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Jan. 23, 2014 Postmarks

Acevedo Fires Officer in Connection With Off-Duty Employment Incident
Second APD officer fired this week

Oct. 3, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Common Law
Wrongful termination
"...In Texas, as in most states, employment is governed by the "employment-at-will doctrine." This doctrine specifies..."

May 6, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

The Hightower Report
The flim flam of the Employment Policy Institute
"...For instance, the Employment Policies Institute has recently run full-page newspaper ads alerting..."

March 14, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Lege Lines: GOP Sharpens Its Claws for Paid Sick Leave With SB 15
“Consistent Employment Regulations Act” would dismantle city’s right to protect workers
"...Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, as the club for beating local employment regulations – such as paid sick leave – out..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Barracuda
Austin vibes meet darker skies
"...and Merle gets wiser, though the saner sibling’s inexplicable employment crisis and abrupt broken engagement to a suddenly unsupportive..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Fist Fight
A comedy that revels in low-hanging fruit
"...teacher Mr. Campbell (Day) anxiously awaits word of his re-employment for the upcoming school year. A mild-mannered man, Campbell..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Equity
High-wire drama about women working on Wall St. is also made by women
"...invisible and unspoken barrier to women’s advancement in this employment sector: the glass ceiling...."

Aug. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin First Fair Chance City in the South
Ban the box ordinance passes Council
"...job applicant’s criminal history until a conditional offer of employment has been made...."

March 25, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

APA Files Grievance Against APD
Association accuses Acevedo of being retaliatory in his discipline
"...neglect of duty, and the department’s guidelines for secondary employment...."

Jan. 25, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Focus
Will Smith is a con man compromised by the reappearance of his shady ex.
"...his rackets like a circumspect small-business owner, providing regular employment and equal spoils to his ace team of blackmailers,..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Good Lie
A well-told story about four lost boys and girls of the Sudan in America gets a welcome assist from Hollywood.
"...In Missouri, the young men meet Witherspoon’s Carrie, an employment officer who begrudgingly takes on their case and, eventually,..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Immigrant
Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix star in James Gray's latest New York opus, a story about a woman turned out from Ellis Island to fend for herself on the mean streets of New York.
"...identifying Ewa’s immediate needs and fulfilling them: shelter, respectable employment as a seamstress in the burlesque hall he runs...."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Albert Nobbs
This melancholy picture is distinguished by Glenn Close's vanishing act in the titular role.
"...through a miserable childhood and eventually having secured suitable employment in a Dublin hotel, Nobbs' daily routine is one..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hop
Some films are saccharine, but Hop is pure sugar – processed sugar.
"...of Hop as a slacker whose disinterest in gainful employment disappoints his parents (the woefully underused Cole and Perkins)...."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Waitress
Despite a storyline that involves an unplanned pregnancy, various affairs, spousal abuse, maternal ambivalence, and food-service employment, Waitress is an optimistic comedy about getting past your mistakes and making the best of life.
"...pregnancy, various affairs, spousal abuse, maternal ambivalence, and food-service employment. It has little to say in favor of marriage,..."

May 11, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Venus
Peter O'Toole, in an Oscar-caliber and -nominated performance, pulls off the tricky May-December relationship at the heart of Venus with colossal panache and sublime craft.
"...confides, warily. But instead of laughing, he secures her employment as an artist's model in a life-drawing class. The..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Keeping Mum
Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Patrick Swayze come together for this dark British comedy.
"...not for the fact that the elderly Grace's previous employment was in an asylum for the criminally insane. In..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Slaves to the Underground
"...whose dwindling finances raise the awful specter of 9-5 employment. Suzy and Shelly are lovers, but things are getting..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Local Businesses Stand Up for Sick Leave
Committee hears bills that would prevent Austin from regulating certain employment practices
"...prevent cities – notably Austin – from regulating certain employment practices, including "fair chance" hiring ordinances that level the..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

EEOC Rules in Favor of Hopkins
Ruling says APD's health questionnaires violate federal law
"...the story’s 33-year-old subject received word that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had ruled in his favor on..."

Dec. 23, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

The Common Law
Can I see my employment personnel file?
"...Don't I have a right to see my own employment personnel file?..."

May 11, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

Blind Leading the Sighted
Yellow Cab of Austin has become an employment option for people who are visually impaired
"...– if not better – than 'normal people.' Our unemployment rate is 70 to 80%, which is a disaster."..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

The Next Austin Bust
Will it be bad? Can we be ready? Or should we not care?
"...grow in population throughout and recovering all of its employment and GDP losses by 2011, without any fundamental change..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

No Commitment Necessary
As the economy takes a dive, many high tech workers find themselves stuck on the temping treadmill
"...is between the company you're working for and the employment agency that hired you. For companies and temps alike,..."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Getting Outside the Box
Will City Council decide to give job applicants with criminal records a "fair chance"?
"...their parole or probation. Unfortunately for them, housing and employment discrimination are rampant...."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Broken News
Times Warner's struggling news channel lashes out at defectors
"...legal terms and clauses setting limitations on her future employment -- is written in a manner that virtually prohibits..."

July 14, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Meanwhile, Back at the Salt Mines
"...Learning (472-3395) "provides basic and remedial education and pre-vocation employment to at-risk youth." The Institute, which comprises the old..."

June 6, 1997 News Feature

The Common Law
COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 6)
"...Unlikely under these facts. Texas is an employment-at-will state, which generally means that either the employer or..."

May 8, 2020 Column by Luke Ellis

Six Figures of Sick Pay
Art Acevedo backpedals on a suspension to avoid arbitration
"...then a sergeant at APD, was working a secondary employment with Capital Metro (for which APD holds a law..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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