Companies can’t be careful enough when it comes to potential retaliation against whistleblowers. In fact, they may be perceived as retaliating—or doing something just as bad—when they didn’t even know they were. That’s exactly the case in a ruling coming out of the Fifth Circuit Court of appeals, one involving Halliburton.
In the not-too-distant future, everything will be connected. And we won’t even call it “connected,” it will just be normal. It’s a trend we’re seeing plenty of already, with technology in cars being a key example—have you seen they have WiFi now?
Word is, immigration reform could come as soon as this week. That, of course, would come in the form of executive action from President Barack Obama. But what might it look like? How expansive can it really be if it comes in the form of executive action?
Voters in the Dallas suburb of Denton, TX have spoken—they don’t want hydraulic fracturing to take place anywhere near their homes, and have voted to ban the energy extraction practice. But while the long-awaited and much-discussed vote has come and gone, this fracking fight is far from reaching its conclusion.
President Obama has planned to take action on immigration for a long time, and for a long time he’s put it off—with the reason for that in 2014 being that he didn’t want to harm Democrats’ reelection chances in Congress. Well, Republicans won the Senate anyway—and now, pushing his strategy for immigration reform all the way through may prove more difficult than ever.
It seems every month—if not more frequently—a new court is striking down a same-sex marriage ban. In some cases, those are state courts—and in others, they’re the federal appellate courts. It’s the latter that’s relevant here, as we now have the vaunted circuit split with the Sixth Circuit upholding same-sex marriage bans in four states, likely signaling Supreme Court review of the matter.
As we’ve seen very well based on all the reaction coming across the LexBlog Network over the past few days, what transpired on Tuesday had a big impact on reshaping a number of laws all across the country. While marijuana legalization took many of the headlines, there were a number of key changes to wage and hour laws across the country.
LXBN TV: Health Technology and Cybersecurity – Discussing the Latest in Regulation and Risk Preparedness
With exponential growth in the wearable technology sector, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an increase in attention on medical technology. And with that comes a second thought—what does all this mean from a cybersecurity standpoint? How protected is this data? It’s a question not only for these new entrants to the scene, but the old guard and institutions who use both.
Cybersecurity has never been a bigger issue than it is now here in 2014. And it isn’t like it getting smaller anytime soon, what with a new regulatory agency jumping into the fray nearly every month. This month, you can add the FCC to the list as the agency issued its first data security fine, for $10 million against two telecommunications providers.
Though they were talked about before, that talk has grown to a roar as national support for equipping body cameras on every police officer is growing. The thing is, they have been implemented in some cities—and their effect is simply staggering.