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18 Oct 2010, 5:36 am by Daniel Schwartz
Last night, I caught a glimpse of CBS' hit show "Undercover Boss".  The premise of the reality show is simple: A CEO goes "undercover" in the workplace to see what's "really" happening.  In last night's episode, the CEO of Frontier Airlines went behind the scenes to, among other things, remove human waste from airplane bathrooms.   Putting aside the question of whether this was a good use of Sunday time, it raised an interesting question in my view: What types of surveillance can an employer… [read post]
29 Dec 2009, 3:47 am by Daniel Schwartz
The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a decision that will be officially released on January 5, 2010, has held that employees cannot bring a private right of action against employers that violate the state's electronic monitoring statute. In Gerardi v. City of Bridgeport, two city fire inspectors were disciplined for improper job performance through the use of GPS devices, allegedly without the employees' consent. They claimed that the employer violated Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-48d, which prohibits an… [read post]
27 Aug 2012, 7:48 am by Daniel Schwartz
There are limits to “spying” on an employee A recent story in a Forbes blog disclosed how one company fired 25 employees, after monitoring its employees’ computer activity.  Of course, the CEO learned that secret recordings work both way, as one employee recorded the termination meeting.  Connecticut employers have special obligations when it comes to employee monitoring.  In terms of surveillance, Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-48b limits what an employer can do in two main instances: First,… [read post]
18 Dec 2013, 6:37 am by Daniel Schwartz
Earlier this week, my law partner, Ross Garber, tweeted about a scandal developing in France regarding allegations that IKEA spied on its employees. The New York Times reported: A regional court in Versailles, near Paris, is now examining whether Ikea executives in France broke the law by ordering personal investigations — not only of Ms. Paulin but of hundreds of other people over the course of a decade. A review of the court records by The New York Times indicates that Ikea’s… [read post]
28 Nov 2012, 9:32 am by Jeff Welty
G.S. 14-196.3 prohibits “cyberstalking,” which the statute generally defines to mean using electronic communications to threaten, extort, make an abusive or embarrassing false statement about, or repeatedly harass another person. As Jessie noted in this prior post, cyberstalking has become a frequently charged offense. It can be committed by text message, email, Facebook, and other [...] [read post]
3 Aug 2011, 11:21 am by George Ticoras
U.S. Senator David Vitter In response to this week’s legislation raising the federal debt limit ceiling and creating a new Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, U.S. Senator David Vitter announced he is introducing a bill requiring 48-hour disclosure of campaign contributions over $1,000 to any appointed member of the committee or their leadership PACs. “We need to see full transparency and accountability because these committee members will be making huge decisions with a lot on the… [read post]
27 Nov 2012, 5:00 am by An Hertogen
by An Hertogen Australia will abstain in the upcoming UN vote on whether to grant non-member state status to Palestine. The body of Yasser Arafat will be exhumed in Ramallah today, to determine whether his death was the result of polonium poisoning. Ehud Barak, Israel’s Minister of Defence, has announced his retirement from politics. A map of China on new Chinese passports is controversial with its neighbours as it incorporates disputed areas in the South China Sea. Several neighbours are… [read post]
22 Aug 2011, 7:45 pm by Randall Reese
On Friday, First Manhattan Developments REIT asked the Southern District of New York bankruptcy court to dismiss the chapter 11 case of 785 Partners LLC, which was filed on August 3, 2011. 785 Partners LLC owns real property known as, and located at, 306 West 48th Street, or 785 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York. A 42-story building was constructed on the property with the intent to sell 122 [read post]
31 Aug 2012, 2:18 am by Peng Cheng
Are you barred from making a further visa application due to Section 48 of the Migration Act? This is an issue which you may need to consider if DIAC has refused a previous visa application which you lodged, or if your visa was cancelled. Section 48 If you do not hold a substantive visa, then [...]The post Are You Barred From Making A Visa Application Due to Section 48? appeared first on My Access Australia. [read post]
28 Nov 2012, 5:00 am by An Hertogen
by An Hertogen In Syria, rebel forces have for the first time downed a government helicopter using a surface-to-air missile they acquired during the recent capture of an army base. The EU is reviewing its sanctions on Syria, and the UK, with France’s backing, is arguing for a review every three months to make it easier to arm the opposition. The head of the Palestinian commission investigating the death of Yasser Arafat has stated that the Palestinian state would go to the ICC, should it be… [read post]
29 Dec 2010, 10:06 am by Douglas Reiser
Don't forget to inspect your subcontractors The federal government is cracking down on the use of disbarred and suspended contractors on their projects. A new law will now restrict subcontractors from using these contractors, further down the chain.   In the past, the federal government merely restricted first-tier contractors. The new rules will prevent contractors at any level from contracting with a contractors who has been “debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment.”   The new law is… [read post]
19 Jul 2011, 6:25 pm by Irene C. Olszewski, Esq.
California’s governor did the right thing when he signed into law The Fair Education Act (SB 48) on July 14th.  The law states, in part, that: “Instruction in social sciences shall include the early history of California and a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other… [read post]
22 Jan 2013, 9:53 am by Chris Jaglowitz
Although they have been in force for nearly 12 years, the regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 have been available in English only. Thanks to recent amendments, our Francophone confederates can now rejoice that those regs include a complete French language version. On November 22, 2012, the Ontario government filed Regulations 383/12 and 384/12, which amended Regulations 48/01 (“General”) and 49/01 ("Description and Registration”) respectively.   In addition to adding… [read post]
30 Sep 2011, 1:34 pm by Timothy P. Flynn
Ben WallaceWhat a difference one-year makes.  Last year, our law firm's web site carried a tweet in our news feed about Big Ben attending law school. Last weekend, any plans the big fella had of convincing a state bar to issue a law license in his name just became more complicated.  Wallace, recently retired from the Detroit Pistons, and a former Chicago Bull and Cleveland Cavalier, was arrested in Bloomfield Township on Saturday night.News reports have Wallace failing field sobriety tests and… [read post]
25 Apr 2011, 12:15 pm by Brian Evans
Anthony Graves spent 12 years on death row in Texas for a crime he didn't commit. The story of Anthony Graves illustrates how a particularly heinous crime can lead to an emotional response and a tunnel-visioned investigation, and how the result can be that someone ends up on death row based on nothing more than flimsy physical evidence (later discredited) and dubious witness testimony (later recanted). Anthony Graves, it turns out, was innocent, and was set free from Texas death row… [read post]
2 Sep 2010, 11:38 am by Richard Renner
A New York State appellate court has ordered the New York City Department of Transportation to reinstate whistleblower John Tipaldo. When Tipaldo reported that his superiors violated bidding rules, we was demoted from his position as Acting Assistant Commissioner for Planning. That was in 1996. In 2006, the trial court granted the City summary judgment on grounds that Tipaldo had not made a formal report of the bidding violations to the "appointing authority." The appellate court reversed in 2008… [read post]
11 Nov 2010, 8:35 am by dnt.atheniense@gmail.com
O engenheiro de Minas Gerais que foi flagrado vomitando em uma rua da Savassi, em Belo Horizonte, pelo Street View do Google, ganhou a primeira batalha contra as câmeras da multinacional. Na quarta-feira (10), a juíza Luzia Divina de Paula Peixoto, da 35ª Vara Civel do Fórum Lafayette, decidiu em caráter liminar, que a empresa retire a imagem do ar. Caso a decisão publicada na quarta-feira (10) no Diário do Judiciário não seja atendida pela companhia, o Google terá que… [read post]
28 Sep 2010, 5:44 pm by David
Gillian Lyons After the Supreme Court struck down 18 U.S.C. § 48 in United States v. Stevens for having too broad a focus (click here for Professor Cassuto’s post-mortem of that decision), there was a general feeling of dismay in the animal law community due, in part, to the fact that the law strove to make the sale of crush videos illegal. However, in response to the Court’s decision, Congress acted quickly and in June 2010 H.R. 5566: Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos… [read post]
21 Apr 2011, 12:58 pm by Bryna Subherwal
Chekib El Khiari © Private Late last week, the Moroccan King pardoned prisoner of conscience Chekib El-Khiari, who was serving a three year prison sentence for speaking out against government corruption. Amnesty suspects that the charges against Check El-Khiari were politically motivated, as he had brought allegations against Moroccan officials in connection to a drug ring. Jailed since June 2009, Chekib El-Khiari was greeted by family and friends upon release. The pardon came as… [read post]
20 May 2011, 10:40 am by Lewis Gainor
The principal rule in regards to felony sentencing in Illinois courts is that the judge is not allowed to sentence the defendant to a conviction only. Rather, the law requires that the judge must sentence the defendant to a conviction combined with some other terms. Usually in felony cases, the judge has discretion to sentence the defendant to prison, period imprisonment (such as work release), county jail, or some type of monitored sentence. The defendant would be monitored under a sentence of… [read post]