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1 hr ago | EDGE

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Gay/Lesbian, Law

3 hrs ago | Air Force Times

Retired Navy doctor named to interim VA post

The Veterans Affairs Department has named a career Navy doctor to serve as interim director of its Office of the Medical Inspector.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law

7 hrs ago | Roll Call

Pelosi Still Supports Senate-Passed ENDA Despite Diminishing LGBT Support

A coalition of influential LGBT rights organizations jointly pulled endorsements earlier this week of the legislation, partly in protest of the recent Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Law

11 hrs ago | UPI

VA whistleblowers tell lawmakers of charge retaliation

There were more troubling accusations Tuesday involving Department of Veteran Affairs' medical facilities.

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15 hrs ago | SFGate

Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected

According to the Department of Labor, 304,000 Americans filed for jobless claims during the week ending July 5, down from 315,000 a week ago.

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17 hrs ago | Business Journal

Q&A: Teague Campbell law firm of Raleigh on rapid growth

Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP of Raleigh - one of the Triangle's largest and oldest law firms - is expanding.

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21 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Benhur, et al to testify at Bong's bail hearing

The prosecution panel plans to present pork barrel scam whistleblowers as witnesses in the bail hearing of Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., Janet Lim Napoles, and Atty.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

WISN-TV

Investigators checking whether VA retaliated against whistleblowers

NICOLE KILLIAN , WISN 12 NEWS. INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO CLAIMS THAT V.A. SUPERVISORS RETALIATED AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWERS.

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Examiner.com

Creative Employee Benefits Solutions

Great businesses aren't always in a position to reward all of their great employees with salary increases or expensive benefits packages.

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Star-Telegram.com

Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Law

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Retailer settles Chattanooga EEOC complaint

Kevin & J Co., an Atlanta-based company that sells retail clothing and apparel, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission related to its Chattanooga store, the agency announced today.

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Related Topix: Law, Chattanooga, TN

EDGE

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

On Tuesday, 100 religious leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and interfaith organizations signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to not include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Law

Chattanoogan.com

Pair Arrested After East Ridge Girl Calls Parents And They Follow Thieves

East Ridge Police received a call on Tuesday that a young girl at 6950 Martha Ave. had seen two men she did not know pull into the yard in a truck and remove a four wheeler and small dirt bike from a barn on the property.

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Related Topix: East Ridge, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Law

Lexington Herald-Leader

Limo service pays $500,000 to end overtime dispute

The department said Wednesday the settlement in U.S. District Court in New Haven resolves a lawsuit against S.D. Transportation Services LLC, doing business as Premier Limousine in Berlin, and owner Stephen DiMarco.

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Business Journal

Self-insurance worker's comp program frees $7.5B in working capital

A California state agency reauthorized a self-insurance program for worker's compensation this month that will allow qualified companies to retain $7.5 billion that otherwise would have been deposited with the state.

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The Globe and Mail

Our boss harasses us. What can we do?

From day one, we have worked under the threat of dismissal, unnecessary reprimands, unreasonable demands and we are constantly insulted by our boss.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Politico

Lawmakers laud VA whistleblowers

House lawmakers charged Tuesday that a culture of corruption at the Department of Veterans Affairs allowed the agency to freely retaliate against whistleblowers.

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Related Topix: Law, Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Michael Michaud, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Business Journal

Arizona same-sex couples could qualify for FMLA leave protections under Obama rule

Same-sex couples in states where they cannot marry, such as Arizona, could qualify for the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, under a new Obama administration proposal.

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Related Topix: Law, Gay/Lesbian

Examiner.com

Woman gets fired & is suing employer: Religious discrimination at the U.S. Bank

Polly Neace, an employee of a Kentucky US Bank branch, says she was fired for telling customers to 'have a blessed day' and has since filed a lawsuit.

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Related Topix: Walton, KY, Law

National Public Radio

Watchdog: Retaliation Complaints Jump At VA

A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by Veterans Affairs Department supervisors against employees who filed whistleblower complaints, including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing health care scandal involving long patient waits and falsified records at VA hospitals and clinics became public.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Law

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