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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.  

Legal Report

- 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.

Legal Report

- 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.

Legal Report

- 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.  

Legal Report

- 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.

Legal Report

- 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.

Legal Report

- 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.

Legal Report

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

Legal Report

- Read about legal decisions on investigations, drug dogs, and workplace privacy.

Legal Report

- A review of the legislation approved by the 112th Congress, as well as measures that did not pass this session.

Legal Report

- Courts issue decisions on hostile work environments and whistleblowers. Lawmakers consider bills on economic espionage and transportation.

Employment Discrimination

- A bill that would specifically outlaw discrimination based on the wearing of religious clothing or hairstyles has been approved by the California Assembly and is now pending in the California Senate.

Workplace Bullying

- A bill (S.B. 4289) that would provide workers with a civil course of action if they are subjected to an abusive work environment is under consideration in the New York Senate.
 




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