Daily Archives: March 5, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Courtney Sherwood  
Pepsi Fined $3.13 Million for Criminal Background Checks

Pepsi Beverages has been fined $3.13 million for racially discriminatory hiring practices, after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found Pepsi’s background check policies were unfair to black applicants. But while EEOC’s investigation has made many human resources departments take a second look at their policies, individual job applicants should still be careful about questioning hiring practice at potential employers. Pepsi got in trouble for a criminal background check policy that turned down applicants who’d been charged with crimes, even …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Patchwork of Medical Pot Laws Brings Risks to Travelers

Gary Storck has twice trekked from Wisconsin to the West Coast to get a piece of paper that – according to many attorneys – carries no value when he gets back home. He’s one of nearly 600 people to pick up a medical marijuana card in Oregon since the state began issuing the documents to non-residents in June 2010. Although 16 states and Washington, D.C., allow use of marijuana for at least some medical conditions, permission to use the drug …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Rutgers Case Continues with Investigator Testimony

The Rutgers University cyberbullying trial will resume today with testimony from investigators and technical experts. The case, which sparked a national debate on cyberbullying particularly against gays and lesbians, will determine the fate of student Dharun Ravi, who secretly used a Webcam to spy on his roommate while Clementi was engaged in intimate contact with another man. Ravi allegedly spied on two separate occasions in September 2010 and wrote about his actions to his followers on the social networking site …

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