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status constitutes sex discrimination under ... (more)



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Dura Automotive Wins New Trial Under ADA On Fired Workers' Challenge to Drug Policy

Aug. 26 - A Tennessee auto glass manufacturer that fired production employees who tested positive for prescription drugs that potentially affect their ability to operate machines safely may not be liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Aug. 26. In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth ... (more)



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Food bank celebrates culinary program

After weeks of hard studying, intense kitchen conversations and the occasional cooking mistake, culinary school students displayed nothing but smiles at their graduation ceremony.



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Pelham High's $22.6M work in progress brings excitement, angst

As the district prepared to welcome its students back for the first day of the 2014-15 school year today, Pelham High Principal Dorothy Mohr spent some of her time Tuesday inspecting the grounds with construction officials, and reassuring some skeptical students, parents and the public that phase one of the $22.6 million school remodeling and ... (more)



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Restaurant owners forecast better times ahead for workers

It's not just workers who suffer when restaurateurs break the law: "An employer trying to do the right thing, they're put at an economic disadvantage when someone's not in compliance with the law," says Jamie Benefiel, district director for the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour's district office in Columbia.



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FAQ: Administration's New Contraception Rules Explained

Washington, DC, United States - The Obama administration has released new rules they say will give employees of religiously affiliated organizations a way to obtain contraceptive services as part of their health insurance coverage while respecting the religious beliefs of their employers.



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Catherine Rampell: Tech firms have poor record on diversity

No, not related to their R&D. I'm referring instead to other tightly guarded information they once declared "trade secrets": data about the number of women and minorities on their payrolls.



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Report: VA scandal probe targets potential obstruction of justice

The most in-depth examination yet of a scandal over delays in treating veterans found widespread manipulation of scheduling data in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country, according to the report released Tuesday.



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Federal case continues for online ballot tool

Testimony is in its last scheduled day in a federal lawsuit over Maryland's refusal to implement an online ballot-marking tool for the blind.



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No link between VA wait list, veteran deaths: IG report

A report released Tuesday found widespread poor patient care at the Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, though it could not be conclusively linked to patient deaths.



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Report: FBI has joined probe of VA scandal

The most in-depth examination yet of a scandal over delays in treating veterans found widespread manipulation of scheduling data in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country, according to the report released Tuesday.



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York-Hanover unemployment rate increases

York County posted a 5.3 percent unemployment rate in July - one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the previous month.



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The NSA Has a Hush-Hush Google-Like Search Engine

The United States National Security Agency has its own homegrown search engine that it offers to similarly minded U.S. intelligence outfits.



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Sentenced by fbi/cia to a life of torture, abuse and struggle for sanity

See our summary report on exactly how the fbi/cia have destroyed America, even as whistleblowers and patriots try to notify the public of atrocities by these two evil agencies.



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Contractor Pays Nearly $1 Million to Fired Whistleblowers

Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers.



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Kentucky's unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent

Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July 2014 was unchanged from the revised 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training , an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.



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Federal Case Continues For Online Ballot Tool

Testimony is in its last scheduled day in a federal lawsuit over Maryland's refusal to implement an online ballot-marking tool for the blind.



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FMLA Stands for 'Family and Medical Leave Avalanche'

We noted last year that 20 years after the original passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act , the Department of Labor issued a survey report lauding the effectiveness of the law and the positive impact it has had on the American workforce.



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Law Firm Takes Employee Benefits to Another Level

How Asons Solicitors of Manchester have lifted employee morale and motivation in a way that's unique to the legal profession.



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Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Record for Women and Girls

" I didn't run for President so that the dreams of our daughters could be deferred or denied.



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Fact Sheet: President Obama Announces New Executive Actions to...

Today, President Obama will address the American Legion's 96th convention and outline the five priorities the Administration is focused on to ensure we are fulfilling our promises to service members, veterans and their families: delivering the quality health care veterans have been promised; ensuring all veterans have every opportunity to pursue ... (more)



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Fire Board Meeting Tonight

The next regular monthly of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will be held on August 26, 2014 and will begin at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, Station 104, 3102 16th St SW, Lehigh Acres, FL 33976.



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Fair share state union deductions are OK, except in this case: PennLive letters

In her Aug. 7 commentary , Ms. Priya Abraham expressed opposition to "fair share" payroll deductions for teachers who choose not to join teacher unions.



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Rampell: Tech firms not to blame for poor diversity

No, not related to their R&D. I'm referring instead to other tightly guarded information they once declared "trade secrets": data about the number of women and minorities on their payrolls.



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Andy Dillon may get role in managing Detroit's retiree health care benefits

After helping usher Detroit into bankruptcy court, former state Treasurer Andy Dillon might get a role in managing the city's retiree health care benefits after it emerges from Chapter 9. The Retired Detroit Police & Fire Fighters Association wants to appoint Dillon to the board of a new trust that will manage health care benefits for retired ... (more)



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Federal case continues for online ballot tool

Testimony is in its last scheduled day in a federal lawsuit over Maryland's refusal to implement an online ballot-marking tool for the blind.



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EEOC Sues Employer's Wellness Program

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged Wisconsin-based Orion Energy Systems with violating federal law by requiring an employee to submit to medical exams that were not job-related but were part of the employer's wellness program, and then firing the employee when she objected to the program.



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As focus shifts away from workshops, Mobile ARC is looking for employers willing to give the disabled a chance

MOBILE, Alabama - On a hot Thursday morning at Hank Aaron Stadium, Keith Gates is hard at work - a broom in one hand and dustpan in the other.



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Burden of Proof: The 'What Changed?' Argument from 'A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases'

Hegger was covered by her employer's ERISA-governed, long term disability plan , which was insured by Unum Life Insurance Company of America .



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Peter Diamond Thinks the Beveridge Curve Might Not Tell Us Much of Anything

One of the most popular and unusual charts in labor market economics is the Beveridge Curve , which tracks the relationship between job openings and the unemployment rate.



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EEOC Issues Annual Report on Federal Workforce

The U.S. EEOC just-released portions of its fiscal year 2011 and 2012 report on the federal work force.



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CNN: Police Kill Four People with Disabilities In Two Weeks

I have a new piece up on CNN about police killings of people with disabilities. These are situations in which police perceive a threat, there is a weapon involved, and they demand the disabled make a choice.



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Royal Tire to pay fine for wage discrimination

Royal Tire Inc. will pay a $182,500 fine and be subject to a detailed consent decree to resolve a wage discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the agency announced.



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Openness, Communication Are Keys to Heading Off Whistleblowers

What happens when you learn about a potential whistleblower -- someone who's gone through an internal process to report wrongdoing? Do you tense up a little bit? Feel tempted to release the hounds? Want to circle the wagons? Of course, you know that retaliating against a whistleblower can subject your company to penalties.



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Addison restaurant owner: Waitress wasn't fired for being pregnant

The owner of several well-known local restaurants says he's "surprised" by a lawsuit filed Monday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is alleging "pregnancy discrimination."



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Dewberry - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review - New Report Available

It also provides building engineering, geographic information services, environmental sciences and engineering services.



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Open Houses on Flood Risk Mapping Project Scheduled for September

The project, which is being funded by the and managed by the Loudoun County Government, is designed to update and improve the accuracy of the current Loudoun County Flood Insurance Rate Map .



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Legal How-To: Requesting FMLA Leave From Your Employer

When you're dealing with a major medical problem, either yours or a loved one's, the last thing you want to worry about is work.



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Former Dublin VA nurse sentenced in worker's comp fraud

A former nurse at the Dublin VA hospital was sentenced to 5 years in prison for defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs through fraudulent worker's compensation claims.



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Pittsburgh region's unemployment rate stays at 5.3 percent

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area remained unchanged from June to July at 5.3 percent, the Department of Labor and Industry reported this morning.



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Andy Dillon might get role in managing Detroit's retiree health care benefits

After helping usher Detroit into bankruptcy court, former state Treasurer Andy Dillon might get a role in managing the city's retiree health care benefits after it emerges from Chapter 9. The Retired Detroit Police & Fire Fighters Association wants to appoint Dillon to the board of a new trust that will manage health care benefits for retired ... (more)



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Erie's employment picture improves

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July fell from 5.9 to 5.8 percent, according to new numbers out today from the state Department of Labor & Industry.



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Educators, employers retool Battle Creek'sa

Educators, employers retool Battle Creek's workforce The first wave of people are benefiting from the community's investment in work skills development.



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Tempe proposition would add protections for LGBT community

The city of Tempe could become the first city in Arizona to include sexual orientation as a protected class from workplace discrimination.



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Bush's Counsel Fights 'Nefarious Reports'

President George W. Bush's Office of Special Counsel head Scott Bloch filed his third RICO complaint in as many years, again claiming that Bush administration officials, Congressman Tom Davis and others conspired to boot him out of office with a bogus criminal investigation, to cover up their own corruption and misuse of power at the highest levels ... (more)



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Are More SEC Protections on the Way for Whistleblowers?

A pro-whistleblower coalition comprising organizations including the Government Accountability Project, the Project on Government Oversight and more is in the news for pressuring the Securities and Exchange Commission to improve its protections for employees that alert authorities to potential wrongdoing in their workplace.



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Are More SEC Protections on the Way for Whistleblowers?

A pro-whistleblower coalition comprising organizations including the Government Accountability Project, the Project on Government Oversight and more is in the news for pressuring the Securities and Exchange Commission to improve its protections for employees that alert authorities to potential wrongdoing in their workplace.



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Issue Brief

More than 100 employers and community leaders attend the Fort Bragg Veterans Jobs Summit on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.



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Paterson Subway refused to serve military veteran with service dog, report says

PATERSON - An army veteran and his service dog were asked to leave a Paterson Subway restaurant on Saturday, according to a News 12 report .



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Celesq Announces Upcoming CLE Programs: Ethics Regarding...

Celesq AttorneysEd Center has announced the following web casts starting September 9, 2014: An Ethical Quandary: In-House Attorney as Whistleblower Live web cast: September 18, 2014 Courtney Worcester and Roger Lane discuss the ethical quandaries caused by attorney whistleblowers, including a discussion of the issues currently in the headlines in ... (more)



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Obama administration floats new prescription contraceptive rules

The Obama administration sought Friday to end a long-running controversy by proposing new ways to enable employees of nonprofit religiously affiliated organizations - such as hospitals - and private closely held corporations to obtain coverage for prescription contraceptives, even if their employers object.



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The NSA has a hush hush Google-like search engine

THE UNITED STATES National Security Agency has its own homegrown search engine that it offers to similarly minded US intelligence outfits.



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BrightScope Highlights Top Industries With the Best 401k Plans

BrightScope , a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced the list of industries ranked by average 401k plan rating for those containing more than $100 million in assets.



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Rhode Island Benefits from Improving US Economy

The state's top labor official says the improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island.



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Precision Concrete Cutting Brings in World Class Mountaineer for Team Building Expedition

World class mountaineer and CEO of Alpenglow Expeditions, Adrian Ballinger will join Precision Concrete Cutting , a leading concrete cutting agency, as celebrity guest and speaker at PCC's annual team building event which is being held on the 200 miles of rapids that run through the Grand Canyon.



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Transparency: A Means to Making Government Work Better | Commentary

Polarization and gridlock in government has become a national meme, and some have speculated that government transparency contributes to the problem.



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Berry proposal

Parties in the downtown commuter station dispute are one step closer to finding a possible resolution, Rep. Sheila Harrington said on Friday.



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Berry proposal

Parties in the downtown commuter station dispute are one step closer to finding a possible resolution, Rep. Sheila Harrington said on Friday.



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One Of The Country's Largest Hospital Organizations to Pay...

On Monday, August 4, 2014, The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle nine whistleblower lawsuits alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act.



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Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

The state's top labor official says the improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island.



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Is it race or rage?

July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The legislation is considered a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.



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Spikes in Legal Action for Non-ADA Compliant Websites

There has been a rise in legal complaints against websites that allegedly do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act .



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COLUMN-Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department can do ...

Aug 25 - The tragic killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson has brought to the surface long-simmering tensions between the Ferguson Police Department and the Missouri community it serves.



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New Minimum Wage for Michigan Employees

August 25, 2014 Beginning September 1, 2014, Michigan workers will see an increase in the minimum wage rate from $7.40 to $8.15.



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3 Day Stretch Could Be Hottest and Most Humid Days of the Year

This next three day stretch could possibly end up being the hottest and more humid days of the year.



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OSHA, NIOSH Publish Recommended Practices to Protect Temporary Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released a new educational resource that focuses on staffing firm and client responsibilities for protecting the health and safety of temporary workers.



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HRC Alabama Receives Justice and Equality Award from Metro Birmingham NAACP

The Human Rights Campaign , the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, received a notable award Sunday from the Metro Birmingham NAACP chapter.



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Obama administration floats new prescription contraceptive rules

The Obama administration sought Friday to end a long-running controversy by proposing new ways to enable employees of nonprofit religiously affiliated organizations - such as hospitals - and private closely held corporations to obtain coverage for prescription contraceptives, even if their employers object.



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Failure to Cover Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum...

Parents have searched for effective therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder.



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OFCCP Issues Directive Addressing Gender Identity and Transgender Bias

Last week the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex... includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."



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Fox News guest: Was Michael Brown too large to be an 'unarmed teen'?

Appearing on Fox & Friends , a former nominee for Labor Secretary took the media to task for inflaming racial tensions by describing slain teen Michael Brown as "unarmed" when he was, in fact, "six foot four and weighed almost three hundred pounds."



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Big League Dreams gets repairs, but legal battle lingers

Gilbert is paying for nearly $250,000 in repairs to the Big League Dreams Sports Park, although town officials continue to seek repayment from the builder.



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Failure to Cover Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum...

Parents have searched for effective therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder.



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11 News Exclusive: Sheriff Talks about Effects of Scandal on His Family

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is opening up about how his family is dealing with the allegations swirling around him and his office.



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SHRM, Easter Seals Partner to Boost Veteran Employment

The Society for Human Resource Management and the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services are partnering to provide hiring managers and HR professionals nationwide with resources to recruit and hire U.S. veterans.



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Openness, Communication Are Keys to Heading Off Whistleblowers

What happens when you learn about a potential whistleblower -- someone who's gone through an internal process to report wrongdoing? Do you tense up a little bit? Feel tempted to release the hounds? Want to circle the wagons? Of course, you know that retaliating against a whistleblower can subject your company to penalties.



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Evaluating a Job Applicant's Background History

Use of background information can disproportionately affect people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, along with gender.



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Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

The state's top labor official says the improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island.



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R.I. Lowers Work Comp Insurers' Assessment Rate to 6.65%

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training announced last week that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurance companies providing workers' comp coverage in Rhode Island.



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Employees in Maryland Can Now Get Treble Damages for Overtime Claims

Executive Summary: On August 13, 2014, the Maryland Court of Appeals held in Peters v.



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Seventh Circuit Finds Worthless Services Case Worthless

Yesterday the Seventh Circuit issued an important decision on False Claims Act liability.



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State investigating Chinese buffet restaurants for worker abuses

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office is working with the state's Department of Labor to investigate complaints of worker abuse at a number of buffet-style Chinese restaurants.



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Indiana agency recognizes RMR with safety designation

River Metals Recycling , a scrap metal processing company wholly owned by Cincinnati-based The David J. Joseph Co.



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Employment in the states

There are dueling claims and controversy over employment figures in Kansas and our state's performance relative to others.



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Your workers' comp bill should drop, saving C. Fla. firms $500M+

For the first time in four years, workers' compensation insurance rates are expected to drop in the Sunshine State - which could save Central Florida firms more than $500 million annually.



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Editorial We won't be bullied by anyone

Earlier this month, the WikiLeaks Sudbury site posted an article making ridiculous accusations against Northern Life's city hall reporter, Darren MacDonald.



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It's Time to Listen: "The Lie," a guest post by Lisa Sharon Harper

Sometimes national events make plain the yawning distance between disparate worlds.



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Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

The state's top labor official says the improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island.



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EEOC Alleges Orion Energy Violated the ADA By Firing Worker Who Declined Wellness Plan

Aug. 22 - A Wisconsin energy company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by financially penalizing and then firing an employee because she declined to participate in a company wellness program, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit filed Aug. 20 that marks its first direct ADA challenge to such a program.



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Get the latest benefits details for workers affected by International Paper closure in Courtland

K2 Mansfield workers affected by the closure of International Paper in Courtland may be eligible for benefits under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2011.



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One Of The Country's Largest Hospital Organizations to Pay $98.15...

On Monday, August 4, 2014, The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems , the nation's largest operator of acute care hospitals, agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle nine whistleblower lawsuits alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act between January 2005 and December 2010.



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The Truth Behind the Run-Hide-Fight Debate

By now, the Run-Hide-Fight active shooter video created by the City of Houston, Texas and the Department of Homeland Security has had nearly three million YouTube views.



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One Of The Country's Largest Hospital Organizations to Pay...

On Monday, August 4, 2014, The Department of Justice announced that Community Health Systems , the nation's largest operator of acute care hospitals, agreed to pay $98.15 million to settle nine whistleblower lawsuits alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act between January 2005 and December 2010.



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Employment - No class certification under Fair Labor Standards Act

Michigan Lawyers Weekly The Michigan resource for legal news, up-to-date court opinions and the latest law practice news and views.



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Agenda - Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

2. A 15 foot exception to the 50 foot setback requirement from Drake Road. CODE SECTION: 34-5.5.3.B.A.ii., 34-4.4.2. APPLICANT: Huron Sign Co.



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Springfield DJ Claims She Was Fired for Being Gay

A radio host in Springfield, Missouri says her recent firing from her morning show was not from budget cuts - as her employer claims - but rather because she is openly gay and had recently spoken up about advocating for LGBT rights.



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State workers pay less for health benefits, report finds: Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Let's get one thing out of the way right away -- state worker or cubicle drone, everyone's paying more for their health benefits these days.



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Hagens Berman Advises DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Investors of...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a top-tier investor-rights law firm, advises investors of the Sept.



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Hagens Berman Advises Investors in Ocwen Financial Corporation of the ...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, an investor-rights law firm, advises investors of the Oct. 14, 2014, lead plaintiff deadline in the securities fraud class action against Ocwen Financial Corporation .



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Tragedy in Ferguson: What the Justice Department needs to do next

The tragic killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson has brought to the surface long-simmering tensions between the Ferguson Police Department and the Missouri community it serves.



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School admin. to stay put for now

Options for the potential relocation of Harvard's school administration have dwindled over the past few months, leaving staff anchored in the Bromfield House for the moment.



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City auditor: Invoices for surveillance are missing

The City Auditor's Office could not locate the paper invoices for more than 25 percent of the city's spending on investigatory firms to probe city employees in the last six fiscal years.



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Half of EEOC Complaints by Federal Workers Involve Reprisals

There were 7,457 complaints - nearly half of the 15,837 total - charging that the federal government had retaliated against workers who complained about the policies of their agency, according to a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report covering fiscal year 2012, The Washington Post reported.



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No, direct primary care isn't too expensive

A common criticism of direct primary care is the added expense: "Isn't it too expensive?" Ways to think about the cost are to prioritize expenditures and to consider potential savings that make it cost effective.



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Suit: Six Flags park violated ADA, didn't let disabled boy on rides

A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Six Flags Great America in north suburban Gurnee, claiming the park discriminated against her disabled son by not letting him on rides.



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Transparency: A Means to Making Government Work Better | Commentary

Polarization and gridlock in government has become a national meme, and some have speculated that government transparency contributes to the problem.



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Contractor Must Rehire Whistleblower

The contractor that is removing 177 underground storage tanks from the U.S.'s largest nuclear site has been ordered to reinstate an employee who had voiced safety and environmental concerns.



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Right-to-work could help replace lost coalfield jobs

As a result of increased pressure achieved by a perfect storm of increasing competition from other energy sources along with the Environmental Protection Agency's mandate that Kentucky reduce its CO2 emissions by 18 percent within the next 15 years, thousands of Kentucky coal miners - and myriads more who supply and serve them - have lost their ... (more)



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Creating Healthy Plumbing Systems

Typical plumbing concerns for all facilities include repairing toilet, sink and shower; maintaining piping systems throughout the facility for air, water, and gas; keeping drain systems and waste-water lines open and operating properly; and maintaining sprinkler systems, heads, valves, and other fire-safety equipment.



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Funeral director opening new business in trouble with state

Cindy Figueroa is opening a new funeral home in Yakima. She already has a location in Kent.



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Guest Commentary: How online education can help Colorado adults

If Colorado is to maintain an economy and living standard that is a model for other states, extending online education opportunities to low-income and working adults is a vital step in that direction.



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The Montclair Art Museum presents From Heart to Hand: African- American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.



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Silverado Bans Sons' Visitation of 93 year old Mother for Social Media Posts

The sons of 93 year old Ruby Peterson, Mack, Don, and Lonny Peterson, have been banned from visiting their mother repeatedly by Silverado Senior Living based upon the content of social media posts concerning her year long false imprisonment and forced drugging at its Sugarland facility.



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Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

Joseph Devendorf's work history isn't as strong as he'd like it to be, but the 26-year-old says he feel good about his future, thanks to his and his community's investment in work skills development.



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EEOC report paints an Uncle Sam all too human

It would be nice to think of Uncle Sam as an employer above reproach, one who does not stoop to common human frailties such as revenge and retribution.



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ETSU professor holds '60s-centered class

In an age of politically charged hashtags, viral video clips capturing blatant prejudice and social media accounts bristling with anti-discriminatory rhetoric, it's easy to take part in online activism from the comfort of our own homes.



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Abusing the service dog privilege?

The mother of a child who needs a service dog tells us she sees lots of 'fake' service dogs.



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ETSU professor holds '60s-centered class

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.



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Ginsburg On Rulings, Race

The high court was "once a leader in the world" in rooting out racial discrimination," the justice said in a wide-ranging interview.



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Springfield DJ Says She Was Fired for Being Gay

The host of a morning radio show in Springfield, Mo., is speaking out after she was laid off Friday - she says because she is openly gay and an outspoken advocate for LGBT equality.



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Republicans, Democrats Face Off In Aug. 26 Election

Staff Report Brooke Paige says he hasn't been given a dime in his campaign so far, but that hasn't stopped him from running for both attorney general and governor in the primary election on Aug. 26. "I don't want to do things for the sake of doing them, I want to do things because I think there's an opportunity to win and do something important," ... (more)



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Second North Idaho Dispatcher Files Discrimination Claim

A second North Idaho 911 dispatcher is alleging race discrimination and retaliation against her employers In early July, a Native American woman said she was kicked to the curb from her job as a Bonner County dispatcher after six years on the job.



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Ind. Decisions - County judge declares state staute unconstitutional and the State complies

The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.



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Ohio Family Appeals Service Horse Decision

An Ohio family that uses a Miniature Horse as a therapy animal is appealing a court's decision to dismiss their case to keep the animal at their home.



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Homeless veterans numbers continue to decline

Linda Charest, base realignment closure coordinator for the Department of Housing & Urban Development, speaks during the Veterans Employment & Education Commission Homeless Veterans Roundtable.



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Tom's is being sued and Maoz is closed for good

According to the Post, Tom's is being sued by Carolyn Coleman for not being wheelchair accessible.



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Work Advice: Why are police paid differently?

Congress created a special overtime exception for state and local public safety workers: the "7 work period rule," which bases overtime calculations on a work period ranging from 7 to 28 days, instead of a 40-hour workweek.



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Neal Hartman: GM can recover if it changes the culture

It's been a rough year for General Motors. The company has recalled more than 28 million vehicles worldwide and is liable for billions of dollars in automotive repairs and victim compensation.



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City of Birmingham

The following appeals will be heard: Appeal No. 14-24: The owners of the property known as 1116 Washington request the following variance to allow for the expansion of the existing first level of the existing residential structure: Chapter 126, Article 2, Section 2.08 requires a front yard setback of 32.52' for this lot; with 30.50' existing and ... (more)



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Zoning Board of Appeals

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Plymouth will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audiotapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting/hearing, to individuals with disabilities.



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in this Corner: Must employees be paid for prepping for work?

Many employers have employees who must arrive to work before their official start times to get his or her workstation ready for work.



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

University of Colorado prof seeks $2 million for campus banishment

A University of Colorado philosophy professor who was banished from the Boulder campus this spring is seeking $2 million in damages from the university.



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EEOC report finds lack of diversity among top ranks of civil service

The latest annual Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report on the federal workplace is not happy summer reading for diversity advocates.



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Neal Hartman: GM can recover if it changes the culture

It's been a rough year for General Motors. The company has recalled more than 28 million vehicles worldwide and is liable for billions of dollars in automotive repairs and victim compensation.



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Legal and Public Notices 8/25/14 - Invitation to Bid, Notice of Meetings

Sealed Proposals for SportsCom Renovations, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will be received by the Owner at the City Council Chamber, Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Thursday September 11, 2014, at 2:00 P.M., Local Time.



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Corner Bar Demolition Process Moving Slowly

Ripley Town Council members recently voted to reject a bid to install air conditioning through parts of the new town offices.



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Republicans see Ebola, think DDT

So, with the recent outbreak of Ebola fever , the free-association process that passes for thought in Republican circles went straight from "sick people in Africa" to "DDT".



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Town details ongoing concrete work

The contractor began replacing concrete on streets that have been selected for the 2014 mill and overlay program .



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Veterans act a " a reward for failure

The $16-plus-billion emergency fix for the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs is designed to do a lot of things.



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Trust which runs Barrow hospital begins anti-bullying scheme

A ZERO tolerance approach to bullying between hospital workers is being rolled out with the view that "one case is one case too many".



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Editorial: TFD chiefs, commanders doing well

A solution to the issue of overtime pay earned by high-ranking supervisors in the Topeka Fire Department was going to involve money - more of it.



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Banished CU-Boulder philosophy professor seeking $2M in damages

A University of Colorado philosophy professor who was banished from the Boulder campus this spring is seeking $2 million in damages from the university.



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Obama Administration Announces Contraception Coverage Compromise

The Obama administration announced new steps Friday allowing for a compromise between religious nonprofits and companies and female employees seeking access to birth control.



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It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan

One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank.



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Ferguson highlights generational gap

It hasn't been so easy for traditional civil rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging the treatment of African American men by police.



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Time Warner Cable looking to hire veterans as field technicians

Time Warner Cable Inc., the country's second-largest cable provider, has a unique employment opportunity for veterans that will be on full display during the Hiring Our Heroes career fair at the Legion's 96th National Convention .



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ObamaCare's Latest 'Accommodation' to Contraception Mandate: 'Insulting Accounting Gimmick'

On Friday, the Obama administration issued its eighth "accommodation" to ObamaCare's HHS contraception mandate, which requires most employers to provide free contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to employees through their health insurance plans.



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New Certificate Launched to Fill Pharmacy Technician Demand

Blue Bell, Pa . - Pharmacy technician jobs are expected to grow by 20 percent through 2022 - nine percent higher than the average growth rate for all occupations nationally according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook .



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Life Remembered: Judge Bryan a 'breath of fresh air'

Colleagues are mourning the death of a DeWitt County judge whose judicial career was brutally interrupted by cancer not long after it had begun.



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Obama administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives

The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact new rules that help ensure contraception coverage for employees of certain companies that have religious objections to birth control.



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Thetford Academy denies claims of advance Ofsted inspection warning

Thetford Academy was one of three schools run by the Inspiration Trust which were accused in a national newspaper of receiving advance warning of inspections, with the first allegation dating back to May, 2013.



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Count disputed, complaint amended in Bartos lawsuit against Shamokin

An attorney for Shamokin filed to have one count dismissed from the lawsuit brought against the city by ex-clerk Stephen D. Bartos.



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Friday, August 22, 2014

County unemployment drops

According to a report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security , the unemployment rate for Clay County is down compared to last year.



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University of Chicago forms new partnerships to support local hiring

The University of Chicago paid out more than $230 million in salaries to mid-South Side residents in fiscal 2014, according to data released today at the UChicago Local Workforce Conference 2014.



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This Police Shooting Shocked The Nation, But These Experts Say It Was Justified

Just days after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that rocked the nation, another young black man was shot dead by police in broad daylight - miles away from Michael Brown's home of Ferguson, Missouri.



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President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

On July 31, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations.



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4. Pregnant cop denied desk job, forced to take ...

A heavily-pregnant cop in Kentucky is being forced to take unpaid leave after administrators denied her request to take a desk job until her baby with a rare disorder is born.



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EEOC's New Enforcement Guidelines Expand Employers' Obligations Toward Pregnant Employees

In July 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , on a 3-2 vote, issued new "Enforcement Guidance" on pregnancy-related issues.



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Ex-county worker sues county for discrimination

Francis "Jack" Plaisted, 65, of Butler is the former supervisor of the tipstaves, who are officers of the court who assist judges.



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Federal Rule Over Hiring Felons Duck Suit by TX

Texas cannot legally challenge U.S. guidelines that limit an employer's right not to hire felons because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has not taken action against the state, a federal judge ruled.



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Health Science Academy

Like many, Sophia Goldberg's parents moved to Plainsboro in part because of the excellent reputation of the local public schools.



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Right-to-work's hand up better than government handouts

As a result of increased pressure achieved by a perfect storm of increasing competition from other energy sources along with the Environmental Protection Agency's mandate that Kentucky reduce its CO2 emissions by 18 percent within the next 15 years, thousands of Kentucky coal miners - and myriads more who supply and serve them - have lost their ... (more)



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Clarksville jobless rate increases in JulyClarksville jobless rate...

Montgomery County's unemployment rate has ticked up once again. According to the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development, the jobless rate for July stood at 8 percent.



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Anne Arundel jobless rate bumps up in July

The jobless rate in Anne Arundel County bumped up slightly in July, as more people reported they were looking for work.



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Maryland Court of Appeals: Contrary to Federal Court Rulings,...

More bad news for employers: Maryland's Court of Appeals has now put to rest any question about an employee's right to recover treble damages in connection with an unpaid overtime claim.



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Fired Safety Whistle-blowers Awarded Nearly $1 Million

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined an asphalt company nearly $1 million for terminating workers who had raised safety concerns.



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Charges Against Bercow Puppet More Serious Than Reported Facing...

"She may not be much of a clerk, as she knows nothing about procedure, but I'm happy to accept the panel's assessment that she's a first rate chief executive."



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Teacher in same-sex relationship who was fired for pregnancy out of ...

School leaders justified the move by saying Evenson breached her contract when she failed to follow the teachings of the Catholic faith Shaela Evenson, who gave birth to a boy in March, filed the lawsuit Thursday alleging the firing violated federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy, the Montana Standard reported.



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Legal Notices - Aug. 21, 2014: Lockhart and Caldwell County

Aug. 21, 2014LEGAL NOTICE - - - - - - - - - - - ADVERTISEMENT AND INVITATION FOR BIDSPROJECT: Water Distribution System Improvements on behalf of the County Line Special Utility District for the City of Uhland ; SWE Project No.



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White House Rolls Out New Birth Control Accommodation For Non-Profits

The Obama administration announced on Friday a new accommodation for religious non-profits that object to covering the full range of contraceptives in their employee health care plans.



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Woodbridge man guilty of unsafe asbestos work in schools gets 5 years in prison

Acting N.J. Attorney General John Hoffman today announced that William Muzzio Jr., 52, of Woodbridge, was sentenced to five years in prison for performing faulty asbestos work.



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Quarterly Whistleblower Award Update

Since our last quarterly update , the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower has issued four denial orders and three award orders.



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Sexy ADA Issue: Bad Breakup May Not Justify Employer-Mandated Medical Exam

Rarely does one get a case that involves a cutting-edge Americans with Disabilities Act issue combined with wild, crazy, passionate, irrationally exuberant , tempestuous, adulterous romance.



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Snapshot: Laura Goldstein

Occupation: I'm an attorney at Collins Hannafin, PC, in Danbury. I've been with the law firm for 20 years.



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