April 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
US President Barrack Obama said Tuesday that he will be signing two executive actions aimed at helping combat pay discrimination between men and women. According to the White House's press release, US Census statistics show, "on average, full-time working women still earn 77 cents to every dollar ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the whistleblower provision 18 USC 1514A of the Sarbones Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) protects employees of private contractors and subcontractors performing work for the public company, just as it shelters employees of the public compan... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Affirmative action has an extensive legislative history with origins dating back to early debates concerning the application of the Fourteenth Amendment. The first governmental reference to affirmative action in the US was Executive Order 10925, issued by US President John F. Kennedy in March ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The Georgia General Assembly on Thursday amended Senate Bill 160, implementing stricter security and immigration compliance than the original 2011 version. The modifications impose tougher penalties and heighten identification requirements. First, the bill requires all public employers, their ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
A military contractor that was accused in a lawsuit by former detainees of the Abu Ghraib prison of conspiring to torture detainees has paid $5.28 million to detainees held at the prison and other US detention centers in Iraq. The detainees filed suit against two military defense contractors in ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued an executive order to strengthen the federal government's zero-tolerance policy for contracting with groups and individuals involved in human trafficking. The order requires the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) to take steps in the next 180 ...[read more]
August 28, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 28, 2007, the US Department of Defense announced that it would send an investigation team to Iraq to look into allegations of fraud and corruption related to military contracts. In July 2007, federal authorities charged a former school teacher with accepting kickbacks from contractors ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that private security contractors Blackwater, now known as Academi, agreed to settle several federal criminal charges dealing with export and firearm violations. Academi agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine. The company also agreed to ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 2, 2011, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, stated that US troops needed to be granted immunity in order to remain in Iraq beyond the army's original deadline. Admiral Mullen left the decision of whether US troops should remain in Iraq to the Iraqi ...[read more]
May 13, 2012
by Keith Herting
A 14-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 12-2 Friday that the earlier dismissal of lawsuits against two Abu Ghraib contractors on the grounds that they have immunity as government contractors was premature. The court sent the cases against CACI International Inc. ...[read more]

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