EEOC Sues Strip Club for Firing 56-Year-Old Waitress

I stumbled upon this attorney’s employment law blog that focuses on the bizarre, humorous and unusual in case law (Wal-Mart execs dressed in drag and filmed at a meeting, for instance). On his site, CurrentEmployment.net, Tim Eavenson brings up the tale of a lawsuit filed this past week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) […]

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Lawyers Seek Own Bailout Through Tort Reform

It was kind of hard to capture what I’m trying to say in one short headline (title), but basically the trial lawyers of America are going around knocking on the doors of statehouses and legislators everywhere to expand liability laws, so they can rack up increased litigation–and paychecks. It’s what Tiger Joyce of The Metropolitan […]

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In This VAT, There Be Billions

Scrambling to come up with money (i.e., take it from us taxpayers), Congress and the White House are experiencing a taxing time figuring out sources of revenue that won’t have serious political repercussions. One that is almost sure to be enacted in the name of “healthcare reform” (since when did health care become one word?) […]

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Countrywide Leads the List of Top 25 Bandits

I don’t usually agree with AlterNet, which is generally a left-leaning (to say the least) site, but The Center for Public Integrity has a well-reasoned piece on “The Bad Guys of Subprime Lending Are Raking in Bailout Billions.” The article details the woeful and sordid spectacle of non-banks (for the most part) dishing out $1.4 […]

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Heritage Foundation Asks, ‘What Employer Advantage?’

James Sherk, writing for the Heritage Foundation, has challenged the assertion that current union organizing laws favor the employer over the organizers. He makes these points, and I’m taking the liberty to quote his text directly: In fact, as I have written before, labor law heavily tilts the scales in favor of unions during organizing […]

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British Doctor Warns of Human Toll from U.S. Health Care Reform

The British organization going by the acronym of NICE is anything but when it comes to its role in policing health care in the United Kingdom. It routinely denies the use of drugs that the United States and European nations rely on to prolong and save lives from chronic diseases such as cancer. NICE stands […]

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EFCA Sponsors Says Card Check May Go Bye-Bye

Senator Tom Harkin, D.-Iowa, says compromise is in order to save the Employee Free Choice Act, specifying that the card check provision will no doubt have to be dropped. "Compromises are going to be made," said Harkin, 69. "It probably won’t be card check [as part of the final law], because too many people are […]

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Peering into Our Future? Spain’s Unemployment at 17 Percent

Actually, I’m not referring to the level of unemployment when I say “Peering into Our Future.” If you follow Shadow Stats, you’ll know that we’ve already gone well past that figure (into the 20-percent range). What I’m referring to is the black market that developed in response to the recession, which has become a major […]

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Obama Billionaire Backers Nix EFCA–Surprised?

Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha, was the first Obama-aire to come out against the EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act) and its card-check unionization. Now he’s been joined by three other Obama-backing billionaires (did you realize that the Democratic Party has a much higher concentration of voters who make more than $100,000 a year than […]

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