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1 hr ago | The Daily Caller

Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To ...

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the monthly job numbers, from the White House in Washington May 7, 2010. U.S. nonfarm payrolls grew at the fastest pace in four years in April as private sector employers ramped up hiring, raising the strong possibility that the labor market recovery may be picking up steam.

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Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Conservative Political News

4 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Human Resources Predict Hiring Trend in September

Earlier this week the Society for Human Resources Management released the Leading Indicators for National Employment with predictions of hiring rates in September . Among the key finding is that Manufacturing Sector is expected to rise in September and the Service sector is expected to fall.

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Related Topix: Law

8 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Mumps vaccine effectiveness and waning immunity

In a previous article , from our vaccine legal expert, Dorit Reiss, we learned that there's a whistleblower lawsuit against Merck regarding the possibility that the company may have engaged in some inappropriate actions in determining the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine , specifically the mumps component of the vaccine. As Reiss stated, despite the suit being a boon to the antivaccination crowd , so far no facts have actually been presented.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Law

12 hrs ago | Outside the Beltway

Does The Army Still Have a Race Problem?

The Army has long been a trailblazer in opening doors for African Americans. Benjamin O. Davis became the first black general officer way back in 1940, commanding all-black units.

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Related Topix: African-American, Law, US News, Conservative Political News

16 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Sealey: My warnings were ignored

Problems at the Robeson County Housing Authority could have been prevented if county commissioners had listened to his warnings about the need to follow proper procedures when addressing hiring, procurement and other issues, according to county Commissioner Hubert Sealey. Sealey told The Robesonian recently that on several occasions he questioned and voted in opposition to decisions made by the commissioners as they were sitting as the housing authority's board of directors.

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Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, Law

20 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

Workzone: Whistle-blower obstacles growing

As a managing director and chief enterprise officer for Countrywide Financial Corp. in 2005, Michael Winston raised the company profile for leadership development, implemented programs designed to hone executive skills and organize succession plans. His efforts were rewarded with two promotions in his first 15 months on the job.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Law, Environmental Law

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

July 2014 BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary

Earlier this week the Department of Labor, Bureau or Labor Statistics released the July Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary . This BLS report provides information on the national business employment cycle each month reviewing large numbers of hires and separations to determine a net positive or negative change in the national employment.

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Related Topix: Law

Boston.com

Arlington employee arrested on - upskirting' charges

A 53-year-old New Hampshire man was arrested in a popular cafe in Arlington center early Saturday morning, after police say they discovered him videotaping women in the coffee shop's restroom. Joseph B. Hennessey, who is an Arlington Department of Public Works employee who has been out on worker's compensation for more than a year, has been charged with disturbing the peace and photographing an unsuspecting nude person, according to Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan.

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Related Topix: Arlington, MA, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Boston, MA

FindLaw

Can You Fire a Director Who's Too Old to Effectively Govern?

A corporation's directors, as agents of the shareholders, are where the buck stops in terms of corporate governance. They're also ultimately responsible for oversight of management.

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Related Topix: Corporate Governance, Law

JD Supra

ERISA Applied to Deferred Compensation Plan

The plan, which was sponsored by RBC Capital Markets Corporation and other related entities , was similar in design to many plans used by financial services industry employers to improve employee retention. The case is noteworthy because such plans are generally viewed as exempt from ERISA.

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Related Topix: Law, Pension, Personal Finance, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

JD Supra

Contingent Workers . . . From An ERISA Perspective

The Issue: Companies often divide their workers into a variety of categories . . . agency employees, temporary employees, provisional employees, independent contractors, and so on.

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Related Topix: Law

Norwalk Reflector

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Environmental Law, Law

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Jewish World Review

Michelle Malkin:

"If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach.

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Related Topix: Law, US Military, US Air Force, US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA), Cell Phones, Electronics

Government Executive

Senate Backs Extension of Pilot Program Expanding Whistleblowers' Court Options

The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously and without debate to extend the rights of would-be federal whistleblowers to appeal Merit Systems Protection Board rulings to an array of courts. All Circuit Review Extension Act , which sped through the House in July, would extend for three years a pilot plan in the 2012 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act that allows federal employees access to appeals courts other than just the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, Jon Tester, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Elijah Cummings, US House of Representatives

JD Supra

Franchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment of Franchisee's Employee under FEHA

In Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, the California Supreme Court took on the issue of whether a franchisor is an "employer" of its franchisee's employees under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and therefore legally responsible for alleged sexual harassment inflicted by a franchisee supervisor against a franchisee employee.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Law

WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Va. justices refuse to revive wrongful death suit

In a unanimous ruling Friday, the court affirmed Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Mary Jane Hall's decision to toss out Patricia Kohn's lawsuit. Hall ruled that Virginia's worker's compensation law is Kohn's remedy.

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JD Supra

EEOC Sues Taprite Fassco for Sex and Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Taprite Fassco Manufacturing, Inc., a San Antonio-based supplier of CO2 regulators in the soda and beer industries, violated several federal anti-discrimination laws in its treatment of one of its quality control inspectors, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The EEOC said the company subjected the woman to gender and disability discrimination and unlawfully retaliated against her for complaining.

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The Washington Post

Patent office whistleblower: 'Managers have no idea when their employees are working'

With top Commerce Department officials headed to Capitol Hill Friday to answer allegations about fraudulent practices by patent examiners, the Washington Post this week obtained copies of the whistleblower complaints that set in motion a series of investigations of the patent office. Four whistleblowers, at least two of them managers, submitted lengthy, detailed accounts to an anonymous hotline set up by the Commerce inspector general's office in 2012.

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Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, US Politics, US News

Washington Post

Federal Diary: Bipartisan support for lame duck bill to strengthen whistleblower protections

To say it was heartwarming would be a stretch, but it was good to see the bipartisan support this week on behalf of federal whistleblowers from a congressional panel where comity too often loses to contention. The outbreak of accord among leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was evident during a Tuesday hearing by its federal workforce subcommittee.

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Related Topix: Law, US Politics, US News, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Insurance Journal West

Texas Sees Decrease in Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2013

In 2013, there were 493 fatal occupational injuries in Texas, an 8 percent decrease from 536 in 2012, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. The figures are based on preliminary data released release by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics , Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries .

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