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2 hrs ago | JD Supra

Labor Department Adds Gender Identity and Transgender Status to Prohibition on Sex Discrimination

On August 19, 2014, the Department of Labor issued a guidance advising that it will consider cases of discrimination based upon gender identity and transgender status to be violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Executive Order 11246 .


Related Topix: Transgender, Law

6 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

2 workers injured at Ohio manufacturing plant

HICKSVILLE, Ohio - FWT LLC has been cited for one repeat and one serious safety violation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after two employees were injured in separate incidents at the company's Hicksville facility, which manufactures telecommunication towers.


Related Topix: Hicksville, OH, OSHA, Law, Environmental Law, Toledo, OH

10 hrs ago | WIVB-TV Buffalo

Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state's civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transgender, Law, Gay/Lesbian

14 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Fire lieutenant files sex harassment suit

A lieutenant with Jacksonville Fire-Rescue has sued the department and the city, claiming she was exposed to sexually inappropriate materials and behavior, and when she complained about it, she was targeted for retaliation and discipline.


Related Topix: Fire, Law

19 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

US Department of Labor Files Suit To Appoint Independent Fiduciary To ...

The lawsuit also asked the court to appoint an independent fiduciary to administer the plan, distribute the assets to eligible participants, and terminate the plan upon completion.


Related Topix: Law

23 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Sal's Mexican Restaurant in Fresno settles federal sexual harassment charge

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Sal's Mexican Restaurant reached a $15,000 settlement over charges that a supervisor at the chain's Fresno location sexually harassed a teenage hostess five years ago.


Related Topix: Law, Fresno, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Contractor to Pay Whistleblowers $1M

Two drivers and a foreman who were fired by a Michigan paving contractor after raising safety concerns will receive nearly $1 million in back wages and damages under a federal settlement.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA, Environmental Law

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Jacob Sullum on Rand Paul's Challenge to Conservatives Who Reflexively Support Law Enforcement

Running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, Rand Paul became known as that crazy right-winger who expressed reservations about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Law, Prison, Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law

WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Law, OSHA

ABC News

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Food Lion Over Firing

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion.


Related Topix: Law, Kernersville Area, NC


Hanford contractor ordered to reinstate fired whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety.


Related Topix: Law, Richland, WA

JD Supra

Employers: Be Vigilant About ADA Compliance During the Hiring Process

While certain job duties may legitimately require that employers screen applicants and employees for medical conditions, organizations risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and incurring serious legal consequences if they do not follow ADA guidelines and regulations during the hiring process.


Related Topix: Law

Dallas Observer

In Fight Over Dallas' Racist Housing Policies, HUD Threw the Whistleblowers Under the Bus

If the editorial in The Dallas Morning News this morning has any credibility, and I am sure it does, HUD has agreed to throw the whistleblowers under the bus in the Lockey/MacKenzie racial segregation complaint against the city of Dallas.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Law

WFIE-TV Evansville

Pregnant Florence police officer given 2 options: keep patrolling or take unpaid leave

She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her first son.


Related Topix: Law

JD Journal

Violations of Labor Laws in California Leads to Lawsuits Against Lingerie Football League

Summary: The Lingerie Football League has been sued by former players for violations of labor laws in the state of California and the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Related Topix: Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Employer’s Corner: Pregnancy — the new frontier in discrimination, harassment

On July 14, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its first guidance on pregnancy discrimination since 1983.


Related Topix: Law

Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its contract, where pay rates are established by law.


Related Topix: Prison, Law, Federal Prisons


Department Of Labor Extends Employment Protections To Transgender Workers

The Department of Labor issued guidance Tuesday stating that transgender federal employees and employees of federal contractors are covered under nondiscrimination protections that apply to sex.


Related Topix: Law, Transgender, US News, ATF, Liberal Political News

Washington Blade

Labor Department issues guidance to protect trans workers

The Labor Department issued guidance on Tuesday spelling out that the Obama administration will interpret an executive order prohibiting gender discrimination in the workforce to protect transgender workers.


Related Topix: Transgender

Business Insurance

Firm that only let woman truck drivers train with other women biased: Judge

A federal judge has ruled that a trucking company violated federal law by discriminating against female truck driver applicants when it required they be trained only by other women, said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Related Topix: Law, Springfield, MO