The Rice Tariffication Law in a time of transition





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Some politicians — pro-administration and anti-administration — and organized farmers have recently stepped up the call for amending the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL). This comes in the face of what they claim as a drop in fresh palay (unmilled rice) prices to as low as P12

Voters get final word on a controversial sex education law

ARLINGTON — Courtney Normand and Mindie Wirth agree there’s value in teaching sex education in Washington’s public schools.

But the two Snohomish County mothers disagree sharply on a new state law mandating comprehensive sex education in every district’s curriculum in every grade, starting in kindergarten.

It’s propelled them into the

Labor Law: Accommodating disabled Americans in the workplace develops a more inclusive work environment | Business News

The EEOC stated that “employees with disabilities were repeatedly denied reasonable accommodations, including assistive devices, modified work schedules, and reassignment.”

Instead of engaging in the interactive process and discussing and providing accommodations, the EEOC claims the health care company forced employees to quit.

The EEOC also announced another case, this

Asia Minute: Indonesians Protest New Labor Law

Thousands of protestors have turned out this week in city streets across Indonesia. They oppose a new law that went into effect this week affecting many parts of the country’s economy.

The focus of the nationwide protests is the “Job Creation Law” — which took effect on Monday. But employment

Mass strikes, walkouts in Indonesia over new employment law

Indonesian workers took strike action across the country on October 6–7 against a new employment law the government argues will “attract foreign investment”.

Masses of angry workers and students walked out, shut down workplaces and flooded the streets to oppose the neoliberal employment law that reduces wages, removes entitlements, erodes

Do not believe in hoax on omnibus law: MPR Chief

Jakarta (ANTARA) – People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Chairman Bambang Soesatyo urged people to not believe hoax or fake news pertaining to the omnibus law on job creation, approved by the Indonesian House of Representatives on Oct 5, 2020.

“Out there, various propaganda, hoaxes, misinformation, and also disinformation discredit the Job

Navajo Nation officials modify law for marijuana

Noel Lyn Smith, Farmington Daily Times
Published 1:39 p.m. MT Oct. 8, 2020

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Amendment clarifies legal definition of pot

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  • The measure prohibits the possession, manufacturing, transportation, selling, usage, trading or delivery of the plant on the Navajo Nation.
  • An exception was made for hemp, which comes from

Hawaii Tightens Ban-the-Box Law

Hawaii has narrowed the scope of what employers can consider regarding an individual’s conviction history when making employment decisions.

Hawaii employers have long been required to limit their consideration of felony and misdemeanor convictions to a 10-year lookback period, unless they fell within one of the statutory exemptions as part