The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a Philadelphia law Thursday prohibiting employers from asking about wage history. In 2017 Philadelphia enacted the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance, which sought to remedy the wage gap for women and people of color. This ordinance contained two provisions: the Inquiry Provision and the Reliance Provision. [...]

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The Allied Pilots Association filed a lawsuit on Thursday, seeking to halt American Airlines US-China service as cabin crews worldwide voiced unease about exposure to coronavirus. This lawsuit was filed the same day that the coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). Recent events relating to the outbreak of [...]

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The New York City Council introduced a new bill on Thursday that would allow green card holders and nonresident aliens with a work visa to vote in municipal elections. In order to be able to vote, an individcual must be a resident of New York City for at least 30 days before voting. Currently, about [...]

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Transparency International’s released its annual index Thursday, finding that most countries showed little to no improvement in fighting corruption since last year. Somalia was ranked as the most corrupt country, while Denmark and New Zealand were found to be the least corrupt countries in the world. The index ranks 180 countries and territories according to [...]

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US President Donald Trump approved a Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration on Thursday. This declaration acknowledges that a major disaster exists in Puerto Rico and federal assistance is necessary in order to alleviate the effects of both the earthquake and hurricane that detrimentally affected the island. Prior to this declaration, Puerto Rico was awaiting funding that [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a ruling on Friday that blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to discharge members of the Air Force due to their HIV positive status. The ruling, written by Judge James Wynn, highlights what he describes as the failure of the US government to take into consideration [...]

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The Trump administration on Thursday proposed scaling back an environmental law to reduce the time it takes to assess the environmental impact of major federal projects. The proposed rules would alter the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to both assess public opinion in regards to major projects and assess the environmental [...]

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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the reinstatement of a whistleblower lawsuit against neurosurgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The original lawsuit, which was filed in 2012, was later dismissed by US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Judge Cathy Bissoon in 2018. In September 2019, the UPMC employees [...]

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