Tag: "legal"

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Prosecuting Leaks – An in-depth discussion of the Pros and Cons

Prosecuting Leaks – An in-depth discussion of the Pros and Cons

Why It Shouldn’t Be Criminal to Report Government Secrets Source: theatlantic.com Author: Conor Friedersdorf Prosecuting journalists imposes huge costs, yields scant benefits, and is mostly pointless in an era when anyone can reach a mass audience. Should the government be permitted to prosecute journalists for revealing classified information? Damon Linker of The Week has joined […]

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What is a common-crime charge? Or, How to lock people up without International pressure

What is a common-crime charge? Or, How to lock people up without International pressure

China hits activists with common-crime charges Source: DIDI TANG Author: Associated Press In prosecuting the country’s political and social activists, an image-conscious Beijing is shifting its tactics. Beijing is increasingly using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers as nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion […]

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First legal settlement of (GINA) Genetic Information discrimination lawsuit

First legal settlement of (GINA) Genetic Information discrimination lawsuit

A major milestone – the EEOC settles its first GINA systemic lawsuit Just nine days into the new year the EEOC settled its first systemic lawsuit ever filed alleging genetic discrimination under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”).  Over the past several years the EEOC has trumpeted its focus on high-impact and high-profile cases and […]

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EU issues Fracking Recommendation

EU issues Fracking Recommendation

Energy and environment Environmental Aspects on Unconventional Fossil Fuels The risks associated with the high volume hydraulic fracturing technique, also commonly referred to as “fracking”, have triggered concerns about public health and environmental effects. The Commission wants to ensure the environmental integrity of extraction of unconventional hydrocarbons, such as shale gas, and ensure that risks […]

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Employee screening / background checks increase FCRA lawsuits

Employee screening / background checks increase FCRA lawsuits

Class Action Lawsuits for Failing to Perform Background Checks Properly Becoming Even More Prevalent Given the need for employers to exercise due diligence in hiring and at the same time comply with the complex legal environment regulating hiring, employers can expect to see an increase in legal actions in 2014 – including class action lawsuits […]

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What is Algorithmic Regulation?

What is Algorithmic Regulation?

The Real Privacy Problem As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk. In 1967, The Public Interest, then a leading venue […]

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Politicians Share Our Privacy Woes

Politicians Share Our Privacy Woes

Employees improperly used driver’s license database, according to suit set to be filed today Eighteen people plan to file a lawsuit in Minneapolis federal court this morning, claiming that government employees in Winona and more than 50 other Minnesota counties and cities violated their privacy by inappropriately using the state’s driver’s license database. The complaint […]

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More details on Govt Spying Lawsuits

More details on Govt Spying Lawsuits

Obama administration drowning in lawsuits filed over NSA surveillance Attorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued the Obama administration and are demanding the White House stop the dragnet surveillance programs operated by the National Security Agency. Both the White House and Congress have weighed in on the case of Edward Snowden and the revelations […]

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Hotel Management is a Personal Services Agreement

Hotel Management is a Personal Services Agreement – 4/4/13

Marriott loses appeal in Eden Roc case: Why all long-term hotel management agreements are now terminable. Hotel Lawyer with a major legal development on terminating hotel management agreements — Marriott v Eden Roc. Under a New York Appellate Division court decision issued March 26, 2013, virtually all hotel management agreements are now terminable at will […]

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U.S. Targeted Killings of Americans - After Math

U.S. Targeted Killings of Americans – 2/7/13

Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack […]

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Part Time VS Full Time Employees

Part Time vs. Full Time Employees – Pros & Cons – 12/23/12

The workforce structure debate of 2013: part time vs. full time As 2012 draws to a close and we begin looking toward 2013, there’s one theme already bubbling to the surface: limited-service restaurants (LSR) will be evaluating their workforce structures next year. Every healthy business looks at their staffing approach from time to time, but […]

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When tech goes wrong

When Tech Goes Wrong – 12/16/12

Man who wins $57m on slot machine told it’s a software error, offered $100 A Swiss slot machine player is about to launch a lawsuit against a casino company after it refused to pay him $57m in winnings, despite the machine signifying that he’d hit the jackpot. Operators of the Austrian casino claimed the win […]

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Percentage of Businesses following Employees Tweets

Percentage of Businesses following Employees Tweets – 11/25/12

More companies are tracking workers’ tweets Even if you don’t follow your boss on Twitter, he or she may be following you. Although the number of companies that feel favorably about social media is growing, more employers are monitoring employees on sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn, according to a new report on social media […]