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August 2018 Legal Report Resources

​Airport security. Three Muslim-American men will be allowed to move forward with a case against FBI agents for detaining them at airports, a U.S. court of appeals ruled.​

Retention. A former CIA contractor pleaded guilty to illegally retaining classified materials during the course of his employment.

Harassment. Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate, Calidad Industries Inc., will pay $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Discrimination. Restaurant chain Seasons 52 will pay $2.85 million and other relief to settle a class age discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC.

Harassment. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation into law designed to protect employees from sexual harassment.

Dress codes. New guidelines from the UK's Government Equalities Office prohibit employees from singling out women in dress codes.

Information technology. U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order to empower government agency chief information officers to ensure system security, efficiency, accessibility, and effectiveness.

Background checks. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation into law that requires nursing homes and long-term care facilities to run extensive background checks on employees.