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The UK Supreme Court on Friday permitted shop floor workers of Asda, a major supermarket retailer in the UK, to compare their roles to the roles of their colleagues in distribution centres to claim equal pay. Asda’s shop floor workers, who are predominantly women, are seeking compensation for receiving less pay than their colleagues employed [...]

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Dozens of human rights associations including Amnesty International, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Human Rights Watch have released a letter strongly resisting the adoption of a proposed EU Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online (the Proposed Regulation). Initial EU actions combating terrorism began in 2013 with [...]

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Carl Heastie, Speaker of the New York State Assembly, has authorized the Assembly Judiciary Committee to commence an impeachment investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo after multiple women accused the governor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Among the six women who have come forward, Lindsey Boylan, Candidate for Manhattan Borough President, published an online essay detailing her [...]

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) and Audrey Strauss, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced Thursday that Zurich’s oldest private bank, Rahn+Bodmer (R+B), admitted to aiding US taxpayers evade their US tax obligations and defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), by hiding hundreds of millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts. US [...]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced Friday that it would publish a withdrawal notice by 15th March in the Federal Register withdrawing a proposed rule regarding the non-employee status of university and college students working in connection with their studies for compensation. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register in September 2019 and [...]

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Thursday announced the filing of a federal lawsuit before the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against the the US Census Bureau over delay in the release of population data relevant to Ohio’s upcoming congressional redistricting process. The complaint states that the bureau has unlawfully ignored the statutory deadline for [...]

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Turkey’s Court of Cassation on Friday upheld the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence given to Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, a human rights activist and MP belonging to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on charges of “making propaganda for a terrorist organisation.” In 2016, Gergerlioğlu raised alarm in parliament and on social media platforms about women being subjected to [...]

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Amazon has filed a lawsuit against the Office of the New York Attorney General (OAG) for allegedly unlawfully attempting to subject it to state oversight of activities concerning its COVID-19 response and the termination of its activist employee Christian Smalls. In March, Amazon fired Smalls for repeatedly violating “social distancing requirements and an order to [...]

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The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a case filed by 42,335 Nigerian claimants against Shell‘s parent company and a Nigerian subsidiary to proceed in UK courts. The claimants first sued Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary in 2015 over allegedly leaking oil from pipelines in the Niger Delta that resulted in the destruction of farmland, the [...]

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China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) announced Friday that BBC World News, the BBC’s worldwide news television service, would be discontinued in China following reports of serious violations under Chinese rules and regulations. Following this ban, Hong Kong’s public broadcaster- Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) pulled the plug on the live relay of BBC [...]

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