July 2019 SM Online
A recent framework from the World Bank Group and UNESCO outlines how culture affects resiliency after natural disasters or civil conflict.
Global human trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion annually, according to an International Labor Organization report.
A new analysis found that the cybersecurity workforce shortage increased to more than 2.9 million unfilled positions in 2018.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced regulations on food defense aimed at preventing incidents with a widespread impact on public health.
GIACT Systems released an industry white paper that explores six emerging fraud trends, and solutions that can help mitigate fraud.
A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office explains how U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been struggling to hire and retain enough border patrol agents to meet its operational goals.
According to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report, insolvency and abandoned maintenance programs compounded recovery challenges after hurricanes hit Puerto Rico in 2017.
TRAFFICKING AT MOTELS
Community Oriented Policing Services developed guidelines for local law enforcement and municipalities, including one that specifically addresses issues at budget motels.
Purdue Pharma settled with the state of Oklahoma in the first of thousands of lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, with localities, states, and Native American tribes alleging the companies' fault in the U.S. opioid epidemic.
New York state began implementing quarantines and mandatory vaccinations on individuals not vaccinated against the measles virus.
Texas Tech University's medical school will no longer use race as a factor in the admissions process, conceding to a request from the U.S. Education Department.
The Illinois Senate passed a bill that would allow schools to install additional classroom door locks.
The Japanese Olympic Committee head resigned as French investigators allegde involvement in vote-buying bribery scandal.
Hawaii's Department of Public Safety (HDPS) will pay $45,000 and provide other relief to settle charges that its facilities did not adhere to Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The Colorado legislature is considering a bill that would streamline and speed up the reporting process, make credible complaints against state lawmakers, public and beef up confidentiality protections for accusers.
The New Jersey governor signed a minimum wage bill that will raise the minimum for most employees to $15 per hour by 2024.
Oklahoma Governor Stitt okayed medical use of marijuana, but established limits for employers, giving them enhanced rights to act.
AGENCY DEFERENCE DOCTRINE
The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing the idea that courts should defer to an agency's interpretation of its own regulations.