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Employee’s Request for a Disability or Religious Accommodation Is Considered Protected Activity Under Change to the Fair Employment and Housing Act | The National Law Review

Effective January 1, 2016, an employee’s request for an accommodation for a disability or for religious reasons is considered to be “protected activity” for a retaliation claim und Source: Employee’s Request for a Disability or Religious Accommodation Is Considered Protected … Continue reading

Texas Agency: 4 Districts Violated Law On Disabled Students « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Four Texas school districts violated federal law by not properly evaluating students with disabilities before sending them to court for missing school, a state agency’s investigation has found. Source: Texas Agency: 4 Districts Violated Law On Disabled Students « CBS … Continue reading

Wells Fargo to pay $81.6 million to bankrupt U.S. homeowners | Grand Forks Herald

Wells Fargo & Co <WFC.N> will pay $81.6 million to homeowners for denying them a chance to challenge mortgage payment increases imposed during their bankruptcy proceedings, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Source: Wells Fargo to pay $81.6 million to bankrupt U.S. homeowners | Grand Forks Herald

Obama’s immigration action blocked again; Supreme Court only option left – Yahoo News

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President Barack Obama’s executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation suffered a legal setback on Monday with an appeal to the Supreme Court now the administration’s only option. The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court … Continue reading

Ryan rules out quick immigration reform

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will not consider or negotiate an immigration reform bill during President Obama’s tenure, ruling out calls to revive the issue in an effort to broaden GOP appeal to Latino voters before the 2016 … Continue reading

Bill Seeks to Expedite Social Security Disability Benefits for the Terminally Ill – Law Firm Newswire

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    Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2015 – Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, has introduced a bill to expedite the payment Source: Bill Seeks to Expedite Social Security Disability Benefits for the Terminally Ill – Law Firm Newswire

How the Government Polices What Student Debtors Spend – Bloomberg Business

  For borrowers seeking relief on their student loans in bankruptcy, there’s no room for any spending seen as excessive. Source: How the Government Polices What Student Debtors Spend – Bloomberg Business

NLRB rulings generate business for labor and employment lawyers

Workers have won a string of victories at the National Labor Relations Board, and companies are calling on their lawyers to figure out how to respond. Source: NLRB rulings generate business for labor and employment lawyers – In Other News … Continue reading

Bankruptcy case could make it easier to shed student loans

BOSTON — A Boston bankruptcy case could shift the decades-old federal laws that prohibit the dismissal of student loans in a bankruptcy and allow borrowers wit Source: Bankruptcy case could make it easier to shed student loans

No Social Security increase next year, gas prices to blame – AOL

For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits. Source: No Social Security increase next year, gas prices to blame – AOL

 
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