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24 min ago | JD Supra

Goodwill to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Retaliation

Goodwill Industries will pay $100,000 and furnish other relief to settle a long-standing lawsuit FOR retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the agency announced today.

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Related Topix: Law, Lawton, OK

4 hrs ago | Saipan Tribune

Saipan caterer to pay $70,583 in back wages

Saipan-based R&M Reyes Inc., which does business as M.V. Reyes Catering, has agreed to pay $70,583 in back wages to 43 employees for violations of the minimum wage and overtime provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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8 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers Counselor claims she was discriminated against after she, prison official were fired for having sex.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pendleton Correctional Facility, State Prisons, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Law

8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Obama grants gay and transgender employees US bias protection

President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the US government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Bill would extend comptroller protection to workplace whistleblowers

Any act infringing on lawful management will be considered corruption, according to a bill that aims to protect whistleblowers in the workplace.

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Wall Street Journal

Connecticut Court to Revisit Protection for Whistleblowers

Connecticut's highest court is set later this year to weigh in on a case against UBS AG that could limit protections for whistleblowers in the state, a stronghold for the financial sector.

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Related Topix: Law, US Supreme Court, US News

JD Supra

Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Checks

On July 19, 2014, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Law

WMDT

Protection For Whistleblowers Among 8 New Election Laws Signed

Among the legislation signed Tuesday, one offers more protection for whistleblowers who report and refuse to participate in violations of campaign finance laws.

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Related Topix: Law, US Governors, Jack Markell

Air Force Times

VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved'

If confirmed by the Senate to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald promised dramatic moves within his first 90 days on the job.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Law

State of Maine

Department of Labor Offering Recordkeeping Class for Employers in Westbrook on August 14

The Maine Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Standards is taking its no-charge injury-recordkeeping course for employers on the road to Cumberland County in August.

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Related Topix: Law, Cumberland County, ME, Small Business, Personal Finance, Environmental Law, OSHA

ABC News

Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung

Federal labor officials told lawmakers today that they have notified dozens of coal workers they should re-apply for black lung benefits because their claims were denied in part based on medical reviews by a controversial Johns Hopkins physician .

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Related Topix: Hopkins, Entertainment, Television, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat, Tom Harkin

Examiner.com

USDOL Honors Program for graduating law students now accepting applications

If you're a law student that will be graduating in 2015, consider applying for the Honors Program with the US Department of Labor to gain valuable experience sure to make your resume and legal repetoire shine.

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National Public Radio

For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated their guidelines.

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Channel3000

Court: Whistleblower law doesn't protect interns

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a state law protecting health care workers who act as whistleblowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns.

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Related Topix: Law, Medical College of Wisconsin

NH Insider

ALG - Department of Labor Prioritized Illegal Fundraising Over Following The Law

July 21, 2014, Fairfax, Va. and Washington, D.C. - Government watchdogs Cause of Action and Americans for Limited Government exposed the Administration for valuing illegal fundraising for the President over its statutory duty to keep the public informed of its activities.

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Related Topix: Law, Fairfax, VA, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

GPB.org

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

Over the last dozen years, whistleblowers at the National Security Agency have had a rough track record, facing FBI raids and lawsuits.

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Related Topix: Law, Fort Meade, MD

In-depth Africa

Immigration 'Reform': A Wealth Transfer from the Middle Class to Super Rich

Periodically so-called "buzz words" and "buzz phrases" become fashionable. Of late, the concept of "Wage Equality" have been bandied about by members of the administration, politicians and some media personalities.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Obama's order protects gay workers, but Hatch wants religious exemption

Gay-rights groups heralded the executive order as a historic advancement, but others, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, criticized Obama for not carving out contractors tied to a religion.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Utah, Transgender, Wedding, Law

JD Supra

Alabama's New Law Permits the Expungement of Criminal Records

In April of 2014, the Alabama legislature approved a measure that permits the expungement of the criminal records of persons charged - but not convicted - of misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Business Journal

How the Hobby Lobby verdict affects your office

Jackie Ford is a partner in the Houston office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where she specializes in employment law and privacy issues.

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