Nov 30, 2010 -If enacted, the bill would increase inspections and empower the government to require food recalls, rather than simply recommending them. The House is expected to vote on the measure before the end of the year.
Nov 18, 2010 -The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule implementing the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008, which bars employers from discriminating against employees based on their genes.
Oct 01, 2010 -The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, which narrowed the application of federal law that prosecutors had used to bring fraud cases against corrupt corporate executives and politicians.
Jul 29, 2010 -Victimized ESPN reporter Erin Andrews this week urged Congress to pass antistalking legislation that would toughen sentencing and allow law enforcement to pursue stalking undertaken via cell phone or the Internet.
Jul 28, 2010 -The financial reform bill signed last week by President Obama not only strengthens whistleblower protections but provides a financial incentive to blow the whistle against fraud on Wall Street.
Jul 22, 2010 -The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing yesterday to discuss current port security initiatives and explore whether the SAFE Port Act of 2006 should be reauthorized in its previous form or should be altered to address additional security issues.
Mar 26, 2010 -Lawmakers held a hearing to discuss a bill that would amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) by increasing penalties for violators and boosting protections for whistleblowers.