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April 2018 Legal Report Resources

​Discrimination. A hospital will pay $400,000 and other relief to settle charges that it engaged in age discrimination when 29 employees 40 and older were fired or forced to resign.

Cybersecurity. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted unanimously to adopt new cybersecurity rules to increase supply chain security.

Compensation. Iceland enacted a new law that requires some companies to prove that they compensate men and women in the same jobs equally.

Violations. The U.S. Department of Labor issued a new rule that increases penalties for violations of employment regulations.

Cameras. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruled that Boeing violated U.S. federal law for maintaining a work rule that restricted camera-enabled devices in the workplace.

Harassment. Businesses are now prohibited from deducting the cost of sexual harassment or sexual abuse settlements in some circumstances under the new U.S. tax law.

Human trafficking. U.S. President Donald Trump signed two bills into law that enhance efforts to combat human trafficking in the transportation sector.

Travel security. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order that limits travel from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela, and Chad.

Harassment. A U.S. prison operator will pay $550,000 and other relief to settle charges of sexual harassment and retaliation.

Theft. Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Harold Martin, III, 53, pled guilty to a felony charge of illegal retention of national security information.