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- Courts consider whether a data broker is liable for a privacy breach, Congress tackles chemical safety, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission releases its annual enforcement and litigation report.

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- Court rulings on negligence and pregnancy discrimination are discussed. Also, Missouri requires schools to report threats, while Wisconsin intoduces a bill to protect student information.

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- Court rulings on social media and the demotion of an untruthful federal employee are discussed. Also, California strengthens its data breach law, while Massachusetts introduces a bill to crack down on workplace bullying.

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- A New York court has ruled that a parolee can sue a company that furnished an erroneous drug test, and Congress tackles issues of sexual orientation discrimination and passenger screening equipment.

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- Courts issue two decisions that address retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act, and Congress takes up bills on school security, security clearances, and border security.

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- Federal appeals courts have issued rulings on whistleblowers and border security searches, and lawmakers are considering bills on economic espionage, cybersecurity, and safety of embassy personnel.  

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- A federal appeals court has ruled that border agents must establish reasonable suspicion before conducting a forensic search of electronic devices seized at border crossings.

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- The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings to clarify when employees may bring retaliation claims, and a state court rules that a government agency’s monitoring of an employee was excessive.

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- Courts rule that a company did not violate the law when it required an emplyee to undergo a psychological evaluation and that the state of Maryland may collect DNA samples from those arrested for serious offenses.  

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- Courts rule in one case that a person cannot bring a class action suit against a company that inaccurately reported negative findings in a background check, and in another that employees may pursue a lawsuit against their employer to be compensated for time spent in security screening.

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- A company’s drug and alcohol screening program passes judicial muster, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that police need a warrant to use drug dogs, and legislators consider bills on courthouse security, school safety, and fraud.

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- California appeals court rules that an employee may be legally fired for failing to cooperate with an internal investigation. Lawmakers consider bills on embassy security and chemical facilities.

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- The courts hand down opinions on background screening, retaliation, trade secrets, and wrongful discharge while lawmakers consider gun control legislation.  
 




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