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EEOC Accuses Security Firm of Sexual Harassment Against Male Workers

January 23, 2013
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A two male employees from a North Carolina-based security firm allegedly made offensive comments to their male subordinates, solicited nude pictures from them, asked male employees to undress in front of them and solicited male employees for sex.
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Department of Labor Lists Considerations for Adult Child Care FMLA Leave Requests

January 16, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an “administrator's interpretation” of factors an employer must consider when an employee requests leave to care for an adult child under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
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Court Reverses Ruling, Says UPS Worker Entitled to Trial on ADA Claim

December 17, 2012
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The complex case of Teresa Watts v. United Parcel Service Inc. has gone to trial three times and been appealed to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati once before, according to the 6th Circuit's latest ruling.
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Civil Rights Commission to Hold Hearing on Impact of Criminal Background Checks on Minorities

November 30, 2012
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Three panels are scheduled at the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. hearing, which is open to the public. They will feature speakers from government officials and scholars; business and advocacy groups and trade associations.
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Bill Giving Whistle-Blower Protections to Federal Employees Signed Into Law

November 28, 2012
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The act includes provisions that amend the scope of protected disclosures, tightens requirements for nondisclosure agreements, expands the penalties imposed for violating whistle-blower protections, and establishes a Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman position in certain federal agencies.
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Wal-Mart Expands FCPA Probe to Brazil, China, India

November 27, 2012
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The FCPA, a federal law with criminal and civil penalties jointly enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, punishes foreign bribery, inaccurate financial records and inadequate controls.
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Ministerial Exception Applied to Music Director with No Religious Training

October 29, 2012
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According to the ruling, Philip Cannata, who became music director at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas, in 1998, had no liturgical responsibilities because he “lacked the requisite education, training and experience.”
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Lawsuit says NBA Tried to Force Out Working Mothers with Young Children

October 23, 2012
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The lawsuit said the plaintiff, Secaucus, New Jersey-based Brynn Cohn, and two others in the print group were forced to resign because of the additional child care expenses the schedule would have required.
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EEOC Settles with Mining Firm Over ADA Violations

October 23, 2012
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Rocky Davis, who has profound hearing loss, had asked Birmingham, Alabama-based Jim Walter Resources, a unit of Walter Energy Inc., to accommodate him and assign him to another location, but the firm failed to honor his request.
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