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Unemployment On Rise For Those With Disabilities – Disability Scoop

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Despite strong job growth last month, new federal data suggests that unemployment among people with disabilities ticked up sharply. Source: Unemployment On Rise For Those With Disabilities – Disability Scoop

FBI Reports Rise In Disability-Related Hate Crimes – Disability Scoop

New federal data indicates that the number of reported hate crimes targeting people with disabilities has ticked up. Source: FBI Reports Rise In Disability-Related Hate Crimes – Disability Scoop

Lunch break gives Texas employers indigestion

The question of whether lunch breaks are compensable recently surfaced in a case from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas). The court’s decision is instructive and provides a timely reminder that the Fair … Continue reading

​Tennessee Supreme Court stands by employers in workers’ comp case – Memphis Business Journal

Workers’ Compensation is both a personally sensitive and legally charged issue, but a recent Tennessee Supreme Court ruling offered a big win for employers. Source: ​Tennessee Supreme Court stands by employers in workers’ comp case – Memphis Business Journal

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