July 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include a ...[read more]
July 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation concerning spending for the US intelligence community that increases protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers. The bipartisan legislation authorizes $564 million in spending over five years and specifies that employees who ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A White House official said Monday that US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This action marks a departure from the White House's position last year that an executive ...[read more]
May 21, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo convicted former president Hosni Mubarak Wednesday of embezzling millions of dollars of public money. The court sentenced Mubarak to three years in prison. His sons, Gamal and Alaa, were sentenced to four years in prison for their role in the embezzling scheme. ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
US President Barrack Obama said Tuesday that he will be signing two executive actions aimed at helping combat pay discrimination between men and women. According to the White House's press release, US Census statistics show, "on average, full-time working women still earn 77 cents to every dollar ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the whistleblower provision 18 USC 1514A of the Sarbones Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) protects employees of private contractors and subcontractors performing work for a public company, just as it shelters employees of the public company... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Affirmative action has an extensive legislative history with origins dating back to early debates concerning the application of the Fourteenth Amendment. The first governmental reference to affirmative action in the US was Executive Order 10925, issued by US President John F. Kennedy in March ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The Georgia General Assembly on Thursday amended Senate Bill 160, implementing stricter security and immigration compliance than the original 2011 version. The modifications impose tougher penalties and heighten identification requirements. First, the bill requires all public employers, their ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
A military contractor that was accused in a lawsuit by former detainees of the Abu Ghraib prison of conspiring to torture detainees has paid $5.28 million to detainees held at the prison and other US detention centers in Iraq. The detainees filed suit against two military defense contractors in ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued an executive order to strengthen the federal government's zero-tolerance policy for contracting with groups and individuals involved in human trafficking. The order requires the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) to take steps in the next 180 ...[read more]

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