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Interim final rules issued for handling retaliation complaints

September 1st, 2010

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to issue three interim final rules detailing the proper handling of retaliation complaints under the whistleblower provisions of four separate acts. The interim rules, which will impact the retaliation provisions of the National Transit Systems Security Act, the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act [Read more...]

Group asks Ninth Circuit to reverse ruling on Arizona immigration bill and to enforce bill immediately

August 31st, 2010

Judicial Watch, a conservative judicial watchdog group, has filed a brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking that court to reverse a preliminary injunction issued by a district court on July 28, 2010, that stayed enforcement of Arizona’s controversial immigration law and to allow all provisions of the law to [Read more...]

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...]