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1 hr ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Fired Iowa editor claims religious discrimination

The former editor of the Newton Daily News has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Law, Blog News

5 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

'Bedrooms empty and state-of-the-art rooms used for storage', claim Bury Hospice nurses

BEDROOMS are are lying empty and state-of-the-art clinic rooms are being used for storage at Bury's new A 5 million hospice, nurses have claimed.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Law

8 hrs ago | Mortgage News Daily

What is Hass & Associates Online Reviews: Aaron Swartz Can't Fight the New Cybersecurity Bill?

In late 2011 and early 2012, activists, progressive politicians and Internet companies led in part by Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz came together to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act .

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Related Topix: ACLU, Law, Mortgage, Home

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Democrat

Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky

In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Eastern, KY, Jackson County, KY, Opinion

Hindustan Times

Whistleblowers can get security from govt

The government has authorised chief vigilance officers of ministries or departments of the central government as designated authority to receive any written complaint or disclosure on any allegation of corruption or misuse of office in respect of any employee working under them.

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Related Topix: Law

JD Supra

Andrea G. Baran Appointed Regional Attorney of EEOC's St. Louis District Office

Andrea G. Baran, a 15-year attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , has been appointed regional attorney of the agency's St. Louis District, which includes offices in St. Louis, Kansas City and Oklahoma City, the agency announced today.

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Related Topix: Law

JD Supra

Hobby Lobby: Just a Start

As a trial lawyer, I rarely pay much attention to dissenting opinions. They do not serve as meaningful precedent, and they tend only to express the loser's frustrated perspective.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Law

Washington Post

Intelligence security initiatives have chilling effect on federal whistleblowers, critics say

In early April, Sen. Charles E. Grassley summoned FBI officials to his Capitol Hill office.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, US Military, US Navy, Liberal Political News

Tri-cityherald.com

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled around the world.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Kirk, Law, John McCain

JD Supra

Goodwill to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Retaliation

Goodwill Industries will pay $100,000 and furnish other relief to settle a long-standing lawsuit FOR retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the agency announced today.

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Related Topix: Law, Lawton, OK

Saipan Tribune

Saipan caterer to pay $70,583 in back wages

Saipan-based R&M Reyes Inc., which does business as M.V. Reyes Catering, has agreed to pay $70,583 in back wages to 43 employees for violations of the minimum wage and overtime provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Related Topix: Law

The Indianapolis Star

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers Counselor claims she was discriminated against after she, prison official were fired for having sex.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton Correctional Facility, State Prisons, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Law

Christian Science Monitor

Obama grants gay and transgender employees US bias protection

President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the US government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Bill would extend comptroller protection to workplace whistleblowers

Any act infringing on lawful management will be considered corruption, according to a bill that aims to protect whistleblowers in the workplace.

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Wall Street Journal

Connecticut Court to Revisit Protection for Whistleblowers

Connecticut's highest court is set later this year to weigh in on a case against UBS AG that could limit protections for whistleblowers in the state, a stronghold for the financial sector.

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Related Topix: Law, US Supreme Court, US News

JD Supra

Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Checks

On July 19, 2014, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Law

WMDT

Protection For Whistleblowers Among 8 New Election Laws Signed

Among the legislation signed Tuesday, one offers more protection for whistleblowers who report and refuse to participate in violations of campaign finance laws.

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Related Topix: Law, US Governors, Jack Markell

Air Force Times

VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved'

If confirmed by the Senate to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald promised dramatic moves within his first 90 days on the job.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Law

State of Maine

Department of Labor Offering Recordkeeping Class for Employers in Westbrook on August 14

The Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Standards is taking its no-charge injury-recordkeeping course for employers on the road to Cumberland County in August.

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Related Topix: Law, Cumberland County, ME, Small Business, Personal Finance, Environmental Law, OSHA

ABC News

Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung

Federal labor officials told lawmakers today that they have notified dozens of coal workers they should re-apply for black lung benefits because their claims were denied in part based on medical reviews by a controversial Johns Hopkins physician .

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Related Topix: Hopkins, Entertainment, Television, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat, Tom Harkin

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