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Governor Brewer condemns inclusion of SB 1070 in US State Department’s report on human rights

August 31st, 2010

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemning the “Universal Periodic Review” report submitted to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that included a paragraph on the state’s immigration law, SB 1070. In her letter, Governor Brewer stated that it was offensive for the [Read more...]

Surveyed CIOs say employees complain about IT security policies

August 30th, 2010

Workers denied access to certain websites at work are not afraid to voice their frustrations, a new survey shows. Four in 10 chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed recently said that it’s at least somewhat common for employees to complain about security measures that limit which websites or networks they can visit at the office. CIOs [Read more...]

Ruling allows Clean Trucks Program to resume; measure intended to lower air pollution around Los Angeles

August 30th, 2010

A ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder that the Port of Los Angeles can regulate trucks coming into or leaving its property in order to decrease air pollution around the country’s busiest port complex is being hailed by supporters of the Clean Trucks Program.
In 2008, Los Angeles officials attempted to regulate the pollution [Read more...]

Employment law expert advises companies on legal risks of job title inflation

August 27th, 2010

While tough economic times continue, companies everywhere are creating innovative solutions to keep their loyal staff happy. As the company pocketbooks don’t have the spare cash for generous raises, many employers are turning to title promotions with slight raises as a way to show their appreciation. And while there’s nothing wrong with advancing a competent [Read more...]

Religious groups protest bill they say would impose hiring restrictions upon faith-based charities

August 27th, 2010

Religious leaders are pressuring Congress not to pass pending legislation that the group says would impose hiring restrictions on religious charities receiving federal grants. The group delivered a letter to every member of Congress in which the leaders of various religious groups, including World Vision, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), and [Read more...]