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June 2018 Legal Report Resources

​Discipline. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board upheld an employer's decision to discipline an employee engaged in protected activity who used a security passcode to allow nonemployees into a secure area.

Insider trading. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Jun Ying, Equifax's former chief information officer, with insider trading.

Corruption. A company that transports nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad will pay a $2 million criminal penalty to resolve charges that it engaged in a bribery scheme.

Discrimination. A U.S. federal appeals court rejected an employer's claim that its activity that may have discriminated against a transgender employee was protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Notification. Alabama's Senate passed a bill that would set requirements for companies to notify individuals affected by data breaches.

Utilities. A U.S. Senate committee approved a bill that would create a pilot program to explore protections for the U.S. electric grid.

Cybersecurity. The U.S. Treasury Department issued sanctions against Russia for its efforts to infiltrate U.S. critical infrastructure.

Discrimination. An IT staffing firm will pay $50,000 and make remedial measures to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Schools. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would provide grant money for school safety measures.​