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2 hrs ago | Law.com

No Plaintiffs? No Problem for EEOC

When the federal government sued Bass Pro Outdoor World for hiring discrimination, it offered statistics showing a dearth of minority employees, damaging comments from the retailer's managers, and asked for $300 million in potential damages.

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Related Topix: Law

7 hrs ago | Cavalier Daily

SPINKS: Worth every penny

Back in April, my home state of Maryland passed a bill that will incrementally raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 by July of 2018.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, US News

11 hrs ago | Truthdig

Aaron Swartz Can't Fight the New Cybersecurity Bill, So We Must Do It

In late 2011 and early 2012, activists, progressive politicians and Internet companies led in part by Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz came together to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act .

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Related Topix: ACLU, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | Warwickonline.com

Chafee announces new system to apply for jobs - Warwick Beacon

"Applying for a state job will be as easy as a click of a mouse," Deborah Dawson, director of human resources, said at an Apply RI press conference yesterday at the Warwick Public Library.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Lincoln Chafee, Law

18 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Disability nonprofit discriminated against deaf employee, suit alleges

A federal suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims Disability Network Wayne County violated the law when the company refused "to provide a reasonable accommodation to Steven Jeffries, who is deaf, and by firing him on the basis of his disability."

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Law

Sat Jul 12, 2014

InvestmentNews

Fiduciary duty rule: No way out

With the outlook for passage of a uniform fiduciary duty now bleak, it's astonishing to think the prospects for strengthening investment-advice rules to better protect investors looked so bright four years ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Officials: Illegal workers helpe...

A North Carolina company has agreed to pay a six figure fine to settle an investigation sparked by a tip the company transported "illegal aliens" to the Beech-Nut construction site in Montgomery County in 2009.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Salon

Rand Paul's twisted race lies: His new views on civil rights are as phony as the old ones

Prospective GOP front-runner claims views on civil rights have evolved. Not if you dig into what he actually says If you Google "Rand Paul Civil Rights Act," the first prompt that comes up is "unconstitutional," so it was definitely heartening to see his apparent about-face on the act's 50th anniversary, when he attended a local commemoration at ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Shelbyville, KY, Law

OpEdNews

Whistleblowers Refuse to be Silenced or Intimidated

Over the last eight years members from the Make it Safe Coalition have arranged an assembly of whistleblowers in Washington, DC each year for an annual conference originally known as Washington Whistleblower's Week.

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Related Topix: Law, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Criminal Defense Law, Georgetown University, Prison, US News, Liberal Political News

Belleville News Democrat

Former employee at Sparta shooting complex alleges she lost job after ...

Her refusal to strip cost her a job at the complex, she alleges in a complaint filed with two government agencies.

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Related Topix: Sparta, IL, Marissa, IL, Law

Observer

Carriage House WARN notice amended

When Carriage House workers were notified in March the company would be shutting down its local operations, layoffs were scheduled to begin Oct. 24, with the plant to close by May 24, 2015.

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Related Topix: Law, Fredonia, NY, Dunkirk, NY

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Russia Taday

CISA threat: How cybersecurity may harm Americans privacy and hit whistleblowers

Two years after CISPA, the controversial bill allowing govt access to corporate customer data, was defeated its new incarnation hit the senate.

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Related Topix: Law

MyFoxAtlanta

King Center celebrates Civil Rights Act of 1964

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was held Friday at the King Center.

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Related Topix: Law, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

El Observador

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

LOS ANGELES Attorney General Kamala D. Harris commemorated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at a celebration at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.

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Russia Taday

a UK constable accused of breaching data protection law to access women's private info

UK chief constable, Nick Gargan, is under criminal investigation for allegedly breaking data protection legislation to access personal information of younger females whom he's accused of inappropriately propositioning.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sydney Morning Herald

Whistleblower blasts union's own corruption probe

"I look forward to being cross-examined on some of these issues": Brian Fitzpatrick, along with the unnamed whistleblower, claimed they were bullied and harassed.

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Related Topix: Law

Monterey County Herald

Sara Boyns, Workplace Law: Employers must be careful not to request genetic information

Q Our company requires post-offer, pre-employment medical examinations that include a family medical history.

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JD Supra

ERISA self-insured health plan not required to cover same sex spouses

In Roe v. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield , No. 12-cv-04788 , 58 EBC 1077, 2014 WL 1760343 , the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York held a self-insured health plan that excludes same sex spouses does not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended .

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

EDGE

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Gay/Lesbian, Law

Air Force Times

Retired Navy doctor named to interim VA post

The Veterans Affairs Department has named a career Navy doctor to serve as interim director of its Office of the Medical Inspector.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law

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