Daily Archives: December 19, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Government by Aaron Kase  
Calls to Tighten Most Lax Gun Laws in the World

After last week’s horrific massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that left 26 people dead including 20 elementary school children, calls for new gun control laws have echoed across the nation. An official petition calling for immediate legislative action to restrict gun access set a record for the most popular ever posted through the White House portal, after five days clocking in at 190,000 signatures and counting. According to a CBS news poll, 57 percent of Americans support tighter gun laws, up …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Getting Paid in the Wake of a Disaster Hurricane Sandy not only damaged the lives of many people in the Northeast, it also wreaked havoc with their jobs. Countless workers found themselves without a paycheck. When natural disaster strikes, is your employer still obligated to pay your salary? Find Out More…   Federal Court Tosses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban A federal court in November threw out Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions. It’s the latest volley in the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Noah Kravitz Maintains Ownership of Disputed Twitter Account

A dispute over who owned a hybrid company/personal Twitter account has been settled, with the individual user holding onto his followers and providing a lesson for companies about creating clear and unambiguous social media policies. Noah Kravitz, former public face of the technology website Phonedog.com, had accumulated 17,000 followers on his Twitter account, PhoneDog_Noah, which he used to promote the brand and drum up interest in the site. However, when Kravtiz left the company in October 2010, he took the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
EEOC Smacks NC Printer for Pro-Hispanic Discrimination

A North Carolina printing company is paying $334,000 to make the EEOC go away after the agency charged it with national-origin discrimination against “non-Hispanic” temporary workers. The EEOC said PBM Graphics “violated federal law by refusing to place and/or assign non-Hispanic workers to its ‘core group’ of regular temporary workers.”    Hispanics Favored as Temp Workers Beginning in 2003, PBM – a printing company with a fluctuating workload that uses a lot of temporary employees – told a “core group” of …

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