Archive | December, 2012

Job Posting – RTP, NC

14 Dec
via Vince Hamner:
State Registration and Labeling Group Assistant
Research Triangle Park, PA
1 year contract
Work Environment: General Office
Shift Requirements: Day / Hrs of Work: 8am to 5pm 5 days a week

Assist with processing of global registration certificates . Also, assist with state registration and labeling activities such as filing, copying, data package assembly for state pesticide registration submissions, label proof-reading, processing registration renewals, database management.

BS degree, scientific field

Desired skills: preferably someone with paralegal experience.

– enjoys working in fast paced team environment
– able to work independently
– EXCELLENT attention to detail
– strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
– ability to process disparate information and assemble into coherent whole
– demonstrated follow through
– intermediate to advanced in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint

 If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please email me a copy of your latest resume, even if we have spoken recently about a different position. If you do respond via e-mail please include a daytime phone number so I can reach you.  In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP.  Thank you.
Sincerely yours,
Justin Tredo
Axelon Services Corp.

Axelon Services Corporation
44 Wall Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 306-0100 or (877) 711-8700
Fax  : (212) 306-0191


SCOTUS update – Court Will Hear Two of Ten Cases on Gay Marriage

7 Dec

The first case is Hollingsworth v. Perry, also known as the Prop 8 case from California. The case had already won two victories in lower courts. The suit argued that when California voters overrode a decision of the California Supreme Court that allowed same-sex marriages, voters ran afoul of that court. A federal judge agreed, and there has been a stay in place until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in.

The second case is Windsor v. United States, which challenges part of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, also known as DOMA. Under DOMA, over 1,000 rights, privileges  and protections as defined by the Congressional Budget Office are provided to married straight couples but denied to gay couples.  In Windsor,  DOMA did not allow the IRS to treat Edith Windsor as a surviving spouse when her partner Thea Spyer died. This left Windsor with a tax bill of about $360,000 that would not have been handed to a straight couple.

More from the Associated Press here.

Bankruptcy, Detroit Style?

6 Dec

Defining bankruptcy for a city has its own challenges. Who would be the actual debtor if the city files for Chapter 9? Read (and listen) to this story from Michigan Radio.