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17 min ago | Sun Journal

Gay rights group attacks Michaud over anti-discrimination stance

The group, called Queer Nation, said it is troubled by Michaud's long-term support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has been pending in Congress for more than 10 years but to date has not received enough support for passage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Transgender, Law, Michael Michaud, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

4 hrs ago | KTAR

Arizona's same-sex couples could get family leave, but impact uncertain

Couples who were legally married in a state that recognizes same-sex unions might be given Family and Medical Leave Act benefits if they work in Arizona -- even though the state does not recognize their marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Law

8 hrs ago | JD Supra

Amended Executive Orders expand employment discrimination prohibitions

Since 1974 just 10 years after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed Congress has made repeated attempts to introduce and pass legislation that would have amended the landmark Act to prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Related Topix: Law

12 hrs ago | ITV

Ministers accused of 'failing whistleblowers'

Government ministers have been accused of failing to protect whistleblowers despite their role in exposing a series of major scandals.

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Related Topix: Law

16 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Feds investigate pawnbroker for alleged sexually charged misconduct

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission slapped Seapod Pawnbrokers and its owner Frank Morea with a discrimination lawsuit Thursday on behalf of five women who work at his shops in Brooklyn and Queens.

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Related Topix: Law

21 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Leominster men file suit against Market Basket

Two local men have filed a lawsuit in Worcester Superior Court against Market Basket, alleging that the supermarket violated the law by locking workers in overnight and requiring them to take unpaid breaks.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA, Bellingham, MA, Law

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Company cited for fatal W.Va. cell tower collapse

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it cited S and S Communication Specialists Inc. for two serious violations stemming from the February incident at Clarksburg.

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Related Topix: Law, OSHA

JD Supra

Now This is a Headache! Employee Terminated for Migraine Headaches Can Advance FMLA Claim

In the cold, sadistic world that is the FMLA, the Department of Labor tells us that ordinary, run-of-the-mill headaches are not covered by the FMLA.

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Related Topix: Migraine Headache, Medicine, Health, Law

New York Post

Brother-in-law of Congressman Tim Bishop texted crotch shot to staffer: suit

Tim Burke , who owns restaurants in Southampton like Tully's Lobster Co, has been accused of sexual harassment by his former nightclub manager Natalie Perry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Timothy Bishop, Democrat, Law

Burlington Times News

Durham assistant police chief sues city

Forbes' lawsuit says he was passed over for promotion because of complaints he had made about discrimination in the department.

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Related Topix: Law

JD Supra

Perhaps Overdue, Pregnancy Discrimination Update Issued by the EEOC

Following up on our recent post regarding pregnancy discrimination developments, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues on July 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Law

The Washington Post

VA moves to fire employees for data manipulation

The Department of Veterans Affairs this week proposed disciplinary actions for six of its medical employees, including the directors of the Rocky Mountain network and the Cheyenne, Wyo., VA clinic, for manipulating scheduling data to hide treatment delays.

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Related Topix: Cheyenne, WY, Law, Blog News, Sports

Wed Jul 30, 2014

TheDenverChannel

Whistleblowers credited in VA discipline case

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Related Topix: Law, Alamosa, CO, Saguache, CO, Broomfield, CO

WHAS11

School districts getting insurance bills

Some school districts have started getting bills over the past couple of weeks to help offset insurance claims against the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust.

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Related Topix: Law, McCracken County, KY

Washington Times

Whistleblowers credited in VA discipline decisions

Federal officials say whistleblowers contributed to a Veterans Affairs Department decision to seek disciplinary action against six employees in Colorado and Wyoming accused of manipulating health care data.

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Related Topix: Law, Life, Veteran Affairs, Cheyenne, WY

Northern Michigan News

New Cadillac lakefront playground to be up by Labor Day

Before the summer is over, families should be able to enjoy a new playground on the shores of Lake Cadillac.

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Related Topix: Cadillac, MI, Law

Free Republic

Meet the SEC's 6,500 Whistleblowers

What do four adult entertainers, 138 engineers, a handful of pilots and a pastor have in common? They all think they have hot tips about an alleged financial fraud.

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Related Topix: Law, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Cybercast News Service

US sues Pennsylvania over police fitness tests

The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the nation's largest forces, is faced with ending the physical fitness tests it gives to applicants for state trooper positions or defending in court a practice that the federal government says illegally discriminates against women.

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Related Topix: Law

The Florida Times-Union

Federal government sues La Nopalera, alleges restaurant didn't pay minimum wage -- again

For the second time since 2011, the federal government filed suit against the owners of two La Nopalera restaurants, claiming the owners didn't pay its workers minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Law

Daily Kos

Labor digest

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released a mid-year summary of mining deaths across the country.

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Related Topix: Law

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